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The Old Ship Hotel

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed overnight and had no qualms at all. Room big and clean, but unfortunately not much of a view. Perfect spot in the middle of Padstow with parking included in the price. Didn't eat here apart from breakfast, which was ok nothing special.

Thank zebrad
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here for lunch 3 times in the past few months. The first visit was pretty positive with the food freshly cooked and delicious if a trifle expensive.(Well its Padstow so expect prices to be higher). The 2 following visits were extremely disappointing. Fish and chips in Padstow should be a wonderful and plentiful. It's a fishing port... More 

1 Thank asiabaz
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67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked the Ship hotel for its location in Padstow and also because it had free parking. We did find it tricky to find the car park to the hotel- due to little narrow streets and perhaps our directions could have been a bit better- but nothing to do with the hotel. we found the car park which was above... More 

1 Thank acinorev
Stockport, UK
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123 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy place to eat. Tables outside and inside. Very varied menu. Friendly and helpful staff. Children and dogs very welcome. Very close to the harbour on one of the narrow shopping streets. Try the crab sandwich. They are delicious.

2 Thank margaretpat
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not enjoy my stay here, rather than write my opinions though I will share the facts - The bedroom was very basic. The ensuite 'shower room' was so very small there wasn't enough room for the basin, which was in the bedroom. Breakfast - there was a loud, large television blaring in the dining room at 8am. Orange... More 

Thank DiningGreene
Bath, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot walking around the narrow streets of Padstow and it was getting to lunch time, Spotted a space on an outside table at this establishment. Very good selection of food on the menu, our meals went down well with a glass of wine. Very prompt service in delivering our lunches and clearing the tables. Would definitely visit again if in... More 

1 Thank Lizbry
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for our evening meal. We have been before at lunchtime and normally would order from the main menu. We decided this time to have the seafood platter from the specials board. It was £39 and my husband and I shared it and we were not disappointed. It was fantastic and was huge! Our 3 year old little... More 

1 Thank Sam L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only ate here so my review is only based on that! The guy that took my food order was incredibly impatient with me, right up until the point that he realised he'd made an error with my order. Seemed to be much nicer then - I'm never sure why people blow hot and cold like this!! Service was fine,... More 

1 Thank Adam T
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here last week in room 8 stated as premium!!! Far from it, 4 nights £490 rip off. Room 8 not meant for the above average size person. Low ceiling attic with restricted head height in places,more like staff quarters, 1 single bed + 4' 6" bed, cheap low hard mattress, Ikea type furniture, no where to do hair... More 

1 Thank Standley2016
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270 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the heart of Padstow town this pub is plentiful in size with lots of indoor seating and a outside area at the front with a moveable roof. Menu consists of approx 14 main menus averaging circa £14-15 Good portion sizes and all hearty good. Accept children and high chairs are available. A good pub too if you just... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Old Ship Hotel Restaurant
The Old Ship Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Privately owned family run hotel, bar and restaurant for the last 30 years. Close to Padstow harbour and all amenities. An old quirky hotel with charm and many period features, modernised and updated to offer all diners and residents a pleasant and comfortable experience and stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Ship Hotel

Address: Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow
Price Range: $35 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Ship Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
The Old Ship Hotel Padstow, Cornwall
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