The Hathaway Guest House is a quaint, picturesque place to stay in Port Isaac. The view from the sea facing rooms is beautiful and peaceful, allowing you to lie on your bed and listen to the sea and gulls, overlooking the beautiful Port Isaac. The hotel is one of the few in the village that has parking facilities but be careful accessing the car park if you are a nervous driver or have a large car, as you have to turn into a very tight bend, drive past public toilets where people walk out straight in front of your car and up a very narrow hill (past Doc Martins house) to the car park.
The rooms are basic but very very clean and cleaned daily and have tea, coffee, hot chocolate & biscuits as well as a TV. I found the bed to be too hard, but others may not have a bad back so may be unaffected. We apparently had the best room on the front of the house which sleeps 3.
There is no negotiation on the cooked breakfast served at 9am on the dot (we did push the time to 9.10 but daren't go any later). The eggs are freshly laid each morning. Marion and Nigel are a lovely couple and serve cream teas on nice afternoons in the front garden but as we went out we didn't try these. They can also update you on what it is like to live in Port Isaac when the filming for Doc Martin is happening (normally 3 months April - June).
Port Isaac itself is overpriced and you will get better value for money from walking to Port Gaverne for your evening meals (1 mile up a large hill but great sea view). Book early if you want to eat in a restaurant in Port Isaac as during busy periods we found they were all fully booked. The Fishermans Friends performed every Friday night this summer, on the beach, which was great entertainment. They just ask for a donation to charity. If you want to have a seat to watch them, grab a seat on the balcony of one of the pubs - very very early (approx 4pm). The Port Gaverne hotel food is exceptional, no need to book and very good value.
I would definitely stay at the Hathaway hotel again as looking out your window is one of the best sights you will see of a beautiful cornish bay.
- Also Known As:
- Hathaway Guest House Hotel Port Isaac
- Hathaway Guest House Port Isaac, Cornwall