On a recent trip to Plymouth we stayed here for two nights. It was a tight squeeze manouvering our small van through the narrow lanes to reach the small car park at the back of the hotel, although a car wouldn't have too much of a problem. We were able to enter the hotel from the car park through the back entrance. The first thing we noticed in the dingy corridor was a smell of damp, although this disappeared as we made our way to the reception area (up some stairs, along a corridor, through the bar, through the breakfast room - this place is warren!). Luckily our rooms were not in this corridor by the back entrance. However the room I was given also smelled of damp, and the bathroom carpet was damp in parts - perhaps the result of a recent leak. I slept with all the windows open in an attempt to get rid of the smell and it did improve. The carpet, decor, and bathroom fittings were all rather tired (swirly carpet in the bedroom and bathroom, and a green bathroom suite) but the room was clean and had a TV, bedside light, full length mirror. The full English breakfast was bog standard fare ie cheap ingredients (especially noticeable with sausages which I couldn't eat) served on a rather small plate, and orange juice served in tiny glasses - a shame, as breakfast can be a redeeming feature. Service was chaotic and you could hear the harrassed staff sniping at each other as the hatch to the kitchen is actually situated in the breakfast room itself. The hotel is probably the same as it was 30 years ago and could do with being brought up to date. It's quite a good location in terms of proximity to the bars and restaurants of the Barbican area, but I think you could find a decent B&B for less money without too much trouble.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Started as a Bed and Breakfast in 1954, family run Kynance House has had thousands of satisfied customers. Blessed with perfect positioning on Plymouth's historic Hoe, only a few minutes walk from the City Center and the Barbican, come and stay with us in one of our comfortable en-suite rooms, enjoy the free in room WiFi and then tuck into the full English breakfast prepared fresh for you. Kynance House - The Best Location in Plymouth. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kynance Hotel Plymouth