We booked a week at Cliffdene based on price for a proper hotel with 24 hour front desk and reader's reviews. Our intention was to enjoy sea views and see nearby villages and great gardens without a car.
We had a huge window with a truly magnificient view, without which I suspect the hotel would have felt very ordinary.
Between public transport and tour buses we saw the Eden Project and Long Gardens of Heligan, Trebah and Tintagel with a bus stop conveniently outside hotel.
The location of the hotel was ideal, close to town and yet far enough away for peace and quiet.
The hotel is old but very clean with new looking carpets in the hallways and our room.
The mattress was not as comfortable as I am used to in hotels. The TV was tiny and almost impossible to watch.
I cannot comment on the full breakfast because we do not eat big English breakfasts.
Our toast and coffee was plentiful and there was cereal and juice on a buffet table.The service varied with the server from slipshod to excellent.
The room cleaners gave us a very clean room but did not replace the soap which went down to a slither and one day the cleaner replaced all our sodden towels from the floor on the towel heater. But that is one day out of 7.
Our room had 3 steps down to the bathroom with a good stair rail but scary if one were to forget during the night. The shower pressure was weaker than anything I have ever experienced and pathetic.But plenty of hot water.
The front desk staff was excellent, dispensing fresh towels and soaps and answering questions about the area.
The front room is wasted on a billiard table and a large screen TV which I never saw in use.
We were there with 2 tour groups for over 55's. (over 70s more likely but then so are we). One evening we enjoyed the 70's music entertainment with them.
The hotel is pretty good value for money but just a little elderly, like me.
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