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The Yacht Inn

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#5 of 7 inns in Penzance
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The Yacht Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Penzance, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at The Yacht Inn offer a flat screen TV and a desk.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including outdoor furniture and a sun terrace. Guests of The Yacht Inn are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, street parking is available.

While staying at The Yacht Inn, visitors can check out St. Mary The Virgin Church (0.1 mi) and The Egyptian House (0.1 mi), some of Penzance's top attractions.

Travellers looking to enjoy some fish and chips can head to Admiral Benbow, Old Lifeboat House Bistro, or Mermaid Alley. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Indian restaurant such as The Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant & Takeaway, Little India, or The Jhara Resturant.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art museums such as Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

Enjoy your stay in Penzance!

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Bar / lounge
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Sun terrace
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Bay View
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jimdale26 wrote a review Mar 2024
Newport, United Kingdom4 contributions
We stayed for one night and that was too long. The experience was the worst I have had at any hotel. We were contacted by the hotel around 3.50pm on the day of our arrival to ask how long it would be before would arrive as the reception closes at 4.30pm. We got there about 4.15 to be told that the room we had booked, only the previous day, was not ready and we were to be given a different room. We were also told that the bar was just closing and wouldn't be opening again and neither would the restaurant. We were told what number the room was and pointed in the direction. The only information we were offered or given about anything was, that breakfast would be served in the morning. The room was adequate but the decoration was a fresh coat of emulsion paint over some tired old wallpaper. The wrinkles and tears had been painted over but were still visible. The guest access was via a side entrance to the inn up a grubby, stale smelling staircase with a stained carpet. We looked for somewhere to eat and returned around 8.00pm to discover the hot water had to be run for an abnormally long time before any warm water came through. There was one very dimly lit ceiling light and two small bedside wall lights. One of which didn't work and there was signal on the terrestrial TV channels. The remaining channels required either a password or a subscription. Worse was to come. There was no heating in our room and not in anyone else's as far as we could make out. A number of the occupants of the other rooms were all asking if each other if there was any heating and complained about the cold. The main inn, including reception, was completely shut and no-one other than the guests in the hotel. There was nothing about the hotel, it's services, emergency contacts or even local information anywhere. I phoned the hotel number and just got through to an answering machine. I left a message, but no reply was ever received. The sound proofing was non-existent. Every sound carried and we could clearly hear people snoring in the adjacent rooms. The following morning the dining area was open but the chef was the only member of staff present in the hotel. He was taking orders, cooking the food and acting as a waiter. Strangely, he was also questioning guests about any complaints they had.; which took up the majority of his time. The breakfast was fine, but the coffee was luke warm.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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keithamara wrote a review Mar 2024
St Ives, United Kingdom495 contributions217 helpful votes
We had a lovely afternoon tea here. We sat in the resuataurant overlooking the sea. The food is just that bit different from the normal with home made  chicken liver parfait followed by fingers sandwiches. Then lovely scones with lashing of clotted cream served in serpentine bowls. And to finish browned and lemon drizzle, again, all topped in clotted cream. And all the staff were so friendly. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tour21993420453 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Booked for Afternoon Tea as a birthday treat for my friend. The Yacht Inn is a traditional pub on the seafront with pay parking directly outside. Its a great location for the Lido and a few minutes walk to beautiful Morrab gardens and Penlee Park. Afternoon tea was perfect staff were lovely, sandwiches tasty and great selection of cakes. The pate and toast were an excellent addition. My friend really enjoyed her treat, and said what a nice afternoon she had had. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Candice O wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Came in for Sunday roast. Was one of the best I had. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Was greeted as soon as we arrived. Good choice for carvery. Each dish was delicious. Have tried a lot in Penzance and this was the best we’ve had for a while. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Neil O wrote a review Nov 2023
United Kingdom85 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice place to go for a meal and a glass of pims and a glass of wine and cheesy chips and the staff are friendly and helpful and polite and amazing and brilliant and fabulous and fantastic and it is a lovely place to come for a roast
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Date of stay: November 2023
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daretoblossom wrote a review Nov 2023
Padstow7 contributions5 helpful votes
