10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A Gourmet's Delight
"A very talented young chef turned out excellent food using the finest local produice available. He deserves two Rosettes."
- Travel date: 21st March 2010
Trelawne still okay
"After a 12 year gap we found that the Trelawne still has an appealing ambience, especially the dining room and the lounge. Dinner is a very civilised experience. Food and wines are good, and some dishes are memorable. Rooms are reasonably appointed and very clean (which cannot be taken for granted in Cornwall). The staff are professional and pleasant people - we remember some of the dining room staff from over 12 years ago. The garden and outside amenities are somewhat lacking but there are nearby beaches (car needed) and there are supurb coastal walks nearby. Good base for exploring an unspoiled and select part of Cornwall. The hotel has impressive views over the coast and sea, although partly obscured by trees. Admittedly, the entrance and reception area as well as the outside are rather tired and could do with a facelift but the Trelawne deserves a positive report."
- Travel date: 30th August 2009
"Excellent small hotel. Very clean and warm and nothing was too much trouble. My aunt is disabled and partially sighted but we had ground floor rooms so getting around the hotel was no problem. The food was excellent with the chef well aware that as my aunt was diabetic some of the menu was not suitable and she was made aware of that when she ordered. Couldn't fault anything and hope that the hotel continues - there was only 4 of us in the hotel when we stayed. If you want somewhere very quiet where service is important then this is the place. Would we go back? Yes we will definitely visit again."
- Travel date: 22nd October 2008
A really good break
"My wife and I have just spent 5 nights at the Trelawne. The hotel is clean and well managed. The food is excellent and the manager very anxious to oblige and to provide a friendly atmosphere. We found the hotel comfortable and a good base for short holiday. The essential question to ask is 'would we go again?' We certainly will."
- Travel date: 16th July 2008
A Haven of Peace & Tranquility
"Trelawne Hotel is a small family run Hotel offering a haven of peace and tranquility in Cornwall. The views over to St.Mawes, Falmouth Bay and Rose Mullion are spectacular. The magnificent Cornish Gardens are within easy reach. The room was tastefully decorated and comfortable with bath, shower and hair dryer in the ensuite bathroom. Tea, coffee & hot chocolate was provided with the drink making facilities. The colour TV was nice to watch paricularly for local weather forecasts. The breakfasts were as good as any english breakfast we have ever had. The evening meals were a delight, often with local produce and complimented with fine wines. There was a good choice of menus including a vegetarian option. Coffee was served in the lounge and the well stocked bar provided ample opportunity for evening drinks. In short a super place to stay."
- Travel date: 29th April 2008
Hotel re-visited - 4 times
"We have just had our fourth stay at the Trelawne Hotel .. As usual we were greeted by Mr. Gibbons , who with his friendly and helpful staff made our 4 day stay most enjoyable . The food was delicious ; sensible wine list ;comfortable lounge with sea view ."
- Travel date: 23rd March 2008
"The Trelawne is a very comfortable and peaceful country house hotel with wonderful sea views. The hotel's location is ideal for energetic scenic cliff top walks or as a touring centre for visiting the Cornish gardens, harbours and resorts. The bedrooms are clean and well decorated, other facilities for the guests include a well stocked bar, a comfortable lounge and a delightful dining room, all enjoying the great sea views. The service at the Trelawne is quiet and unassuming exactly as we like it to be. The Gibbons family remain at the heart of the hotel and are on hand to sort out any problems, (not that we've had any in our three visits to this hotel). The dinners are excellent and the menu provides a good choice of local foods and certainly are a highlight to any stay at the Trelawne."
- Travel date: 28th October 2007
Disappointed with The Trelawne
"We had high hopes as we had passed the attractive building on previous Cornish holidays but there was the musty smell in the entrance hall. We had to struggle unaided to the top floor with our luggage. The sea view was stunning but unfortunately the shower was a dribble, however a very attractive plastic jug was supplied to aid hair washing, so I think they were aware of the problem. We did mention this to the manager but no discount was offered. The most offensive thing must be the Muzak in the dining room which plays constantly, completely tuneless and unrecognisable instruments. We again mentioned this to the manager who proceeded to argue with us that it was expensive for him to rent the Muzak and that most customers liked it - so much for the customer being right. The food was average despite boasting gourmet rosette awards and it was extremely over priced for what we got."
- Travel date: 1st October 2007
Discrtiminatiuon towards an 87year old with failing sight
"My stepmother was in the porcess of booking a weeks holiday at this hotel. The woman she spoke to was frinendly and my step mum had mentioned my dad's eyesight and requested a seat in the dining room near to a window to help him to see as much as possible. They had called me to finalise a stay over in London to sed the rest of the family. All dates were confirmed and they were ready to make a firm booking. However the next day when she called the hotel and spoke tp the hotel owner Paul Gibbons he said he had heard my dad was blind and he felt that the Trelawne was unsuitable because of the stairs and steps. His tone was very unfriendly and my step mum was extremely distressed by his attitude and what she saw to be outright discrimination towards my Dad. Surely, The Disabiliy Discrinmination Act is in place to stop this sort of behaviour? We are all shocked and upset that such attitudes exist in this day and age."
- Travel date: 30th March 2007
Excellent Small Hotel
"Unfortunately we only had two nights at the Trelawne. The room was clean and very comfortable with the most amazing views of the sea stretching out towards Falmouth and St Mawes. It is a quiet hotel and very nice if you want to relax in comfort. The food was delicious and we were pleased to see the use of a lot of local foods including the wonderful Roskilly's ice cream! We would certainly return."
- Travel date: 25th August 2005
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