Booked a double room (no. 1 on the first floor, which overlooks the car park, but also affords great views over the countryside) for four nights in June. The room was of bright, airy and of decent size, with largish bed, ample storage space and a couple of chairs by the window. Separate bathroom, with over bath shower.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but felt that there were a few niggles that, if they had been dealt with, would have made this a 5-star rated review:
- The owners have two very large Scottish Deerhounds, who are quite endearing at first, and daft as anything. However, they do seem to take over the place, completely commandeering one of the bar area sofas, and would probably benefit from a little more discipline, such as when they tried to follow us up the stairs to our room. They could be intimidating to some, and particularly children.
- There was a little bit of a doggy smell in the room on the first couple of nights, where I suspect that the dogs had been allowed in whilst the bed was being made up. The guest rooms really should be off limits to them.
- Shower underpowered, but this seems a feature of UK B&Bs generally!
- Hair in the bathroom sink plughole. Unforgivable.
- No extractor fan in the bathroom, so the only way to clear the steam was to open the window. OK in June, but probably not in winter!
- Squeaky bed, which could probably do with a bit of maintenance and tightening of the fixings.
- The duvet was far too heavy for summer. I ended up kicking it off most nights, but a lower tog one would have been better, with blankets to add if necessary.
- Rattling sash windows, which we had to deal with by wedging folded bits of newspaper and a teaspoon into the gaps, but this sort of added to the character.
- WiFi was very patchy in the public areas, but OK in the room. Again, a common feature of UK B&Bs and hotels.
- Biscuits in the room only on the first day, and not subsequently replenished. Given the clear expense lavished on the breakfasts, perhaps a bit of that budget could be put towards a few Custard Creams?
On the plus side:
- We ate from the carvery on the first (Sunday) night and, at just £8pp, plus £4pp for dessert, represented terrific value. Well cooked and generous portions.
- Breakfast were brilliant, with a very large selection form the buffet, including huge pastries and croissants. There seemed to be a lot left at the end of the serving (see my point above about biscuits). Cooked breakfast option on top of this, and I had the full English with scrambled egg, on all four days. Again well cooked, with the only slight negative that the bacon was a little oily for my liking and would perhaps have benefitted from grilling rather than frying, but it wasn't swimming in oil, and that is just my personal taste.
- The staff were wonderful, helpful and very chatty, particularly at breakfast (Tina & Tasha?).
- Perfectly located for the coastal path, which is accessed along the side of the property, and just a few minutes walk into Tintagel itself.
I would definitely stay again if in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel has 20 rooms, bar, Cedar Tree Restaurant, ample off-road parking, WiFi and free internet access, all set in over an acre if gardens. We are ideally located for short getaways and longer breaks, anyone looking to explore Cornwall's many delights. With our facilities we can cater for couples, families, individuals and business trips. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bossiney Hotel Tintagel
- Bossiney House Hotel Tintagel, Cornwall