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“a great weekend”
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St Benet's Abbey
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lanivet
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“a great weekend”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

A weekend break for us at short notice, we were very lucky to get a room 2 here. The house has a lovely atmosphere and the owners are very welcoming. The period features make the rooms feel very individual and unique. Having the river running the boundary of the property makes for a relaxing break from traffic noise as well adding to the lovely surroundings. The breakfasts were well prepared with high quality ingredients and no skimping on the toast or tea. I would have to say that i would have no hesitation in going back to stay at St Benets Abbey.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

St Benet's Abbey is well placed for anyone wanting to explore Cornwall, yet be able to return to a comfortable bed (probably the most comfortable bed in any B & B I've stayed in across the country!. It is within 1 1/2 hours of Land's End, therefore of anywhere in Cornwall. As a family-run business, the hosts are professional, hospitable, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. The room (1), a Superior Double, was clean, of a good size and in complete keeping with the setting. The atmosphere is informal and relaxing and the breakfasts are of a very high standard with plenty of choice. The cooked breakfast is divine. When I next travel to Cornwall, I will be sure to stay here.

Room Tip: Room1 is of an excellent size, with good wifi connectivity. En suite also a good size.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

An extremely warm welcome from experienced hoteliers.
A family run business with good ethics. Nothing was to much trouble!
The history of the building was shared willingly, the grounds are interesting and the room was beautifully clean and luxurious! The breakfast was divine, certainly the best we have experienced in a long time! Thank You!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Had a second stay at St Benet's Abbey in June, in room 8 this year which was fabulous.
The breakfast room is lovely and breakfast itself very good. I didn't go for the full works but was kindly provided with a sausage sandwich made possibly the best sausages in Cornwall.
Carol and family are very welcoming and we felt at home from the moment we arrived.
This time we appreciated being allowed to have a look around the ruin of the old tower in the private garden which was really interesting. Will definately be returning next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed here in June for a long weekend. As well as the location being ideal to explore Cornwall, the guesthouse was apckied with character! We arrived on the Friday evening and were made to feel most welcome by the owners. We were given a comfortable room with great facilities. The owners were on hand to give us advice on where to go and where to have dinner. Breakfast was fantastic, using locally sourced produce. I would definately stay here again and would without doubt recommend this to anyone looking for a stay in South West England.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

St Benets Abbey is oozing character & history, it's a little gem hidden away from the 'hustle & bustle' (if there is such a thing) in Cornwall.

It's a family run business, husband, wife Carol & extended family. Carol particularly goes out of her way to welcome you & tell you what's to see & do in the local area and was very hospitable throughout our stay.

Wifi was intermittent for my husband & did not work for me, never mind; nice to get away from technology!

A good selection at breakfast to accommodate most preferences.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Manchester UK
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Comfy four poster bed, good shower and plenty of space (had superior room 1, was fab) and very helpful hosts. Wi Fi worked fine for us - not at fibre optic speed but then you are in Cornwall! Plentiful breakfast - there is no restaurant for evening meals but their are loads of options within a short drive, and two places in walking distance. Ideal location for Eden, Heligan, etc.

Quiet, scenic, good value - Would definitely return.

Room Tip: Go superior - it's only a few pounds extra a night and it's worth it!
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Property: St Benet's Abbey
Address: St. Benets Abbey Truro Road, Lanivet, Bodmin PL30 5HF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bodmin > Lanivet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lanivet
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Hotel Class:4 star — St Benet's Abbey 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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