We stayed two nights with a half board arrangement including golf for two days.
Very friendly, welcoming staff all the way from the snappily dressed front door man through reception and all the way to the dining room. The owners ( or manager) have obviously gained their staff well and they all seemed to have a sense of ownership for the hotel even though many were from distant climes. Could not fault the general quality of the food and service.
Two little blots on the copybook, however: the lounge waiter on our second evening was almost un- attractable. He walked back and forth from bar to lounge with his head studiously down, avoiding any eye contact. It took 15 minutes and almost a rugby tackle to get his attention. Second - our room 104 - was directly above the main entrance from the garden to the bar. Since there was a wedding reception on that evening, it meant a lot of noise from the garden and (since smokers are banished to the outside) cigarette smoke drifting up into our room. I would suggest asking for rooms with a higher end number - over floor number plus 10 - to avoid the same problem.
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- Also Known As:
- The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell
- Carlyon Bay St Austell
- Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell
- The Carlyon Bay St Austell, Cornwall