10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great for one night stop over
"Perfect for a one night stop over ( Friday) arrived at 10.30pm to find the reception very busy but was delt with by a very polite lady within 10 minutes of going in
The premier inn. The bedroom was quite as we were away from the main car park
We found the bar next door to be clean with quick service the only thing I didn't like was the breakfast we're they take your orders for breakfast then have to wait for it I think it would be easier on the hard working staff if this was a buffet style restaurant, always a queue for the coffee and tea in a little area it was situated.
All in all I would stay there without a second thought"
- Travel date: Fri 7th of August 2009
Slightly above average
"Pretty standard Premier Inn really, but some nice views and seems well run. There can be some noise from the car park if your room is that side. It's not really in Truro but about 5 miles SW of there. It has the usual attached pub/restaurant; breakfast was fine. I'd stay there again."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of June 2009
"It's on its own a fair distance out of Truro on the road to Falmouth, but has a nice location with decent views. Restaurant is nextdoor as usual.
Perfectly nice one night stay."
- Travel date: Mon 8th of June 2009
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
"A typical Premier Inn really. Bit better than Travelodge but then again a bit more expensive. Lack of reception staff on check in meant that we were stood there for 20 mins until the one receptionist became free and when we tried to have dinner in the restaurant, we were told that we'd have a 60-75 min wait for a table. Headed into Falmouth instead and had a lovely meal. Breakfast was usual Premier Inn fayre and decent value but the staff in there while very pleasant seemed to be on another planet. It does what it does and to be honest the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. All in all not a bad place at all despite my above moan."
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of March 2009
Let Down by Pub Next Door
"We (husband, teenage son and myself) stayed here in order to be close to the church at Kea, where we were attending a funeral. Our room was clean and the bed comfortable. The toilet broke down the first morning, but the repairman attended to it promptly.
The main problem was the restaurant, which belongs to the pub next door. Each time we attended breakfast there was never enough crockery/cutlery provided, and groups of people were always standing around the buffet area waiting for coffee cups. The hotel website does not provide for some members of the party wanting just a continental breakfast only and some a full breakfast, so we had to book full breakfasts all around even though one of us only wanted continental.On the morning we left we had to wait a full hour to be served with the full breakfasts.
We had our evening meal at the restaurant three times. The first time was fine. The second time we had to wait over an hour for the food to arrive and when asked whether we would have to pay at the same rate were given a choice of free drinks or free desserts as compensation.. We did not eat there again until the last night when weather and tiredness kept us in. Again we had to wait over an hour to be served. The food, however, is very good."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of October 2008
not very good
"two nights here.
car park resembled a building site.
non smoking room was booked, but chain smoker must have been the previous occupant,.other than that room clean & comfortable.
no running water the 2nd morning.(due to burst pipe in village)
pub next door was ok, usual type of microwaved cooked foods available.
not sure this would have been value for money even with the water.
would not go to this premier again.
did get 1 nights refund for the lack of water though,"
- Travel date: Sat 16th of August 2008
"Booked a family room for two nights with breakfast. Easy to find. Lots of parking even though it was full. Slow checking in but maybe because everyone arrived at the same time. Room clean, comfortable and well furnished. Very comfortable bed and sofa bed. Breakfast very good service and fresh food. Didn't have a main meal but the menu looked good. Nothing else to do there but a great base for that part of Cornwall."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of March 2008
"One of the better Premier inns I've stayed in. You know what to expect. Good location about three miles from Truro on the main road to Falmouth.
The rooms are big and clean, if a little spartan. The bed was comfortable but too soft for my liking. The staff were all friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was very good (extra charge), well presented and a good if predictable choice. The attached Carnon Inn is where breakfast is taken, it also serves evening meals if needed - however there are excellent pubs serving food nearby in Carnon, Devoran and Perranarworthal (the Norway Inn was brilliant). The pub has great views over the valley.
As a single traveller, the room was good value, more so if you travel as a couple or family.
My only gripe is the seemingly poor standards of soundproofing that this chain (and others) employ in their hotels. You can hear pretty much every door slam, footstep et al."
- Travel date: Sun 28th of October 2007
Good value stay
Very quiet room despite being near main road,very clean,breakfast excellent loads of choice.Dinner ok but nothing special.
Excellent location,very central for all we wanted to do."
- Travel date: Wed 5th of September 2007
"Travel Inns all conform to the same standard, all have good sized bedrooms with usual facilities and a good shower. So you won't get any nasty surprises.
This was probably one of the best Travel Inns we have stayed in, our room was on the 1st floor with views across the cornish countryside. The location is central Cornwall so it was easy to get about.
The restaurant was a Brewers Faye which offered good service and a wide menu.
We found the staff at this Travel Inn very friendly and helpfull."
- Travel date: Mon 11th of September 2006