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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Extremely lovely place to stay, , very handy for touring this area of cornwall,ease of access to main link roads, yet in a quiet by road, excellent parking, free wi-fi, good housekeeping, good food and cosy, well-fitted rooms. Hosts kind and helpful, always on hand. First class security.

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Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This B&B is run by a lovely couple who ensure a warm welcome and enjoyable stay. Our room and en suite bathroom were clean and the bed very comfortable, I usually have trouble sleeping away from home but not this time. Breakfast is cooked to order with good choice and will satisfy all tastes. No pre-cooked , kept warm offerings... More 

Thank Ken210548
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable room and excellent service at this family run B&B. Breakfast, a great shower, large, tidy rooms, plus free wifi were all highlights. As was the handy location just off the A30, near a lovely village with one of the best fish and chip restaurants i've visited. Stayed 3 nights, with friends and would do so again as the location... More 

Thank Mark T
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. You were lovely guests and we enjoyed looking after you all. We are glad you had a good stay and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic stay, highly recommended for couples and families. Warm welcome, comfy bed, delicious breakfast and perfect surroundings. Many thanks to the family for a lovely stay we hope to bring our whole family along next time.

Thank divinedorset
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We hope to welcome you and your family back in the not too distant future and we enjoyed looking after you. Thank you for taking the time to post us a nice review. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The photos on tripadvisor make St Benet's Abbey look nice, but place was huge disappointment. Room 9 was a real dump, even though it wasn't cheap. VERY damp, with mould everywhere, with a loo & tiny shower squashed into a very small closet-type space. No wifi, so had to sit in their rather unpleasant reception area to get the internet.... More 

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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We arrived at St Benet's to find other New Zealanders (and relatives of the owner, JJ), also just arrived. This was an interesting and fun start to an excellent 4-night stay at the old Abbey, which we used as a base for exploration of the Cornwall area. The Abbey is well located for day trips along the north and south... More 

Thank caropete
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us a informative and kind review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you choose to visit us if you are back in England again in the future. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were welcomed by the friendly Owner who showed us around and to our room. It was a good sized room with en-suite facilities and a comfortable bed. The staff were also friendly and very helpful. The dining room was spotless and the Breakfast was cooked to perfection. Location is good for visiting Eden Project, Bodmin Moor, Looe and Polperro.... More 

1 Thank Neil B
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and we hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Wonderful old building with lots of charm. Reasonable sized rooms with good bathrooms. Excellent breakfasts to set you up for the day and a bar for a relaxing drink in the evening. Close to lots of major sights in Cornwall so ideally placed for a base. Be warned though - at the moment, Bodmin is completely dug up and impossible... More 

Thank Brendan1958
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and useful info. We very much enjoyed looking after you and hope you come back in the future - when they have completed all the work in Bodmin! More 

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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A comfortable B&B in an interesting ancient building. Very easy to find as it is close to the A30 junction but surprisingly little traffic noise (it is in a valley). Well run and organised, a nice bed and a good breakfast. What else can you ask for ? (Oh and there is even a bar !).

1 Thank southdown_hare
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to post us a review of your stay, we very much appreciate it. More 

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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We would happily have stayed more than just one night, but St Benet's was fully booked on other nights. We enjoyed our stay. The building is very old and the lay-out is quirky, as with many old buildings. Our room was comfortable and clean with en-suite and nice toiletries provided. Breakfast was excellent, with pleasant and efficient service. The owner,... More 

1 Thank coruisk4
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we would have loved to have accommodated you for longer! We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about St Benet's Abbey

Address: Truro Road, Lanivet, Bodmin PL30 5HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bodmin > Lanivet
Price Range: $120 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — St Benet's Abbey 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms over the back are quieter, but all rooms have a view.”
 of 5 bubbles 880lorraine, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room at the back of the Abbey was lovely and quiet, looking out on an old Tower, which was very quaint.”
 of 5 bubbles caropete, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has a four poster bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Brendan1958, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room at the rear of the building has lovely views of the old tower, and are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles C7421TCsarahm, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles julians274, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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