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775Jenniferruth775
Penzance, United Kingdom

Unusual rooms in ancient nunnery

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Oct 7, 2018
We spent two nights here. There are lots of pros: you get to your room along a great wide vaulted corridor, your room has vaulted stone and brick ceilings, you look out of your window onto a courtyard with plane trees. The surroundings are full of atmosphere. The mattresses and bed linen are excellent, the rooms are well -equipped and very clean.
Now come the cons: you have to walk along this lovely corridor to reach the bathrooms ( thus was rather dark and spooky in the small hours). The beds are very narrow. We could not manage to get the bedside lights to work. No TV, which was not really a problem BUT the wi-fi went from occasionally patchy to non-existent.
Date of stay: October 2018
Room Tip: Essentially the wi-fi hardly works.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We had one of the ensuite rooms which was interestingly quaint and functional. The hotel is in a convenient location for a short walk into this attractive and historic city. The breakfast (extra cost) was OK but a bit limited in choices. Overall though a comfortable cheaper night’s stay in a rather beautiful historic city

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

My mother and I spent 2 nights here sharing a twin-bedded room. The site is charming and has a very restful atmosphere. The room was basic but beds comfortable and facilities acceptable when you bear in mind you are staying in such a historic and unique property. You certainly had a sense of its history and could imagine the nuns lined up ready to make their way to morning or evening prayers in times past. The bathroom / shower rooms were located usually opposite your room across the tiled corridor. Bathrobes are provided so you could protect your modesty if needing to nip across in the night! Some of the shower rooms are an odd shape and some are a tight squeeze, but they were kept clean, the water hot and you didn't when we were staying have to queue for one in the mornings. We had the breakfast at additional cost of 9.80 euros for the complete breakfast (complet) and there was a reasonable selection available and the breakfast room pleasant enough to eat in. You can buy breakfast items priced individually if you only want a couple of selections. There is parking at the rear which is near to the steps up to the accommodation. The security of the building is pretty good, as long as people don't leave the entry doors ajar.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would return. On one evening, there was a choir rehearsing and it was a delight to hear the beautiful sounds emanating and filling the air.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Maria C
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

It's a simple and beautiful adaptation of the rooms the monks probably used in the middle ages, most of the rooms have shared bathrooms and no hairdryers so it's a bit like a Hostel but a very beautiful one(they have one star but it's the best one star i have seen!). Staff is helpful! Breakfast room closes rigorously at 10 (not very flexible with that) but there is nothing missing and the location is amazing, beautiful white stones medieval Abbey, in the beautiful town of Saints, you can also walk to Saint Pierre and take a stroll along the river..

Room tip: Better to go when the music festival is on in Saintes between the 14 and 22nd of July. book in advance!
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

I arrived here feeling pretty miserable and needed to rest up for a day or two. The local bar suggested staying here...I was a little concerned that sharing a bathroom might not be for me...l didn't need to wait once and they were always clean...lovely clean linen and towels, basic comfortable rooms but great wifi! 10mbps...Its been a really peaceful experience and one that l hope to return to...l'm now looking for similar accommodation elsewhere.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank PeteW602
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

A great budget hotel,Basic accommodation but very nice, set in a old monastery Great location and very friendly and helpful staff.Not far from the main town which has some great Bars and restaurants.My only complaint is the lack of signage we did find it very difficult to find the main entrance to the hotel which at 2.00 am was very frustrating.
But apart from that i would return.
Merci

Date of stay: June 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Daimw0cri
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