We actually ended up staying in Penzance as a fall back. I had wanted to stay in St Ives but when three B&B's I contacted in St Ives did not even have the courtesy to reply and others seemed to have difficulty with parking or were above our budget, we settled for Halcyon in Penzance.
We were really glad we did. My emails re booking were answered promptly and courteously, the price was right and we were impressed by previous reviews on Trip Advisor.
We found Halcyon to be ideally located for what we wanted to do. It was within easy driving distance of the Minack Theatre, Lands End and the cute village of Marazion from which St. Michael's Mount can be accessed. In fact we walked across the causeway to St. Michaels one evening when the tide was out.
The guesthouse is also close to the local train and bus station so we could leave our car at Halcyon in one of their free, convenient parking spaces and catch the "Hop-on Hop-off" Bus which took us on a very scenic route all around the South Cornwall Coast for the day. We were able to Hop Off at St Ives and spent 4 hours exploring the fascinating village of St Ives without having to worry about negotiating the impossibly narrow streets and parking our car. It worked out really well for us.
Halcyon is an older type Guesthouse and the rooms are comfortable, quiet and clean at an affordable rate. Pat and Bob are lovely hosts and make their guests very welcome. They have been doing it for 20 years so are well versed in making their guests happy and comfortable. We appreciated their advice on where to go and what to see. It was Pat who suggested we drive to Lands End to watch the sun set. What a truly great experience!
Breakfasts are very tasty and Pat will organise a continental breakfast for you if you want to leave earlier than the usual breakfast time of 8.30am. We were very happy that we chose Halcyon for our stay in South Cornwall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Halcyon is a small friendly Bed and Breakfast. Room Tariff from £75 per night ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Halcyon Guest House Penzance, Cornwall