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“Fantastic Hen party expirence” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Budock Vean Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mawnan Smith
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Truro, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hen party expirence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wonderful bridemaids booked this as a surprise and it was amazing! The Spa was so relaxing, food was amazing and everyone was so friendly. My treatment was amazing and the day was very reasonably priced. There is alot of space to lounge around and enjoy the beautiful views. The only small criticism was the children who were running around and being very ill behaved. This is more down to their parents, although I did see a sign saying children weren't allowed in there between the hours of 10-3 but no one was around to enfoce this. Overall an excellant time thanks.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank saz N
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for reviewing your hen party pamper in the Natural Health Spa. I will ensure the Spa team are passed your very kind comments.

We are sorry to hear you were unhappy with young children in the swimming pool.

As you say, we do have restricted swimming times (for children under the age of 11) but children of any age are welcome to swim between the hours of 10am and 5pm with parental supervision.

We do hope you will come back and visit us again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent 3 days at this lovely hotel with stunning views and position. Staff very polite and friendly.
Food very nice but could have been served hotter especially breakfast.
We visited this hotel a few years ago and I don't think that the bedrooms have been changed since then. They need renovating and upgrading especially the bathrooms which for a hotel such as yours let you down. The lounges and cocktail bar are very pleasant after there refurbishment.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Perks112
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review and we are delighted you like the newly refurbished lounges.

We hope you visit us again soon.
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Andover, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Spent a long weekend for Burns night, excellent value for money, food excellent, staff friendly and attentive, pool area relaxing and spa treatments a must! This was our second visit and we will be back. Great location for walking and exploring.

Room Tip: The rooms are quirky, but added to the weekend!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruth C
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Budock Vean. We are planning another Burn's Night in 2015 so hope you will come back and stay with us again then!
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

I booked a spa day with two treatments for myself and my husband on a holiday in cornwall, and from booking to the day it was faultless. We had a lovely lunch which was included in the package, and opted to spend a little more on wine to make the most of the day. I opted for the natural health spa salad which was perfect, light but a large portion, and my husband a sandwich with chips. The treatments were great, with both ladies very professional yet friendly, offering local knowledge and making us feel at home and welcome to use the facilities for the day. Definitely worthwhile if in the area, and the heated outdoor hot tub is a must in any weather!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sophie D
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your Spa Day. We are delighted you enjoyed your day and I have passed your kind comments through to the Spa team.

Please come back and visit us again soon! Thanks again.
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had a lovely room looking out onto the golf course. The staff were without exception courteous, helpful and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. The weather was awful but we have come home having thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was the high point of this fab value winter offer. Four courses included and everything we chose was beautifully presented and scrumptious. The afternoon cream teas blew the diet straight out of the window! Breakfast was delicious and kept us going until tea. Just working out how we might return shortly!
Having read some of the previous reviews i think i would say that the hotel is gradually being refreshed and updated. We thought that the sitting and dining rooms/ bar were very comfortable and welcoming. Our room had a good view down to the estuary, was light and spacious. The bathroom all worked well. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well as lovely and quiet. Some of the furnishings show signs of wear however nothing that would stop us wanting to go back!

Room Tip: Oops, i didnt use fitness centre but cant undo the rating!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane G
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Budock Vean. We are delighted you enjoyed your break.

Thank you also for your kind comments with regards to the newly refurbished lounges and cocktail bar we are really pleased with the way they are looking.

Please do come back soon!
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a lovely clean room and bathroom overlooking the golf course. We were spoilt. What a welcome. All the staff without exception were helpful and courteous. The meals were excellent and the best, in our opinion, was the buffet lunch on Christmas Day; the chefs are to be congratulated. If this hotel is buried in the past as one reviewer has said then please keep it buried!

Room Tip: We were in the bedrooms only "new" wing overlooking the golf course. Peaceful and comforta...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Barry S
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thank you for spending Christmas with us and thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your festive break with us.
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Weston-Super-Mare
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

I don't know where the previous reviewer stayed. The room (49) was fantastic. We had a Christmas dinner on the Saturday night, and as a group we decided that it was the best Christmas party we have had in a long time.
The food was excellent, plates were piping hot. The dining room is well decorated. The "fake beams" are probably there from a refurbishment of thirty or forty years ago, but we still were wondering whether they were real or not. The prints certainly were not out of place. What does the previous reviewer want, Constables?
The dress code might be slightly old-fashioned, but I have no problems with it, as it lends a certain air of refinement.
The hotel is superb. The location is excellent, and how anyone can criticise the service, food or the ambience is strange.
We had great fun in the outdoor hot tub in the rain, wind and dark.
The golf course was very good (according to my colleagues). All in all the consensus is that all twenty of us want to return next year.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter d
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of the Budock Vean. We are delighted you enjoyed your party night and hope you will visit us again soon!

Thank you again.
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Property: Budock Vean Hotel
Address: Budock Vean Lane | near Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Falmouth > Mawnan Smith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mawnan Smith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Budock Vean Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a quiet bend of the tranquil Helford River nestles the award-winning 4 star Budock Vean Hotel. This family owned and run hotel is set in 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and its own golf course - The Budock Vean is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. With an AA Rosette restaurant renowned for amazing food, relaxing treatments in the Natural Health Spa, luxury self catering holiday homes, dog friendly cottages, tennis courts, kayaking and boat trips along the river, you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. ... more   less 
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