We stayed 2 nights (28th and 29th May 2008) in the Mackintosh room, which is really terrific. The bed is huge and superbly comfortable with enough pillows to start your own hotel and a mattress that just about reads your mind!
The décor appealed to us – we had recently revamped our own wet room with Charles Rennie Mackintosh design tiles and a spare, uncluttered look and felt immediately at home here. The whole concept here at Kings Acre seemed very thoughtfully integrated and visually satisfying. The vaulted ceiling with clever lighting, numerous windows (with blinds) and ample proportions give the bedroom a very light and spacious feel that inspires relaxation – helped by the immensely deep carpet, chesterfield and large flatscreen TV.
We were greeted warmly by Lynda after a dreadful journey (remember the flooding?) but were soon able to wind down with a clotted cream tea (home-baked scones by Graham, I believe) followed by unpacking, then a sybaritic session in the spa building. That was a great treat. There is a self-contained mini-gym, complete with shower, sauna and one of the best Jacuzzi pools we have ever encountered – which included a submerged recliner section which massaged you from top to toe – bliss!
And then there is breakfast: try not to eat the night before – and be wary of planning a pub lunch after it! Graham excelled himself with this first meal of the day and the surroundings are delightful – individual tables, comfortably spaced – ours was in the bay window with views towards the coast, and very tasteful background music (discussed with guests to optimise the ambience). The ingredients were of the highest quality and the portions were generous to say the least (smoked salmon and scrambled eggs features in the offerings). On the second morning, my wife opted for the continental breakfast to avoid over-facing herself – so was surprised to be served with two substantial slices of beautiful ham and four different cheeses weighing in at about 3 ounces each! Just go there and be spoilt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 star gold luxury bed and breakfast. Located 5 miles from beach and pretty ports. Award winning breakfasts, fantastic en-suite wet rooms, hot-tub and sauna for exclusive use. Bedroom wing with separate entrance, old pantry for quiet moments. Ideal for that special occasion or romantic getaway. Open all year round. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kings Acre Camelford, Cornwall, UK