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Housel Bay Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The property came under new ownership in spring, 2018 and has since been refurbished
  • This Victorian hotel has a private beach and direct access to the South West Coast Path
  • You can take a scenic walk, discover secret coves and then head back to the hotel and warm yourself by the roaring fire
  • The restaurant offers a taste of Cornwall with local and seasonal cuisine

100%
Enjoyed This
"The staff are particulary welcoming. Food is fantastic."
Jeanette
Feb 18, 2019 - Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Housel Bay Hotel is close to Lizard Point, the most southerly point of the British mainland, and is next to the South West Coast Path, a spectacular coastal trail that attracts thousands of walkers every year. This stretch of coast has "dramatic cliff scenery, rare wildflowers and an interesting coastal history", according to the National Trust.

The wildflower-strewn cliffs provided the backdrop for the BBC's "Poldark", and also inspired author Rosamunde Pilcher's novels.

Poltesco is 15 minutes' drive away. The Poltesco Valley is notable for its ruined medieval mills, 17th-century pilchard cellars and 19th-century serpentine factory.

The picturesque harbour at Mullion Cove is approximately 20 minutes away by car, or it's a moderate 7-mile walk along the clifftops. If you're lucky, you will spot flocks of migrant warblers and swallows.

The restaurant sources local and seasonal ingredients. Rooms have countryside or ocean views. King Panoramic Rooms, the largest room type, also feature a bay window.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No infant bed/cot or extra bed is available, nor allowed.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

100%
Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Housel Bay Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Nice Staff. Good Food. Excellent location.
A E Feb 18, 2019 Beaworthy, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff are particulary welcoming. Food is fantastic.
Jeanette Feb 18, 2019 Chippenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The views and how close it was to the south west coastal path!
Emma Feb 18, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel and staff were lovely. The food was very good. The only negative for us was the bar prices. £16,00 for a glass of wine and a pint of beer was too much in my opinion
Verity Feb 17, 2019 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view
Other Comments
Not pleased to find it cheaper on booking.com!
Karen Feb 16, 2019 Bow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room 23 with bay window overlooking the ocean.
Other Comments
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was of high quality with delicious pannacotta for dessert. Looking forward to returning for another stay.
Colin Feb 15, 2019 Penzance, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Delicious food
Other Comments
Lovely views
Carol Feb 13, 2019 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location/views food staff and bedroom
Other Comments
Provided an excellent break at a very fair price
Barry Jan 08, 2019 Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly welcome, lovely food, great views, and the room was super!
Margaret Jan 07, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
Mandy Jan 07, 2019 St Kew, Bodmin, United Kingdom

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