The Wellington Hotel
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The Wellington Hotel

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A superior room
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Wellington Pub/Bar Area
Dining (69)
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#1 of 1 hotels in Boscastle
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Overlooking the harbour in the Cornish fishing village of Boscastle and surrounded by the beautiful North Cornwall coastline, the Wellington Hotel has benn providing a warm welcome to its guests for many years. A Listed 16th Century Coaching Inn, the Hotel has 14 bedrooms, a traditional pub serving Cornish real ales and home cooked food and a fantastic. There are 10 acres of private woodland walks and the Hotel is in an ideal location for walking the Coastal Path and for discovering Cornwall.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0AG England
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Katherine W wrote a review Aug 2020
Brentwood, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the large 2 bedroom apartment and self catered breakfast but ate at the hotel every night.
The staff in the hotel are very friendly and helpful and are doing an incredible job during a very difficult time.
Every measure the hotel is taking to keep guests safe due to the Covid pandemic has clearly been carefully planned and considered and as a party we were very impressed with every aspect of this. Tables are very generously spaced, windows and doors kept open to ventilate dining areas and food brought to service points rather than the table. The terrace is also a very attractive place to sit (weather permitting) lots of well tended flowers and a good variety of snacks and light meals.
The apartment itself is exceptionally clean with a large living area and a lovely bathroom, perfect for a family especially on a wet afternoon. The main bedroom has a beautiful view over the harbour and is well furnished.
Boscastle itself is a lovely place to stay especially for walkers.
We stayed at the Wellington last year, returned this year and have already booked for next summer which I think says it all. Thanks to John and all of his staff for a lovely holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mike Plews wrote a review Oct 2020
Paignton, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Following months of "lockdown " we were very unsure of travelling and staying at any hotel or guest house.
But on arrival at the Wellington we felt completely safe. The hotel and staff have everything covered under tbe covid regulations. Some of the staff remarked how safe they felt working in the hotel. All the meals were of a high standard and served at a service table near to your dining table. Both breakfast and evening meal tables were well separated and although the staff were wearing protective face shields they all managed first class service with a friendly chat and a smile.
Perfect stay and thoroughly recommend
this hotel
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JosephTeency wrote a review Sept 2020
Folkestone, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just visited for dinner. Having trouble finding places to eat through COVID so booked in advance. All COVID restrictions adhered to very effeciently with several dining rooms.
Food was excellent. Delay with desert which was explained that they had run out of chocolate mousse so had to make some more. A lot of places would have just said we haven't got any you can't gave it.
Very very friendly welcome. All to be recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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_k8field wrote a review Oct 2020
Warwickshire, United Kingdom80 contributions110 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed hear for a night on them way home . If you want a beautiful hotel , quiet and peaceful, and a exceptionally clean hotel and adhere Covid standards , very welcoming staff and one of Cornwall s great chefs stated in the Cornwall magazine then this is the place for you . As soon as we arrived staff greeted us with a warm welcome explained the hotel escorted us to our room , which was very high standard beautiful views of Boscastle we booked a table for dinner the menu had a variety of choices and very reasonable prices , the food was amazing and tasted delicious so we’ll cooked and presented you would think you were in a Michelin star restaurant. I would rather have an meal there which you are able to do without being resident than go to a celebratory restaurant. We will hope to return with our dogs next time.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gill B wrote a review Oct 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Called in today for a drink and were very impressed with how the hotel was dealing with covid and we found their choice of real ale to be excellent.
We decided to eat there this evening and the phone call was handled very well by Clarisse ( hope we got name right). She explained that whilst fully booked people often leave early and she would do her best to accommodate us. She was good to her word and on arrival a table was ready for us. All the staff fully engaged with protective measures whilst not detracting from giving great levels of service. Particular thanks to Call an for his pleasant manner and clear explanations.
The food was beautifully presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the mussels with their aromatic sauce and my hungry partner found the burger to be substantial and tasty enough to suit him -he actually said he was 'stuffed'.
Definately a place going above and beyond and as I said at the beginning...Very Impressed.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Muriel G wrote a review Feb 2023
Market Harborough, United Kingdom70 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two nights bed and breakfast in a standard room and two evening meals . The hotel in well located near the harbour and full of character . It’s a well run set up with hard working staff , all friendly and helpful offering excellent service at reception, in the bar and the restaurant .

