JUDGING by the reviews that have gone before it would appear service and friendliness are paramount at Penmorvah which made it even more unfortunate that the level of service we received was disappointing and unwelcome.
We were using the B&B as a one-night stopover either side of a trip to the Isles of Scilly. Its location cannot be faulted sitting as it does on a street which is taken over by nothing but B&Bs. Free on-street parking is available directly outside, a benefit given our intention to leave the car in Penzance during our onward travel.
We arrived late in the evening, doing our utmost to keep Nigel informed of our arrival time in spite of patchy phone reception and, latterly, the demise of the phone's battery. Upon arrival we were made immediately to feel as though we had inconvenienced Nigel, a poor display for any hotelier. A remark was made about how little sleep he would get because of needing to get up to prepare our breakfast for us. We were spending £75 for little over 6 hours in his guest house and he was well aware of our timings well in advance. It was disappointing not to be made to feel more welcome.
The rooms are fine. Ours was quite pokey and the bathroom was outdated. The sliding door between the bedroom and bathroom was a little light on privacy. There was nothing particularly noteworthy either positive or negative about the rooms.
In the morning we spoke briefly with Nigel about the Isles of Scilly and he was pleasant however we had found his attitude the previous night sufficiently unwelcome to not warm to him particularly when the morning came.
The purpose of our stay at Penmorvah was a restful night's sleep which was achieved. Aside from that nothing was offered. It was very disappointing to come away with negative thoughts of a guest house which was well-reviewed and where we had anticipated in such a short amount of time that nothing could give rise to any concerns. However at £75 per night it is far from cheap and the service did nothing to improve my feelings to a considerably middle-of-the-road establishment.
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