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“Fantastic place and friendly hosts!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glencree House
Ranked #1 of 87 Penzance B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place and friendly hosts!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

My husband, his parents and I stayed at Glencree House for a night in early October and the stay was lovely. Andrew and Lynsey were lovely hosts, friendly and accommodating since my husband's parents are vegetarian. The breakfast was yummy too. The only gripe I had was that our room was really cold at night as the heating was switched off. But other than that we had a great stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Wonderful room: old-fashioned nice furniture (four-poster bed), but modern in all respects you want it to be (alarm clock with iPod docking station, for Pete's sake!). I saw that room and wanted to move in. We sank into that bed every night and felt like royalty. Wonderful cozy living room/dining room for use of guests. You could spend a long time in that house, reading the books on the shelves or playing the board games on offer for guests. Very yummy breakfast--it was very difficult not to have the same thing every morning. Try the scrambled eggs and salmon on bagel and you'll see what I mean. And Andrew is so, so nice, and funny, and laid-back, and really does everything he can to make your stay the best ever. Location very good, walking distance to sea, park and shopping in Penzance. It's unmatched, in my experience. I've stayed in hotels that were 3x the price with nowhere near the quality.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Totnes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

I cannot recommend this B & B highly enough. It ticked all the boxes for us! Lynsey and Andrew's attention to detail makes Glencree a delight to use. And the breakfasts are memorable. - So if in Penzance, don't miss this one!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

This was a great place to base our visit to the West country. Wonderful breakfasts, and Andrew was very helpful in suggesting restaurants and places to go. They have loads of guide books for you to use as well. There were many extras in the room upon our arrival, which the next day were not replenished, a minor inconvenience. Our room (#8), which is a family room, was very awkward, with the timber beam running from floor to ceiling at an angle right where one has to get into bed. Location was good though, so we would recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

A lovely house and superb breakfast. Above all, the service and attention paid by Andrew was excellent. A delightful start to our Cornish holiday. The evening dining advice provided was perfect for us.

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Roma, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

very nice b&b and a superior breakfast.
very friendly, higly recommended for families with kids
The best part though was the friendliness and attitude of the owner, who gave us a lot of tips and satisfied all our needs

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

Like others have mentioned, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Glencree House. The breakfasts were top notch and the rooms were great (we had 2 with our family of 4). The best part though was the friendliness and attitude of the owner, Andrew. He took the time to give us the lay of the land when we arrived and asked about our plans for the day each morning (we stayed 4 nights in total). This is what a B&B host should be like. Well done.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Glencree House
Address: 2 Mennaye Road, Penzance TR18 4NG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Hotel Class:4 star — Glencree House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lynsey and Andrew are your friendly & welcoming hosts in an elegant Victorian guesthouse situated in a peaceful & quiet location close to Penzance seafront and town centre. With its wealth of character and many original features, Glencree House echoes the romance of yesteryear, combined with the comfort and style of today. We have 7 bright, spacious, recently refurbished guest rooms configured as a mixture of single, twin, family and double rooms - one with a four-poster bed and some with sea views. All rooms are en-suite or have a private bathroom and are equipped with free wi-fi, TV and DVD player, DAB clock radio with iPod docking station, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Your guest lounge area is situated in the streaming sunshine of the bay window at the front of the house and is complete with a library of local information including pamphlets, books, maps and timetables. We are more than happy to sit with you for a few minutes to help plan your visit to West Cornwall. Glencree House is a short stroll to the main shopping & dining streets of Penzance, Penlee House with its gardens and cafe, the 1930's art deco open air lido, cinemas, museums and art galleries to mention a few. We are also conveniently located for the rail station, bus station, harbour and heliport for trips to the Isles of Scilly. ... more   less 
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