Our bedroom and bathroom were rather small and lacking any sense of special that we might be seeking in a trip away from home so not great in terms of value for money. Might be worth looking at bigger rooms like the turrets ?

The bar and dining areas are really well managed . Tables are set up in different rooms around the hotel so more than meeting social distancing requirements . Breakfast was ordered in advance from a basic menu but service and quality was good.
Dining areas were busy in the evenings with residents and none residents eating so advance booking recommended. We chose sirloin steak and fish and chips on one night , five bean chilli and mussels on our second and all dishes were well presented and enjoyed .

Beer was well kept , I loved the rhubarb gin special but the wine we chose was pretty ordinary.

Stairs could be an issue for those with mobility problems .
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 23 Feb 2023
Muriel G, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
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Lou wrote a review Aug 2021
Aldershot, United Kingdom15 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This holiday was supposed to be a real treat for my family. Our stay wasn't awful but we were left disappointed. We stayed for a week but you don't get your room cleaned so it was unpleasant by the end. We ended up leaving full bins etc out to be emptied and changed. We stayed in room 10 which is a family room. Only one small window opens which made it very stuffy and uncomfortable at times although the hotel provided a fan when asked. My parents and brother were in other much more modern rooms but ours was shabby with the bathroom in desperate need of upgrading. Most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful but they all seemed pretty unhappy to be working there. We had one meal in the hotel which we booked a long time in advance and it was very good. After that though no priority for guests booking the restaurant was given so we were unable to book again. Luckily we had booked most evening meals at other restaurants but were counting on being able to book at least one more meal at the hotel. This lead to us eating takeaway fish and chips on the hotel terrace which clearly did not go down well with the staff. Bearing in mind we spent a lot of money on drinks when sitting on the terrace we were told on another occasion that we shouldn't eat our cornish pasties while sitting on the terrace. It was a bit galling having just spent £20 on teas and bottled water. These all seem like niggles but over the course of the week they added up and to be honest we just felt unwelcome. To be fair to the staff I believe they were short staffed and under huge pressure due to covid restrictions (self imposed by the owners because other hotels we have stayed in clean rooms). To sum up I feel we should have stayed in self catered accommodation because by staying in the wellington we basically did the same thing but were unable to cook or stay in a clean room.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Philip M wrote a review Aug 2021
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Noisy and overpriced

We just stayed for five nights in Apartment 1 in the Mill House, adjacent to the main hotel. The floors and drains in the apartment hadn’t been cleaned properly and we weren’t offered housekeeping during our stay. Worse, though, is the fact that Apartment 1 is positioned directly under a larger family apartment. The noise coming through the ceiling was loud and persistent whenever we were in our apartment. Often, the sounds were of heavy-footedness, with one or more people seemingly walking non-stop between rooms. Frequently, the sounds were too distracting to ignore: thumping and crashing noises, as if one or more people were jumping up and down or off of a bed.

So constant and distracting was the noise that each morning we’d leave our apartment as early as possible, and we always braced ourselves for noise when we returned. On some mornings, the noise started as early as 6:00AM, waking us up and making it impossible to go back to sleep.

We’re parents and grandparents, so we’re generally relaxed about noise.

It’s now peak season and the hotel was completely full, so there was no question of changing rooms or hotels. When we paid our bill, the woman at the desk explained that ceiling beams had limited the amount of soundproofing that could be done to the floors and ceilings when the Mill House was refurbished some time ago. So, it was obvious that we weren’t the first guests in Apartment 1 to complain about noise.

