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“Old Ship,New Tricks..” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Old Ship Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
melton mowbray
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Old Ship,New Tricks..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We recently stayed 3 nights in Room number 8.
Initially we were disappointed , with our Premium room but we grew to love the place, once we settled in.
We thought £320 for this room was expensive for what you got.
The beds were comfortable and the shower was fantastic, which was a big plus.
Slight niggles were, there was only one chair, only one teaspoon and only two coat hangers in the wardrobe. The room comes with a small fridge, but no water is supplied.
We have stayed at many other places, cheaper than this and a bottle of water and mint chocs have always been left everyday.
It's the finishing touches that need some attention , and then The Old Ship will be top notch.

Breakfast was first class everyday, large comprehensive menu and attentative staff
My wife and I would highly recommend the evening meals here as well .
We had such a nice meal on our first night, we ate here every night, for the rest of our stay.

Location for The Old Ship is perfect.
If it was any closer to the front, you'd be in the harbour!
We also liked the secret car park at the back of the hotel.
Quite hard to find , the first time, but a big bonus in a town where the car is not welcome.

Staff were great, and I was thankful for the helping hand I received, transporting the suitcases to & from the tricky descent from the car park.

To summarise, we would definately return to the Old Ship someday, and we will bring plenty of coat hangers!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Nice place if I had a complaint it would be that the bed in room 9 was smaller than I am used to and rather saggy but overall the hotel and employees were nice. Breakfast was good and we had a decent no frills lunch in the bar which looks new and was busy with locals as well as tourists

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank spour
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights in room 4 August 29th & 30th and thought it was great all round.The staff are friendly and welcoming and the room was spotless and comfy. There was no problem with noise in room 4 but even if there had been it would be kind of expected seeing as it is a pub and you know this when you book.Besides it was a great atmosphere in the evenings made all the better by the fact you just have to go upstairs to bed without worrying about getting taxis. The location is so central to everything you need in Padstow a few seconds walk and you are in the beautiful harbour which is lovely to take an early morning walk when it's quiet. The bathroom although small was perfectly fine and the shower lovely and plenty of hot water.We only ate breakfast which we found on both days lovely with plenty of coffee to top up with. Another bonus is the fact you can park although the car park can be a bit tight to negotiate it is good to actually be able to park without having to pay as a lot of accommodation in central Padstow does not have parking and the pay and displays are rammed when busy.Overall we will definitely stay again and think for the price we paid was very good considering the location and cannot fault the room or the staff.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

My partner and I had booked the Old Ship Hotel as far back as April so couldn't wait for our annual pilgrimage to Cornwall from the North of Scotland at the end of August. We had initially booked 4 nights in room 9 then decided to add a 5th night but could only get room 7. Not a problem and the Old Ship didn't disappoint. All the staff were very obliging, in particular Rob who helped us to the room with our luggage. Room 9 is rather quaint on the top floor, compact but cosy. It can be a little noisy until the bar closes, but don't forget, this is a pub/hotel. Not a problem for us, as when you're in Padstow, who would want to go to bed before midnight anyway ! Not us. The breakfasts were of a high quality and service very good. It was a hive of activity each morning with the staff busying themselves cleaning the bar area and washing down outside ready for another days business. I must mention the collection of Dinky Toys in the glass cabinet in the breakfast area. Simply superb and worth a look. For our final night we had to transfer to room 7 which is rather nice. Much larger with a bath and quieter at the rear of the hotel. The Old Ship has a great atmosphere, the food is of a high quality and the beer is superb. We were so sad to leave and the Old Ship has left us with a lot of lovely, valuable memories of a fantastic visit to our beloved Padstow. We thank each and every member of staff for making us so welcome. PS. the steak n'chips I had in the Old Ship was better than the one served at the Cornish Arms. Say no more.

Room Tip: Room 9, top floor, quaint and cosy if a little noisy until closing time. Room7, rear of the hotel, l...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Stuart F
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Shropshire
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My husband and I visited The Ship on our honeymoon in May 2011 for just drinks and to listen to the live music. We had such a great night we had to return the following year and this year for our anniversary.
We find the food is always so delicious, the service fantastic and the atmosphere amazing. Thank you to all at The Ship for never disappointing!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank louby_s
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Had a two night stay August 2013 and overall had a very enjoyable time until it came time to go to bed and we then discovered that the noise from the terrace area directly beneath our window was absolutely unbearable, even shutting the windows didn't drown out the noise.
The hotel has a good central location and is a good base for sightseeing, although the car park is very difficult to find and has numerous steep steps down to the hotel.
We would stay at this hotel again, mainly because of the excellent breakfast, but would request a room at the back of the hotel away from the noise.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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104 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Great little place for a quick stop off. Room very clean. Bed good and fit for purpose. Bathroom polished. All the necessaries in the room. At the back of the hotel is best noise wise. Friendly host. Breakfast somewhat greasy however and lacking in choice but this is a room on a budget so you can live with the breakfast. Perhaps a little tight time wise so having a good lie in is probably not an option. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Blueroom1
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Additional Information about The Old Ship Hotel

Property: The Old Ship Hotel
Address: Mill Square, Padstow, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Padstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Ship Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privately owned family run hotel, bar and restaurant for the last 30 years. Close to Padstow harbour and all amenities. An old quirky hotel with charm and many period features, modernised and updated to offer all diners and residents a pleasant and comfortable experience and stay. ... more   less 
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The Old Ship Hotel Padstow, Cornwall

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