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“Wonderful Bay Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Bay Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Port Isaac B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Severna Park, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Bay Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

As my wife has mobility issues, we wanted to stay in a hotel as close as possible to downtown Port Isaac as possible, so we chose the Bay Hotel. Our host, Paul, and his gentle giant Great Dane, Gino, were amazingly accommodating. I had a problem reaching a business and Paul was of enormous assistance, plus Paul assisted us one evening with transportation issues, something we didn't expect but vastly appreciated.

Our room had a commanding view overlooking the sea, was beautifully furnished with antiques, had a totally modern bathroom, and was quiet. Paul prepared bountiful breakfasts for our travelling companions and us that were delicious.

I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Bay Hotel and its proprietor, Paul, a delightful raconteur and genial host.

Room Tip: Room 5 was, I believe, where we stayed, and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carvel P
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed at The Bay for 3 nights during a tour of Cornwall, and were allotted Room 8 which overlooked a dingy backyard. Room facilities and breakfast were ok, and host friendly, but at £107 per night, the rate, given the average price we were paying for vastly superior rooms elsewhere in Cornwall, was definitely overpriced - £70 maximum would be nearer the mark.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sandra3622
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Talking Rock, Georgia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

What a great time we had at the Bay Hotel with Paul and Gino! We arrived a day early and did not know if a room would be available, however Paul was very accommodating. Having read some of the "anti Gino" comments from previous reviewers, I do have to say that Gino was one of the highlights of our stay. He smelled wonderful, was respectful of guests and only "loved" on you if you initiated the contact. Paul was charming as well. I loved hearing the stories about Martin Clunes and the Doc Martin folks, as well as Port Isaac history and points of interest. The room was very pleasant. We had a very comfortable king bed which was difficult to find in Cornwall. Shower and water pressure were great. Breakfast was delicious! Best bread I've ever had. In contrast to a previous review that I read, we very much enjoyed the restaurant/bar directly in front of The Bay. Good food and convenient. No rowdy drunks during our entire stay! This is a great place and we look forward to returning on our next trip to the UK.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ron B
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Amazing hotel. Amazing location with direct access to walks by the sea. The owner/manager and his dog were both lovely. The room was well equipped (we even had a jacuzzi bathtub!). The breakfast was a standard English breakfast (very tasty!). I would definitely come back to this place again!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This hotel is ideally located, a bit aside from the busy streets of Port Isaac's city centre ;) A walking path starts right behind, that will lead you along the coast in both directions for a quick stroll or a day-long hike as preferred.
The view is beautiful, and I would advise anyone going to Cornwall to stay by the sea if possible, as that is where the landscapes are the most spectacular and original as compared to other regions of the UK.
We've been welcomed in a very friendly way, and the staff made every effort to accommodate our preferred check-in/out times. The room was cozy, with a terrace fully in front of the sea.
Last but not least, breakfast did not disappoint!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JonathanTey
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St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

I booked the Bay Hotel as the last night of a tour around Cornwall with some American friends and based on the reviews was expecting it to be the highlight of the holiday - I was wrong ! Paul and Gino were both very friendly, however the rooms we had were both tired and grubby and breakfast was nothing special. I would not be writing this if the room rate had been between £70.00 - £75.00 (the average rate we had been paying for really top class rooms) but I left feeling I had been 'ripped off ' having been charged £104.00. Paul, you need to sharpen up or lower your rates, sorry !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank helen b
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This might be Doc Martin's favourite but we did not feel very comfortable. The sea view is the thing, and breakfast was good. The room, though, looked tired and in need of sprucing up. The hotel was convenient for walks but the car is needed to get anywhere else.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bay Hotel

Property: The Bay Hotel
Address: 1 The Terrace, Port Isaac PL29 3SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Port Isaac
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Port Isaac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Bay Hotel Port Isaac, Cornwall

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