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All reviews phillips family sea view a family run hotel golf break two courses golf club small gym stunning location swimming pool cliff top games room some tlc night break sunday lunch tea and coffee short break fantastic views
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed in the hotel for two nights when I came down for a golf day. The first thing I have to comment on is the friendliness of the staff. They cannot do enough for you ! Both in the golf clubhouse & in the hotel. The food was outstanding at Breakfast & dinner and the rooms are perfectly clean and great value B&b. I will definitely return in the near future. Andy the Professional was a great host. 5 stars all round from me !

Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
Thank David P
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Reviewed May 19, 2016

The hotel is quite an imposing building from the front, which overlooks the beach. The main entrance is from the side, which is quirkier and a little friendlier looking. There is ample parking on site.

We stayed here after finding a bargain deal on Trivago. Our only pre-requisites were a hotel within reasonable distance of Looe, with a pool.

The hotel lobby and bar were busy on our arrival, with members of the golf set milling around. The reception staff were down to earth and very friendly. The grand stair case and stained glass window is quite a spectacle. We were up a further flight of stairs, which were notably shabbier. The décor really tailed off to be honest, appearing tired and worn in the corridors and stairways.

Our room was very small, which was made clear on the booking site, but it was entirely acceptable. The bathroom was nicely presented. It had a bath with a shower attachment, but not facility to shower stood up, due to the lack of a screen/curtain and the sloped roof precluding you from standing up in the bath. The view of the sea was perfect, and ever changing. We slept with the curtains wide open, and propped up you could see the moonlight on the water and the twinkling lights of distant vessels moving across the ocean.

The pool and sauna were both fantastic and we spent a great amount of time in the pool, enjoying being the only patrons using it during the afternoon. The gym, which we passed en route to the pool, looked like a very small token gesture to a fitness facility at best, and in the same vicinity was also a games room (ping pong table etc). This seemed like an unfinished endeavour or else just very, very underused.

We did not take breakfast at the hotel, but on checking out we spied a lovely range of fare on offer and regretted not doing so.

  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ClementineDaze
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

Friends took us for a meal hear Friday lunch time. The restaurant serves superb food in old fashioned classy setting. Staff were superb and the food was even better. Recommend the peppered Mackerel starter. At £15.00 per head for 3 courses in such a superb setting I could find no fault. After meal sit and drink FREE coffee in the day room and admire the views. You will not eat better food in better settings for miles.

  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
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Thank Joe J
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

We can't praise this hotel enough. As soon as we approach the hotel our shoulders droop and we breathe. It's only human nature that entices us to read and hold onto any negative views but remember there are 2 sides to every storey. Any negative reviews about the hotel, staff, or golf course can easily be swept away by the positives.
We have just had the most perfect wedding here surrounded by our family and friends from home and our extended "friends & family" from the hotel.
If you need somewhere to go to work and sit at a computer all day then be warned or simply choose somewhere else. The wifi signal is sporadic but we always manage to contact people on whatsapp or face book and even open emails. This is a hotel where you should be appreciative of the views and surroundings. Allow yourself the chance to unwind and just stop for awhile.
As for any golfers among you. This is a cliff top course with breathtaking coastal views. The green keepers work hard in all weather conditions so please don't moan at them for having to cut the grass. Funnily enough it does grow! Again if those critics are expecting somewhere to rival Augusta then play somewhere else. But please don't slate a links course that is how it should be. I it offers different challenges every time dependant on the weather.
As for the food well.... We never manage all 3 courses ( we intend to do some training before our next visit in August). The standard of food is superb, there's a wide variety to suit all tastes and it's always beautifully presented. Breakfasts set you up for the day and if you have room the afternoon cream teas are a must.
Our family from Yorkshire are so excited about our holiday ( booked before we'd even got back home this time). We know that we will not be disappointed in any way and we will have a relaxing week.
If you don't get that taking my grandchildren rock pooling on the beach ( just across from the hotel) is the most perfect moment then you obviously miss out on the effect of Whitsand Bay.
Keep up the fantastic job everyone. You should be very proud of what you do x

Room Tip: Sea views are stunning. Great family rooms too
  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank Staffs-Buddy
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Reviewed April 30, 2016

Whitsand Bay may be an acquired taste but it is one that we enjoy. It is a little old-fashioned and quirky and definitely caters for the golfing fraternity (which we do not belong to) but they are very friendly and can't do enough for you.
The restaurant is excellent with very efficient service and even better food. The sea views are wonderful with the added bonus of having really good walking country all around.
Only gripe would be that there is no wi-fi in the rooms, which should be a fairly basic requirement these days.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barbara R
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