The prices for our apartment were £190/night for each of Friday and Saturday and £175/night for each of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. If you stay at the hotel and you’re offered Apartment 1, we suggest that you propose paying half of the prices we paid, on the basis that a restful stay cannot be guaranteed. If the hotel’s general manager reads this, perhaps they’ll voluntarily lower the prices for Apartment 1 and make it a policy to explain the absence of soundproofing in advance to future guests.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bertie881 wrote a review Sept 2020
18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Astonishingly good value for money.
Staff and owner are friendly, and will try hard to make you comfortable.
Covid precautions are sensible and pleasantly enforced.
A very old hotel full of character, but doesn't suffer as much as most hotels of its age from creaking floorboards or peculiar plumbing. Plenty of history, if that interests you.
Rooms are large and well appointed- bathroom facilities are good, Wifi is responsive.
Bar and dining rooms are comfortable and appropriately decorated for the hotel- so the ambience for dining is nice. We had dinner on two nights as well as breakfast- both meals are competitive with the restaurants of the area: well presented, well cooked by a chef who obviously cares. Staff are attentive but don't hover.
Parking is on site. The hotel is in the centre of the village.
There is no lift (I imagine that's why the AA only give it 4 stars), but staff will help with your luggage.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Corinna wrote a review Nov 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love food. We like to find and cook unusual fresh ingredients, we like to find and explore new flavours. We enjoy dining out and comparing the experiences.

We had one of the best meals we have ever had at The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall last night.
The menu looked pretty standard for a seaside restaurant with some pub favourites but when the food came...

For starters he had Pan-fried scallops with charred, curried cauliflower and lime curd. The scallops was cooked perfectly, soft like butter and the dressing was a revelation. Remarkable and beautifully presented. He is quite a critic when it comes to scallops having grown up on an area known for seafood and in particular scallops... he could not find fault.

I had: Goats cheese with Beetroot, walnuts and crisps. Reading the menu this didn’t sound like much but when the dish arrived... it had subtleties and complexities with beautiful combinations of flavours and colours.

For mains I had the West Country mussels steamed with white wine, shallots, garlic, parsley, house bread and hand cut chips. WOW! I have eaten allot of mussels in white wine before but this was something else. It was delicate and light, fresh and clean. The mussels were the main attraction, not drowned by heavy cream, garlic and butter but enhanced with the slight acidity of the wine and kept fresh with fresh parsley. The bread, soft, squishy, delicious and perfectly cooked delicate chips with skin on.

He had Crab linguine, goats cheese, garlic, chilli, lemon. Again - a plate of fresh, clean, delicious flavours. The linguine in of itself was perfectly cooked with nice big pieces of crab, sugar snap peas, subtle flavour of goats cheese enhanced with freshness of lemon and a hint of chilli. Every forkful was a flavour sensation.

(We had crab linguine at another restaurant the day before and this was on a completely different level).

The service was fast, professional, courteous.

The whole dining experience was a delight and the sad thing was that we only discovered this dining delight the day before 2nd lockdown of 2020 otherwise we would be eating there for most of our holiday in Cornwall.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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zoe m asked a question Oct 2019
Berkshire, United Kingdom21 contributions10 helpful votes
Are these room as dated as they look? How much extra for a dog? TIA
Answer from Sue C
Glen Waverley, Australia160 contributions93 helpful votes
Yes they need a reno
Answer from jeff m
Paignton15 contributions18 helpful votes
You will need a bus, trolley and a jet plane to get there! The Wellington Hotel is in Cornwall, England. A hell of a long way from Tampa.
Ju R wrote a tip 27 May
Cheshire, United Kingdom325 contributions52 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your credit card."
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A L wrote a tip Apr 2024
Sutton, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ahead. Parking is very limited."
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Diane wrote a tip Mar 2024
16 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you hate fennel as much as I do, avoid the red cabbage"
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Peter L wrote a tip Feb 2024
Buntingford, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to the Cobweb instead."
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DTi wrote a tip Dec 2023
Sawley, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor turret room, fabulous view."
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PRICE RANGE
£88 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCornwallBoscastle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wellington Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Wellington Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk (0.1 miles), The Museum Of Witchcraft And Magic (0.1 miles), and Beeny Cliff & Pentargon Falls Path Walk (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wellington 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 The Wellington Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wellington Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wellington Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bridge House Bed & Breakfast, The Riverside Restaurant, and Toby Jug Cafe.
Is The Wellington Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Boscastle.
Are pets allowed at The Wellington Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wellington Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Gildhouse, Poundstock (4.5 miles) and Three Bowl Barrows (3.6 miles).
Is The Wellington Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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