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Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, pleasant, and charming. The gardens are pretty and the rooms have everything you need. You really can't beat the price of £60 for two. Plus, Simon makes a mean breakfast. The location is central to this part of Cornwall.

Thank galmayer
Reviewed 26 March 2013

A hot cup of tea was just the welcome we needed on a very wet afternoon. Very comfortable and clean accommodation.Breakfasts were superb. We enjoyed very good evening meals at the the Raleigh Inn in Charlestown an interesting little coastal village. Simon we really enjoyed our stay at Gemstones, your garden is immaculate and enjoyable and your plant propagation facility...

Thank Peter and Pat M
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I stay in a lot of hotels up and down the coast . Simon ( the owner) was 1st class warm and friendly welcome the rooms were very clean and modern comfy bed great breakfast nothing was to much trouble it was perfect not into gardening but he had impressive one will be staying here again next week I hope...

Thank Davesmith08
Reviewed 9 October 2012

The proprieter,Simon welcomed us with a pot of tea and later provided plates and wine glasses so that we could eat our own food. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts kept us going untill we ate in the evening. the rooms are decorated with simon's mothers painting and we purchased one

Thank JohnSLowestoft
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2012

The location is perfect, only a few minutes from the Eden Project. It is on the outskirts of a village and when I initially arrived the road was quite busy, but the traffic soon died down and it was very quiet. It is a lovely homely B&B with friendly but not intrusive service and the breakfast was excellent. I would...

Thank Ruth093
Streatley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2012

You wont find any exotic night life in Stenalees, but you will find this first-class B&B in a lovely cottage environment, very tastefully presented and with a beautiful garden. Service was excellent and the place spotless. Also a good central location for north and south coasts, Truro, Eden, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank J S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Stayed for two nights in this lovely b&b. The rooms are very nice with comfortable beds and nice bathrooms with good towels.Had great sleep there. The ground floor of the property is very nice with a sitting room and dining rooms. Simon is a great host very helpful and friendly and does a great breakfast. The breakfast tables are beautifully...

Thank Patr64
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2012

A delightful three night stay. Simon is the perfect host and presents intimate, impeccable accomodation and a tasty breakfast. Slept very well in comfortable bed. Excellent wifi and beautiful garden. A great location from which to explore the area including the Eden Project.

Thank blon d
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2012

I initially booked a double room for my dad and I, but soon realized double bed and room were quite small for us both and we decided to book two rooms instead. Apart from room size, everything else was great. Hostel has a beautiful garden, rooms were clean, breakfast was good, and Simon, the Landlord was very nice and helpful....

Thank Issa606
Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stumbled across this gem by chance. i normally stay in a laege hotel but as this was full, decided to try something different and I glad that I did. Simon was a very good host and offered a warm welcome to a weary traveller on business. Splendid food and comfortable rooms - I will definitely book here again.

Thank Beauregardes

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the centre of many local attractions, Gemstones star rated with the English Tourist Board is an ideal central location to see all the many beautiful sights of Cornwall. We are 4 miles to the coast and 3 miles to the Eden Project. We have double rooms with en-suite and double rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness balancing taste and practicality for people requiring quality b&b at a low price. Every rooms has free WiFi access, a colour TV & DVD player, tea and coffee-making facilities and quality mattresses for a good night's sleep. A full English breakfast is served every morning with no restricted eating times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gemstones

Address: 5 Roche Road | Stenalees, St Austell PL26 8SY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Price Range: RM188 - RM234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“I think any room would have been suitable because they are all spotless and the hosts are so friendly.”
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“any room would be good -it was lovely and clean and realy good quality”
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