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The Gables Guest House
Ranked #39 of 97 St Austell B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 October 2011

We stayed at The Gables mainly as it seemed a great location to the Eden Project, but also to St.Ives, Lands End, Padstow, Looe etc!

The Gables itself, is run by a lovely couple, who were very friendly and helpful, making sure we had everything we needed.

We stayed in the Penwarne Room, which was very clean with a large ensuite bathroom. The 4 poster bed was very comfortable and the decor in the room was really nice, contemporary and clean. There is a small fridge, which we didn't use, as it seemed very noisy, but this may have settled when left on, but we turned it off again. There's also tea and coffee making facilities and water.

The breakfast was good, a choice of fruit, cereal and a cooked breakfast including massive pancakes as an option! Dinner is also an option if you want it, but we ate out each evening.

St. Austell itself, isn't much to write about, but Mevaggissey is only a short drive away and we ate there each evening.

The Gables, is expensive, but in viewing other places in the area, they all seem to be more pricey. It is however clean and comfortable and did everything we needed it to!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

I stayed here on business at the start of August. I had a very important presentation to do in St Austell first thing in the morning. Because I had an early start an early breakfast was arranged for me but it was when my car would not start that the landlord and landlady really helped. Mike helped me try to start my car with jump leads and when that did not work he did not think twice about lending me his car for the best part of the day. He was again very helpful when dealing with the recovery service. My only regret was that I was booked in else where for the following night. I would definitely recommend The Gables for a homely and helpful stay in the St Austell area.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

A pleasant guest house where the welcome was very warm. Room on the small side but nicely decorated and spotless. Shower room lovely and bright (had its own window) and also spotless. Ample towels. Lovely breakfast but the ordering system went a little awry. We made the mistake of having evening meal which is provided on request. The chicken was succulent but the veg were seriously overcooked (I suspect tinned) and no greens. Everthing piled on the plate. Gravy I would describe as "synthetic". A real negative on an otherwise positive experience. Certainly not worth £12.50 which included strawberries and cream.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

We booked this place as we were going to see a concert at the Eden Project, we were very pleased with it.
Barbara and her husband gave us a lovely welcome even though we were early and served us tea in the beautiful gardens while our room was readied.
The room was furnished to a high standard and has all the facilities you would need for a short break...the beds are extremely comfortable too.
The full Engllsh breakfast was one of the best we've had in a long time...We would return for this alone,
all in all this place is a credit to it's lovely owners and St Austell
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

We booked The Gables after reading so many good reviews for a two-day stay in the area. These were well-deserved. The welcome was very warm and we immediately felt cared for, with the offer of an evening meal - with local beer and wine - on a wet evening. Everything was spotless and there are lots of thoughtful touches. Comfortable and enjoyable. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

Rooms very comfortable with four poster bed!! Convenient for Eden Project and other local attractions.

Excellent friendly service. Lent us a map of the local area for our stay. Provided lots of helpful local information.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

We stayed for a couple of nights at The Gables in their 4 poster room. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival, with a complementary cup of tea and cake whilst we filled in the paperwork. The room was nicely decorated, very comfy and well equipped, including a fridge which is always handy. Just a couple of minor points - the room isn't the largest, so don't expect a huge amount of space. Also, the flatscreen TV was the smallest I've ever seen! It would be well worth replacing this, because it really was quite hard to watch and the sound wasn't great either.
Breakfasts were top quality, and I believe evening meals were available too, which could be handy, especially of arriving late.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roger S
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Additional Information about The Gables Guest House

Address: 1 Edgcumbe Road, St Austell PL25 5DU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in St Austell
Price Range: £55 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gables Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gables Guest house is comfortable and relaxed, serving good food. Its gardens, with fishpond, can be walked about or sat in and just enjoyed and relax. We also provide evening meals at a reasonable price. We are centrally situated, within walking distance to the town centre. Eden Project, Heligan Gardens, Charlestown and Meavagissey are only a short drive away. ... more   less 
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