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Port Gaverne Hotel

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The AA 5 star, 2 Rosette rated 17th-century Port Gaverne Hotel is nestled in a beautiful secluded cove on North Cornwall’s dramatic coast. Enjoy seasonal, star-quality food inspired by the bounty on our doorstep. Relax in our traditional old bar with slate floors, wooden beams and a wide range of proper ales. Your dishes will be cooked simply and with integrity by Head Chef James Lean and his team, who have learnt their trade under some of the UK’s top Michelin-star chefs. With antique furniture and traditional features, no two bedrooms are the same at Port Gaverne. Facilities include free wifi, Sky TV, Nespresso coffee machines, en-suite bathrooms with a hairdryer and Molton Brown toiletries. And a hearty full Cornish breakfast is always included in the price. The beautiful, peaceful North Cornwall Heritage Coast is on our doorstep, with the beach just moments away. Port Isaac is a 5-minute walk away, or the large sandy beach at Polzeath is a 15-minute drive.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Fishing
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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JD Bow wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We came across this little pub a few years ago and loved the atmosphere one winters afternoon. We recently stayed in the hotel and the evening food was lovely, with friendly staff. However, the breakfasts are the worst I have ever encountered, don’t dare ask for a slight amendment to what is on the menu as they don’t like that. I can only think the morning breakfast chef is different to who cooks in the evening as the standard is completely different. The rooms are quirky but in desperate need of a redecoration and the carpets are filthy dirty (I appreciate it’s a dog friendly hotel but the carpets made my tummy churn).
The morning manager charged my parents twice for the room so watch out for this, he refused to believe we had already paid despite having to show him my bank statement and when I suggested he looked at the booking confirmation receipt he just looked at me blankly.
All in all the destination is lovely and the atmosphere is great. Lunch and dinner was delicious and the staff are really friendly (apart from the morning manager). It’s a bit overpriced for what you get but I think you pay for the location.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dougal J wrote a review Sept 2020
Falmouth, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We ate dinner here last night, and were impressed by the orderly arrangements for Covid safety (sanitiser, QR code, spacing, plastic partitions, masked staff etc.). We each had a main (guinea fowl, seafood stew) and a dessert (poached cherry panacotta, chocolate torte), and all four dishes were superb - beautifully presented, full of diverse flavours, and adequate portions. But so they should be at this price. The only quibble we had is that veg sides - ege the modest cup of chips we ordered - at £5 seems a bit steep. Still, all in all a good experience, and good luck to any enterprise trying to make a go of it in these times.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Soo wrote a review Jul 2023
Surbiton, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Husband and I stayed at the AA five star rated Port Gaverne Hotel for our Honeymoon, in a beautiful unspoilt cove on the very edge of Port Isaac ( without the crowds) and I have to say we were treated like Royalty.
Every member of staff went the extra mile to ensure we had an unforgettable experience.

Our first floor sea view/ beachside room with balcony was the icing on the cake, and enabled us to watch the world go by in perfect seclusion.
Housekeeping was second to none, our room was perfectly serviced each day, and the jar of chocolate eggs replenished each morning, always hard to resist such treats.

Our meals were superb in every respect; The steaks are the best ever, expensive but worth every penny for such incredibly high quality, served just as requested medium rare for us both, just perfect.
The Executive chef Danny ( ex Northcote Manor) and his team deliver in spades, and have honed their craft to perfection.
They deserve every accolade coming their way.
If you love fish and seafood here is the place for you. The locally caught sea bass is wonderful, do try it, you won’t be disappointed.

If you prefer an unspoilt location, yet convenient for seeing places such as Tintagel, Padstow, Rock and Polzeath, which all all close by, it will be ideal for you.

This privately run and managed Hotel was perfect for us, and preferable to the larger chain style places.
Many thanks to everyone for making our Honeymoon so special.
John & June Lavery
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike D wrote a review Sept 2020
Devon, United Kingdom16 contributions
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in August.
I have left it a month before writing this review.

First, the food.
We were served some very milky oysters that weren’t to our taste or liking. We raised the point with the food team and we were immediately shot down.
Apparently we know nothing about oysters.
The server stated there was nothing wrong with them. We didn’t agree, so handed him the plate.

Second, the room.
The room wasn’t very clean, the bathroom was grubby.
We used our own anti-bac wipes to clean the bits we would touch.

