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Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant

Housel Cove, Lizard TR12 7PG, England
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Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lizard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We trekked up the lizard and stopped for a refreshing cider at Housel Bay. Beautiful view on a sunny day and was well enjoyed by the lot of us. The cliffside hotel is a classic beauty and we're making a point of staying a night or two next time we're in Cornwall.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We arrived and were met with a lovely welcome from the managers friend who checked us in with no problems and advised us we had been upgraded free of charge. Our room was very small and very dated the bed was too high an too small, te shelf fell off the wall when I tried to put my book on... More 

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Alfred M, Owner at Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we appreciate all feedback, be it positive or negative. It was with regret to hear that you found the room to be very small, however the Hotel is 120 years old and the rooms still remain how they always have done and we have no... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We come here for Sunday lunch every year and although chefs come and go the standard is always the same - great. The two (Polish?) waitresses were charming and efficient and always smiling. I had Caesar salad with anchovies (not tinned) and roast beef, the beef was tender, Yorkshire pudd crispy, the best roast potatoes I have tasted for ages... More 

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Cornwall, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited Housel Bay Hotel yesterday (21 Sept 2014) for coffee and liked it so much that we stayed on for lunch. The welcome from the two charming waitresses was as warm and friendly as could be. In fact, the service from them throughout was absolutely faultless. The Sunday Lunch menu was exceptionally good value and all the food delicious.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stopped at the Housel Bay hotel after a walk round the coastal path and had the most wonderful time sitting in the sun on the terrace enjoying the view over the bay. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food absolutely delicious. My husband said his was the best lobster he had eaten in years. The fish... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We first stayed here 40 years ago today 1st sept 1974.It has a beautiful setting as we remember.But things were not quite the standard we expected,most of the Laundry ( ie bathroom restaurant and even the bedroom were not as clean as should be.they could not even get the correct time for breakfast .Some of the staff were good others... More 

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liverpool
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I would not recommend this hotel - we stopped for lunch a few times last summer, and found the ambience fairly unfriendly. Over the past few years we have been a few times. On the last occasion we asked if lunch was being served - it was in winter so we werent sure. We were told a firm no to... More 

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Exeter, Devonshire
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Housel Bay recently for weekend break on The Lizard and we're thoroughly satisfied with the experience. The staff were all polite, helpful and good natured and the owners were friendly and good company. The location is stunning and the views from the forward facing rooms magnificent. The staff at breakfast and in the... More 

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Penarth - Vale of Glamorgan - Wales
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place was a vaguely weird experience. I have never stayed anywhere where there seemed to be an 'in-crowd' and in which those who did not know the manager personally were somehow superfluous. Now - my wife and I are not exactly the kind of people who expect to barrel into hilarious badinage with the staff - but we do... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Where to begin, The hotel is located on one of the most beautiful locations, but location alone is not enough. We had the most unusual welcome ever, nobody ever said welcome. The owner took our name and disappeared in his office for about 10 minutes without saying one word and just left us there. We got a room the size... More 

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Alfred M, Owner at Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly let me thank you for taking the time to review the Housel Bay Hotel. It was with much regret to read that your visit to the Housel Bay was not satisfactory. I intend to address each issue that has arisen in your review. Let me remind you that I did not disappear during your check-in I simply said I... More 

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