A most comfortable and homely hotel, with friendly, well-trained and attentive staff.
The room we have had on each of our last 3 visits was most comfortable and well appointed.
The dining room is comfortable, bu depending on the table allocation can be either too close or cooped-up behind screens.
Food in the main dining room is good, but predictable: breakfast is the best meal of the day.
The lounge area is most comfortable, and gives plenty of opportunity to meet other guests, who by-and-large are interesting to talk to.
However, the hotel is, first, a golfing hotel, and any non-golfer guest must be prepared for the loud replay of holes won or lost that day, as each hole is analysed by each member of the many groups of people that that have come to the hotel solely to play golf.
The hotel's tariff has increased considerably over the years, and I believe it will lose many regular guests who are not golfers.The cost includes a free game of golf on each day of their stay, with no reduction for a non golfing spouse who accompanies him/her.
There are many holidays available for considerably less than the rate charged by the Carlyon Bay, and it could well be possible that purchasers will take the viewpoint that to travel such a long distance to an expensive hotel is not as attractive as the many alternatives that are on offer, both in the UK, the Channet Isles and the near continent, as well as the many cruises that seem to be gaining in popularity recently.
This is a pity! I felt comfortable at the Carlyon.
To sum up, in spite of my negative comments, The Carlyon Bay Hotel is worth recommending to any potential guest.
Perhaps I have reached the age when I have lost the excitement in going to hotels that don't give me the comfort and feeling of well -being that I can have by staying in my own home
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- Also Known As:
- The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell
- Carlyon Bay St Austell
- Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell
- The Carlyon Bay Cornwall/St Austell