The confidence was lost, so we made an early start to miss the worst of the traffic.

For the life of me I don’t see the high ratings being accurate or genuine. I overheard other diners commenting on how poor the food quality was. So I know we weren’t alone.

Avoid if you can.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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489annie wrote a review Sept 2020
Solihull, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a table for 2 at Pilchards Cafe on the fork website. When we arrived we were told that our reservation was actually at the hotel/pub across the road (so were the 8 people who arrived just before us). We were disappointed. The host said this was a recurring problem! If so, why doesn’t the management fix it?!?!? We transferred to the hotel/pub. The menu was uninspiring/old fashioned. We wanted cocktails and delicious tasty morsels but we got 1970s restaurant fare and average wine but good beer. The staff were all young, friendly and doing their best but really the management needs to step up and sort out the bookings system, customer service, menu and drinks. It’s not good enough especially for the price! We won’t be returning any time soon. Shame!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ZILLEE wrote a review Oct 2020
Cotswolds, United Kingdom36 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
1. Waited outside in blustering wind and rain for nearly 15 minutes due to bad organisation. Eating into our 1hr 45min table allocation.
2. Shown to a dusky empty back room with tired decor, large meeting style table set for too many people with torn placemats and spare chairs stacked next to it.
3. Crab starter delicious but requested medium rare steak very over cooked snd tasteless. No time to get changed.
4. Staff touching drinks and plates more excessively than needed with a bit of Covid training.
5. Slow entry and service meant we were asked to leave as soon as we finished our main course and told we couldn’t have pudding or coffee.

The table staff were lovely by the way but management, organisation and horrible room (which could have been much nicer) made this a very bad experience for our limited stay in Cornwall.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Scb16 wrote a review Oct 2020
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sadly we too have been victims of the poor descriptions of the actual room booked. We thought we were booking an elegantly furnished twin room with seating area. What we got was a small basically furnished attic room with very reduced headroom and no seating area. It was only suitable for children and in no way worth £181 paid. The reservations manager was deeply unhelpful not acknowledging any part of our complaint stating that we had a flat screen TV! Our dinner was average and we don’t think we were seated in the restaurant as booked. Breakfast order of avocado and poached eggs appeared with piped guacamole instead of fresh avo. Very strange and not pleasant.
Very disappointed with our stay as we were looking forward to it. A small reduction was agreed from our dinner bill as some type of compensation. Totally inadequate.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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KCSurfer wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Checked in to the hotel and within 5 minutes we checked out. YUK!! Although I think it was more like 60 seconds but I can’t be sure…
The room was full of black hairs, especially in the bathroom. Mainly of the pubic kind but again I can’t be too sure..
The pillows on the bed had brown stains, dots and again black hair. The bathroom sink was covered in yellow stains and the tap was leaking and no toilet roll available. I suppose you could always use the pillow because someone else probably has…
The bedside tables were sticky and covered in something odd, most probably stained/dried alcohol that was never cleaned…dust everywhere in the room, and by dust I mean thick human skin all over the place…
We could hear the music from the bar below so if your a light sleeper this place is not for you! In fact, if you have standards then look elsewhere. If it’s service your looking for then,
The staff were extremely odd especially the booking manager who knew nothing about hotels or how to run one, and to be fair looked like he needed a bath himself. I wouldn’t trust him with such responsibilities other than to collect empty glasses or to find forgotten trolley In rivers even that would be a major push…his name was Paul!! you’ll know if you ever have the “unfortunate pleasures” of meeting him. I’ve seen more brain power in a potato!
No idea how this place can even attempt to charge £240 for one night but there we go!
I was told that I wouldn’t be getting a refund by super human Paul but after pointing out that most of the electrical appliances in the room looked like they were about to catch fire then he changed his mind, like I was going to spend any of my hard earned money in that crap hole…and to be clear none of the ancient appliances in the room were PAT tested, within date or even looked fit for purpose for that matter, talk about 90s jumble sale. I wonder who their insurers are Hmmm…
Anyways, if your considering this place for a nice relaxing stay then you may or may not have a good time as we are all very different but I’d say stay the hell away!! Avoid! Run! Unless you like spending the night with the odd pubic hair! Or mind fumigating the room before hand. I mean who has time for that.
The parking was none existent, I’ve seen more parking spaces in the Amazon jungle ref 2016
If you come by helicopter you should be okay other than that bring a skateboard.
The restaurant only caters for seafood lovers which is great if you like seafood but if not, your stuffed! You’ll go hungry and possibly die…
But but but…on the upside, the area is beautiful! The town up on the hill is lovely and sells great food that cater for all tastes, they even sell Cornish pasty’s which is a thing apparently in Cornwall lol. But seriously, why doesn’t this place sell pasty’s…makes no sense but to sum it all up this place doesn’t either.
Bonne chance your gonna need it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Colin M wrote a review Oct 2020
Knutsford, United Kingdom1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The menu was good but too expensive and attracts non-residents which is part of the reason that our stay was a disaster. Most but not all of the waiters were good and friendly and particularly 2 we remember, Chris and Oscar
I made a special request on booking the hotel to include half board. This was unanswered so I telephoned the hotel and was dissuaded from that taking half board. Despite these requests on arrival at the hotel the dining options proved to be very limited with the restaurant fully booked except an early time on the 1st evening and then the only possibility being a small overflow room the 2nd evening and the bar on 3rd both at 6.15pm.
We were not told the hotel operates a 2nd sitting. On the third evening a waitress arrived at our table saying she always gets the bad jobs, handed us our bill saying she could not take our dessert order rudely adding that we must leave the table now because people are waiting.
We could not even order coffee or have a drink from the bar because the hotel takes dining bookings for every available space leaving nowhere for residents other than to spend the evening in their small bedroom with one chair for 2 of us.
I made my complaint to the manager who was unapologetic shifting the blame to us for not reading the small print in their booking confirmation email. An email we had not received because our confirmation email came from Booking.com.
I must add the breakfast rush (9am) should be avoided as the kitchen can’t manage, taking nearly 2 hours the first day and not much better on the last day.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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217MichaelD217 wrote a review Sept 2021
Sidmouth, United Kingdom18 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Parking was no issue on arrival with spaces available in the hotel car park. We took our cases to the hotel and our initial thoughts were negative due to the attitude of the man that checked us in. Just gave us the keys and said your room is on the top floor! No offer of help at all.

