The Abbey is so wonderful! I found this hotel on the internet -- its sweet, shabby chic appearance and historic interest appealed to me. My husband wasn't too thrilled, so I only booked one night. But it was such a wonderful place that once we realized what a treasure it was (as my husband agreed), we inquired about staying one more night. Naturally they were all booked. Anyway, we were very well received on a pretty summer afternoon. We were invited to come straight back into the lovely Drawing Room for some nice tea and delicious tea cakes after setting our luggage in our rooms. I loved Room Seven which my husband and I stayed in, with a pretty little view of the bay (and the bathroom across the corridor), and my teenagers enjoyed their twin Room Eight down the hall. Quirky, quaint, and cute! The hotel had an unusual kind of "Eclectic English" feel which in my opinion was just fun. The Breakfast Room was very nicely done -- we really enjoyed the setting and the menu/food was very good. We experienced excellent service and very friendly, helpful hosts. I wish I could say we plan to return to The Abbey, but we came from California for a once-in-a-lifetime family trip to the UK for the 2012 Olympics. Thanks to The Abbey for the memory of an overnight stay in what turned out to be our little treasure in Penzance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abbey Hotel is a rare gem, a hotel that refuses to enter the modern world, choosing instead to linger in its serenely elegant past. The feel is of a smart country house, and the drawing room – roaring fire, huge gilt mirror, walls of books, rugs on stripped floors – is hard to beat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbey Hotel Penzance
- The Abbey Penzance, Cornwall