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“Repeated Excellence”
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The Riverside
Ranked #2 of 16 Boscastle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Repeated Excellence”
Reviewed November 3, 2010

Have just stayed for at least the 5th time in as many years at the Riverside for a short break. Staff are always cheerful, friendly and helpful. Food is excellent and always plentiful, whilst rooms are spacious and have real individual charecter.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

We really enjoyed our one night stay and it was very good value. The food was absolutely delicious - we are vegetarian and there is lots of choice. Breakfast was really good too. The room was very nice and clean and hearing the cascading river through our bedroom windows was a definite plus. Very helpful and friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

We spent four nights in the hotel (dbb) and had a lovely, comfortable room looking down to the harbour. Staff could not have been more helpful. Food was fresh, imaginatively cooked, locally sourced where possible, well presented, and helpings were very generous. Breakfasts were excellent, with a wide enough variety of choice to suit any tastes. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

We have been to Boscastle for quite a few trips and have always stayed at the Riverside Hotel, The service is second to none the staff could not be more helpful. The food I consider to be the best in Boscastle is fresh local produce cooked to perfection. We had a room that looked down the harbour and were blessed with sunshine all week, so to get up and see the sun on the top of the headland with all the beautiful autumn colours was a treat. We shall be back next year.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Very comfortable hotel reasonably priced with an excellent restuarant. An excellent base for exploring this wonderful coastline either by foot or car. Staff are very helpful with a good sense of humour. Only downside no car parking though public (PAY) carpark nearby.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

The Riverside Hotel was renovated after the great flood a few years ago. It was carefully renovated so you cannot tell any new additions and it kept its character and charme. Now, however, the rooms have all modern amenities, new bathrooms, flat screen TV,etc.

The hotel is situated directly next to the river, so you have to be aware that you will hear the stream day and night - very soothing if you ask me as it sounds like ongoing rain, but this might not suit everyone.

The room itself was kept very clean, the staff was friendly and welcoming. On my departure day, they went put of their way to accommodate me with some breakfast at 7:45, even though they only formally start serving at 8:30.

Diner there is great as well, especially the fresh seafood and the flame-broiled steaks.

The location is excellent for tours both to the coast path, Tintagel, etc. The busstop is only a few meters away.

Be aware of the parking. You'll need to leave the car at the public parking lot (cost was GBP 4.80 per day); parking there is free between 6 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.

I'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

The friendliness and quality of service experienced at this hotel entitle it to its 5 star rating. Nothing is too much trouble - from advice about parking to providing fresh milk in a thermos for drinks. Rooms were comfortable, recently decorated and had all the facilities required. Along with its ideal location for walking the coast path, this hotel is to be highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: The Riverside
Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boscastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Boscastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Riverside 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside is situated in Boscastle, one of the most picturesque parts of North Cornwall. Located in the South West of England, Boscastle and its surrounding area are internationally recognised for their outstanding scenic beauty.Nestled in a secluded valley close to the harbour of Boscastle, The Riverside is open all year round. We have thirteen bedrooms catering for walkers, cyclists, day trippers or holiday breaks. ... more   less 
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