Knowing the area well, we have heard of The Abbey Hotel and had long anticipated an excuse for a stay. My birthday proved the perfect reason to book The Suite which is in an annex attached to the hotel. This lovely suite of rooms is accessed by a steep staircase from the garden and leads into a small hallway, with lovely bathroom and then into a large lounge area with stunning comfy sofas, amazing sea views, dining table and mini-bar with tea and coffee facilities. The bedrooms are spacious and full of character with a comfortable double bed (a rather soft mattress) and comfortable twin beds.
The quirky nature of the hotel means that the parking is reliant on guests behaving well and having courtesy for other residents and also developing a more casual laid-back manner - totally in keeping with a hotel break in Cornwall.
We were invited to access the main hotel through the kitchen which felt very privileged and accommodating and the staff were informal and helpful without being overly attentive.
For us (2 adults and two children aged 6 - 16 years) this was a lovely stay for a night and our breakfast was delicious.
Slightly expensive for what it is, but then, it's quite special to stay in a stunning building with history and beautiful furniture and art owned by a famous model from the 1960's - so we were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
- 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