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“Lovely little B&B - excellent value”
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Gemstones
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Gemstones
Ranked #71 of 97 St Austell B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 October 2012

The location is perfect, only a few minutes from the Eden Project. It is on the outskirts of a village and when I initially arrived the road was quite busy, but the traffic soon died down and it was very quiet. It is a lovely homely B&B with friendly but not intrusive service and the breakfast was excellent. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: I stayed in Samphire and didn't see the other rooms.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

You wont find any exotic night life in Stenalees, but you will find this first-class B&B in a lovely cottage environment, very tastefully presented and with a beautiful garden. Service was excellent and the place spotless. Also a good central location for north and south coasts, Truro, Eden, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Thank J S
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Stayed for two nights in this lovely b&b. The rooms are very nice with comfortable beds and nice bathrooms with good towels.Had great sleep there. The ground floor of the property is very nice with a sitting room and dining rooms. Simon is a great host very helpful and friendly and does a great breakfast. The breakfast tables are beautifully set. There is off street parking at the front of a lovely garden which leads to the house. everything is very well maintained.This is a very good location for visiting The Eden Project,The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown, Mevagissey, and touring Cornwall. Was sorry I could not stay longer this time but will be back again for a longer stay.
Thank you Simon for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

A delightful three night stay. Simon is the perfect host and presents intimate, impeccable accomodation and a tasty breakfast. Slept very well in comfortable bed. Excellent wifi and beautiful garden. A great location from which to explore the area including the Eden Project.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

I initially booked a double room for my dad and I, but soon realized double bed and room were quite small for us both and we decided to book two rooms instead. Apart from room size, everything else was great. Hostel has a beautiful garden, rooms were clean, breakfast was good, and Simon, the Landlord was very nice and helpful. Location is ideal for visiting the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan (20 minutes away from bothe places). Also close to Charles town that has a beautiful harbour and lovely pubs with some excellent St-Austell beers!

Room Tip: If you are a couple then a double room is just fine, but if not and wish to have your space, book se...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stumbled across this gem by chance. i normally stay in a laege hotel but as this was full, decided to try something different and I glad that I did.
Simon was a very good host and offered a warm welcome to a weary traveller on business. Splendid food and comfortable rooms - I will definitely book here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

We stayed at Gemstones for just 2 nights. Simon was very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was great - including being part of the home made jam and marmalade experiment! Nothing was too much trouble. There was also a sitting room available if we wished to spread out a bit. We would recommend Gemstones to anyone wishing to have a comfortable base with a helpful host.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank JandT123
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Additional Information about Gemstones

Address: 5 Roche Road | Stenalees, St Austell PL26 8SY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
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Ranked #71 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in St Austell
Price Range: £35 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the centre of many local attractions, Gemstones star rated with the English Tourist Board is an ideal central location to see all the many beautiful sights of Cornwall. We are 4 miles to the coast and 3 miles to the Eden Project. We have double rooms with en-suite and double rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness balancing taste and practicality for people requiring quality b&b at a low price. Every rooms has free WiFi access, a colour TV & DVD player, tea and coffee-making facilities and quality mattresses for a good night's sleep. A full English breakfast is served every morning with no restricted eating times. ... more   less 
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Gemstones Cornwall/St Austell

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