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Althea Library

27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
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Ranked #6 of 56 Padstow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at Althea Library in March for the past 9 years now, you are so well looked after. Spotlessly clean, every need thought of, the breakfasts are great and the Owners are so kind and caring. I can recommend each room as we have stayed in all of them including the Puffin Suite. It is a must... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent B&B. We stayed in the Green Room which is a good-sized attic room up a short flight of stairs from the residents' lounge and dining area. The owners are very friendly and welcomed us with tea and coffee when we arrived. Padstow harbour is a five-minute walk down the hill from the cottage (and about 10... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Althea library is a place with unique character, charm and quality both in terms of the property and owners. Everything has been thought of, you can not help but relax and unwind. Truly can not fault it or them. We can recommend all three rooms as there is no drop in quality, the only variation is in size.

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Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A fantastic place to stay for my first visit to Cornwall - couldn't have hoped for better of a British B&B. Althea Library is in the perfect location - a short 5 minute walk in to town down the hill, close enough to the town but far enough in that it is out of the way of the throngs of... More

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Lee, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Hidden away in the old part of Padstow is a little gem. The setting is beautiful, the welcome is the best, the rooms are large with comfy beds, lovely local toiletries from St Kitts, there's a small fridge, a good range of teas and good coffees, a cafetiere, everything is thought of. It is the most relaxing and warm environment.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a long weekend at Althea Library in the Puffin Suite and it really was flawless. The room was fabulous and spacious. It had its own seating area where a delicious breakfast was served to us in the morning. There was a very broad selection on the breakfast menu and each morning it was cooked to perfection. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is an excellent b&b, Jane and Geoff are very helpful - nothing is too much trouble. Everything you can think of is provided and more! Our room was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The breakfast was excellent with a very good choice, however you did have to order it the evening before.

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is the best B&B. We have been coming to Padstow every year for about 10 years now and the Althea Library was the best find. It sets the bar for all other B&B's. Jane and Geoff think of all the little extras and nothing is too much trouble - fresh milk and chocs in the fridge every day, great... More

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Can't fault anything! Very friendly from the moment we arrived and nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic choice of breakfasts. The best B&B that we have ever visited! Would thouroughly recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Padstow.

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Can't praise too highly. Comfort, service and attention to detail superb. Wonderful welcome with tea and cake on arrival. The "yellow room" was immaculate in every way with those extra special touches like chocolates and fresh milk in the fridge every day! The breakfast menu was very extensive and everything was cooked to order. The property has car parking on... More

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Also Known As:
Althea Library Padstow, Cornwall
Address: 27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Padstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Grade II Listed Building, converted from a school/library and situated in the oldest part of Padstow near the Parish Church and a 5 minute walk from the harbour, shops and excellent restaurants. ... more   less 
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