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Budock Vean Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mawnan Smith
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Hythe, United Kingdom
1 review
“Someone knows how to run a first class hotel in the country!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

The rooms are so clean and well appointed. The decor of the bedrooms is slightly old fashioned but refurbishment had started when I was last there in June. The lounges and bar have had the attentions of a top class designer over last winter and are right up to the minute. The chairs and sofas are very, very comfortable. The gardens are exquisite so you simply don't feel any need to go to Trebah or Glendurgan! The dinners are unfailingly super and worth every penny. Sit in the hot tub and listen to the birdsong. Every member of staff makes you feel welcome, including the outdoor personnel. A wonderful place with peaceful grounds you can get lost in.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank danielle j
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Wow what a review! Thank you so much.

We are delighted to read your positive comments regarding our refurbishment so far. We will make sure every member of staff reads your kind words regarding the team.

Thank you again.
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Troon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was our second visit and we have booked to return next year- hope the weather is as good as this year ! The staff are all so attentive and helpful, the food could not be faulted and or room had a great view over the golf course. This is now our favourite hotel in the Southwest.

Room Tip: Any room overlooking the golf course.
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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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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Wow! What a fabulous review thank you and weren't you lucky with the weather!

We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Having visited this hotel on a regular basis for many years it never fails to impress us with its beautiful situation at the head of a beautiful valley leading down to a small creek.

The friendly service and good food, especially breakfast, all locally sourced is something that is sorely missing in the impersonal chain hotels.

Room Tip: Rooms are in the process of being decorated so difficult to recommend particular rooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We do hope you will come back and visit us again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Budock Vean is every single penny worth. We had a great stay especially the dinner's we could enjoying were super. The Gniocchi's just worldclass. The staff is more than grateful - we always felt as bring a guest and not just work.
We would recommand the Budock Vean as one of the places to go in Cornwall.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harry B
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Budock Vean. Your kind comments are most appreciated.

We do hope you will be back to see us again soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

We came here on a friend 's recommend looking for a weekend of luxury & good food. Slight feeling of trepidation when we first went to our room as there was something indefinably old fashioned about it- but our initial concerns were completely put at rest. The room was large, with a lovely view over the golf course, comfortable generous sized bed, excellent plumbing (good pressure & limitless piping hot water)in the updated bathroom -& how sensible to have the loo separate.Possible improvement maybe would be to have a small fridge/thermos with fresh milk rather than UHT for tea. Food was absolutely outstanding - great choice, excellent portion size , no unnecessary waiting between courses but absolutely no sense of being rushed, and simply delicious. Over a three night stay we did not have a single course that was anything other than truly superb. Breakfasts also very good with really good quality bacon & delicious meaty sausages in the cooked option ( everything grilled not fried so no greasy fry ups here!)& a very wide choice on the cold buffet. Cream teas also recommended! What makes this hotel exceptional though was the service- from cleaning staff through waiting/bar staff to front of house this was an exceptionally well trained, efficient & smiley team.Wonderful facial in the spa-so relaxing I completely nodded off! We also much appreciated that a hotel of this quality allowed us to bring our dog which is unusual- it would be nice however if they were allowed into at least one of the public rooms (wasn't an issue during our stay as the weather was glorious & we could sit on the terrace but I can see it would have been much trickier in poor weather).All in all a wonderful stay & we will definitely be back- checking our diaries already!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
What a fabulous review thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Budock Vean.
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This was our 5th stay at this most welcoming hotel. As usual the staff were very helpful
and friendly. We played golf every day which was most enjoyable, although cleaning our
golf shoes was quite an effort after our round and an air cleaning machine would definitely
be useful. Our room was a good size, the food excellent and we have re booked for next year.

Room Tip: We always book a superior room which is a generous size
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane T
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for your kind review of the Budock Vean Hotel. We have considered an air cleaning machine for golf shoes and it is something we would like to purchase in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Truro, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We booked a spa day at the Budock Vean which cost £142 for two people. We both had a 60 minute massage which was very good, and the staff were also very good. However, the spa area needs a lot of updating. The loungers were very old and some were covered in lichen (these were inside!). The covers of the loungers were very faded and stained. The changing room is tiny - only big enough for about two people at once, and there is only one toilet in the ladies. There aren't any private showers, just communal ones by the side of the swimming pool. The carpet in the swimming pool area is very old and stained. There is a lot of building work going on next to the hot tub area so not too peaceful and relaxing. Lunch was a disappointment compared to other spa days we've had. Just one course which was basically a sandwich, salad or pasty, with a soft drink. In summary, the spa needs to be updated, it is not good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
First and foremost we are very sorry that you felt certain aspects of your visit were not up to the standard expected. We do appreciate constructive feedback and react wherever possible.

As you may have seen during your visit we are currently undertaking a refurbishment programme and we are aware that the swimming pool changing rooms require some updating which will be addressed in the future.

We are also sorry to hear your time in the hot tub was spoiled by noise and only wish this had been mentioned on the day so we could have corrected this for you.

We were surprised to read your comments regarding lunch as we are proud of the high standard of food we serve and the positive reviews we receive from guests. We feel our Pamper Day menu offers a good variety of choice including Twice-baked cheese soufflé, Hot confit of free range Barbary duck leg and Baked local field mushrooms with goats cheese, served on toasted brioche bread for example. However, if a guest raises a specific request during their visit we always do our best to offer alternative options.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your massage and thank you for your kind comments regarding the Spa team.
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Property: Budock Vean Hotel
Address: Budock Vean Lane | near Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Falmouth > Mawnan Smith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mawnan Smith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Budock Vean Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a quiet bend of the tranquil Helford River nestles the award-winning 4 star Budock Vean Hotel. This family owned and run hotel is set in 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and its own golf course - The Budock Vean is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. With an AA Rosette restaurant renowned for amazing food, relaxing treatments in the Natural Health Spa, luxury self catering holiday homes, dog friendly cottages, tennis courts, kayaking and boat trips along the river, you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. ... more   less 
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