Please ignore all the negative comments about this inn. My husband and myself have just returned from a weeks stay at Jamaica Inn which we used as a base for touring North Cornwall.
The inn is exactly that, an inn!, not a swanky hotel. For starters the inn has all the olde worlde qualities of when it was built in 1750 but at the same time has been updated to cater for the 21st century tourist. The low lighting and oak beams add atmosphere, especially at night. We stayed in the new part of the building which although our room was modern, still managed to capture the style of many years past, again with low ceilings and oak beams. Our room and the whole place was exceptionally clean and comfortable. There have been concerns from some people about the modernisation, but would you really want a room and food afforded the traveller in the 18th/19th Century, no of course not! Dame Daphne Du Maurier walked through the door of the inn 82 years ago and was captivated. It was a cold eerie night in 1930 and yes the inn was more isolated then than it is now, it didnt have the A30 going past, but she had imagination and that's what you need now. Use your imagination and lose yourself in the inn's history. Forget it's the 21st century (ignore the fruit machine in the bar, we never saw anyone using it!) and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and and a few drinks before dinner. The meals at the inn were fantastic. British pub grub at its best. The chef is to be congratulated on his fayre, especially his Cornish Tribute steak and ale pie. The meals reflect an inn, not a posh hotel! Most of the meals were under £10.00 per person and helpings were generous. The breakfast was the same as most hotels though, a buffet selection of cereals, yoghurt, fruit juice, toast and a hearty cooked breakfast of which you helped yourself to as much as you could eat! The staff were all very friendly and helpful, although the only negative on the staff front was the lack of local knowledge about places and the surrounding area. We have never stayed anywhere quite like it. If you want good food, atmosphere and a clean comfy room to sleep in, look no further than the Jamaica Inn. We will most certainly be returning at some time in the future.
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