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“Exceptional service and value” 4 of 5 stars
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The Riverside
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Boscastle
Maldon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Exceptional service and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and the accommodation very good value. Breakfast choice exceptional and location beautiful. Only down fall is noise from other guests but this is a very old building.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had room 2, which has a fantastic view and the decor was charming. One downside to the room was it had only a bath, no shower, but some of the rooms do have a shower so if you prefer one, you should check when you book. Beds were comfortable, breakfast was ample and delicious, and the cost of the stay was extremely reasonable. We had dinner at their restaurant both nights, and it was also very good and reasonably priced. We definitely plan to return.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed two nights at this most excellent establishment.
My room was spotlessly clean, well maintained and of tasteful decor.
The breakfasts are wonderful, I tried the smoked haddock, with poached eggs the first morning and the smoked salmon, with scrambled egg the second, both were delicious.
Extremely friendly owners and staff, I would not hesitate to recommend The Riverside to anyone looking for accommodation in the Boscastle
area.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 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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Lancaster
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We received a very friendly welcome on our arrival.

I would say it was a good 3star. Our room was large and very comfortable. We were in room 9 which is great if you know each other very well as we only had a curtain separating us from the shower room/toilet. This was not a problem for us but someone else might find it uncomfortable, that said they offered us 2 rooms to look at and we could take our pick!

We didn't use the hotel resaurant in the evening choosing instead to have a drink and eat at The Cobweb Inn which was a few yards up the road from the hotel and offered fabulous pub food and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Breakfast in the hotel was excellent value and the service excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Took a short one night break to the Riverside with my 2 and a half year old daughter. The hotel (room 14) was perfect for us and the staff went out of the way to accomodate us. Food was good and again, the restaurant was welcoming to my daughter. Would recommend to anybody, but especially families.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Riverside is a great place to stay, we only had one night and wished we had more. The staff were brilliant, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble - well done them. Breakfast was very good and served with a smile, we had dinner the previous evening and the food was very good again.
Room 6 was spacious and clean and tidy. No shower but the bath was good fun for a change. Would be happy to stay there again as the river as a background sent us both of to sleep very quickly.
Boscastle itself is very nice for walking or just as a base for North Cornwall.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here in October. During our first night we ate at the hotel. The food was very poor. Chicken apparently marrinated in lemon that actually tasted only of lemon. Rib eye steak that was mediocre at best, but without the price tag to match. We raised our concern about the chicken to the manager who advised that as no concern had been raised during their check back process - which occuured two minutes after delivery of the food - that nothing could be done. We advised that the chicken hadn't actually been started at that point, but to no avail. We will not have dinner here again.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boscastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Boscastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Riverside 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside is situated in Boscastle, one of the most picturesque parts of North Cornwall. Located in the South West of England, Boscastle and its surrounding area are internationally recognised for their outstanding scenic beauty.Nestled in a secluded valley close to the harbour of Boscastle, The Riverside is open all year round. We have thirteen bedrooms catering for walkers, cyclists, day trippers or holiday breaks. ... more   less 
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Riverside Hotel Boscastle
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