We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Really impressed by the breakfast!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Whiteways Guest House
Ranked #79 of 81 Penzance B&B and Inns
1 review
“Really impressed by the breakfast!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

This B&B is overall quite good in my opinion. The location is very convenient, just one minute from the train station. The house owners are very nice and welcoming. I am especislly impressed by the full-day breakfast offered!!

Yes, the room may be a little bit small (I lived in a single room), but I dont think it is dirty. The smell from the kitchen definitely needs some improvement, but apart from that, everything is great!!

What can be asked for more under that reasonable price? =)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank veron15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    3
    8
    17
    14
    31
See reviews for
5
23
24
7
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Buntingford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
200 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I had booked and paid on-line based on the website. My mistake was not touse Tripadvisor!! Arrived mid-afternoon to have the splendour of the Greasy Spoon. Entered the dingy corridor and shown up to our single rooms. The were clean but that was about it. Old and tired linen, very offputting "dining room", greasy unappetising breakfast menu. Decided to just leave and forgo the money we had paid out.

Room Tip: Don't bother.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Tedfeather
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Penzance hotels

4.5 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
4 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
somewhere
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

The location of this B&B could not be better as it's less than 5 minutes away from the train station. The room I had on the whole was comfortable, and looked like some effort had been made to update it. Breakfast was excellent and I could not eat all of it, my eyes where bigger than my belly. The lady who greeted me was friendly enough. Some areas still need attention and I'm sure this will be done in time. I would stay again as on the whole it was not a bad visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank arms0001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
northeast england
Level Contributor
150 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Given the generally terrible reviews, it is only fair I start with some positives from my two-day stay at Whiteways.

1) The location was ideal as I was catching an early train on departure. Literally less than a 30-second walk to the train and coach station, the docks are a further 30 seconds, and the town centre 30 seconds the other way. Can't fault the location at all.

2) The welcome. Had read lots of bad reviews about the staff, but they were very welcoming and helpful to me so I've no complaints at all.

3) The cooked breakfast. Very nice indeed, and considering I was paying £35 or so for the room I thought the breakfast was very decent value.

Right, some inevitable negatives.

I took the single room and, oh my God, it is strange to say the least. Hardly room to swing a cat, the shower cubicle is inches away from the pillow end of the bed. Just a bizarre set-up.

No desk at all, so basically put my back out when I had to work on the laptop for a couple of hours with the computer resting precariously on the edge of the bed.

The shower cubicle is tiny, so battered into the edges every time I flinched a millimetre.

The decor is extremely shabby and dated.

The hot water tap in the sink only had cold water (had to boil the kettle to have a shave).

The cream in the room for the tea was off.

The roof leaked all night (had to position bin underneath the leak which meant a noisy pitter-patter all night)

Just the whole place was shabby, horrendously in need of a revamp and lacking any comfort at all.

I much prefer staying in independent small places than chains, but not when they are as bad as this. I really wanted to love it, but in the end it was an awful experience (bar the location and good breakfasts).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank markismith50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turin, Italy
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Smelly. Dirty. Stuffy. Suffocating. Noisy. Don't go there under any circumstances! The proprietors weren't there when we arrived (I would bet my head this is a technique they have developed over the years, so horrified people cannot complain straight away), as soon as we were left alone by a hurried lady in charge only to give us the key, we realized we couldn't even spend one hour there, let alone three nights, so we set off looking for a proper place, which we promptly found on the quay, for just £ 5 more per night. The next day we returned to explain our reasons and the proprietors had the guts to ask what we did not like. When I tried to do so, they got very offended. They are an offence to Penzance and all the other nice people we have met here. This place should be closed down, I don't know how the tourist board have let them keep open so far,
This place is a nightmarish hovel, please don't be lured by the fact that it is so close to the station.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Tiziana C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxfordshire
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

It is right by the train station and about a 10 minute walk from the harbour - so great for the odd overnight stay. I would not like to stay longer as it was rather claustraphobic (rooms small) and noisy (right on the main road and as it was a hot night we had to have the window open). Rather a shabby appearance, but everything worked. Tea and coffee facilities in the room and good breakfast the next morning.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Olita95
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

The over-riding impression I had of this guest house is that it is badly in need of some attention in terms of both time and money. We stayed for one night at each end of a trip to the Scillies and if arriving by train as we did, the location is excellent - literally metres away from the entrance to the railway station. It is also approx a 15 minute walk to the quay for the Scillonian ferry. We stayed in different rooms on each of the two nights and both occasions the bed was warm and comfortable. However, the general cleanliness and attention to detail leave much to be desired. On our second morning we could not get the shower to work so had to wash in the basin - in my case in luke warm water as the water took so long to heat up. We commented on this and were told that the button on the shower needs to be pushed hard. All that's needed (apart from getting it fixed obviously) is to let guests know - maybe by putting a note in the room....My feeling is that while it might not be the 'doss house' that some have described it as, it definitely requires some TLC. However, I suspect that the owners consider that updating is unnecessary as the location will pull it through.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank gloworm42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Penzance hotels
0.0 mi away
The Longboat Hotel
The Longboat Hotel
#51 of 81 in Penzance
4.0 of 5 bubbles 245 reviews
0.0 mi away
Carnson House
Carnson House
#61 of 81 in Penzance
3.5 of 5 bubbles 67 reviews
0.0 mi away
Penrose Guest House
Penrose Guest House
#31 of 81 in Penzance
5.0 of 5 bubbles 85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Sea Waves B&B
Sea Waves B&B
#71 of 81 in Penzance
4.0 of 5 bubbles 67 reviews
0.1 mi away
EasyPZ Backpackers
EasyPZ Backpackers
#7 of 18 in Penzance
5.0 of 5 bubbles 20 reviews
0.3 mi away
Union Hotel
Union Hotel
#59 of 81 in Penzance
3.5 of 5 bubbles 252 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Whiteways Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Whiteways Guest House

Property: Whiteways Guest House
Address: 1 East Terrace, Penzance TR18 2TD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Whiteways Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline and Cancelon so you can book your Whiteways Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Whiteways Guest House Hotel Penzance
Whiteways Guest House Penzance, Cornwall

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing