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Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Housel Cove, Lizard TR12 7PG, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014
cpopertwee Exeter, Devonshire
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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

Maidstone, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really enjoyed staying in this hotel,, the location was brilliant directly on the South West Coastpath and the views were amazing in both directions. The hotel is now a bit tired and probably needs a facelift but we didn't need a state of the art white box and it has loads of character, bit like staying in a museum, loads... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed recently over Easter weekend at the Hotel. Ecellent location and service. Rooms were reasonalbly priced and well maintained even though the house iteself is over 150 years old. Location perfect for walks to stunning Kynance Cove and Lizard Point. Recommend if you are looking for peace and want to avoid crowds. The only tradeoff is in terms of... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

The Housel Bay Hotel is really just an average place, with decent food, in an excellent location. Would recommend to a friend, but only with the above disclaimer. We liked the Cornish staff, as it felt more authentic.

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
64 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Set just about as far south as you can go on the UK mainland this hotel is far removed from your usual bland offerings. The rooms are spacious and clean with all the facilities you could want and with the coastal footpath right on the doorstep the location is ideal for walkers. The food was good and the setting of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Another lovely stay also with a new chef who's food was absolutely delicious, London standard cuisine at Cornwall prices! We stay very regularly and have never been let down, so we always look forward to our next stay! Thanks Alfie and Iona!

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Truro, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very friendly welcome ,fabulous views ,this hotel is so very lovely ,if you don't want all mod cons and are prepared to be somewhere that has not galloped away with the times this is the place.The lounge is quiet and restful just the ticking of a Grandfather clock in the corner while you drink tea and totally chill.The staff are... More

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Address: Housel Cove, Lizard TR12 7PG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Lizard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant 3*
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Housel Bay The Lizard
Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant Lizard, Cornwall

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We are situated in a spectacular location at the Lizard in Cornwall. A lovely sandy cove nestles beneath the Hotel, and the Cornish Coast Path runs through the gardens and cliff lands. A place in which to walk, to eat and drink well and to set aside the cares of the world. Unspoilt scenery, outstanding cuisine (AA Rosette and RAC Dining Award) and a healthy lifestyle, we are also home to Britain's most southerly webcam. ... more   less 
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