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“Friends of Camelot” 4 of 5 stars
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Camelot Castle Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Camelot Castle, Tintagel PL34 0DQ, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Tintagel
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“Friends of Camelot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

4 friends spent 2 nights at Camelot Castle. We all enjoyed the experience. The views were amazing and dramatic, the castle was all we expected it to be. The food was generally very good. Service was fantastic, rooms were quite good. Teddy (one of the owners) was interesting and very helpful. We did purchase some art, which we just love. Teddy is very talented. But just check how to get a refund of VAT when leaving the country as we were unable to claim our VAT back, which was disappointing. Google it first as you need a special form completed by Camelot. Overall experience was excellent and we will be returning in 2 years when we come back to England.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have visited Camelot twice, four nights in 2006 and three nights in 2012. We never read a review before either time. We have recently read all the reviews and speculated mightily. It appears that one either loves or hates Camelot. We are are in the LOVE category.

We first visited Camelot unplanned, late on cold rainy February Sunday, 2006, simply to get a cup of good coffee. The hotel was under renovation, there was no restaurant to speak of, the owners were not in residence, and there was only a small staff present, and some contractors during the day beginning refurbishing. We were treated with nothing but the utmost care and respect. We were entranced with everything.

Although we were only wanting a coffee, we were led to the great hall and ensconced on a lovely sofa facing a magnificent painting. The fireplaces at either end of the hall were set and lit for our further comfort. We were asked if we would like some music and before you could blink it was on, peaceful and lovely. We were intrigued that the music was written, and produced by the owners. The ambience, attention to our needs, and comfort was five star. Our coffee was served piping hot with warmed cream and a tray of small sandwiches and biscuits, and was as advertised the best coffee we had had in weeks. At no time did we feel anything but delight.

When we enquired about accommodation, we were invited to view several rooms and choose what suited us. We stayed in 103, a large west tower suite with fireplace, four poster bed, beautiful antique furnishings, a small but adequate bathroom, a small balcony with a west sea and meadow view, and huge windows over looking the the cliffs and sea. It was clean, comfortable, warm and inviting. Views Spectacular!

We were given the run of the castle during our entire stay,which we extended from 2 to 4 nights. The degree of trust, humour and attention of the staff, made us feel like family home for a holiday. We even invited friends to visit us there and had a bit of a party complete with songs and wine, gathered around the piano. We had such a good time we barely noticed the foul weather. We did view the Magic Box, which was indeed magical. Subsequently we purchased a small reasonably priced painting. We did not feel any pressured to do so.

We returned in 2012 and were treated royalty, although we are just ordinary folks. We were upgraded at no additional cost to a higher east tower room and must say the renovations were beautifully done. Irina's lovely restaurant was a delight. We had several meals there and found all to be beautifully presented, tasty, and appropriately priced. There was a good selection of wines and other tipples. The staff remembered us and again were exceptional.

On that visit, we met all the owners, John, Irina, and Ted. They were warm, welcoming, and a delight to be with. We were invited to Ted's studio, his library, and to view the Magic Box again. We expected less personal attention, as the hotel was quite full, even for March., but found it, again to be charming, magical, mysterious and more than entertaining.

We are puzzled a bit, at comments regarding the owners choice of vehicles parked in the parking area, their choice of photo,s, and their personal beliefs. We could care less what people choose to drive,or the photo's they hang on their walls. Their spiritual beliefs are none of our business. We were and continue to be inspired by their chosen mission to mentor artists of any kind. We love the hotel, the owners, the staff, and the village.

Anyone, wishing a magical interlude, personal attention to detail, a fine meal, an artistic retreat, a hike on hallowed historic ground, spectacular views, only minutes away from the quaint and friendly Village of Tintagel , will enjoy Camelot. We will return

Frank & Donna
Calgary, AB. Canada.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Had an anniversary weekend at Camelot beautiful scenic surroundings and fantastic staff.owners always around to talk to.if you go please look at Ted Stourton paintings ,we bought two whilst there , he's a fantastic artist.going again this year for our anniversary

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I celebrated Father's day weekend here with my children and we have had a lovely time. The hotel is a unique building with an unexpected feeling of homeliness for such a large building. The staff are very nice, friendly, helpful people and the owner Ted let us take his dogs out for walks around the grounds. My kids loved spending time with Paris and Coco. Our family room was comfortable and clean. Don't expect modern furnishings, although refurbished is underway. The hotel is quirky in a nice way, but I like to think we can also be described that way. The views over the castle and ocean are awesome from our room and worth the price. We will stay here again next time we visit Tintagel. The world would be a less interesting place without hotels like this.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. Upon arrival they had upgraded us to a 4 poster room with Atlantic views towards Tintagel Castle. The room was huge, clean, warm and the bed was very comfortable. Yes, the room had a pod bathroom in it but we knew that when we booked. I managed to wash my long hair during my stay with ease, the water was hot with good pressure. Yes it was compact but it was adequate, really, how long does one spend in the bathroom, especially when you have an amazing view to look at and things to see and do! The way people have carried on about the bathrooms on this site makes you think that was the only place to go! We thought it was great that they managed to put bathrooms into these rooms, as otherwise we would all have the situation of sharing a bathroom down the hall, The restaurant staff were dressed up, which was lovely and felt very respectful of the guests, the food was first class and very reasonably priced for what you got. Reception was helpful with information on sightseeing. We saw Ted Stourton in the hotel a few times, never once did he approach us to go to the Lightbox or hassle us to buy his paintings. We wished we had had another few nights here and were glad we didn't listen to the mostly whingeing poms on this site. The location is unsurpassed, go knowing this is an older building and enjoy it. If a king size bathroom is the highlight of your trip then the don't go here, however if you want a comfortable bedroom, amazing scenery and location you will be very happy!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This Hotel was very nicely location, with beautiful views. Unfortunately, like most hotels in England, it is quite old fashioned and weirdly designed. The bathroom was like a mobile construction site toilet which was HORRIBLE. The room itself had great views but again, it was old and felt dirty and unfinished. The restaurant though was great. The food was amazing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keystone,Colorado
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

But that is where the wonderful stopped and the wonder began. Why are all the walls filled with these modern, abstract paintings? Why were all these American movie stars photos hanging in the entry way? Why was the food so very bad? And why wasn't I asked about the entire piece of fish I lleft on my plate? Why are there two luxury cars always parked
At the from door? And why won't I ever return?

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Camelot Castle, Tintagel PL34 0DQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Tintagel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Tintagel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Camelot Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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Camelot Castle Hotel Tintagel, Cornwall, UK

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