In general, we were pleasantly surprised on arrival (long weekend break).We got it for a really competitive price, and honestly did not expect one of the best B&Bs experience we ever had. Pen Star is run by a lovely couple - very friendly, helpful, professional, and non-invasive :)
Positives: the room & facilities were very clean, and the level of detail have exceeded some 4 start hotels I stayed in during my world travels.
The room will have all the necessary 'bits' you need, so don't bother packing most of the essentials - robes, towels, soap, shampoo, tea, tissues. biscuits, mineral water, hot chocolate ...etc etc - room & bathroom supplies are quite impressive.
The breakfast was fabulous - I'm rather a picky eater, but could always find something on the morning menu, All done to a high standard + wide choice of muesli, juices, and little bits you can start your day with.
It would be unfair to score the hotel down by location, but it's worth mentioning that it's a bit of a walk to a nearest restaurant St.Austel is not really full of anyway.
The room was a bit small, but again, served as well as a central base for short trips around Cornwall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pen Star House is a 4 star, silver award B&B and offers a warm welcome to all. It is in an excellent location for visiting all atractions.The Eden Project is 10 mins away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan 15. It is walking distance to The Historic port and beach of Charlestown along with Shops, banks, restaurants, pubs, chemist etc within 5 mins walk. We have Superior, King size and standard rooms offering single, double, twin and family accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pen Star House St Austell, Cornwall