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Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast

22 Melvill Road, Falmouth TR11 4AR England
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#3 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Falmouth
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Highcliffe is a five star award winning & contemporary B&B in the heart of Falmouth, Cornwall. Fully refurbished: comfy pocket sprung beds, Egyptian cotton linen, huge fluffy bath sheets and powerful showers all add to the experience of staying in one of Highcliffe's rooms which are decorated in a modern & eclectic style. Breakfast features local Cornish produce with a different special everyday. Highcliffe is just a 1 minute stroll to the beach front and a 5 minute stroll to the harbour with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants.
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22 Melvill Road, Falmouth TR11 4AR England
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anya2210 wrote a review Sep. 7
St Ives, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just stayed at Highcliffe again for part of our holiday and we wouldn’t ever contemplate staying anywhere else Simon and Vanessa work so hard to ensure that everything is perfect and it always is The B&B is spotless and luxurious and welcoming and everything that you need is catered for and if it isnt you only have to ask and its there for you We had breakfast at Indidog and at Highcliffe and both breakfasts were 10 out of 10 and ALL the staff are friendly and accommodating We love it here and have found our Falmouth place to stay and from our first visit years ago which we have repeated each year its still just as good as our first trip Well done Simon and Vanessa xx
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sophie W wrote a review Aug. 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights at Highcliffe and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Vanessa greeted us on arrival and we were able to check in several hours before we were expecting to which was an added bonus. Our room was gorgeous, and looked just like the pictures online which is sometimes not the case! It was bright, fresh and airy, and beautifully decorated. We stayed in room 2 which offers a huge bay window and giant window seat (more like a sofa!), and the walk in rain shower was lovely. A highlight for me was the Molton Brown toiletries and the lovely waffle dressing gowns. Our room was cleaned daily and I was impressed with the attention to detail as even the mint tea bags were replaced daily, I didn't need to ask. Before our arrival, Vanessa was really helpful with recommending restaurants and activity ideas, all of which were advisable to book in advance due to a lot of places operating with COVID measures in place. We also enjoyed 2 delicious breakfasts at Vanessa & Simon's restaurant, INDIdog, which was faultless! It definitely exceeded our expectations - the food and coffee were both delicious and the service was spot on. Highly recommend! As and when time allows, we will definitely be back to stay again. Thank you! :)
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Richard W. wrote a review Aug. 2021
Ipswich, United Kingdom21 contributions16 helpful votes
We last stayed here back in 2012 when the B&B hadn't been open very long but was already generating amazing reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. Needless to say, we had an amazing time. Naturally, when planning another, long overdue visit to Falmouth this summer, Highcliffe was our first choice. Obviously, things were a little different this time, but the Covid-19 contactless check-in process was seamless, the free parking was plentiful and our room (Room 5 – the same one we stayed in back in 2012) looked like no one else had stayed in it for the past 9 years – it was absolutely spotless and, like our hosts Simon and Vanessa, hadn't aged a bit. The comfy king-size bed, power shower, luxury Molton Brown toiletries, harbour view and ideal location (the beach, town centre and harbour area are all a 5-minute walk away) were just as we remembered. The only change was that breakfast has now been moved down to INDIdog Eatery on the harbour (a 10-minute walk away), which Vanessa and Simon also run. The Highcliffe breakfast was a highlight of our last trip, but INDIdog's was, dare I say, even better – especially the Arnold Bennett omelette (probably the best in Cornwall). It was great to see the high standards and attention to detail have been maintained, even through these most testing of times. Our thanks to the whole team for making our stay such a pleasant experience once again. We look forward to staying at Highcliffe again soon!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Room 5 is excellent – nice view of the harbour and quiet
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Jennifer F wrote a review Jul. 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
My partner and I stayed at Highcliffe in July 2021, just as Covid restrictions were beginning to lift in England. This was our third stay at Highcliffe, and we couldn't be happier. We had a beautiful room on the top floor with amazing view of the town and harbour. Despite the pandemic meaning that Simon and Vanessa were unable to provide breakfast downstairs in the dining room, the standard of food and service was still excellent. We had breakfast delivered to our room each morning, and Vanessa was even able to cater for specific dietary needs.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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GKTravellers wrote a review Jul. 2021
Harrogate, United Kingdom1159 contributions486 helpful votes
Highcliffe is centrally located, only 200 yards from Castle Beach and a 10 minute walk to the town centre shops and harbour. The lounge and our bedroom were luxuriously decorated and fitted out in a modern contempory style. All rooms had high ceilings giving them a light and airy feel. The king sized bed, crisp white sheets and black out curtains made for a comfortable stay. Our bathroom with shower was rather compact but the Moulton Brown toiletries and large white bath sheets provided some added luxury. Unfortunately, the shared lounge was off limtes due to covid but access was allowed to obtain gin, beer, and soft drinks from the honesty bar. Fresh milk could be taken from the lounge drinks fridge although there was no room in the fridge for personal use. Covid and managemnt style means there was almost no contact with the owners or other guests. Check in and out was done by email. During our 3 night stay we bumped into Vanessa once in the car park and Simon greeted us and showed us to a table at breakfast. We were however surprised that neither of them spoke to us when dining in their restaurant even though they were both on the floor.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Falmouth Lifeboat (0.4 km), Gyllyngvase Beach (0.4 km), and Pendennis Castle (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koffiji Cafe Bar Falmouth, The Ranch Steakhouse & Grill, and The Shack.
Are there any historical sites close to Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pendennis Castle (0.5 km), Marlborough House (1.4 km), and Cliff Road Chapel (0.2 km).
Does Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.