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Scarletts Well Road, Bodmin PL31 2PL England
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Step into The Bodmin Jail Hotel and discover an elegant haven of luxury and history deep in the heart of Cornwall. Somewhere to relax, enjoy, marvel, wonder and explore. Somewhere to make memories. Kickback in your beautifully appointed bedroom, sink into deliciously comfortable furniture and admire tasteful décor. Once home to the Crown Jewels, painstaking restoration has transformed this monument to the past into a present-day icon – perfectly blending state-of-the-art convenience with fascinating character and intriguing, old-world charm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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burvsumray wrote a review Nov 2022
Taunton, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
When you see the images, you are wowed, but when you are faced with the real thing you are blown away. The building has been renovated to a super standard. This standard being met by the super front of house & housekeeping teams esp. Gary & Holly
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available but can be difficult to find a space at busy times
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Dear burvsumray, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for highlighting Gary, Holly, and the team. It really is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Bodmin Jail Hotel. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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tracey g wrote a review Nov 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom34 contributions34 helpful votes
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Excellent stay.hotel is beautifully renovated to a high standard.it feels luxurious even though was an old prison.the room we stayed in was actually 3 old cells to make your comfy room.it provided tea coffee facilities fridge water,tv hairdryer and still retained old prison windows.food was excellent in the courtyard and breakfast in the chapel was 2nd to none amazing.staff throughout hotel were polite and helpful.the museum tour we did by ourselves and preferred that way without a guide was very interesting shocking how the Victorians were treated,well worth it.we had a fantastic stay and highly recommend.plenty of free parking for hotel patrons
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 315traceyg, Thank you for your great review. We are truly fortunate to have such a fantastic building with so much history! The team pride themselves on consistently delivering exceptional service, so thank you for your kind words. It really is appreciated! I look forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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Lorraine L wrote a review Nov 2022
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom21 contributions9 helpful votes
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Stayed here for two nights for a birthday celebration with my husband and dog Daisy. All I can say is what a FABULOUS experience it was from start to finish. The hotel is amazing , to see how it looked as a derelict building to how it looks now is astonishing! The rooms / cells are luxurious , food is excellent and what made our stay extra special was the wonderful staff. Extra special mention for Carly who went out of her way to help us out and who our dog Daisy absolutely adored. Will definitely be back .
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear lizardgirlCornwall, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service, and your feedback is highly appreciated. I will be delighted to pass your lovely words on to Carly and the team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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Laurie B wrote a review Nov 2022
Salisbury, United Kingdom136 contributions94 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and would have loved to have stayed longer! The hotel is superb, the staff are just lovely and the food in the Chapel restaurant was spot on. It’s a two and a half hour drive for us and despite this we were already planning another trip whilst on our way home. All in all our two days at the Bodmin Jail Hotel score top marks - 10+ out of 10.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: I doubt very much that they have such a thing as a bad room!
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Laurie B, Thank you so much for your kind words and this wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Bodmin Jail Hotel in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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yrrabdraw wrote a review Nov 2022
Dorchester, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
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The attention to detail is amazing. The rooms are cozy and well appointed. The pre dinner cocktails and evening meal was second to none. There was plenty of vegan options on the menu. The staff are polite and friendly. An experience we will remember for a long time.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would arrive earlier than book-in time. As parking in front of the hotel is limited.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Barry W, Thank you so much for staying with us and for this lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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Jan W wrote a review Nov 2022
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We’ve just returned from a three night stay at The Bodmin Jail Hotel. We were greeted with a smile by Gary at Reception. Every member of staff we spoke to during our stay was polite, professional and helpful. Our room was fabulous. I did mention to reception that although the bedroom and bathroom had ambient lighting, the bathroom needed an illuminated magnifying mirror. I was advised that these are on order for each bathroom. Breakfast was delicious. We ate at The Chapel on our first night and the food was very. Ice as was the laser projections on the ceiling. Very clever. We also had drinks in the Cocktail and Gin Bar. The bar tenders were very friendly and good at their jobs. We also went on the dark walk tour….cleverly done and well worth it.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear janwY2590UK, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to Gary and the team. I look forward to welcoming you back to The Bodmin Jail hotel soon. Kindest regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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Joan B wrote a review Nov 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed there for one night together with another couple for my husband's birthday. The place is unique, the staff are brilliant, the food is excellent. The ceiling light show in the Chapl Dining Room was amazing. The only points I would mention (and it is not a crititism or complaint) are that we would like there to have been a box of tissues in the room, a glass or beaker in the bathroom and for a top notch hotel, better quality toliet paper. While you are there, a visit to the Jail Museum is a must but not if you are claustrophobic! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear joanbR2004CG, Thank you for the great review! I am delighted that our team looked after you so well and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for suggesting the box of tissues and a glass in the bathroom. It has been noted. We hope to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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sue m wrote a review Nov 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom17 contributions11 helpful votes
I visited Bodmin Jail. Hotel with a friend for a traditional afternoon tea after the Bodmin Jail experience. What a treat! The tea was delicious, the staff extremely helpful and friendly and the hotel itself was fantastic. Easy parking, I highly recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear suem934, Thank you very much for this fantastic review. Please be assured that I will pass your lovely comments on to the team in The Chapel restaurant. They will be delighted to know you had an amazing afternoon tea and tour experience. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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Christine wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely wonderful! The room was luxurious and the bed so comfortable. The renovation of the old Jail had been so well done. Dinner and breakfast in the Chapel were top class. We are definitely returning!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear CatHillrise, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you had a lovely stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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Lucy G wrote a review Nov 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom
The hotel itself is beautiful. It is so elegantly done. The staff were wonderful, the room was perfect. I do not have any issues with the hotel. Until check out. The screaming and shouting coming from the office by reception from what I would imagine to be a member of staff was very off putting. The poor reception person who was checking me out was mortified. Not professional at all; and I feel for the people who work there who get shouted at like that. I am surprised you have anyone work there.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear D9328GUlucyg, Thank you very much for taking the time and leave your review. I am very sorry that you decided to review us online. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have received a response from you to any of my emails since you informed me about the incident. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss it directly with you. Please be assured that we are taking the well-being of our staff extremely seriously. This is not a normal situation for us and never occurred before. We do not tolerate any form of inappropriate behaviour, and we are taking appropriate actions with everyone involved. I am glad to read you liked the room and the hotel. I'm pleased that the team looked after you well and that you enjoyed your experience overall, and I hope I will be able to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Anna Sirba General Manager
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US$198 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bodmin Jail Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bodmin Jail Attraction (0.6 km), Bodmin Town Museum (1.2 km), and Capitol Cinema Bodmin (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flory Restaurant, Hole in the Wall, and No. 4 Honey Street.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Bodmin Jail Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanhydrock House and Garden (3.9 km), Bodmin Jail Attraction (0.6 km), and Restormel Castle (7.4 km).