After that all our experiences were mainly positive. Yes the room was small but what do you expect in such an old building? The bathroom was fine with toiletries provided as well as lovely white towels. We certainly got a better impression than that that had been created in our minds reading the reviews.

Our other experiences surrounded the bar and dining room. These were good mainly down to the excellent waiting staff. Particular mention must go to Melissa and Adrian. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts and dinners were excellent. The only negative was the dress code of some of the staff. Not what you expect in such a highly rated establishment!

A lovely overall stay. We'll start saving up now for a return visit!
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from G0Lightly_2011
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom63 contributions50 helpful votes
Hi. We went to the restaurant in June. The staff were slow and not great. The most concerning thing I found in restaurant tables were not spaced apart.
thomc435 asked a question Oct 2019
swansea224 contributions3 helpful votes
Anyone stayed in room 20.
Answer from r32Christenoph
Port Gaverne, United Kingdom7 contributions
Hi, unfortunately we are meters from the beach but it’s the gable end that faces the sea. We only have two doubles with views. Plugs are standard UK Sockets.
Answer from Emma-Louise C
Hi Neil, Thanks for your message. The easiest way to book with us is by going to our website Port Gaverne Hotel. You can book your stay at our best price and also make your reservation for dinner with us. I hope this helps. We look forward to welcoming you to Port Gaverne Soon.
Colin C wrote a tip Dec 2023
57 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing food and service don't miss stopping here."
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TannyB wrote a tip Dec 2023
Cornwall, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have any mobility issues then staying here could be difficult with the amount of stairs"
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alex wrote a tip Dec 2023
8 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"My review says it all"
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kjenno04 wrote a tip Sept 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a table for dinner. "
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Stephen Pellerade wrote a tip Sept 2023
28 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"You cannot park at the hotel (except for the owner who parks right outside the front door). Last night we ended up on the hill above."
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£155 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Gaverne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Port Gaverne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Harbour, Port Isaac, Cornwall (0.4 miles), Port Isaac Pottery (0.5 miles), and Cliffside Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Gaverne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outlaw's New Road, Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, and Fresh From The Sea.
Is Port Gaverne Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Port Gaverne.
Are pets allowed at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Port Gaverne Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Army Museum (10.0 miles), Bodmin Jail Attraction (9.1 miles), and St. Breward Parish Church (6.1 miles).
Does Port Gaverne Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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