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“Stuck in the '70's and a musty smell...”
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Aviary Court Hotel
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Aviary Court Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Redruth
Wollaston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Stuck in the '70's and a musty smell...”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Looks fantastic in the photo's, and their website boasts of recent refurbishment...this may be true but the refurbishment wasn't done where it is needed, ie carpet, curtains, beds.
The bed was a double - who has double beds in this day and age? I am 6'1'' and the small bed gave me backache, bed wasn't comfortable either, and the bedding was a sheet, a fleece type thing and then a duvet - well it wasn't really a duvet, more a thick rug.
Given Room 4, orange walls with blue curtains and bedding, truly awful combination in poor taste.
You have to leave your key behind on a hook together with the other 5 keys when you go out - so anyone can take your key and gain access to your room.
The worst thing about the hotel, aside from the small bed was the smell. As soon as you walk in it smells extremely musty and stagnant. This smell is everywhere. I can only compare the smell to my Nan's house after it hadn't been lived in for 2 years or an old boarding school.
This smell continues to the bedroom and even the bedding. One waft of the covers was enough to make me feel sick. You can't even open the windows above your head as they are sheet fire glass and cannot be opened. Had to use the windows the other side of the room.
Complained the following morning and was offered a different room with a slightly larger bed, declined this and was asked to pay for the second night! Needless to say we didn't even stay for breakfast.
Positives: bathroom was extremely clean, the grounds are well maintained and they have a tennis court, location.
Booked two nights, stayed one after a terrible nights sleep and went to the Carnon Downs Premier Inn - at £1.00 more expensive. Please, use the Premier Inn, a far better nights sleep, in a quiet area, a kingsize bed and no weird smell permeating everything.

Room Tip: Don't have room 4, come to think of it, any room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knaresborough
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Once again we have visited Aviary Court (we couldn't believe our luck the first time). It was a holiday to remember. The weather was better this time! Once again Bernice and Paul were there to make all the difference, Wonderful food created by Bernice and charming banter and service by the "head gardener" Paul. They both pull out the stops to ensure you have a memorable time.
We had a different room this year, equally as good as last year. Fresh fruit every day together with a selection of fruit teas, tea, coffee and hot chocolate, not forgetting the bottled water each day.
If eating in the restaurant look out for Moley, he can appear anywhere!!
If you want a holiday in Cornwall please give this hotel a try, you will not regret it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great, whether doubles or single bedded
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have stayed here several times over the years and have recommended it many times - the strength of our recommendations have led to at least three other people going there on a regular basis. The food is good, the place is very clean and you can really relax.

Paul and Bernice are a really great couple who run this place and they go out of their way to make your stay a really pleasant experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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blackburn
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our 3rd visit, wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cornwall. Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean bedrooms. The garden's are a credit to them. Beautifully cooked meals, with excellent choices. A previous reviewer loved the 'Bread and Butter Pudding' so did I till we had Rice Pudding it's the best I've ever had. Thankyou Paul and Bernice for making our holiday such a memorable one, dispite a little bit of rain. We'll be back.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorset, UK
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed here with a colleague for a business trip and we were delighted by the brilliant reception we received at Aviary Court. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable, with a modern ensuite and we had dinner there as well. It was lovely to sit by the fire and have a drink before going through to dinner. Had an amazing dinner, brilliantly cooked and reasonable for the quality of the food. Breakfast was great too. The hospitality was brilliant, we felt very well looked after and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DorsetGirl84
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Byfleet, Surrey
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44 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Just come back from a business trip to Cornwall. Colleagues normally book me into other hotels but I haven't had much luck with peace & quiet & so decided to book something myself this time and definitely wasn't disappointed with the Aviary Court Hotel. If you're looking for peace & quiet after a days work this is just the ticket. Spotlessly clean room with all the facilities you'd expect, with absolutely no noise from the other rooms at all. If like me when you're away on business you'd like to feel that you're actually staying in Cornwall & not just in another hotel room anywhere in the country then this is the place for you. The views of the grounds when you open the curtains in the morning are gorgeous and also from the restaurant & lounge. Food beautifully home cooked and very welcoming hospitality from Paul & Bernice. Another big plus is that you can walk from the hotel to the beach in 20 minutes which again after a days work in the Summer is very do-able. Didn't do it myself this time but good reason to go back again soon.

Book now & don't even consider the other hotels in the area as I've been there & got the t'shirt and this is definitely my preference.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. If you want a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings, this is the place for you. The food is fantastic and the hospitality outstanding. For us this is home from home. We have been in 5-star hotels that do not come close to the standard of this hotel. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aviary Court Hotel
Address: Mary's Well, Redruth TR16 4QZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Redruth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Redruth
Hotel Class:3 star — Aviary Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Aviary Court Hotel Redruth, Cornwall

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