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Mannings Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Truro
Certificate of Excellence
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Stayed here overnight whilst attending a wedding nearby. Extremely warm welcome, very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help. Room was very clean tidy and had everything you need. When it comes to location you won't get any more central!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We stayed here for 3 days in October and were pleased with almost every aspect. A friendly welcome, lovely room, enjoyable breakfast and superb location. Moreover, the staff at breakfast were the friendliest I think we have ever met at any hotel at that time of day! We would thoroughly recommend this hotel and definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The downstairs, outside rooms have the small disadvantage of being below very noisy floors upstairs...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

A very centrally located hotel at the bottom of Truro's beautiful Lemon street. The problem that we had was the noise from other guests generally going up and down the corridors. It wasn't that they where noisy,it's just that this is an old hotel that has been partially renovated.
We where in a room near the stairs on the third floor,but the corridor had creaky floorboards and noisy doors. Apart from this,which is only a problem because I am a light sleeper,the reception,in room facilities,great breakfast and bar where spot on.
I would recommend that if you do stay,and you should,ask for a room away from the stairwells.

Room Tip: Just remember,if you are a light sleeper,to request a room away from the central stairwell.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Nice hotel, very comfortable bed, good nights sleep, spotlessly clean room and great staff but one of the biggest bathrooms ive ever had but with only a shower, no bath. Very funky shower room but why do hotels get talked into thinking customers only want showers in a huge bathroom. What i found more annoying was at breakfast I asked for ham and cheese as the menu said you could, and also bread to go with it and was bought 2 slices of supermarket cheap sliced bread. Really ! 2013 and a 3 star hotel serves up 80p a loaf sliced bread. No excuse , that's just lame and lazy. Made what could have been a lovely breakfast very disappointing. Please get some decent bread, rolls French sticks, anything !

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Cheltenham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I have used this hotel for business on many occasions - mainly because they have a monopoly in the center of Truro. I will not be returning. The room was beyond hot. i had the window open and a fan on, but i still did not get any sleep. The bed was very hard and the mattress was very thin. Breakfast was like Faulty Towers! 1st, we were spoken to extremely rudely by a member of staff. Next we were brought toast with obvious mould on it. we returned it. they brought some more..... with yet more mould. My colleague expressed his anger at this point and we finally got mould free toast, along with a long excuse about how it was in date and they would be contacting the supplier. Frankly, i dont want excuse's. As far as i am concerned it is Mannings responsibility the minute it is brought to me!! They should be very careful as there is a newly refurbed hotel now and a brand new 4* coming soon!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We booked a one night weekend break at The Mannings Hotel at the last minute and were offered the chance to upgrade to an 'M Club' stay which entitled us to two free cocktails and a £25 voucher to spend in the restaurant in addition to a double room with breakfast at an extra cost of £14.
Check in was swift and we were greeted by very pleasant hotel staff, our room was fine (Room 49 was a little on the small side BUT with only two adults staying we had ample space), the bathroom was clean and tidy and the shower was powerful. The bed was so comfortable, the best hotel bed I have slept in for a long time.
Our evening meal in the hotel was absolutely delicious, I can thoroughly recommend the blackened chicken which was so flavoursome. The cocktails were very impressive, not your average watered down affair but full on alcholic beverages with a real kick (especially the strawberry and chilli tequilla one!) The cocktails were complimentary but I don't think the £7 price tag was particularly bad for the quality of the drink even if we had had to pay.
The staff were helpful and you got the impression that nothing was too much trouble.
Breakfast was plentiful (cereal, toast, fresh fruit, tinned fruit, yoghurt, croissant, ham, cheese, fresh fruit juice, tea & coffee) and we weren't rushed to finish.
I can honestly say that nothing about this hotel and restaurant disappointed although I do think a £6 charge to park your car (albeit in a very secure private car park) was slightly steep. We would definitely return if this deal was offered again, it was great value for money.
This hotel a fantastic little hideaway right in the centre of the city, perfect for relaxing.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Somerset
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I am aware that the majority of reviews for this hotel are quite positive so I do not want to sound like the one guy that has something negative to say. I am also aware that as my review would be one of the only negative ones it would probably be ignored by most so I am not going to waste too much time going into the details of my experience.

The service at Mannings is very good and this cannot be knocked. The restaurants is also to be highly recommended. However the hotel itself is very disappointing. So much so that they actually refunded my nights stay on inspection of my room.

For £40-£50 you would make do, but as they are trying to charge in excess of £100 for a nights stay here this is extremely overpriced. I won't be staying again and unfortunately could not recommend this hotel to anyone else until it has be refurbished.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Mannings Hotel
Address: Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2QB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Truro District > Truro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Truro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mannings Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're a smart and friendly Georgian townhouse right in the centre of Truro.Our 34 rooms and 9 apartments are beautifully designed and furnished; our busy but relaxed Bar and Brassarie's as popular with the public as it is with guests.We're not part of a chain, we're independent; taking the trouble isn't an extra, it's a basic minimum. Reception is staffed continually, there's room service until 9.30PM. We also have free wifi throughout the building and gated on-site parking. ... more   less 
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