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London, United Kingdom
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...

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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!

Lewes
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 !).

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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.

Fife
Reviewed 1 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,...

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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.

Cublington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our room was clean and tidy, and included a hair dryer and TV. The breakfast was excellent. It is good to see the owner restoring a beautiful old building for guests to enjoy. However, it was such a shame that the proprietor directed his angst with a Booking.com error on us, a group of five ladies on a walking weekend...

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

We very much appreciate you taking the time to review your stay. We are sorry if our concern over the error with your booking was taken as angst. We endeavour to meet all expectations - even with problems that are outside of our control, and make all guests feel welcome from the time they step into our home.

Steeple Claydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lovely B&B hotel in very old abbey building. Lots of atmosphere and very helpful owners and staff. Nice room, OK a little dated but rooms are to be upgraded soon. Great bar/lounge area. Very good breakfasts. Not so good for disabled, need to be able to use stairs and do not claim to be wheelchair friendly, though there are some...

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

Many thanks for writing us a helpful review, much appreciated. We hope you have had success with your house hunting and intended move to this lovely part of the country.

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A very good B&B in a lovely old building with lots of character. Very warm welcome from John, one of the owners. Good powerful shower. Free wifi worked fine. We had a drink in the bar to appreciate the ambience of the building, that's recommended. We walked the 10 minutes to Lanivet Inn (you need to book) for a good...

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

Thank you very much for your recommendation and informative comments. We enjoyed having you stay and hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We really enjoyed our stay! Our host JJ was very welcoming and the room and breakfast were awesome. He explained that he has a 10 year plan to restore more of the property including the chapel,hope we can visit again in the future to see more of his loving restoration. There is an adorable little village within walking distance that...

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

We are pleased we could help make your trip an enjoyable one. Many thanks for posting us a nice review. Do come back in a few years and see how the restorations are going!

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

On Holiday in the UK from New Zealand. Stayed 3 nights. It was Lovely to stay in a place so filled with history , with stories of the Knights Templar and Henry the VIII and much much more. Meet JJ & Lynn the friendly proprietors and their Wonderful warm & friendly staff. Lovely elegant rooms with great bathroom facilities. Good...

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

We hope that you enjoyed your trip to England and that you will visit Cornwall again some day. We are glad that we could host you here at St. Benet's and thank you for taking the time to post us a nice review.

Ruislip, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Good choice of breakfast, room was clean. The property has character .The host JJ was very friendly and helpful as was the girl serving breakfast. Great pub about 10 mins walk which was great for dinner.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We hope that we can welcome you both back again in the future.

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The host and staff are friendly, the breakfast was full and tasty and the room we had was very clean and spacious . Ample car parking and 5 minute walk to the pub (10 on the way back as the pub was very nice too).

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

Many thanks for your review. We were pleased to look after you and hope we enhanced your trip to Cornwall.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $118 - $160 (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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“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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