We had a wonderful stay in Room 6 for seven nights.
The room, supposedly on of the less expensive, was on the second floor (steep stairs but then what do you expect in a 1901 building!). Room was quite spacious with bed and robes but also comfy chairs, desk and en-suite (shower not bath but that was fine and known at time of booking).
The main window (dormer) looked out to the sea with lovely view with additional "porthole windows" overlooking the picturesque Mousehole harbour. you could not ask for better and I suspect in reality, may be a better room than some of the more expensive rooms.
Staff were friendly and helpful (and always smiling, which says so much)
As a 108 year old building, it has character which whilst re-decorating, has in the main been tastefully retained. Yes, there are creaky boards and crooked doors but that is part of the wonderful character. The dining room, which serves as restaurant, overlooks a lovely garden and sea view.
Contrary to other comments we had loads of plug sockets, (six on the desk alone plus others elsewhere). TV and DVD in room (if you really need them but the view is so much better so limited channels was not a problem to us!).
As a base to see Western Cornwall I could recommend none better than mousehole and the Old Coastguard for the discerning guest.
If you want air con, twenty TV channels, elevator, full room service etc. this in not the place for you (go to the Holiday Inn Falmouth) but if you want a great location, friendly hotel with character then this is the place.
We got a 50% discount for late season late booking but even at full price it is worth it.
- Also Known As:
- Old Coastguard Penzance
- Hotel Old Coastguard
- Old Coastguard Hotel Mousehole, Cornwall