A group of 5 of us stayed for two nights 14/15 March 2011. 3 single rooms, one twin.
On arrival we were greeted by Ryan, who dealt with booking in with such efficiency and friendlyness, it seemed like we were regular customers rather than first time visitors. All allocated rooms were very clean, big enough for our brief stay, and nicely decorated and fitted.The beds comfortable, and linen spotless.
My particular room on the top floor had one of the previously noted sani-flow system toilets that make a bit of a noise when flushed, but it wasn't an irritation. The shower too makes a pumping noise when used (more unusual than annoying), but was clean, big enough, and provided a good amount of water at a good temperature.
The pub downstairs never bothered our party with noise, but we stayed on a Monday/Tuesday.
Dining area for breakfast was cosy and clean, and everything prepared to order by Ryan on our stay. Cereals, toast , plenty of tea and coffee and the 'full Cornish' all included in the room price seemed a pretty good deal.
On the second night we were discussing going out for a meal, but the barman talked us into having it in the bar instead. Good choice! We took advantage of a two for one deal that provided us with excellent beer battered cod, home made chips and peas for £5 each. We stayed on to watch a football match on a big screen (plenty of locals in to watch) then stayed on to play the Tuesday night quiz. Well done that barman, you captured us for the evening!
In fact, that is a pertinant point, because everyone that works here seems to have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the place, that makes you feel they want you to enjoy it. The barman is keen you eat there, Ryan will tell you about the place, and show you their fantastic little cinema, the barmaid will encourage you to try the sweets after your meal, all as if they had a stake in the success of the place. (A rare thing in hotel service)
We struggled to find any negatives here.(Disabled access would be a problem, and we found a window that wouldn't open). Nowhere is perfect, but you get the impression the staff at the Longboat are working on it!
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