When we checked in, the woman on reception asked if we'd like help with our bags which luckily I accepted after at first refusing. She took us into a room saying they had given us a bigger room and it would be quieter 'as we have council people in, and they can be noisy'. I said the view wasn't the one I had booked - which I remembered as I wanted that room so my husband could enjoy the view even though he can't walk far. So she took us to the right room, actually further along the (short) corridor with a very much better view. Not sure what that was all about. We read the room information provided and it said if we needed the heating on just ask, so I went down to reception and did that, a different staff member there put it on and said it would be on all night. We went down to eat at 6 pm, a very chatty barman. Entertaining and friendly. The menu was different to the one provided in the room (which was also different to the one on the website...) Eventually we ordered something. OK but not good, and not very hot. We went up to relax and watch TV, the heat was off but we thought it would come back on, by the time we realised it hadn't I didn't feel like going downstairs again so we put the bath towels on the bed (lovely big ones luckily - one of the few pluses), and were warm enough, though very cold when we got up in the morning. There wasn't much noise, just the doors shutting, and there was no way of shutting them quietly as they were Yale locks. Plus the people on either side were coughing rather a lot. After a not very good sleep we went down for breakfast at 8 am ( the room info said 7.30-9) to find everything locked up and dark. I knocked on the door in case there was someone in the kitchen but no answer. So my husband had to struggle back up the stairs which he had found very difficult already. I phoned the hotel number and got an answerphone. After several trips up and down the stairs I eventually found the same chef from the night before on duty, he said he had been told the first breakfast was booked for 9 am - and we should have been asked what time we wanted. The breakfast was adequate but again not hot enough, not helped by cold plates. When we went down to check out there was no one on reception. The only pluses were the big towels already mentioned, and the comfortable bed. I had filled out the feedback card provided and left that with our key at reception. On our return home there was an email from their booking system (which didn't work, I had to phone to complete our booking) - saying they hoped we enjoyed our stay and please leave a review. I emailed the hotel direct to ask if they would like to address our concerns privately before I shared a public review - but no response, so here it is. They say in the information that they are a pub, and an old building, but many of our issues could be put right with better service and some thought - without costing any money.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ellen-Phill wrote a review Oct 2023
Lewes, United Kingdom48 contributions52 helpful votes
We arrived after a bad trip back from the Isles of Scilly and had booked this hotel at the last minute - with hindsight we should have slept in the car! The lady behind the bar was busy with a big food order so it was understandable that we had to wait for 15 minutes to check in but when she then started pulling pints for locals, who had pretty much a full pint when we arrived, it got very frustrating. The lady was very abrupt when we did finally check in - however, worse was to follow. We went up to our room which was freezing, so we tried to turn on the radiator. I mentioned this to the lady working about the heating and she said it definitely worked so we went out for dinner and hoped for the best (by the way dinner at the Dolphin was great, service was very friendly and the pub was warm!). We went back to the hotel and went to our room which had not heated up at all - I went down to the bar to ask if there was a heater but was sent away with a flea in my ear with the lady saying she only worked behind the bar and it wasn’t that cold. I went back upstairs and thought I would have a shower to warm myself up but the cubical had a funny smell, not surprising when I looked at the shower trap (see picture). The wallpaper was peeling off and there was black mould on the walls (again see the pictures) - not surprising when the rooms are kept so cold! We slept in our clothes and cannot comment on breakfast as we left at 7am as we could not wait to get away - btw the radiator came on mildly just before we left! One of the worst places I have ever been - please do not waste your money until they change certain members of the team and realise that you should not let rooms in this state!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jay L wrote a review Jul 2023
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The staff, well one of them are total crooks. Do not let the older lady behind the bar serve you as she will skim your change. I have been going in this place for several years but never again. AVOID AVOID
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Date of stay: July 2023
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SE_SE5 wrote a review Jul 2023
Hong Kong, China34 contributions57 helpful votes
Great location for the Isles of Scilly ferry, and directly opposite the Jubilee Lido swimming pool with its geo thermal pool, very tempting if the weather is good. It was OK for one night albeit a bit basic. Some positive sign of renewals from the new owners which are much needed.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynne W wrote a review Jun 2023
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The only positive was the new towel quality! Had a room with an excellent view of the bay but the room was very small and could hardly turn around in it. The bed mattress had a ridge in the middle which meant you felt you were sleeping on a slope. Then the noise began in the afternoon...the loud voices in the bar below the bedroom and the loud music meant we could not get to sleep until we complained on a Sunday night. It was 11.45 before the noise & music stopped and it was mainly the staff who worked there. After 24 hours on a plane from Australia we were over it!! ...and they charged 149 English pounds for this wonderful experience.!!! (Approx. $300 AUS for the night, and this was booked directly at the Inn not through a booking platform) ...not even an apology in the morning.Our advice?... Avoid!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Yacht Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Yacht Inn?
Nearby attractions include Morrab Gardens (0.2 miles), Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd (0.06 miles), and Escape Rooms Cornwall (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Yacht Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Yacht Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Yacht Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Yacht Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mermaid Alley, Cork And Fork, and Artist Residence.
Is The Yacht Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Penzance.
Are pets allowed at The Yacht Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Yacht Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carn Euny Ancient Village (4.6 miles), Chysauster Ancient Village (3.2 miles), and Boscawen-un Stone Circle (4.2 miles).
Does The Yacht Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.