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“Good for the Record Office”

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The Donnington Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 19 Truro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Good for the Record Office”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Easy walk to the Cornwall Record Office, but downhill to the town, so uphill on the way back (or taxi for 3-4 pounds). Stayed in a double room ensuite not at the front, so not noisy. Room was comfortable and clean with good shower but handbasin in need of refurbishment. Breakfasts were good but only teabags after the packet of leaf tea ran out. Service was very friendly and excellent value for the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

I stayed at the Donnington for 3 nights; I was advised that the single room was not en suite but an lavatory was available for my sole use - no problems with that but it was not as close as I would have liked in the wee hours (pun intended), the corridor and step was all a bit much for me. The shower was in the room but it was all a bit cluttered, a bit shabby, curtains and towels a bit thin, mismatched furniture and a hanging rail (over the kettle so ok for creases!). The accommodation was all just OK. I found the room at the front of the hotel a bit noisy but I concede that I live in a rural and very quiet area so am maybe a bit noise sensitive.
Staff friendly and helpful; offered to help with bags which was appreciated and the breakfast was decent too.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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London,UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

I had a very comfortable stay here. The single en-suite was small but very clean and warm. The cooked breakfast was tasty and it is very conveniently located for the town and the station. I would highly recommend it, especially if travelling on a budget as the price was excellent for the quality and friendliness!

Room Tip: I had a room at the front of the property and slept well but I have been told the rooms at the back...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

We recently stayed at the Donnington and would recommend it for comfortable rooms, great big breakfasts and friendly, helpful team. A large selection of rooms of different types, great value for money while offering a truly magificent breakfast experience, with warming fire and full English on the menu!

Room Tip: Staying at a room in the back was peaceful and quiet
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

This place is a real gem. Found it relatively last minute. Spoke to the man on the phone who was very polite at answering all of my questions. They were very accommodating of myself and my family of 5 people and made efforts to give us rooms that were adjacent to one another. The rooms also, very comfortable with kettle, complimentary teas and coffees as well as a fridge and microwave in each room! Breakfast was also enjoyable with a wide selection of foods to choose from and the option of a cooked breakfast made to our individual requirements. Again efforts were made to seat all 5 of us together at breakfast. Parking was also outside the B&B in their driveway so no concerns about safety. Close to the local supermarket, but a bit of a further walk into town itself about 15-20mins.
Overall, a wonderful and very comfortable stay. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

My family and I stayed here with some friends. We were made incredibly welcome from start to finish. Breakfast is the highlight, with ample of almost whatever takes your fancy. The room was large and light, and the bathroom was impeccably clean. All 4 of us slept extremely well. Its located slightly out of town, but easily accessible from the train station or by car. Walk downhill into town, cab back would be my advised strategy.

All in all, a great stay, and many thanks to Darragh and Michelle for their hosiptality and willing advice for a newcomer to Truro.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

The Donnington accommodated us when we were let down at short notice by another hotel (Cliftons) The rooms were clean and comfortable (though our twin beds squeaked when we sat down or turned over). The showers were excellent ! Breakfast was good. The hotel staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. The hotel is very convenient to County Hall, and the railway station.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Donnington Guesthouse
Address: 43 Treyew Road, Truro TR1 2BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Truro District > Truro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Truro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Donnington Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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