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The Slipway B & B

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#2 of 2 hotels in Port Isaac
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The Slipway is a 7 bedroom Bed & Breakfast. Directly across from the historic fishermans market, stands the slipway. originally built in 1527, the slipway has enjoyed a varied life and was converted to a guest house post WW2. The B&B covers the top 3 floors of the slipway building. Beneath is the Harbourside cafe & Terrace which provides breakfasts and other facilities to the slipway guests.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Adrian C wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia57 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cannot fault the location. Perfect for strolling around the village. Getting down by car is half the fun, I seriously thought at one stage we were just going to stop in a field somewhere (cursing the GPS). The hotel is at the bottom of the hill on a tiny flat stretch opposite a fishmonger (LHS). And right beside the life saving building(RHS).
Room was with a Balcony (upgraded as we were the only ones in the B&B). Room 1. Big room for a B&B. New bathroom (if not a tad small) but quirky is why you come to the UK. Breakfast was amazing and keeps you going all day. Was expecting just a basic breaky, but after we had the cereal were then offered a full English. Needless to say I did not need to eat for the rest of the day.
Second morning had the salmon breaky. Very nice.
Staff are friendly and the service is great. Not sure what it would be like if it was busy but in December during the week its all to yourself.
The bar is a little "weird" and in a way unwelcoming, so we went to the Golden Lion (about 50 meters away). Oh and at night on the weekends (at least on Friday in Dec) it closes early around 7pm (food and drink).

Parking was my only hiccup. Left bags at bottom at the hotel. Following the directions I was given I parked in the wrong car park. There are two. You follow the narrow road up the hill from the hotel for about 400-500 meters you will come to a road called New Road (just after the very steep bit). Road sign is on a wall about 3 foot off the ground. Go left and about 100 meters on the left is the car park. It over looks the sea and leads into the coastal walk, which you can walk down to get back to the hotel.
If you come from Port Gaverne the cark park is on the right hand side just as you come up the hill (if you see "The angry Anchovy" on the RHS, you have gone past it). Cost is 2 pounds for 24 hours. The wrong car it costs about 10 pounds for 24 hours)
Here is a tip. When you leave the hotel and have bags and want a work out, walk up the road to the car park. Guarantee to give you a fantastic work out and the lungs will burn.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 1 was great with a little balcony
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Patrick Weir wrote a review Aug 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and my Partner Janine stayed here for two nights during the difficult conditions associated with Covid-19 Social distancing.

To say the staff (special mention to Lindsey The Manager) were welcoming was a huge understatement as they simply could not do enough for us both in terms of ensuring that we were welcomed with courtesy and were placed into our lovely bright clean room overlooking the harbour.

The evening food menu was excellent, as was the breakfast one too, and cooked and delivered to perfection by friendly staff who could not have done more to ensure that our meals were cooked to our satisfaction. Note: Just getting a meal reservation could have posed a problem but with expert juggling by the team we got our seats/table.

The hotel itself is 'bang in the middle' of the hubbub' and within walking distancing of everything including the coastal hilltop walks. It's olde worlde quaint architecture and picture adorned walls makes the place feel homely on arrival.

I thoroughly recommend this place to anyone and would to thank you for treating us both so well during our stay.

