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Althea Library

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the 'Yellow Room' over the Easter holidays and we would wholeheartedly recommend this lovely B&B. Lovely and clean, lots of little extras in the room, in fact everything was thought of. Even a silent fridge! Breakfast was virtually anything you could want. You complete a tick list the night before and pop it downstairs and then in...

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I stayed at Althea Library for two nights over Easter and it was probably the best B&B experience we have ever had! Jane and Geoff are fabulous hosts, we felt really looked after. Traffic had been awful getting to Padstow on Good Friday, and on our arrival Jane made us tea and coffee served with (what I...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to Althea and both have been superb. Just arrived home after 3 nights great hospitality and fabulous breakfasts. It is in a quiet location a couple of minutes walk from the harbour. Parking is at a premium in Padstow so to be able to park at the B&B is a huge bonus

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I decided to take a last minute short break in Padstow and we came across the perfect little gem that was Althea Library What a find ! ....absolutely beautiful ...immaculate .....they had thought of EVERTHING you could possibly want ....amazing bedroom .....wonderful breakfast served in a quaint and idyllic dining room ......hosts Jane and Geoff were amazing...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Althea Library is a real gem with fantastic Cornish home-spun hospitality and an extensive breakfast menu. I can highly recommend the Green Room which has a real 'wow!' factor. If you want to be spoiled for a few days this is the place to stay.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This B & B gets it right in every way. Good hosts Good facilities Great breakfast Great location Great house Very clean and tidy We stayed a weekend and we wished it could've been longer. This B & B will now be our number one choice when we visit Padstow👍

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed in the junior suite which comprises a bedroom, bathroom and sitting area. The linen and towels were like new and the whole suite was spotless. The ensuite was fitted with black granite and the shower cubicle was spacious. The toiletries provided smelt very good and were a treat to use. The bedroom included a sink which was superfluous....

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Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Room very clean and well stocked with essentials especially the bathroom. Great breakfast. Ideal location if attending Rick Stein Cookery School. Car parking on site. Comfortable sitting room if you need to relax or avoid the rain. A pleasant relaxing break away from it all.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent accommodation with everything delivered as promised. Perfect location for The Harbour. A clean and tidy well equipped suite and a friendly efficient welcome. We will definitely return. Thanks Jane and Geoff

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Bourne
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have stayed at Althea library many times now but this was our first winter break and it didn't dissapoint Jane @ Geof are run a brilliant B&B everything is spot on the breakfasts are superb and wel'l be back in July.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Grade II Listed Building, converted from a school/library and situated in the oldest part of Padstow near the Parish Church and a 5 minute walk from the harbour, shops and excellent restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Althea Library

Address: 27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow
Price Range: RM524 - RM698 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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