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“Small but good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Summer House

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The Summer House
Ranked #52 of 82 Penzance B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
shropshire
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small but good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

The Hotel is a beautiful building and Linda is a perfect host. A warning however, don't take your cat as the rooms aren't big enough to swing one. The shower is so small you can't escape the water to apply the shower gel (which was not replenished every day). Sadly the small theme continues with breakfast which although perfectly cooked and with excellent ingredients it hardly satisfies. When I asked for scrambled eggs one morning my two halves of a tomato (served when you have a fried egg) became one half. Two halves returned the next morning when I reverted to a fried egg. Presumably the extra egg needed for scrambled equated to half a tomato. We also had to ask for extra toast every day rather than Ciro (who seemed a bit gruff) asking us. Overall it seemed a bit penny pinching. Beautiful rooms, a warm welcome, but the over-riding memory is "small". Sorry.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at the Summerhouse for three nights in July. This has to be the best B&B/small hotel I have ever stayed in, and I travel a lot. The hotel is spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. Linda and Ciro are most welcoming, friendly and helpful. There is a wonderful little courtyard, where one can sit and have a drink or just relax. I can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

We were so lucky to find the Summer House after a terrible hotel experience in St Agnes.
The Summer house is a jewel in Penzance we felt like we had entered Italy after walking in the front door tastefully decorated and warm welcome.There is an exquisite garden totally protected from the wind and very sunny where we drank Vintage Champers so I presume Cheiro and Linda have an excellant cellar.The room was sweet with comfortable beds and so much attention and love put into everything we ahall defintly return again.The food was sublime and they went out of their way to cook for us whilst also not intruding on us so we had a very romantic dinner of it! Wonderful!!! Should have a michelin star!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

We arrived early Saturday morning with the night train from London. The train itself was a hideous experience but luckily we were welcomed with a very nice breakfast in The Summer House. It's a beautiful building just off the main road with your typical steps and adjoining buildings in different styles. We stayed in superior double room; very quit and relaxed. Good bathroom and what I like the best is that the owners kept the old style of the house while incorporating it with modern elements. Breakfast was very good; there is part table service and part self service. We had nice chats with the owner about the B&B, the area, where to go and what to do. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2011

The hotel took us totally by surprise
It is not something we had ever seen before , out of a fairy tale.
The rooms where beautiful in pastel colours .
The whole place just came together .
Linda was a great host & the dinner put together by cheiro
Was magnificent

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2011

This B and B is a great litle place where there is nothing at all to complain about. The staff are warm and friendly, the establishment is clean and tidy and the food was just right.
Breakfast was excellent, fresh and filling.
Very nice stay, thank you

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2010

This was our second visit to the Summer House.
Last year was a last minute reservation, this year a leisurely four day break.
Linda and Ciro are extremely welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.
Breakfast is delicious. The Summer House's location makes it an ideal place from which to explore
Penzance on foot or by public transport and we caught a bus to nearby Mousehole.
This is an ideal place to abandon the car. Walking around Penzance in the evening is a real pleasure.
I love the gentrified elegance of this seaside town, with it's Georgian splendour and some wonderful Art Deco buildings. The Jubilee Lido is splendid now it's restored.
Plus, Ciro served us the best Pinot Grigio we had ever had!
We are already planning to return next year.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Summer House
Address: Cornwall Terrace, Penzance TR18 4HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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