I am very impressed with Venton Vean - and I've stayed in lots of B&Bs around the world! The house is very tastefully, but neutrally, decorated, so its bound to suit all tastes. The house itself is on a quiet street in Penzance. Not walking distance to the train station - and so probably most suited if you're renting a car.
But the neighbourhood is residential and upmarket, there's lots of free on-street parking right in front of the house. The house itself is set back from the street, and so the rooms are very quiet - no traffic sounds at all.
We stayed in Room 4 - the other part of our party stayed in room 2. Both rooms are great - room 4 has a bath, whereas room 2 only has a shower. If I had to choose, go for room 2.
Breakfast was amazing - there's a choice of hot breakfasts, from English to Spanish and also Mexican I believe - although the latter two you probably have to give notice in advance. In addition to the hot breakfast, there's cereal, juice, and fresh bread - including sourdough, which was a nice touch!
Beds were very comfy and we had a good night's sleep on both nights.
Definitely will be staying at Venton Vean if back in Penzance, and I think its set a new high for B&B standards, at least for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly opened boutique bed and breakfast in a period town house next to Penlee Park in Penzance with beautifully refurbished rooms and a lovely sitting room and garden for guest use. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Venton Vean Penzance, Cornwall