A Secret Escapes break at £147 for 3 nights b & b including a round of golf (which we did not take up) was EXCELLENT value for money! Very imposing with beautiful surroundings which unfortunately we were not able to make use of due to the weather.
The room (No.2 in the basement but at ground floor level outside the windows!) )was large with a high ceiling and the bed was comfortable. It was quite quiet in the room with only the cry of the seagulls (we had the window open) and occasional creaking from above when the occupant was walking around. There was a wedding going on when we arrived but there was no noise to be heard from it, unlike other hotels we have been in! The only downside to the room was that it was right up the inside of a U shape (almost!) so immediately opposite our window there was a brick wall about 10feet away and then further round the walls went right up high so there was no view at all and it was quite dark in the room. However, we were not in the room in the daytime as we were out visiting places and for the price we paid it was really most excellent value.
I had a swim one evening and the water was lovely and warm and I also enjoyed the jacuzzi. What I did not like was the shared changing room - but I suppose the space was a bit limited to provide individual cubicles. We did like to watch a bit of t.v. before retiring to bed but the t.v. kept cutting out which was a nuisance. It was a very old one (not flat screen) with a digibox so that might have had something to do with it. However, it bothered my husband more than me as I just took a book to bed. I could have done with a lighter weight duvet as the room was quite warm even though we turned off the radiators to both the room and bathroom but it did not bother my husband! I did have the window open all night though. Nice cotton sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover. Blackout lined curtains were appreciated! Well furnished with cupboard space, side tables, desk with swivel chair and coffee table with easy chair and a decent carpet. The en-suite was very clean with plenty of toiletries and the toilet flush was extremely efficient and did not sound in the bedroom. However, it did not have a bedcover which I would have expected.
The staff were fantastic. We cannot praise them too highly. Always pleasant and helpful and the cleanliness could not be faulted. In particular the breakfast staff were always on the go and obviously extremely well trained. They were polite, helpful and fast! There was a varied selection at breakfast to suit all including a fruit selection but as it was a buffet service the hot food was difficult to keep to perfection although I found the fried eggs were beautifully done.
We ate out lunch and dinner so cannot comment on that. The guards at the gate were also very pleasant.
Even though the weather was not good (severe storm warnings and torrential rail forecast which we appeared to miss although we did have showers and some bouts of heavy rain) we managed to get around quite a bit including a visit to the Eden Project and other towns/bays in the area. This included a trip to Mousehole which I wanted to see after reading 'The Mousehole Cat' to my grandchildren. We really only had 2 days as the other 2 days were taken up with travelling there and back. We would love to return and take in more of the sites.
We could not give 5* for Value at the advertised rate of £160 pr room but at the £49per room we paid it was well above 5*! Similarly for the advertised rate we could not give the room 5* but for £49 a room it was also well above 5* The splendour of the venue warranted much higher!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tregenna Castle is the ideal holiday choice and perfect venue for your Wedding, Conference or Banquet. The hotel has 80 rooms and a huge range of self catering options. There is a choice of restaurants, bars and swimming pools – complete with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. A trip to the fully equipped gym can be followed by a visit to the hair and beauty salon, or you can play a range of sports from tennis to croquet. The woodland walks and sub tropical gardens are much loved by visitors and locals and the estate has a challenging 18-hole Presidents Golf Course overlooking St Ives Bay. Catering for families, Castle Kids offers a range of day care activities and is approved by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tregenna Castle Resort St Ives, Cornwall