Thank you once again.
Patrick & Janine.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Judith E wrote a review Aug 2020
Esher, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a recent mini tour of Cornwall we stayed at the Slipway B&B in the heart of Port Isaac. We wanted to see all the sites that we see whilst watching Doc Martin and this hotel could not be more central. We received a lovely welcome from the owner and enjoyed a gorgeous dinner, beautifully served by Hazel. Both dinner and breakfast were delicious. Room 2 is the one to request as although it is compact, it has everything one needs including the nicest balcony overlooking the sea and the village. Don’t take your car into the village if you can help it- ring Marco on 07866 223786 who will collect you from the main car park at very reasonable rates.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nicky w wrote a review Mar 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom217 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Slipway is a very good location for exploring Port Isaac as it is, as the name suggests right by the slipway of the harbour. I think the hotel might have been having some refurbishment over the winter as it was clad in scaffold and things seemed newly painted. The room was very clean and the bed super comfortable. The en-suite shower room was compact but looked new and again very clean. There was a heated towel rail but it didn’t appear to heat up. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. There is no parking near the hotel so after unloading bags you need to move the car to a pay and display car park up the hill about a 10 minute walk.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rohais L wrote a review May 2022
Ipswich, United Kingdom23 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Port Isaac has become very pricey due to a certain TV programme and limited accommodation. The Slipway is very nice but definitely overpriced. Our room had a (small) balcony, which just about had a view of the harbour, partially obscured by the tented eating area below. There was a tiny gap between the bed and the wall. However, staff were lovely and the bed really comfortable, plus the breakfast good. The main criticism is that we had to check in between 4 and 6 or we would forfeit the room and the £120 cost. This is nothing short of outrageous. It's a hotel with a bar and restaurant so there would always be somebody available to give guests a key. I have no idea why they have this policy - luckily we arrived in time, but as we were walking from Boscastle it did make us anxious. This needs to change.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get there on time or else!!
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Mike A wrote a review Sept 2020
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 3 lovely hours at port Issac and found the pub the slipway opposite what is the chemist in the tv program. Great that they took Covid seriously and were friendly and accommodating, as we were there for lunch and 3 meters from the local fish market building the menu lacked any fish sourced from there which I felt was odd . No crab etc .
Things were slow , but to be expected. I ordered the crayfish ciabatta and my wife had battered squid, the kind waitress stated that the squid dish was small and a starter and suggested it be made up to a main dish , fine a few quid more we thought , food arrived small portions and very disappointed but not as disappointed when we got the bill. !!!!

Small coke £3.20
Small coke £3.20

Crayfish ciabatta £12.50
Squid deep fried £11.00
Squid deep fried. £11.00

Total. £38.40

Not happy , feel ripped off and spoilt the afternoon
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David S wrote a review Apr 2023
Derby, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked the Slipway so we could attend the Post Issac Shanty Festival. Its located in the heart of the town. The owners and staff have customer service in abundance which was evident at all times. The rooms are very tasteful and ours had a small but perfectly use able bathroom, shower was really good too. We had room 5 which gives a perfect view of the harbour. Breakfast was high quality cooked to order, of help yourself to the cereals and other bits and bobs. I would definitely stay here again. Note to some......this building is over 500 years old, horse and cart was the transport at the time. So there is no car park, you can unload/ load quickly as there is very limited space for any vehicles. Then you will have to find somewhere to park. Port Issac is a bit steep in places so if your mobility is limited i would ask if you need assistance.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 5 overlooked the harbour
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Colin T wrote a review Jun 2021
United Kingdom1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Was terrible from the moment we arrived. Initial smiles as we arrived but then so busy in the restaurant that no time for us. Noisest room I have ever stayed in. Drinks and food were so over priced it was crazy. Obviously as on harbour, certain noises were expected, but, our room, £170 worth, was next to the fire exit, and opposite the office, then other room doors close by. Down stairs doors were banged constantly throughout day and evening. Then noisey people up stairs and walls like paper ! The wind from the coast constantly blew the terrace canopy around all night as well as outside menu boards that were left out and that just banged against the wall all night. Bed was small and uncomfortable. Shower and toilet were crazy small, gadvto sit on an angle just to use the pan if you wanted to shut the door. Worst night iv ever had in a hotel. No sleep was had. Breakfast was medioca at best. My advice would be stay at the premier inn locally and get a cab in and out. Save a fortune and get a good night's sleep. Dont stay here. !!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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andreashols wrote a review Aug 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at The Slipway for night at the end of 6 day hike on the South West Coast Path. It provided all I needed for a comfortable stay, with very comfortable en suite bedroom, delicious food and accommodating staff who were pleasant, calm and friendly despite the hectic-ness of the season and managing impact of Covid-19. The Manager was especially helpful ensuring I got to Newquay airport when I discovered that taxis and buses don't really exist in this area - at least not without booking well in advance!

There was a little bit of noise at night from the outdoor eating area but all the marketing and communication warns you well about this in advance so it didn't bother me. The bed was so comfy and I was so tired from walking that sleep was not a problem!

