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Harbour View Guest House
Ranked #3 of 5 Newlyn B&B and Inns
Olney, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Emmmm”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

ok sorry to say first impression not good, greeted with l will take the money now, dirty room not been cleaned, someones socks left in room, hair in the bed, grit on floor, if l could have found some were else to say l would have at short notice, l would have paid more to have had a much better time, kettle in kitchen well it was disgusting l would not cook eat in there glad to leave that alone.no noise after 11 it says well some one should have told the owners that they are very noisy them selves after eleven at night, and the smell of smoking well that was not good, l have not a good thing to say about this place, if you are thinking of using it on your own head be it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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10 Thank babsandco
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joycollinson, Owner at Harbour View Guest House, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
We have come back from a short break at the end of the Season in Ireland to find your review to greet us. It’s the attitude of people like you that are causing the tourism industry locally to die. Newlyn has lost five guest houses in the last 3 years (it’s too hard a living) – do a search on B & B Newlyn and you will see probably me (Harbour View Guest House), The Smugglers and The Paramount Hotel only. You were given a beautiful en-suite double room directly overlooking the harbour with a huge bay window for £50-£55 total per night including an all-you-can-eat breakfast. It was in our own home (which is next door to the Guest House). The other places will probably cost you about £80 a night with no direct views. My helper went back to College on 3rd September and so I have had to do 9 rooms (for mainly 1 or 2 nighters) for 12 days on my own – it nearly killed me. We are closed now until next Easter or Whitsun holiday (if we open at all). So you wouldn’t be able to stay here anyway until then. It is better if guests wih your sort of attitudes stay away from Guesthouses like us and allow those who really want to have a good holiday in Newlyn the chance to in local traditional accommodation without upsetting the owners. I am writing this on behalf of all the other exhausted B&B owners locally: If we don’t get appreciated for the incredibly hard work that we do with practically no freedom for 6 months per year, then I am afraid that it may not be long before there will be nowhere left to stay in Newlyn. Strong words, but they need to be said!
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

A nice and loveley place in Cornwall and a nice and loveley B&B in Newlyn. What a great view on the harbour. We stayed there for three days in Harbour View and we felt well all the time. Cleanness and kindness seems to be natural there. To prepare your breakfast yourself was unusal at first, but was finally a great pleasure. The only drawback was, that there was no free parking place for cars nearby, so we had to take a parking ticket for three days. But it wasn't so bad because the costs were tolerable. Harbour View is highly recommended, thank you much for the wonderful time!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank Hub-Lu
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joycollinson, Owner at Harbour View Guest House, responded to this review, August 23, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review of our Guest House.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here - this effort on your part does such a lot to promote our business. I hope we may see you again one day. Kind regards - Joy
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

I'm really happy I decided to book my 3 nights stay in Cornwall in this B&B. Excellent value, especially for this price - better than other, more expensive 'hotels' that I stayed in on the coast. Rooms bright and clean, and so was the dining area. Lack of parking is not a problem, you can easily find a slot just couple of minutes away from the place. If I come back to Cornwall I'd definately stay here again! Worth recommending!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank kasia_pe
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joycollinson, Owner at Harbour View Guest House, responded to this review, July 17, 2011
Dear Kasia
I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us.
Your glowing comments were much appreciated and I am so pleased that your time at Harbour View Guest House was happy and comfortable. It helps our business a great deal when satisfied guests report back as you did.
Thank you again.
Kind regards
Joy
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Great value accommodation for a family, or 3 adults travelling together. We had the whole top floor which comprised a large bedroom, a smaller single bedroom, a sitting/TV area and a bathroom. The beds were very comfortable. The views over the harbour were fantastic – so pretty! The kitchen and dining area were available for our use at all times, which would be handy if you wanted to buy some takeout food to eat at home. The self-service breakfast was well stocked and made for friendly morning chitchat in the kitchen! We found Joy to be very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Cometfun
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

We love everything about the Harbour view: first the position, we had an amazing view from the window of the bedroom. Second, we had a big selection of very good food for the breakfast and Joy was very sweet and gave us a lot of information about Cornwall. Newlyn is very nice and it's easy to visit the other villages walking on the coast. Was an amazing holiday and we will come back soon!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank riganova
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joycollinson, Owner at Harbour View Guest House, responded to this review, July 1, 2011
Thank you so much for writing such lovely comments about your stay with us. It certainly makes all the hard work and effort worth while. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards Joy
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2011

after reading positive reviews i am sorry to have to write a negative one. if you can cope with basic everything, very uncomfortable beds, small communal kitchen and rooms,old furnishings, then stay but for me not again. the room was cheap but iwshed i paid more and went stayed else where and paid slightly more . really the only good rememberance was that some rooms had excellent harbour views.sorry i cannot write ant more positively.!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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10 Thank victor067
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joycollinson, Owner at Harbour View Guest House, responded to this review, July 1, 2011
Hello
I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you did not like the accommodation - this is the first negative review I have had. It may be that living in London in modern surroundings on a higher salary - Cornwall may seem a little twee and old fashioned.
The furnishings are of a pretty high standard compared with most local houses. £25 pp pn is the budget end of things - you are probably right in thinking you perhaps should have aimed a bit higher to compare more favourably with your London lifestyle.
Regards Joy
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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Our 2 night stay in Harbour View was altogether avery pleasant .Right on the brink of Newlyn harbour & with all the typically Cornish lanes & cobbled paths we experienced the "olde worlde"character of this charming corner of Cornwall.Joy met us on arrival with warmth & very helpful local advice on galleries theatre,restaurants etc.Our family suite was comfortable & delightful with harbour views,our daughter delighted with her own connecting room.Breakfast arrangements worked extremely well as the D.I.Y. set up created a wonderful ambience with the other guests & info & craic was exchanged.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Heather209954
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joycollinson, Owner at Harbour View Guest House, responded to this review, July 1, 2011
May I thank you for taking the trouble to write a review with such glowing results. It is most heartwarming to know that our guests like their time here and are comfortable.
I so appreciate what you wrote - it makes the job so much more worthwhile. Kind regards Joy
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Property: Harbour View Guest House
Address: 22 Fore Street | Penzance, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5JW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance > Newlyn
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Newlyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newlyn harbourside Guest House has stunning views from all front double rooms across the harbour and Mounts Bay - situated between Penzance and Mousehole in SW Cornwall - 10 miles from St Ives and Lands End. There is a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with free tea/coffee, and free wifi. We are the only B&B in Newlyn which has direct 180 degree views across the bay, and we are the cheapest. Free Breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the harbour. All rooms refurbished this year. We have 3 double rooms, overlooking the harbour, with CH, wifi, digital tv, tea/coffee tray, hairdryer, alarm clock radio, toiletries and private or ensuite facilities. Suite 3, sleeping 4, has a double bedded ensuite room overlooking the harbour, a sunny rear twin room, and adjoining that a private bathroom. It can also be booked as a triple or a twin. Suite 3a (the front double ensuite) can also be booked as a double or single occupancy. Suite 3b (the rear twin) can be booked as a twin or single occupancy. There are plenty of pubs serving food (the nearest being 4 doors' away) and 3 restaurants. Our local village is 300 yards down the hill with a variety of shops, a fish and chip shop serving freshly caught fish, and a cinema. We are on the coastpath, cycle route 3, a main bus route and have coastal walking in both directions. Buses can be caught in the village to Land's End, Sennen Cove, Porthcurno beach and The Minack Theatre. ... more   less 
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