My experience of this b & b seems to embrace opinions & attitudes of other reviewers from both camps. On arrival our first impressions weren't great - we had booked 2 de luxe rooms - my daughter and her husband were in the main house and their room looked nicely decorated with reasonable amenities - ours was in a very unprepossessing looking outside building - although once inside the room was again nicely decorated and comfortable. The web site we thought deceiving since it gave the impression that we were closer to the sea with the picture displayed. On the + side - the breakfasts were wonderful - but what a pity we never got to meet the cook. Victoria never once made any effort to come out of the kitchen to welcome us - strange for someone whose business relies on good PR I would have thought. Nigel however was very helpful - our toiletries had not been replenished on one occasion which he was quick to rectify and he also helped us work out the workings of our shower quite late in the evening. We had assumed we would be eating in the b&b but this was not possible on the first evening and we certainly would not have been prepared to pay the price being asked in any event. £49 for a meal not to include coffee is way over the top for this type of establishment. Overall on balance I'm afraid I wouldn't be quick to recommend Highland Lodge. Victoria has obviously worked very hard at the decor which was delightful and her kind gesture of chocolatesetc on our last night, knowing it had been our wedding anniversaries, was appreciated but her initial telephone manner when booking wasn't encouraging, her inability to welcome us personally was unacceptable and generally her great breakfasts didn't alone make up for the high cost of staying there taking into account the above observations.
- Also Known As:
- Highland Court Lodge Cornwall/St Austell