This hotel had everything I would want - quirky but beautifully decorated rooms - each very different with interesting furniture and paintings - nothing mass produced or anodyne - and with a wonderful collection of books. In my room alone (not counting the drawing room) there were books I had to resist taking away with me. No piped music, and discrete tvs. Service was perfect, you weren't fussed over, but delicious breakfasts, and teas on the lawn were effortlessly produced. I chose it wanting somewhere lovely to relax with my father if the weather was bad - but we had wall to wall sunshine. Still it was lovely to return to after long walks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abbey Hotel is a rare gem, a hotel that refuses to enter the modern world, choosing instead to linger in its serenely elegant past. The feel is of a smart country house, and the drawing room – roaring fire, huge gilt mirror, walls of books, rugs on stripped floors – is hard to beat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbey Hotel Penzance
- The Abbey Penzance, Cornwall