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“Excellent B&B for business or pleasure.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Prospect House

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Prospect House
Ranked #35 of 80 Falmouth B&B and Inns
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent B&B for business or pleasure.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Penryn. Stayed here for work in March 2012. Carolyn, the owner, was very friendly and accommodating, offering me tea and cakes upon arrival (at no extra charge) and ensuring I was comfortable. They also have a very friendly 17 year old cat who curled up on my lap pretty soon after I sat down! The room with en suite was very comfortable and had everything I needed. Breakfast in the morning was excellent with juice, cereal, toast and a full English breakfast to order. Carolyn even took me in her car after breakfast to the Tremough Campus where I was working that day which was very kind of her. All in all a very good experience all round - would highly recommend Prospect House.

  • Stayed March 2012
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

A very comfortable B&B, much better than I expected. I stayed two separate
nights, and on one of them, for reasons unknown, Carolyn upgraded me to the
room called Falmouth Packet. It was well set up with en suite shower, double
glazing, decent lighting and WiFi.

The names of the rooms connect to the first owner, a packet boat captain,
who evidently prospered. In the garden is a tea turret, used as a dry store
for the commodity which a century or more ago made people rich. One of the
rooms is named after the famous tea clipper the Cutty Sark.

Breakfast was magificent, and included fresh fruit, fruit juice, and the
customary cooked things with optional standard or vegetarian sausages. The
bread was delicious.

Over the road is the tidal river, with wooded banks and many moored yachts.
Penryn's picturesque main street is a few yards up the steep St Gluvias
Street, on the corner of which Prospect House stands. All rooms have HD TV.
Falmouth with its dock and Maritime Museum is a short drive away, and the
University of Exeter Cornwall Campus is one mile distant.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Roger1UK
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Morecambe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2008

Stayed at Prospect House last Summer and found the entire experience just perfect. Beautiful gardens and conservatory where you can sit if weather isn't nice. Excellent brakfast and above all tranquility.
The owner, Carolyn, is great!

  • Liked — Ambience
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank skipper48
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2007

Absolutely wonderful boutique B & B that s dog friendly and people friendly too. Only 3 rooms and good value with all the comforts taken care of on the outskirts of Falmouth.

Amazing original features of merchants house, at every turn from the equisite carved wood framed doors and surrounds , painted corniches and brightly coloured stained glass. The garden is lovely with an amazing Victorian conservatory. Safe off road parking with walls all round and sizable gates.

Decor inside the room fits in with the house, nice en suite with good selction of goodies. Would be nice to have pullout shaving mirror but a minor gripe.

Guest lounge with tea on arrival from the charming host is very calming and sets the tone. Breakfast is good and very flexible. No TV's which is a pleasant change, but would have liked a radio in breakfast room.Penryn is not the prettiest place but do try the Aqua Viva tapas restaurant on Islington Wharf and walk the dogs along the river path and through the beautiful Church yard. Do go to the old world Pandora Inn, but you have to drive its two miles or more and down an amazingly steep one track road which in the summer will require some patience.

Stayed April 2007
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Additional Information about Prospect House

Property: Prospect House
Address: 1 Church Road | Penryn, Falmouth TR11 5NL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Falmouth
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Falmouth
Hotel Class:4 star — Prospect House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Prospect House Falmouth, Cornwall

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