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Lyonesse Guest House
Ranked #11 of 80 Falmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Home from home in Falmouth”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Just back home after a 5 night stay at the Lyonesse. I must start by saying that I had initially discounted this Guest House, as it looked further out of town than the others available, however I am so glad that I booked it. From the town station there is a bus that runs every 20 minutes and drops you around 100 Yards from the front door (Stop 9b - Albany Terrace - Spar). Once you have dropped off your luggage it is a short walk to either the beach or the centre of town. Mark and Erica were fantastic hosts, always ready with a tip to get the best out of your holiday.
You can take breakfast either in your room or with other guests downstairs and if you choose the cooked option, everything was cooked to order, yes it means there may be a short wait, but your food is red hot and fresh! Daily newspapers were available in the dining room to peruse over breakfast if needed.
The bed was so comfortable that I stayed in it longer than expected one morning and arrived downstairs later than the advertised breakfast time - not a problem here and a full breakfast was provided.
I was at the very top of the house and in some B&B's I have stayed in, this meant a problem with wireless internet, again it was no worries here, the signal was fine and allowed me to keep in touch with the rest of the world.
Oh! and fresh milk every day rather than the UHT pots you get elsewhere was an extra bonus.

Room Tip: Room 6 - up two flights of stairs at the top of the house has fantastic views
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
A really helpful review - thank you! I may be stating the obvious when I say - beds and breakfasts are really important at a Bed and Breakfast! We are failing in our job if we don't deliver the absolute best for our guests. We appreciate good food and like to serve tasty breakfasts with top quality, locally sourced ingredients - nothing that we wouldn't take delight in tucking into ourselves! and as for beds, as you have experienced, we aim to make every night's sleep the most comfortable possible; you won't find bricks for pillows at The Lyonesse, plump and 'sink into comfort' is what you'll get, along with crisp, 100% cotton linen and comfortable, supportive mattresses. We are pleased that you put aside your initial hesitation to book with us and really enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to seeing you again should you return to Falmouth.
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Ruesselsheim, Germany
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

A very nice and cosy B&B. One of the best breakfast we ever had in a Hotel/B&B, arranged by our wishes with fresh fruits, homemade Granola and homemade jam. No parking problems on the nearby streets. Very clean room and bathroom, fresh towels every day. Towncentre and shops within walking distance. Absolutely friendly and helpful hosts. Maps in the room and advice were given at the initial hellos. A dog with a very settled character.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank for taking the time to review your experiences at The Lyonesse. We are pleased we helped to make your stay in Cornwall a happy and enjoyable one - it is very important to us. Lots of our guests have noted how helpful our information has been; we are always happy to recommend places to visit, or to advise routes for walking or travelling generally - we have an extensive knowledge of the local area and a love and appreciation for all that Cornwall has to offer. In addition, as you experienced, we have a library of books and maps and we are happy to lend them to our guests so they can find their way around more easily.
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Mark and Erica combine warm friendliness and professional hospitality to ensure a comfortable stay for their guests at Lyonesse Guest House. From the offer to collect us from the station (made during a phone call to confirm booking details) to a very thoughtful last minute lift on our departure, we wanted for nothing.
Our welcome was warm and friendly and our bags were carried up to our room. Fresh milk accompanied the well supplied refreshments tray awaiting us there on the table.
Our twin bedded ensuite room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with fluffy towels, crisp white bedlinen, handmade cushions and homely decor. Our breakfasts were all we could wish for - and unforgettable lovely homemade granola besides. On returning earlier than planned one afternoon, we found yummy homemade cake on our refreshments tray; just as you'd long for when you come home out of the rain!
We felt welcomed and cared for during our stay and would recommend Lyonesse to anyone.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us; it was clearly a decision you didn't regret and we're glad that all our personal touches made an impression on you, helping to make your break away here really enjoyable because, quite simply, that's exactly what we aim for! We do hope to see you again should you to return to Falmouth.
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Having stayed with Mark and Erica over the Easter weekend, I could not be more thrilled and honoured to write a review for them and their guest house in Falmouth.
As a busy tourist town, Lyonesse Guest House is blessed with a stunning location offering a short walk to the near beaches and an uncomplicated wandering-distance into the town centre with two trainline connections within reach.
The property is extremely charming with good sized rooms and a charming front garden full of beautiful plant-life and swooping finches making for constant awe and entertainment while enjoying a delicious and well prepared breakfast in the front room.
Sharing a table with another set of guests allowed for myself and my Nan to meet and socialise which we may not have had the opportunity to do so had we stayed elsewhere, however it is optional to take your breakfast in your room at the delightful table provided.
The bedrooms are very attractive and comfortable, with touches of home-made trinkets, cushions and artwork which became a topic of great conversation with our hosts. The beds are very comfortable and the facilities are more than acceptable. It was explained that the property will be experiencing renovation and redecoration over the next year which makes it appealing for myself and my Nan to return to see what has changed.
The hosts themselves are the most agreeable, marvelous and lovely couple you could wish to stay with. On two occasions Erica saved my bacon in terms of transport, offering us a lift to a restaurant and even to my halls of local residence (due to my own inability to pack a reasonable amount for a short stay) which put the cherry on the top of the whole experience and for which I am so very grateful!
Mark and Erica made our trip so wonderfully special and we will definitely be returning to see them as soon as possible!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Mark G, Manager at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to welcome you and Nan here and we're so glad we helped make your 'holiday' trip to Falmouth town enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you here again should you wish to stay with us - hopefully you'll like the rest of our refurbishments!
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have stayed in Falmouth many times over the last six years. This was our first stay at the Lyonesse.
Booking was easy and we were given a very warm welcome by Mark. Room, a double en suite was extremly clean and comfortable with a good supply of tea and coffee with fresh milk on request. Spoilt with choice at breakfast, fantastic fresh fruit salad and home made granola with hot food cooked to order.
Mark and Erica provided many personal touches,i.e noting our interests, they provided us with information on local walks and bike trails. We will defiantly stay again when back in Falmouth.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at The Lyonesse. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to welcome you both here and we look forward to seeing you again should you choose to return.

Best wishes

Mark and Erica
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed for just one night at the Lyonesse, but this one night has made me sure i want to go back. Mark and Erica are lovely and run a beautiful house with lots of personal touches. I stayed in room 3 which had recently been refurbished....I couldn't fault it, the bed was comfy and the bathroom spotless plus it's all decorated to the highest standards. The b&b is an ideal spot for exploring with the town and beaches both being within an easy walk, it's also an easy location to jump in the car to go further afield. I will be back for longer this summer i hope and will definitely be staying at the Lyonesse. Thank you for a fab stay both of you :0)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Mark G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
What a helpful review - thank you! We're so glad we were able to help make your stay in Falmouth enjoyable; we look forward to hosting you again in the summer :o)

Best wishes

Mark and Erica
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 28, 2014

A home from home, made welcome and comfortable without too much attentiveness. Good breakfast and I think they would have met most requests! comfy rooms with feather duvets and handmade touches. I'd book again

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Lyonesse Guest House
Address: 17 Western Terrace, Falmouth TR11 4QN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Falmouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Falmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lyonesse Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful, spacious and comfortable rooms are available in our 3 storey Edwardian home. Delicious breakfasts, with lots of choice, can be served to the room or enjoyed downstairs in our dining room which overlooks the garden. Town and beaches are within easy walking distance . ... more   less 
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