This hotel asks you to "sit back, relax, enjoy the view" and it is difficult not to do that in this wonderfully small hotel with attentive hosts Elaine and Paul. We stayed over the Easter weekend having decided,a few days beforehand, to leave London for some fresh air and good views.
This hotel was everything it's website promised it would be, and more. Clean comfortable rooms and a wonderful view meant that a peaceful night's sleep was followed with a view to savour; a word, however, that does scant justice to the breakfasts served downstairs, cooked by Paul. Tie in the fact that Elaine hides her culinary skills under a bushel but uses them to full advantage for the evening meals and you should get the picture that you diet before and after a visit here, but not during! Her cooking was faultless.
The bar/conservatory is a wonderful place to let the evening drift away. The wine list is extensive for the size of hotel and VERY competitively priced and I was bowled over to see a barrel of beer in use on the counter behind the bar. No pump, just gravity, and Skinners' Betty Stogs is my new favourite tipple.
Not suprisingly the hotel was full over this weekend, but the wide age ranges covered mixed well and the friendliness of the owners was the gelling factor. The local beaches are stunning and, in staying here, we were able to conveniently visit both North and South Cornwall. Frankly, how this place is only two stars I will never know: I mean, are telephones in rooms that vital in this cellphone age?
Normally when we go away we try to stay at a different hotel each time, even if we revisit an area. That will not be the case when we return to Cornwall; this is the only place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairbank Hotel is a family run small hotel perfectly located in a tranquil, traditional Cornish country village by the sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fairbank Hotel Crantock, Cornwall