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“Great location, dated average hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant

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Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in The Lizard
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Great location, dated average hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

The Housel Bay Hotel is really just an average place, with decent food, in an excellent location. Would recommend to a friend, but only with the above disclaimer. We liked the Cornish staff, as it felt more authentic.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kiel P
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Set just about as far south as you can go on the UK mainland this hotel is far removed from your usual bland offerings. The rooms are spacious and clean with all the facilities you could want and with the coastal footpath right on the doorstep the location is ideal for walkers. The food was good and the setting of the dining room overlooking the sea is stunning. Some might call the decoration dated but it has a charm of it's own and gives the hotel character.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are fine but the light from nearby lighthouse can be disturbing at night. The dining...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Another lovely stay also with a new chef who's food was absolutely delicious, London standard cuisine at Cornwall prices! We stay very regularly and have never been let down, so we always look forward to our next stay! Thanks Alfie and Iona!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Truro, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Very friendly welcome ,fabulous views ,this hotel is so very lovely ,if you don't want all mod cons and are prepared to be somewhere that has not galloped away with the times this is the place.The lounge is quiet and restful just the ticking of a Grandfather clock in the corner while you drink tea and totally chill.The staff are attentive and friendly ,rooms are clean and spacious.Lots of lovely walks and good food.Well worth the visit.Breakfast over looking the sea was just amazing .

Room Tip: If you sleep lightly them maybe a room without seaview is best as the lighthouse does tend to light...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We have just held a 90th birthday party for my father at the Housel Bay Hotel. The weather was perfect, the staff were fantastic and helped us in every way possible. Food was delicious and we really enjoyed our couple of days staying at the hotel. Thank you Housel Bay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jan E
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

We visited Housel Bay Hotel back In January, least to say the weather on this particular day was sunny!!

The staff were very quick in getting our drinks which was fantastic, and also the food which arrived with our order was outstanding! We ordered one of the 'Housel Bay classics' Beefburger, needless to say it was the biggest burger i have seen in my life - with everything you could think of.
My husband had the Sirloin steak along with the stilton sauce, he said it was beautiful.

Have not stayed overnight here yet, but we do plan to in the future! keep up the good work guys.

Stayed in January 2014

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HATTY1965
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

We returned to Housel Bay after seven years, and were relieved to find that it hasn't been completely refurbished! although there has been some alteration and decoration. The owners, in our opinion, have updated the right things and left the right things, giving a perfect blend of comfort and cleanliness with quirkiness and character. There is so much of interest to look at on the walls and all around.

Alfred went out of his way to find us a socket where we could charge up our electric car overnight, which was immensely helpful.

Our sea view was absolutely superb, and we spent several hours sitting in the bay window watching the dramatic waves, and jackdaws and gulls performing aerobatics. Our room was clean and comfortable, with nice comfy bucket chairs, wooden floorboards and a fabulously large and comfortable bed.

Our only disappointment was that returning on Sunday tired and hungry from a big walk, we were anticipating a biscuit with tea in our room, a roaring fire downstairs, nibbles on the bar, and our second choice from the regular menu - but none of these materialised! But it was only us in, and we probably shouldn't have assumed that the fire would be lit just for us. If the evenings had happened the other way round, we would probably have been delighted!

This is a very good hotel and we hope to return before too long - but we would just check first that we're not the only ones staying. We had an off-peak dinner, bed and breakfast rate, which we thought was good value for such a wonderful location.

Room Tip: A sea view room with a bay window is what we will be dreaming about till we return - I think there a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Housel Cove, The Lizard TR12 7PG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > The Lizard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in The Lizard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are situated in a spectacular location at the Lizard in Cornwall. A lovely sandy cove nestles beneath the Hotel, and the Cornish Coast Path runs through the gardens and cliff lands. A place in which to walk, to eat and drink well and to set aside the cares of the world. Unspoilt scenery, outstanding cuisine (AA Rosette and RAC Dining Award) and a healthy lifestyle, we are also home to Britain's most southerly webcam. ... more   less 
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