We spent 2 nights in room 1, a newly refurbished room with a huge visprung bed (extremely comfortable) and the best sea view you could ever wish for. If you don't like to fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves, then don't book this room. For those that do, it's perfection. The entrance hall to the room, the walk in wardrobe and the large bathroom with walk in shower, all made sure that the room itself far exceeded expectations.
During our visit, it was the attitude and service that perhaps knocked the shine off things. Things were just a bit too laid back, even for Cornwall.
The pub food was pretty average, the breakfast was ok but nothing special (under cooked bacon and herb/leek sausages have always put me off, but that's personal) and the fact that on the Sunday they ran out of Sunday roast at 13.25 due to the fact that the restaurant had been fully booked was very disappointing both to residents and locals.
Being a lover of Cornish Fairings, I was excited to see that there was ONE prepacked biscuit waiting for us in our room to be occupied by 2 people ...... but having to break it in 2 and share it with my travel companion, and not being given a second one the next day because they are only given on arrival, was also disappointing.......I'm not sure I understood the 'cost' issue for that, as the room rate was the same each night and seeing as I had saved the hotel the trouble and cost of a linen change and deep clean after night 1, I would have thought it would warrant another pre-pack biscuit. Anyway, enough said.
I would recommend room 1 to anyone, as I have travelled the world and never had a more comfortable bed or better view, which is the primary reason for my high score....but there is something missing in terms of the customer service that just leaves you a bit disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on one of Cornwall's most stunning bays, the Old Success is a beautiful 17th century fisherman's inn, which has been transformed into comfortable, modern rooms and apartments while retaining its charm and character. With clear blue sea and fine sands, Sennen Cove is a breathtakingly beautiful location. The Old Success boasts magnificent views overlooking the beach and Whitesand Bay towards The Brisons rocks and Cape Cornwall, the only cape in England. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Success Hotel Sennen Cove