Rose In Vale Country House Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rose In Vale Country House Hotel Mithian
Ein echte Erfrischung
Ich kenne die englische Küste wie meine Westentasche und halte mich normalerweise nicht mit diesen Seiten über Bewertungen auf. Allerdings muss ich an dieser Stelle das Rose- in Vale loben, in dem ich gerade erst 4 Tage gewohnt habe, ein wirklich entspannender und eleganter Ort. Angefangen vom Standardzimmer bis hin zur erstklassigen Küche und allen dazwischen liegenden Punkten würde ich wirklich Schwierigkeiten haben, irgendwelche Makel zu finden. Da ich auch regelmäßig geschäftlich unterwegs bin, kann ich behaupten, dass man ein solches Schmuckstück sehr selten findet. In dieser schnelllebigen Welt ist das Rose-In-Vale noch eine echte Oase.
A real disappointment
We only stayed one night of a planned three at this hotel. Like a previous reviewer we stayed in reputedly the best suite in the hotel which, like the rest of the hotel, was in urgent need of an up-date. We had read of the 'fine furniture' in the hotel but the suite was furnished very cheaply (and a long time ago by the look of it), the furniture in the sitting room was a vision of pink dralon enhanced by the piece of wood being used to prop one of the windows open. The dreadful corridor running between the dining room and kitchen has been mentioned, not a welcoming sight after a long journey and not enhanced by catering tables being stored under the stairs leading up to the best room in the house and the profusion of artificial plants and flowers everywhere.
The whole place had an air of neglect, we were asked by a not very welcoming receptionist, to order our evening meal on arrival as 'they all came down at once last night'. This, according to the package we booked, should have been 5 courses but was 3 with help yourself coffee in the sitting room.
I am sorry for the new owners, they have a lot of work to do but the potential is excellent. Perhaps a good start for them would be to ask for feedback from their customers. We almost came home the very next day but found accomodation much more to our liking for the next few nights.
Having spoken to the hotel and read some positive reviews, we spent our anniversary at Rose in Vale. The setting is picturesque and externally the house fits in beautifully. Our greeting at reception was mechanical. No welcome, just asked us to fill in forms, shoved the key in our hand and left us alone to find the room.
The interior decor was poor for the type of hotel it aims to be. The ground floor corridor that passes the dining area and links the reception area with some of the rooms is in very poor shape. Many of the plants are plastic and the overall decor is tired.
We stayed in the most expensive room (£90pppn). This was vastly overpriced. The bathroom looks cheap. It has awful 1970/80s fittings and does not match the tiling and flooring. The temperature and pressure in the shower is not consistent. Again the general decor in the room is tired with none of the little home comforts that define the better run and cosy B&Bs and small hotels.
At breakfast, once we drew attention to the waitresses that we actually existed, the service and food was fair.
When we paid our £360 + newspaper bill, the reception staff didn't even bother to ask if we had a decent stay or wish us a safe journey home etc.
It seems that this place needs an education in hospitality.
A real tonic
I am a 'well travelled' visitor to UK shores and do not normally bother with this type of review site. However on this occasion I am happy to recommend the Rose- in Vale having just spent four days at this most tranquil and refined venue.
From the standard of accomodation to the excellent cuisine and all points between, I would find difficulty in faulting this hotel.
As a frequent business traveller, I have rarely discovered such a gem. In this fast-paced world, the Rose-In-Vale is a true oasis.
Extremely friendly and unpretentious new management
Just returned from a very pleasant 4 night stay at the Rose-in-Vale hotel.
The main impression we were left with was the extremely good service - we felt more like house guests than "paying customers", with Hettie the friendly dog often coming out to meet us when we got "home" from a hard day's sightseeing!
Good location for the Eden Project and St Ives.
The hot tub out by the pool was an unexpected treat - just the thing to relax your aching muscles after a long drive down. And of course, you were welcome to use it any time, even after dark.
We spent a day relaxing by (and in) the small heated pool - it really is a sun-trap, as the weather wasn't generally warm - but we still managed to burn!
We found that the owners and staff were extremely accommodating, which is very refreshing - nothing seems to be too much trouble. When we arrived we weren't sure if we could eat a whole 3 course dinner, and they asked what we'd like as the chef would make us something else. They were generally just very flexible. What a refreshing change.
Quiet in the evenings, we played chess and scrabble with our drinks in the lounge.
The hotel has only been under new ownership for a couple of months and could benefit from a little updating and TLC, which I'm sure they have plans for. But given the choice between a contemporary decor and a welcoming atmosphere I know which I'd choose - the latter is so much rarer and more difficult to create.
