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Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Housel Cove, Lizard TR12 7PG, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lizard
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Janekdownunder Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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
161 helpful votes 161 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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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