Stayed three nights at the Old Coastguard with my wife and two daughters. My daughters stayed in a room within the "Lodge" whilst my wife and I had the unusal experience of having a different room for each night of our stay (we had agreed to this beforehand as we had booked at fairly late notice)
Good points included the stunning sea views from all (sea-view facing!) rooms, the rosette awarded resturant food- absolutely superb, and most of the staff who were very friendly and helpful (esp on reception).
The main area for possible improvement is the bathrooms which are basic and lacked imagination (even in the deluxe room where it was huge but not as well equiped/furnished as it might be). Our children were not as enthused about the restuarant as we were- not a very child or teen friendly menu and the restuarant also lacked ambiance somehow despite the quality of the food. As an alternative a new restuarant has just been opened on the sea-front in Mousehole by an ex Raymond Blanc chef- try them both!
Overall we had a very good stay and left with a positive view of the hotel. It is an old building so there will be the odd problem with leaky radiators and heating but it makes up for this in its charm and those views.
- Also Known As:
- Old Coastguard Penzance
- Hotel Old Coastguard
- Old Coastguard Hotel Mousehole, Cornwall