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my stay at Camelot Castle hotel, was like stepping back into my childhood, when hotels were quiet and gracious, no television in the drawing room, (thank goodness,) just lovely big comfortable knowle sofas, peace and quiet and beautiful views. I can understand that many people prefer the brash clinical effeciency of a modern motel or the 'refurfished' hotels created by people ,who from the lack of taste ,can have no knowledge or experience of gracious living themselves, resulting in pale tacky imitations.At Camelot you have the real thing, you sense the ghosts of guests from a different era gliding down the staircase in dinner jackets and gowns, beaded handbags and long elegant cigarette holders, while Noel Coward played whimsically on the piano.As for the shower facillities they and the bedrooms were perfectly clean and adequate and if the people who complained had bothered to walk along the corridor to the bathrooms, they would have been transported again to a different age, luxuriating in a bath big enough for even a less than slender lady to lie in ,with my arms at my sides and still room to spare! original and magnificent. The staff were dlightful , quiet ,effecient , courteous, friendly and helpful. The meals were delicious and beautifully cooked, how many choices do people expect in a country hotel for goodness sake?Breakfast was far more than I could eat with an enormous choice of everything you could wish for and repeated offers of more and all for only £39 a night (and joy of joys damask tablecloths and soup spoons!). Is it just me or are people becoming more greedy and demanding ? It was an absolute pleasure to share this lovely building for a few days ,only possible for me because it was so reasonably priced.As for the art work,I bought the most fabulous painting for far less than it must be worth due to the generousity and kindness of the artist Ted Stouton. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him as he was away travelling,but speaking to him on the telephone, I found him the most fascinating, interesting man, obviously no one likes all art but his styles are diverse and exuberant and I'm sure that anyone who bothered to look round all his works would find many things there that either bring a smile to their face or evoke some emotion, and most people would find something they would love to take home with them as I did. I will defenitely be staying again and have recommended it to like minded friends, a real pleasure. Jenny in Wales UK :-)
This hotel is almost indescribable. The rooms are appalling, the shower facilities some sort of plastic pod, there were no menus for breakfast, the table staff were hostile and nowhere escapes the terrifying 'artwork' throughout. Go there at your peril.
We were looking forward to a restful luxurious weekend following several weeks of working on the Tsunami response. Instead we found one unfortunate (very friendly) young man running the reception, sorting out the rooms and serving in the bar - with inevitable results!
Smallest bathroom in the world!!!!
four poster room at £150 per night had the smallest shower room in the world!! Basic facilities in room. Definitely not worth the money!
We recently visited this hotel for our wedding anniversary and have experienced one of the worst hotels ever.
We drove into Tintagel and were impressed by the views, however thats where out enjoyment of this trip ended!!!
In search of a special place to spend 2 nights in Cornwall I came across the web site for Camelot Castle Hotel and thought wow!! This looks fantastic, as it was a special occasion I slected to go for the Four Poster room to live like royalty for the weekend as my wife has just finished a stressfull period of studies for her degree, Fantastic, £75 each per night was abit high BUT on contacting the Hotel they willingly dropped it to £50 Each, Excellent. So off we go to Tintagel and on arrival were met by john Mappin which was nice and then we went to our Luxury Four poster room...... How on earth they managed to get the bed in I have no idea, this was a nightmare. We did not make a fuss as there was a large American wedding going on at the hotel, the room was terrible like something out of Faulty towers, mismatch of furniture the bed was a four poster but was falling apart and to add romantic feel they had stuck a small strip light into the middle of the headboard yuck. The en-suit was like something out of a caravan, small and plastic the bed was not comfortable. The View out across to King arthurs Castle was excellent and thats what saved the day, so off we went to explore Tintagel and get some food, we went to a nice little restaurant, which also catered for B&B at only £40 per room with Sea views, theWaitress asked where we were staying so we told her and her sentiment said it all ' Poor dears, we have a spare room if you would like?' enjoy your meal. We got back to the Hotel and the Bar staff who double up as reception were not very nice or helpfull on asking what time breakfast was they could not tell, they thought 07:30 so up we got for this to find the Hotel deserted and no sign of breakfast. so we went back to bed for an hour. this was NOT living life like royalty or even luxury.
we stayed at Camelot castle in June 2003. It is the most fascinating Hotel I have ever stayed in. Resident artist Ted Stourton gave us the four poster room which was huge and had a beautiful view of Tintagel. The furniture was very 1930's but well in keeping with the building. For those who appreciate culture and history,it is an experience worth having. It cost £39 per night each and half price for our daughter. To be able to stay in this lovely abode for that price, one can put up with a rather basic dinner and dated furniture. Ted was most obliging and showed us his studio in the basement and made us feel most welcome. I am currently planning our next visit.
Me and my fella went to this hotel back in 2001 and it was really the worst hotel I have stayed in. It sounded brilliant on the internet and I thought for £45 each per night it would be glamourous and memorable....it was memorable for the wrong reasons however. The room we had been given was not clean. It seemed like nothing had been done to the beds or the decor since the 1940's. There was (cigarette) ash on the window sill and the beds were really soft and lumpy. The bathroom was a plastic fitting that was self contained and put in the room in one of the corners. This had hair still on the walls when we got there. The artist in residence there said that had been his room and it was the best room in the hotel!!!! It may well have been refurbished in the last 2 years but at this time it was THE WORST hotel!
We spent a murder mystery weekend at Camelot Castle and it was absolutely fantastic. The views are breathtaking and the service was excellent. We will be back next year