This is a very good B&B and I am actually upset to give it a 4/5 rating, as if the brekkie had been better, this would have been a hands-down 5/5 rating.
In terms of the host, Malcolm has clearly been in the hospitality trade for some time and knows exactly what he is doing. He was very gracious and helpful. My only slight bug-bear was having to pay for my room in cash as this is the 21st century and the UK so I expect to be able to pay by card rather than having to carry around large sums of cash on me!
The room itself is undoubtedly one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. As there were very few guests that night, and having asked for one of the top floor sea view rooms, I was given the middle suite which had two balconies with the most sensational views over the bay of Falmouth, all the way from Pendennis Castle along to the headland by the golf club. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was lovely with some very nice toiletries and there were some lovely touches too, not least the storage area that included a fridge, a dressing area, and lots of local information and guides to read through. Everything was immaculately clean too. The building itself is also an architectural masterpiece, situated just one block up from the main seafront promenade on the south side of Falmouth and a few minutes walk from the pleasant Gyllingvase beach.
The breakfast was as fresh as a daisy and cooked to order which I appreciated...maybe I had been spoilt when I went to Penzance the night before, but what came out on the plate was perfectly ok, but nothing special and the portion size seemed fairly miserly in comparison...I also have a real issue with any hotel or B&B that gets the toast thing wrong as it ruins my breakfast...I got given a couple of pieces of toast (rather than 4 or 6) just before my breakfast came out and that was great as I thought I would ask for some more toast when I next saw Malcolm or his colleague, but unfortunately nobody else surfaced for about another 10 minutes by which time my breakfast was pretty much finished. Lesson in hospitality...you can't leave your guests alone without checking on them for so long! And make sure you give a big man a hearty breakfast to start his day off well!
In summary, I therefore make no hesitation to recommend this B&B as a lovely and good value place to stay in Falmouth as the rooms and views are so outstanding, but I do hope they improve the breakfast!
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