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Trevalsa Court Country House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   School-Hill, Mevagissey PL26 6TH, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mevagissey
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Tremendous Trevalsa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

Just had 4 nights at this wonderful hotel for our 20th wedding anniversary - didnt want to leave, cant wait to go back, recommending it to all. Only booked 3 days in advance but still managed to get a 'small sea view room' - just right with perfect view across the bay as far as south Devon even. Travel is so easy - train to St Austell then a 12 minute bus trip drops you 20 yards from the front door - so forget the car. Village centre just 10 minutes along the cliff path or 5 min walk downhill - the only snag of course - its a good 10 min steep climb back up which can be hard work after a good meal in one of several village pubs or restaurants.

Made to feel as if at home from moment we arrived - all staff and guests so friendly - it really is just out of an Agatha Christie book set in a cornish country seaside house party ! Make sure you spend sometime in the beautiful lounge. Nothing seems to be any trouble at all. They even allowed us to put our chillers in the freezer and our wine in the fridge for the last night so that it would be cool by the time we got back to the cricket at Taunton the next day.
If you want fish for breakfast tell someone the day before - early b'fast, no problem - special diet, what would you like ? ...... Restaurant food may appear on first sight of the menu to be, shall we say, not cheap by any means - but its worth every penny and cooked to perfection - for example my lamb from the farm next door to Helligan 2 mles away (bus from the front door) was to die for - I can still taste it now over 2 weeks later - the best ever - I want it again, now !!!! Excellent wine list including a superb crisp dry white from a local vineyard a few miles west, near St Ewe chilled to perfection.

As well as Helligan, Eden Project, Charlestown, Fowey all easy on that bus, or even ferry across the bay to Fowey, and from St Austell you can get bus or train to many Cornish attractions or even Plymouth ( international ! ). We also ate and drank in The Ship and The Fountain - both very good although the latters crab cakes could have been spicier - and in a famous cafe/retaurant towards the south end of the quay (name forgotten) which in the evening cooks top quality fish (and not just standard stuff) from named local boats caught that day. Also for a laugh ( and presents) dont miss the newly opened Pirates shop oooo arrrrr !!

  • Liked — friendliness, food, location, general ambience
  • Disliked — the late evening walk up the hill from village centre !
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh,Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

We stayed here for just one night but will return for a longer stay. The room was fairly small (No. 15) but the view across the garden to the sea was fantastic. We enjoyed the short walk down the steps to the beach and had a memorable evening meal in the Hotel restaurant looking out through the open door on a balmy summers evening. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — location and view
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

Felt the need to add to the good reviews of this hotel. The new owner is very knowledgeable (and runs an amazing tour of the cheeseboard!) and the staff are very attentive and helpful. We had a seaview room/suite which had amazing views if a little on the small side. We struck a deal to eat at the hotel a couple of nights for a reduced rate, not knowing if this was good or bad, believe me their food was amazing! Certainly top notch. The cliff walk to Mevagissey no problem just coming back up the hill - no local taxis seemed interested in that small a fare so be prepared to climb! Plenty to do including Eden Project and day trip by ferry to Fowey - worth it for the atmosphere and shops.
Would return in the future without a doubt.

  • Liked — the view
  • Disliked — a little on the small size
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

Very welcoming, friendly hotel with beautiful rooms (we stayed in one small and one large - both great) and a fantastic view out to sea. Only a ten minute walk from Mevagissey harbour - as long as you don't mind a steep trek back up hill! There is also a great coastal path at the bottom of the hotel's garden.

The breakfasts were very good but the evening meal which we had on one night was just ok - the food/flavour combinations were a little strange and didn't seem to work. Great to have an experimental chef though and I'm sure that some of the dishes were fabulous. The ingredients seemed local and fresh.

All in all we had a great stay even though it rained a lot!

  • Liked — Food
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

After a long car journey of 7 hours we arrived at the hotel. What a pleasure and relief to enter such a welcoming hotel. The hotel itself is situated with magnificent views over the ocean overlooking isolated bays. Its garden is spacious, well laid out and the only noise that of the odd gull swooping across the horizon.
We were greeted by the owner and shown to our room, warmly decorated and everything in its place.
The staff were all very friendly with a natural matter-of-fact manner. Even the cleaners whom we encountered in the morning welcomed us with friendly smiles.
The morning breakfast was served in a warm sunlit room, well laid out; full English breakfast and buffet. My only complaint being that the apricots were not mixed with, and were separate from the prunes!!!. The serving staff were efficient and organised and, happily, the coffee was very good.
Easy access from the garden to the bay below and only a short walk onto the coastal pathway.
The evening meal was good, especially the fish, as you would expect being so close to the local fishing villages. The organic wine was surprisingly good ( my wife, the eco warrior, chose it...)
We stayed several nights and wished it could have been longer. We will definitely return.

