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“always nice but needs to keep up with competition”
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Old Success Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sennen Cove
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“always nice but needs to keep up with competition”
Reviewed 28 May 2011

we reciently stayed for a nice relaxing few nights.it is always a lovely location so near the beach yet has seen many management changes in recient years that could cause concern.it seems also that there has been many experienced staff that has left which has reflected in the way the inn operates.this time it was obvious that some waiting staff in the restaurant were almost untrained to the point that we had to remind them to take our order etc.some good staff remain but i wouldnt be surprised to see them go in time.the rooms and corridors do need attention such as decorating and the bathroom in room 12 really is beginning to look tired.we know in any hotel/inn does have reasonable noise but it seems that most doors tend to slam shut which when you need a good nights sleep it can be irritating.food is reasonably good although pricey and there seems too much emphasis on chips.the bar is a great place to be with a stunning view.it wouldnt stop me revisiting again but i did know this place in its hay day and wouldnt want to see it deteriorate.vince the past manager did a wonderful job of pulling it into the modern age and this needs to be continued.the rosette says it is a four star which in reflection seems too generous.dont be put off, its just this place shouldnt become too complacent with the location it is blessed with.please try it but dont be afraid to complain

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

Lovely warm friendly welcome. Tastefully newly refurbished bedroom with King size bed and real wool blankets (or duvet). Proper local pub with real ales and real bar room banter. Get educated by the local lifeboatmen!

Only complaint was that the tables downstairs were a bit sticky!

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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Candace_StAustell, Accommodation Manager at Old Success Inn, responded to this review, 18 May 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review following your stay at The Old Success Inn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of the rooms that we have refurbished so we are glad to hear such positive feedback. We will look into the “sticky tables” – thank you for letting us know.
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Twickenham
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

I was really pleased when I arrived at the destination as the location was superb, we stayed in room 12, highly reccommended as its the best room in the house and has fantastic views of the cove, very pretty indeed. As we went out of season it was very quiet indeed but no doubt in the summer months Sennen cove will be very busy. The hotel itself is real value for money, really can't go wrong for £50 a night for the both of us including breakfast, I booked this on booking.com. The room was spacious, clean and modern, excellent power shower and the most comfortable bed I could have wished for, what a restful night sleep we had. Location wise if you reallly want to chill out and do very little then this is an ideal place to stay, Lands end is within walking distance along the cliff and is a very pretty and scenic walk indeed, not for people with walking problems as its very up and down but absolutely worth walking there, it took around 30 mins. Aaprt from a lovely location, the food in the old success was very good indeed and a very hearty breakfast too, I am particularly fussy with most things especially food so for me to say the food is good it really is. The only one very small negative about this place was the lack of friendliness from the bar staff, they really need to cheer up!! Apart from that the girl who works on the reception and serves the dinner and breakfast is very helpful, hard working and very sweet indeed so well done to Buddy.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

Only stayed for one night and glad that I did. One of the most tranquil and relaxing villages that i have ever been to. I am told that in the peak of the tourist trade it can get hectic, but Sennen was lovely.

The meal was nice enough, typical pub food really, but it had a nice atmosphere to the place. Lots of locals there including the celebrity dog "Bilbo". The room I had was OK but it there was a lot of noise coming from outside so it was very late until I finaly got to sleep.

Getting back to Penzance in the morning was a bit of a nightmare until I called a great little taxi firm West Cornwall Cars (01736 78 74 73). The driver was saying that they were new.

All in all I would defiantly recommend The Old Success, for the location alone. I don't think I would like to stay in the peak of the summer though.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Exeter
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

I am currently staying here overnight as a quick break. The owners are kind and helpful, the rooms have beautiful views of the sea, nice decor, homely but smart. The waves are crashing through my window and the sennen coast is literally outside the door. I've had crab soup and awaiting by fresh fish dinner and really enjoying the experience. Sennen is one of the beautiful spots in cornwall just a few minutes from lands end but great for families. I have stayed in The Old Success Inn with all the family and it's perfect as you don't need to get in the car, there's cafes, a good fish & Chip shop, clean swimming beach, surfing, and amazing coast line. Coming back to the room, it's so peaceful and relaxed, and it's excellent value. A family would probably find it cheaper to stay here than rent a cottage! Downstairs there a nice bar they even have very nice soap for the ladies. My soul feels better, I hope you experience the same, I'm almost afraid to share the experience in case it gets too popular and the prices go up! Definitely will be returning.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

Great seaview from the room. Good shower! Comfortable bed. Could not ask for a better location Sennen Cove is one of the best places in Cornwall for me! Well worth a visit. If you are looking for 5star Hotels this is not for you. For me, it was perfect!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dawlish
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

Really enjoyed our stay here.the staff were lovely...the food was good ..the bar had a nice atmosphere and was comfortably filled,tho corridors leading to rooms are in need of some TLC and redecorating, similarly the breakfast room..Our room was spacious, nicely furnished and clean...the bed was huge and one of the best I have ever slept on!...but the view was truly amazing..double aspect windows both looked directly over Sennen Cove and it was awesome...we could hear the sea constantly as we were only about 30 feet away...will definitely return....

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Success Inn
Address: Cove Hill, Sennen Cove TR19 7DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Sennen Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sennen Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Success Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on one of Cornwall's most stunning bays, the Old Success is a beautiful 17th century fisherman's inn, which has been transformed into comfortable, modern rooms and apartments while retaining its charm and character. With clear blue sea and fine sands, Sennen Cove is a breathtakingly beautiful location. The Old Success boasts magnificent views overlooking the beach and Whitesand Bay towards The Brisons rocks and Cape Cornwall, the only cape in England. ... more   less 
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