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The Ship and Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in St Mawes
Coventry
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“Cosy harbour hotel, perfect location, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed May 14, 2010

My husband and I have just had a lovely bargain weekend break staying at the Ship and Castle Hotel, St Mawes, 7-10 May. Travelled down by coach from the Midlands, so really only had 2 full days, as day 1 and 4 were travelling. We arrived with plenty of time to pop into the pub next door for a couple of bevvies before our evening meal. The hotel bar and dining room have splendid views over the little beach and harbour. We were lucky enough to have a side view room overlooking the harbour road and beach, so we could see all the comings and goings at the very busy little co-op shop. Our bathroom was large, newly refurbished with a large bath with shower over. Not all rooms have a bath though. A hairdryer was provided, as was the usual tea/coffee making facilities. Beds were comfortable, crisp and clean. It was a very cool weekend, but the hotel was very cosy and the central heating was on in our room evenings and mornings. The food was good, with plenty of choices, (3 courses with coffee), but husband was disappointed that chicken was not on the menu the 3 nights we were there. But roast turkey with all the trimmings was a Sunday evening choice. The service was excellent, didn't have to wait long to choose our food, and didn't have to wait long for it to be served, even though the hotel seemed full. The girls worked very hard, and always with a lovely smile. The young lady entertainer on Friday evening was good. She sang well, and cracked some good jokes in a clean and down to earth way, as did the male entertainer on Saturday night (always good to hear jokes never heard before!) - he was quite funny, and he sang well too. Pity more people didn't come down to hear him. The ferry to Falmough runs every hour, last one back at 5.15 so don't miss it. Loads of shops, pubs and eateries there. We walked to Pendennis Castle (a 2 mile gentle stroll via the shops) built by Henry VIII in the 1600's to defend the harbour. Next day did the shorter ferry ride over to The Place, and did the splendid coastal walk to the lighthouse ( 2 miles). All in all, a very nice weekend, and will definitely come back to St Mawes.

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Reviewed April 21, 2010

A fantastic Position overlooking the small Harbour of St Mawes. Excellent choices for breakfast and dinner far better than expected for the price great staff food was excellent staff very helpful help wheen needed one of us ios disabled and this was not a problem.. For the postion of the Hotel and price it would be difficult to beat the price. Worth taking the Ferry to Falmouth, good choice of quality shops in St.Mawes. Will stay again.

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Property: The Ship and Castle Hotel
Address: The Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Truro District > Roseland Peninsula > St Mawes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in St Mawes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ship and Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where the Rivers' Fal and Percuil meet to join the open sea, St Mawes boasts the perfect picture postcard retreat and at the heart of the village, right on the quay you will find The Ship and Castle Hotel. Once The Ship and Castle Inn, and a warren of small fishermen's cottages (remnants of which can still be seen at the rear of the existing building) The Ship and Castle is now a 54 bedroom hotel with all the charm and character one would expect for its location. Our bar and lounges offer the perfect location for a peaceful day in St Mawes watching the world go by, or enjoying a traditional Cornish Cream Tea. We have a selection of sea view rooms which understandably are in high demand and are well recommended to make your stay that little bit more special. ... more   less 
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