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John Francis Basset Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
J D Wetherspoon is proud to open the doors of this stunning new hotel. Here at The John Francis Basset, our 37 en suite rooms boast Freeview television, unlimited free Wi-Fi and digital temperature control. A warm and inviting pub forms part of the hotel, making The John Francis Basset a perfect stay for families, leisure or business. Camborne is best known as a centre for the former Cornish tin- and copper-mining industry, having its working heyday during the later 18th and early 19th century. Camborne was just a village, until transformed by the mining boom which began in the late 18th century and saw the Camborne and Redruth district become the richest mining area in the world. On Christmas Eve 1801, the Puffing Devil (a steam-powered road locomotive, built by Camborne engineer Richard Trevithick) made its way up Cornwall’s Camborne Hill. It was the world’s first self-propelled passenger-carrying vehicle. Within Camborne, Commercial Square has been pedestrianised, with trees planted and benches around the Victorian fountain – a popular local meeting place. Camborne is proud of its many independent retailers, where you can find wonderful local produce – pasties, fruit and vegetables, saffron cake and clotted cream, to name just a few. Camborne has a library and several museums, where you can discover a wealth of information about the town and the part it played in the industrial revolution.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located


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54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
46Room tips
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We have stayed at twice. Both times we have had adjoining rooms, which is better, in my opinion, than a family room. Our girls 12 and 13 have their own space and bathroom and the same for us. The decor is modern and looks very high end! Parking is the only let down as you have
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Response from JohnFrancisBasset, Manager at John Francis Basset Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Y614KWpeterr, thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your stayed and that the adjoining rooms work well for you. We apologise about the parking but do hope that this will not put you off returning again in the future.
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Booked a hotel for me night very cheap and servise was excellent . However the water pressure was shocking . Only a trickle was coming out . And was very difficult to get to sleep as weather spoons pub had lots of people shouting and arguing . Police were involved so it made it
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Response from JohnFrancisBasset, Manager at John Francis Basset Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Happiness00189492169, thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to read that you felt the service was excellent and you had a clean and spacious room, but sorry to read that you did not enjoy the rest of your stay. We normally have compliments on our showers so we will look into this as it is very important to have a fantastic shower. Apologies for the noise we do try our hardest to ensure that guests have a quiet night but as you can imagine being in the centre of town this is not always possible. We do have rooms that are allocated away from the bar which are lovely and quiet if you do ever wish to return.
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I've stayed here on more than one occasion for nights out with friends who live nearby. The rooms are large, comfortable, and spotless. Staff are friendly - and the pub below hits the spot in terms of menu options and value. You might be in the centre of town (above a pub) but
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Response from JohnFrancisBasset, Manager at John Francis Basset Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Shirleyb759, thank you very much for your fantastic review. It is so lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities within the restaurant. So glad you had a peaceful nights sleep and that all staff members were able to help you have an enjoyable visit. We really hope to see you again in the future.
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We stayed here for one night and asked for a quiet room because we were attending a family funeral the next morning. Our room was quiet, on the top floor, and really well appointed. The receptionist was helpful, indicating she was aware of the reason for our visit, and pointing
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Response from JohnFrancisBasset, Manager at John Francis Basset Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi JAMandS, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are happy to read that the staff were welcoming and accommodating and that you enjoyed the room that you were allocated. Lovely to see that you also enjoyed the restaurant that we have available on site.We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Stopped over at the John Francis Weatherspoons Hotel on Tuesday night. What a find and a great hotel priced @ £39. Awesome room, plenty of space, comfortable bed and sizeable bathroom. Breakfast in the pub next door, inter connecting door. Superb, superb, superb!
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Response from JohnFrancisBasset, Manager at John Francis Basset Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi John, thank you very much for your Superb review. We are so happy to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and that you had plenty of space and made use of the facilities we have to offer. We really hope to welcome you back in the future.
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A family bedroom
Clean to perfection!
Spotless bathroom
Modern socket ,clean
The nearest free car park is a bit of a walk away into the town, if you can get a space across the road outside Aldi that would be best, but ensure you look at the times of free parking restrictions. Otherwise down the side street by the church is sometimes parking on the road. The hotel is great it’s only the parking that was a bit of a let down
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We have stayed there twice. Last year we parked in the road opposite (down the side of ALDI). This year we managed to park in the lay by opposite the hotel. Our window overlooked it.. my husband did get up and move it because of the restrictions on parking.
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Some of the family rooms have windows and some have just sky lights. If you let us know your preference then we can hopefully arrange for you to have one that matches your needs
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Hi there, We do MOMA porridge on our menu and this can be served with fresh blueberries and brown sugar or honey and banana and is £2.35 a bowl or £2.85 and include a free drink of either any tea or coffee, standard juice or bottle of water. Hope this helps.
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Hi. Our rooms are room rate only and does not include breakfast. St.Ives is around 11 miles from the hotel and the Eden project is around 33 miles. Kind regards Sonya
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"They all look stunning"
"Room on ground floor"
"Parking difficult immediately around the hotel, until after 6pm. But there is a 24 hour car park, not far and quite cheap."
"Double glazed and Air Con,so no real noise problem"
"Some rooms seem well adapted for physically disabled users."
US$51 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCamborne
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