  • Liked — Overall level of efficiency and comfort
  • Disliked — nothing I can think of
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

Wonderful location with delightful views of Mevagissey Bay and the Cornish coast.

Sad to say we consider this hotel is overpriced having regard accommodation and level of service being offered.

Although we booked a sea view room from what was shown available on the hotel website this could not be confirmed - apparantly the data had not been updated.

We were instead allocated the "Garden Room" (Room 12) as the only one available. On arrival we found it to be a dull, cold and damp single storey extension.

We were short stay for two days so maybe the hotel try to keep the better rooms for guests staying a little longer.

There was a single door/window at one end but this window is in a tunnel between the main building and adjoining walls and vegetation. It is thus difficult for sunlight and warmth to penetrate and of course there was lack of privacy in so far as the main garden paths are in front of this window.

The artificial light was barely sufficient for reading purposes.

We too agree with the criticism of the furnishings but would prefer bright modern integrated design to a clutter of dark items that could have come from a car boot sale!!! The garden room certainly needs some design input to overcome its inherent problems.

We were somewhat disappointed that we were not able to get a Campari soda apperatif from the bar. Although we ordered our evening meal well in advance the raspberry cheesecake we had asked for was said to have been dropped on the floor in the kitchen! The strawberries offered as a subsitute were not better than those we refuse to buy from our local supermarket. Tasteless and you have to cut the hulls instead of being able to pull them out!

We would have mentioned our concerns to management if we had been asked about our stay but we were not.

If you are offered a nice room at this hotel do visit the nearby " Lost Gardens of Heligan". Even with a mix of showers and sunshine we were able to spend six hours there and could return for more. We preferred the more natural Heligan to the Eden Project (also within easy reach of this hotel).

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Overpriced and poor accommodation service and expensive meals
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2008

My husband booked 2 nights here for a romantic weekend and our first holiday in ages.We had high hopes as it had been rated top budget hotel in Cornwall by the Sunday Times last year. When we visited the hotel had just changed hands and it was only the second weekend they were open so I expect some of the teething problems will be sorted out.
On the positive side the location and view cannot be beaten. The hotel is right on the coast path and feels like you are away from it all despite being just a short walk into Mevagissey. Most of the rooms have a spectacular sea view. The breakfast was great with lots of local produce, but there could have been more choice - only full English was offered. The reading room is lovely and very relaxing.
However, having stayed in many nice hotels in Cornwall, the room was small and felt a bit budget. The furniture was MFI type, the finish was a bit cheap and it was more like a good B&B than a country house hotel. They could compensate by having better toiletries (Molton Brown or the like), providing bathrobes and eventually upgrading the furniture from the plastic stuff.
We didn't eat in the hotel as the menu looked good but quite fussy and was definitely overpriced compared with the options in town.
The new owners are obviously keen to please and make a go of it, but are still finding their way. We would have been happy to give lots of feedback but we weren't asked for any, so hopefully they read this review!
The other niggle was that the prices are per person, so it might look cheap as a headline price, but no room is under £100 and this is a lot for what you get. In addition, when my husband went to pay they tried to charge him a higher price and neither this price or the one he'd been quoted matched what they had on the website.
Finally, he hotel was really quiet when we stayed and we had one of the smaller rooms. It would have been nice to get a free upgrade, especially as they had just opened. To make things worse, the doors to the nicer (unoccupied) rooms were always open so you could see what you were missing out on! Either close the doors or upgrade your very few customers...
We enjoyed the walks and the view but wouldn't go back unless the prices went down or the overall luxury experience went up.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — Not good value for money
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: School-Hill, Mevagissey PL26 6TH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Mevagissey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mevagissey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Trevalsa Court Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trevalsa Court Hotel stands on a cliff top with most rooms enjoying fabulous sea views. It has an eclectic mix of ancient oak beams, mullion windows and oak paneling with designer fabrics, leather sofas and modern art. We encourage guests to relax and make the hotel their holiday home. Our food, with an emphasis on fish, is largely locally produced, deliciously prepared and tastefully presented. Golf, tennis, cycle and canoe hire are available locally. ... more   less 
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