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“Wonderful days in Cornwall”

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Polraen Country House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 54 Looe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful days in Cornwall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

perfect hosts, lovely room, excellent location, terrific food, shame we were only there for 2 nights!
Following a long drive, we arrived to a cup of tea and biscuits in the garden and a chat with Gill even before going to our room. 30 mins later we felt as if we had arrived at a friends house! Room was lovely, Gill, martin and family with other employees really friendly and helpful with good advice as to where to go and best routes for getting there etc. Thanks to them, our car remained idle for our stay. good location for visiting local beauty spots & nice walks in addition to Looe, Polpero etc close by. They gave us a great route back to England :-), that included lovely villages and a long beach for a walk. Food was so nice, we ate at the hotel on the second night too. As they enjoy it so much, you cannot help but love it too. We will certainly be back.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had a great stay at this beautiful place. Our daughter enjoyed the doll house in the lounge and the lovely gardens. The food was fantastic and the hosts very helpful. It was good to be a little bit out of town. There were some lovely spots to go for walks.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

From the moment we arrived Martin and Gill were both very welcoming along with the rest of the family / staff.

Our room was really nicely decorated and had the facilities we needed including free wi-fi which was really good as we couldn't get a very good mobile signal at times!

Breakfast was lovely and there was a really good choice for both the Continental and the Full English options including cereal and fruit etc. to start.

We also had an evening meal one night and the food was delicious, we would definitely recommend eating in at least one night you're there if you can!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at the Polraen country hotel. We were immediately greeted by a friendly and hospitable proprietor who made us feel welcome and relaxed after a long journey. This really set the tone for a great few days in beautiful Cornwall. The breakfasts at Polraen are very tasty and satisfying, especially Martin's mushrooms and the locally sourced sausages. The food in the hotel restaurant was cooked to a high standard and reasonably priced (the sirloin steak was particularly enjoyable). The young waitresses were polite and attentive. With fantastic train and bus links, Polraen is ideally situated for people wishing to travel without a car. We will happily stay at Polraen again in the future and highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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maymayCornwall_UK, Owner at Polraen Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Glad to hear you had a great time and want to visit again. We're lucky to have both a scenic train and bus into Looe and it's good to know that you found it easy without a car. We look forward to welcoming you back to Polraen again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We arrived there with a friendly welcome. And that friendly atmosphere was there all week. Martin and Gill, THE best hotel owners( / managers or whatever their "title" is) I have ever met. We arrived with lots of suitcases, but unfortunately we had arrived early. We risked having to go to looe with everything in the Car, but Martin saved the day by keep them safe. The Rooms are very comfortable and homely. The beds were comfortable as well and one had ample space for putting clothes away. The bathroom was elegant and clean.

On or two things as a friendly reminder: TV in room 5, when we stayed, was not functioning and one of the lamps next to the master bed was , again, not functioning. But , as it did not bother us too much, we did not ask, but Martin and Gill do not bite, so if there is a problem, do not hesitate to ask :).

Breakfast was delicious, with a large variety, and the chairs were comfortable. (I obviously had a favourite one, and I am sorry that I kept moving it to where ever we were sitting ...) The service was quick, and always with a smile, even when we needed this and that , just for breakfast!

Martin ... THOSE DINNERS WERE SUPERB! If only you had your "restaurant" open from Monday to Saturday / Sunday! For the value (and it was really good by the way), the best meals I have ever had at a Hotel!

If you are unsure about what do in Cornwall, Gill and Martin were readily available for advice.

Highly recomended little gem.

Live Long and Prosper =/\=,

Seb

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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maymayCornwall_UK, Owner at Polraen Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Thank you so much for your kind praise and constructive comments. No, we don't bite ! but apologies if we overlooked a maintenance issue that were unaware of. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Weyregg am Attersee, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Thanks to Gill and Martin who run a wonderful little country house where we felt at home from the first moment on. It was a really impressing time and we enjoyed it very much. The wearher was also fantastic and we had a great time in Looe, crab fishing and so on.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Sintra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Ideal location for visiting Looe and Polperro - and many other Cornwall attractions - in a peaceful countryside setting away from the seaside crowds and parking constraints. Polraen can be reached via a number of different roads such that it was easily accessible even with temporary closures on one or two of the main roads to Looe. The rooms are clean and attractive; Gill and Martin are attentive and competent hosts. We had wonderful breakfasts with a wide range of choices, and delicious dinners. Our group comprised two couples; the pleasant hotel bar meant that we could have a convivial drink together after dinner without having to drive "home" afterwards, although we also enjoyed the convenient bus and train services during the days. The other communal spaces at Polraen were also very comfortable for relaxing together. Our long weekend was thoroughly enjoyable even with poor weather, for which Gill and Martin must take most of the credit. Highly recommended for a short or long stay at any time of year.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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maymayCornwall_UK, Owner at Polraen Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
It was a pleasure to have you stay at Polraen. The heat is now probably hotter than in Portugal as we are basking in a heatwave that is the longest I can recollect for several years! So do come again and enjoy Cornwall in the sunshine on another occasion when you are visiting the UK. With best wishes from Gill and Martin.
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Property: Polraen Country House Hotel
Address: Sandplace, Looe PL13 1PJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Looe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Looe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Polraen Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Polraen is a charming historic country house hotel 5 minutes from the historic fishing port of Looe. Known for award winning hospitality, fine food and a relaxing friendly country house atmosphere, you can enjoy bed and breakfast with optional evening dinner, enjoying the large garden, free onsite parking as well as bus and train links to Looe, Polperro and beyond, with free WiFi, a bar, guest lounge and dining room conservatory. Perfect as a touring base, Polraen lies in a peaceful yet convenient setting, offering the ideal stress free country house holiday near Looe and the sea. Families welcome. We can also offer our venue for weddings and special occasions. ... more   less 
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