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Kenegie Manor Holiday Park
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights. Lovely location. Bit quiet for kids but that suited us as we had none.
We took our dog along and were able to walk him on the designated part of the park.
The clubhouse is a bit dated but if like us you venture out & about it's no issue.
The pubs near the park are very expensive and not that great to be honest. I advise you drive out a bit and find better places.
Beaches locally are superb.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

Your comments have been passed on to all the staff.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

What can i say..... Gutted!!
Was led to believe by 'John Fowler' holidays that our accommodation was a 'Traditional cottage'! There was nothin 'traditional' or 'cottage' like about it! We could only describe it as a challet and very basic at that. It was situated in the 'Old Court ' area.It was in a very tight corner, a mid terrace. car parking is very tight. The t.v was about 19 inch~ tiny for a family of four to get around!! The heated towel rail in the bathroom didn,t work which meant regular trips to the laundry to dry towels ( from swimming and when our clothes got drenched by the rain)- this may sound petty but after a day out we could do without it!)
The bedroom windows were covered by very thin curtains so in summer' you will be woken up very early by the light! Hot water runs cold very quickly from the taps so we had to boil the kettle every time!
To be fair ( after reading the visitors book) i got the feeling that the owners have just bought the property), which is why i haven,t included the full address. After reading feed back from previous guests it was clear that the owners were ready to address any negative comments that were made.

The holiday park itself- Our children loved the pool but found it a little cold. The staff in the bar were lovely and very helpful when we asked about restaurants/attractions in the local area.The grounds were fairly well maintained. There is no shop so you will have to make sure you have stocked up with the essentials..tea,coffee,bread, milk e.t.c. these can all be found at 'Tescos which is about a mile down the road. There was no entertainment in the bar when we were there but do you really need it? There's lot's goin on in 'Penzance'!
Please don't be too put off by our comments. You get what you pay for!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank fiona t
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Kenegie Manor Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our holiday park. We certainly do not ignore any constructive criticism and perhaps there are some areas that could be improved in the interest of future guests.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and we really hope that you will visit us again in the near future

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Stayed in Kenegie Manor Num 23 little Kenegie for a long weekend, we were very lucky with the weather and had a lovely stay. The cottage was well presented and homely and the owners/ letters were very helpful with all arrangements. The local area is fantastic and we were situated in the perfect location. Close to St. Ives and within walking distance of a Michelin stared restaurant which served wonderful food and had a great atmosphere. Over all we had a lovely stay and will be going back in summer for longer this year.

I have attached some photos they gave us.

Room Tip: Little kenegie 23 was ideal for us.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Sophie D
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Please take this seriously, I hate writing bad reviews, but I've stayed in a few holiday cottages over the last few years and this is by far the worst and if I can spare someone a disappointing stay, I'll be glad.

We stayed at Old Court number 23, booked direct with the owners, not John Fowler Holidays. Thankfully we were only staying for 3 nights, but I seriously considered returning home sooner. The main problems here are: poor cleaning, a lack of investment, awful smell of stale cigarette smoke and the pet friendly policy.

The cleanliness is poor. When we opened the front door of the property, we were greeted by a stale smell of cigarette smoke and dogs. A bad start. Then we moved upstairs and found the bathroom was tired and not clean enough. Specifically the shower tray still had the last occupants' hair and grit in it. There is some interesting mould growing up it (see pics).

I wasn't able to sleep in the bed because of the strong smell of cigarette smoke on the pillows and duvet. I slept on the sofa for one night, putting up with the strong smell of dog and various pet hairs sticking to my clothes.

The broken shard of glass sticking up from the air freshener bottle (left on the lamp table) and the fact that the smoke alarm was not attached to the ceiling when we arrived were a mild health & safety concern. The ground pepper scattered in the cutlery drawer was also quite grim. In short, you have to wash everything before you use it. Whoever cleans & inspects this property between guests is not doing a good job.

Room Tip: We stayed in Old Court 23. Please see the pictures; it might be worth staying somewhere else.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Joe6001
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

we were booked in for four nights but due to unforeseen circumstances were a day late arriving so therefore leaving us with just the three. As it turned out three NIGHTS were three nights too many. The days were fine but the nights were a nightmare. My husband and i had a double room and our teenage son had a twin room.
When we first arrived we both said how hard we thought the bed in our room felt but when night time came it became very clear how hard and uncomfortable it really was.
We described it as a piece of board with rocks on it. I think that the mattress had more than seen its best day. We both had to get up and go the sofas in the living room and that is where we spent all three nights. My husband did tell me to go into the other single bed in my sons room but we haven,t spent a night in different beds let alone different rooms in eighteen years of marriage. The rest of the semi detatched bungalow we stayed in was satisfactory but what a shame that a big company like John Fowlers can,t keep a check on something as simple as that. It can make or break your holiday and unfortunatley it broke ours. p.s they need more paths from your cars as there is only one path from parking to bungalows and if the people allocated to the parking spot in front of the path are parked up then you have to walk over the grass as the car is parked over pathway. It had rained heavily before and while we were there and the grass was about four inches long so going in and out was not good unless you want to wear wellies all the time it is wet.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank 972katrina_p
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Booked a long weekend in Penzance at the Kenegie Manor via John Fowler Holidays.We decided on this as there was a 50% reduction off the price which worked out at £102.00 for three nights.For what we paid could not complain but if it was full price we would have been dissapointed.We booked a old court bungalow but was given a terraced cottage very small but fully equiped with everything you would want for self catering.Isolated complex approx three miles from Penzance by car or taxi £6.80 each way. You would have to go into Penzance the food and bar on site is terrible.Receptionist could do with lessons on P.R.We stayed at this manor from 7th/10th Oct 2011.
John/Sue Torquay

Room Tip: Room KBC25 quite part of complex
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank suej0hnb
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

We have stayed at Kenegie Manor park several times; mainly for the position as it is ideal as a base to explore West Cornwall. The cottages/chalets are quite old but most owners have updated them and, for the last three years, we have enjoyed double glazing, modern showers and decent television in the various 'Old Court' chalets we have been allocated.
The kitchen to our chalet this year was well equipped [I tend to cook for us in the evenings and at some holiday parks have found very little in the way of useable cooking equipment].
We did not eat in the bar/restaurant but the staff were very helpful and it looked clean although a little dark. I have used the indoor swimming pool and this was lovely and warm.
We have only ever had trouble with parking when people have more than one car to a chalet and park in other than their allotted space - there is an overflow carpark so this should not really be a problem.
Not the most up to date holiday park but clean and attractive and very well positioned.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kenegie Manor Holiday Park

Address: Gulval, Penzance TR20 8YN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance > Gulval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Gulval
Price Range: $66 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kenegie Manor Holiday Park 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the Hills overlooking Mount's Bay and St Michaels Mount, our 11 Acre Holiday Park is simply the perfect place for your holiday or short break in Cornwall. We offer a wide range of self-catering accommodation for guests to choose from, so there's something to suit all tastes and budgets. From beautiful barn conversions to contemporary apartments, the choice is yours ! With a grand 500 year old manor house at the heart of our Cornish country estate, our holiday park is the ideal place to stay, eat explore and have fun! ... more   less 
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Kenegie Manor Holiday Park Hotel Gulval

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