PS not really mentioned on here but it's a pet-friendly hotel - all part of the relaxed atmosphere.
One of the most nicest country hotels
I recently had the pleasure of spending a long weekend at the Rose In Vale. Tucked away in a secluded valley, in its own beautiful mature grounds with a charming georgian manor house as its centre, the Rose In Vale is simply a gem. The staff were friendly, our room was spacious and well presented and the food was well worth staying in for. The hotel is well located between Truro to the South (well worth a visit) and the rugged North Cornwall to the North. If you need a break from the stresses of daily life, I can think of nowhere better to unwind.
Not what we expected
The managers have great raw material to work with, however, our overall impression after a four night stay was one of distinct average-ness. The earlier reviews paint a favourable portrait of the hotel, but our experience did not live up to expectation. The room was fine, but we had to ask for the bathroom to be 're-cleaned' as it had not properly been attended to (found debris from previous guests still on the floor). We ate dinner there on the first evening, but the food was nothing special and verged on the bland. There was no overall supervision of the breakfast room which meant that guests were having to point out to the waitresses when items need replenishing. The cooked breakfast was fine, but on one occasion my husband requested a poached egg on toast - when it came it was almost laughable in presentation and quality - Gordon Ramsay could have had a field day. One evening in the bar we overheard the manager discussing with other guests the overwhelming expense involved in running the hotel, which we felt was entirely inappropriate and reminscent of Fawlty Towers.
An Oasis of Calm in Beautiful Cornwall
My wife and I have been using this hotel for 22 years, initially with our children and more recently on our own. We have seen the hotel develop its facilities to a high standard without losing the charm and historic character of this old Mine Captains house.
Lodged in its own secluded valley complete with stream and duck pond the hotel provides an oasis of calm for its guests. The owners and staff welcome you almost as house guests but maintain a level of service that is above average for this class of hotel.
The food is really excellent and exceeds the quality of some so called top London restaurants. On the whole the hotel has remained a well kept secret but the time has come to share the experience with others.
Perfect romantic retreat
I was married at this hotel in April 1998, and booked a surprise for my husband to celebrate our anniversary in April 2005. On arrival the hotel gave us a free upgrade to a suite, and upgraded us to a free dinner on both nights too. We also had an anniversary card, chocolates and fresh flowers as an anniversary gift - and all the more surprising and delightful as the hotel had changed hands since our wedding!
Nothing is too much trouble for Mr and Mrs Thomas and their staff, and the hotel is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are a good size, with extremely comfortable beds and lovely country house decor, and the food is excellent. The location also cannot be beaten. If you are looking for a romantic retreat the Rose-in-Vale is perfect.
So typical English
Tucked away in a small valley, down a country a lane in the rolling Cornish countryside, The Rose In Vale Hotel must be one of Britain's best kept secrets. This privately run hotel is a Georgian country house hotel with a sympathetically constructed purpose built extension that provides additional bedrooms and a fine restaurant. There are extensive grounds with beautifully manicured flower beds.
There is a warm and pleasant atmosphere about the hotel, with and air of quality but not snobbery. The staff who go out of their way to help, are all very friendly and accommodating. The public rooms are tastefully decorated, with lounges that are welcoming with log fires in cool weather. These are appointed with quality period furniture so if chrome tables and loud piped pop music is your thing this is not the place for you. Mind you, one table in the lounge is constructed from the cylinder block of Formula-One racing engine, but as this is part of history and tells a tale, it is certainly not out of place.
Dinner is served in the bright and airy dinning room that overlooks the landscaped grounds, and the extensive menu is updated daily. There is a wide breakfast menu ranging from the health option to the full gourmet cooked English platter.
Bedrooms vary in size but all are well appointed and have private (en-suite) bathrooms with showers that actually work, something that is often sadly lacking in many British hotels.
As for rates, these vary depending on the type/grade of room and the time of year, but to give an indication I visited the hotel in April and September of 2005 and on each occasion I paid '150 for two persons utilising a double room. This included full breakfasts and tax.
In short, the Rose In Vale is a super hotel. It is ideal for those who simply want to 'chill out' for a weekend, or those who require an excellent base for touring this most beautiful part of Britain. Typically English it is, and one can easily envisage Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot walking into the lounge for pre-dinner cocktails ' but without a mystery to solve of course.
Contact details are -
Rose In Vale Hotel,
Mithian, St Agnes,
Cornwall TR5 0QD.
T 01872 552202
F 01872 552700
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