The Slipway is in a great location, right in the heart of the old village surrounded by character buildings and the lovely harbour.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lynne P wrote a review Aug 2020
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Took a friend to Cornwall (her first time) and she wished to visit Port Isaac, not a place of attraction for me but hey ho, her first time etc.
Beware of an eatery called ‘The Slipway’.
Whilst the staff were very jolly and friendly the service was extremely slow (even though the manager told me they had plenty of staff working that day, bearing in mind Port Isaac was only flooded with about 60% of the usual influx of tourists).
We weren’t in a rush so didn’t mind the long wait for our food. Wish I hadn’t bothered! My friend had a dish of chilli on chips, consisted of all chips with very little mince on. I say mince as a chilli was no where in sight along with the garlic. £11.00 🤔
Being in a fishing port I plumped for a Crab sandwich, pricey at £15 but thought it would be worth it. HOW WRONG I WAS!
Sliced cheap bread (when Cornwall produces great bread, no excuse here) I lifted the side of the sandwich to find more margarine than crab, honestly it had just been waved at the crab, not filled.
Obviously I mentioned this to a waitress she apologised, took it back to the kitchen and returned with some semblance of a filled sandwich.
NASTY!
A tiny amount of crabmeat mixed with a whole lot of cheap sweet mayonnaise. I would say the whole dish cost the eatery about £2 to make (and I’m being generous).
Stay well away, it’s a rip off folks.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Deb Y asked a question Apr 2022
Is this near Port Wenn?
Answer from George O
Dorset, United Kingdom4 contributions
Yes it is in the centre of Port Isaac (Port Wenn)
Frank G asked a question Jan 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Is there any parking for a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle at the B&B?
Answer from MagsRob
Oxford, United Kingdom78 contributions65 helpful votes
Hiya, no as the streets are very narrow. You can drive to the B+B to unload, then go to the public car park at the top of the hill. It’s a nice walk back down the coastal path or through the town, very steep (which is fun!). Worth it 👍
travelagentreplies asked a question Sept 2018
Burlingame, California591 contributions204 helpful votes
Are there hairdryers available?
Answer from Donia36
Cardiff, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Each room has got a handheld hairdryer.
Paul J asked a question Feb 2017
Stalybridge, United Kingdom32 contributions17 helpful votes
Can a car park ticket to last the 4 night stay be purchased?
Answer from kiwiphil
london269 contributions36 helpful votes
HI Paul best to use the new road carpark. you can register your car with Cornish Council Parking and then you can pay any lenght of time up to 7 days on the app. or ring the number on the payment box and you can do it over the phone i think rates are £2.90 per 24 hours in winter summer is £5 per 24 hours hope this helps
CDM49 asked a question Jan 2017
Amarillo, Texas6,266 contributions718 helpful votes
is there parking available at the hotel or near??
Answer from kiwiphil
london269 contributions36 helpful votes
every answer has given you a pretty good idea. the only thing they have missed is that if you prebook, i can assist with the hills and luggage. i can collect you and drop you back to your car as well as do sight seeing tours if wanted. call The Slipway direct and we can assist. cheers phil Owner The Slipway ( since july 18 2016)
Vesa S wrote a tip Mar 2024
Vantaa, Finland9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking provided."
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Penny B wrote a tip Nov 2023
Rockville, Maryland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re not driving, it’s about a 50 pound (each way) taxi trip from the Bodmin Parkway train station to Port Isaac."
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Chris H wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The carparks for Port Issac are up the hill about 10 minutes walk away. The hills are steep. Worth the waln though. "
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Charlotte P wrote a tip Oct 2023
St Austell, United Kingdom20 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is at the top of port Isaac and cost us £10 for 24 hours."
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janedubois2016 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Market Drayton, United Kingdom2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid staying here at all costs"
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£167 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCornwallPort Isaac
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Slipway B & B
Which popular attractions are close to The Slipway B & B?
Nearby attractions include Harbour, Port Isaac, Cornwall (0.1 miles), Port Isaac Pottery (0.07 miles), and Cliffside Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Slipway B & B?
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 Slipway B & B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Slipway B & B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outlaw's New Road, Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, and Fresh From The Sea.
Is The Slipway B & B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Port Isaac.
Are there any historical sites close to The Slipway B & B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bodmin Jail Attraction (9.3 miles), St. Breward Parish Church (6.5 miles), and Shire Hall (9.8 miles).
Does The Slipway B & B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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