We travelled from Portsmouth on the Friday afternoon and arrived early evening to check in . The reception staff were very helpful , polite and very upbeat. Our room was on the third floor which you can reach by the way of a very wide and elegant stairway or by lift. The room was clean and tidy and had a radio alarm and telivision , plus a good selection of coffee and tea . The bathroom was light and well lit . There was a seperate shower cubicle in the bathroom.
Breakfast, your were spoilt for choice , West country English , smoked salmon and scrambled eggs , musli , fruit salad , yoghurts, sliced melon just to much to mention and all of excellent standard. The waiting staff were very polite and helpful and seemed to be enjoying their job.
On the saturday evening there was a dinner and "disco" . Hats and streamers were supplied to get people in the party mood. Place names were put on the tables and on the reverse was your choice for dinner , which helped the waiting staff and you if you had forgotten what you had ordered . The starters came out , efficiently and to the correct person.I had the salmon for main coarse which was cooked to perfection which must have been hard for the kitchen staff to do as there were so many people there , and all the meals were hot when they reached you. The only downside of the evening was the "disco" which was a bit lame.
The location of this hotel is excellent , overlooking Padstow Harbour and the River Camel. A great place to stay if you wanted to explore the area.
The Christmas decorations were tastefully done .
As someone has said before , some of the hotel decoration may be a little tired but this does not deter from the fact that is a quite ellegant building.
We had a great weekend there and would recommend the hotel highly and would not hesitate to go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The iconic Metropole Hotel is an historic landmark four star hotel in Padstow. Overlooking the town, harbour and the Camel Estuary, The Metropole has spectacular grandstand views that are unsurpassed anywhere in the region. The combination of grandiose Victorian architecture, relaxing and comfortable rooms, award-winning food, fantastic views, facilities, on-site car parking and fanatical staff, makes The Metropole the perfect base for a visit to this fascinating and beautiful part of Cornwall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropole Hotel Padstow, Cornwall