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Harbour Inn

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Commercial Rd, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JB, England
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Ranked #6 of 8 Porthleven B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having secured staffing cover for my own B&B in Mevagissey I set about trying to book accommodation for 2 nights to enjoy what I call ‘a homework holiday’ which entails me exploring the chosen area so that the info and tips I give my guests is correct. Our first night was in Porthleven (couldn’t get 2 nights in Penzance) and... More

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were down for a wedding and had booked a sea-view room, well worth the bit extra, a lovely room overlooking the harbour, plenty of coffee,tea, biscuits, water in the room, nice toiletries in the spotless bathroom. A concert by the Helston Town Band was a WONDERFUL surprise on Friday night but you would have needed the earplugs provided if... More

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a week in Porthleven in a very comfortable room, breakfasts were great with a good choice and the service was all given with a smile. The only drawback as far as we were concerned was the noise from the groups at the weekend, otherwise a very nice break. Makes a good centre for other attractions.

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Lincoln, UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for our grandsons 15 th birthday and we had two small children with us also, aged 2 and 15 months. The car very was not on but we had been told on booking. We all chose different things and everyone was really happy with their meal. The veg was cooked beautifully, not mushy or too hard and it was... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night when the winter storms were at their height very spectacular waves on the harbour. Our room was clean and functional it had everything you needed even ear plugs? The staff were all very helpful and the meals were good The earplugs came in useful during the overnight storm

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant and enjoyable Sunday lunch being a Turkey or Beef carvery for 4 or in my case a Turkey AND Beef carvery. Lovely location took precaution of ringing through a table reservation for the 1.30pm sitting, well worth while as had a window seat looking out to the Harbour. Excellent food, lovely staff, thank you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in on Sunday intending to have a carvery or other meal. Went inside the pub at 1.30 pm and nearly all the tables were empty with reserve signs on them. This is ridiculous, think of all the custom they are losing and annoying people who are there ready to eat. Reservations are all well and good in a top... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had one night's stay in the Harbour Inn and wished we had booked more as the room was lovely, so big complete with a lounge room, hallway, bedroom and bathroom. Very clean. Greeted and shown our room by Mike who was very helpful. Comfy bed. however if you are seeking a quiet, early night on a Friday or a Saturday... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This weekend was a surprise for my partners birthday.We have been down to Porthleven before as we are local to the area but only to enjoy a drink whilst passing through on our motorbike. It has always got a good feel when we have visited. A lovely family feel ,staff are very approachable and friendly, always attentive giving good service... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

just returned from a great week in cornwall staying in porthleven we ate at the harbour inn most evenings and the six of us went through the inns menu between us the food was very good , good portions ,good quality , well priced , and very tasty good local ale A well run inn most of the staff we... More

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Address: Commercial Rd, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Helston > Porthleven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Inn 4*
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Harbour Inn Porthleven, Cornwall

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