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Lois (Surrey)
Warm and welcoming from the start-great value for money!

I stayed at no.38 during October half term week, so I’m a little behind with my review but I wasn’t going to forget a trip like this one and for all the right reasons! Given the schools being off and knowing that they were fully booked all week, I expected it to be pretty chaotic if I’m honest but it was far from it. I went for quiet and stress free few days away and that exactly what I got. This was my second time staying at no.38 and both times I have left feeling well rested and with great memories. The hosts Shauna and John are super friendly with loads of great local knowledge and nothing ever seems too much trouble-not that you ever need to ask for anything due to how attentive they are! I wondered if my stay this time would be slightly tainted in comparison to my last due to Covid restrictions, but it honestly wasn’t. Everything was very clean and it was clear that all was in place to ensure my stay was as safe as it could be, however this said it still felt like a holiday. I felt relaxed and welcome from the moment I arrived which is something I’ve seen larger hotels and restaurants struggle to get that balance during these times. I stayed in room 2 a cosy little twin room and it was perfect for my trip, I was travelling alone but It would have been comfortable had I had someone else with me too. As a female travelling alone I felt completely safe at no.38 and would highly recommend it to anyone in the same position. This time I tried public transport instead on driving and it was so easy, and very regular all for a great price. It really took the stress out of the narrow roads and minimal parking that some of the towns have, and the main bus and railway stations are just a 10 minute walk from no.38. John and Shauna’s prices are incredibly modest for the quality and service they provide to their guests. I can’t recommend them more. Thank you for another wonderful stay and you can be sure I’ll be back for another at the earliest opportunity in the new year!

Hello there Lois and thank you so much for such a great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at No.38PZ and we are particularly pleased that you felt safe as a single female traveller. It's always reassuring to know when our guests find that public transport works well for them in the area so thank you for mentioning that, you certainly don't need a car here as you discovered. We would be delighted to see you again next year and very much look forward to welcoming you to Penzance once more. With kind regards and thanks again. Shauna and John @ No.38PZ

replied by the owner (11/20/2020 8:35:51 PM)

Single traveller  |  Room 2  |  stayed in 10/2020

Amanda (Nottingham)

Beautiful place to stay. I literally fell in love with the decor and the comfiest beds I’ve ever slept in. Fresh water and tea facility were ready for us daily. Brilliant location in Penzance and lovely owners. Would highly recommend.

I do apologise for my very late reply to your great review; thank you so much for taking the time. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular how much you enjoyed the comfy beds ( the mattresses are a company called Emma, we love them too). Summer feels like a long time ago but we look forward to brighter times ahead. Thanks again.

replied by the owner (11/23/2020 8:39:31 PM)

Not specified  |  Room 2  |  stayed in 8/2020

Arty and comfy - real gem!

My partner and I stayed here for the Montol Festival and loved it! Fantastic decor, comfy bed and pillows, nice big shower, unlimited tea and coffee and great biscuits. Hosts are discreet but very helpful. Lots of good information in our room about where to eat and what to do. Definitely recommend.

Mature couple  |  Room 5  |  stayed in 12/2019

Helen (North devon)

My mother and i were made to feel very welcome. Relaxed atmosphere, no noise from anywhere, AMAZING decor, great facilities inc tea/coffee/water/biscuits/milk/games/hair dryer etc etc everything you need. No breakfast but you know that when you book. Theres a cafe literally accross the road with 10% off for guests who stay at no.38 PZ Would highly recommend. Im writing this review whilst still here! Will 100% be back. Personal note: i wouldve loved to have seen the cat and dog ❤

Hello Helen, I promise that next time you can definitely see the dog and cat ! The dog is Ted ( a lively apricot miniature poodle) and the cat is called Miss Meew (elderly female tortoiseshell). But most importantly thank you for such a fabulous review. It is so very rewarding when guests seem to appreciate what we are trying to do at No.38PZ and even better when they take the time to write it down in a review.So glad that you and your Mum had a great stay and we would love to see you both again. All the very best and thanks again.

replied by the owner (10/25/2019 4:57:48 PM)

Other  |  Room 2  |  stayed in 10/2019

Alex (Dorset)
Fantastic Place!

The owners are really friendly and they made us feel right at home during our stay! The room was spacious and beautifully decorated. Will definitely stay here next time we’re at penzance!

Hello and thank you for such a brilliant review! Really glad that you enjoyed your stay at No.38PZ and we would love to see you again anytime in the future. With best wishes and thanks again.

replied by the owner (11/6/2019 3:24:32 PM)

Young couple  |  Room 3  |  stayed in 10/2019

Sasha (New Zealand)

Everything about this guest house was perfect. The cleanest and most beautiful guest house I've ever stayed in. The kind you expect in a fancy magazine. Beautiful finishing touches and the host is just so lovely. I would not stay anywhere else. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Family with young children  |  Room 6  |  stayed in 10/2019

Marta (Italy)
Room 7

All very well kept in every detail and clean. Very refined, colourful and artistic furniture, in line with the mood of the place. Attic with small sitting area. The lady who welcomed us and opened her house and her beautiful living room is also very nice and welcoming. The street in which it is located is also very quiet. Definitely recommended !!

Not specified  |  Room 7  |  stayed in 8/2019

Milly and James (Birmingham )

My partner booked our stay here for my birthday. The decor is to die for!! It’s a truly stunning place, quirky but also simplistic. The room was beautiful, spacious, clean and comfortable. As massive tea drinkers we were happy to see lots of tea sugar and milk readily available. All the little touches made this place amazing and we definitely will be coming back. To top it off, on our final morning we got engaged here!!! A massive thanks to Shauna for helping my FIANCÉE and my sister in making this happen. Forever grateful. Thanks so much. Milly and James

Hello Milly, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. As a new business we are incredibly grateful and it means a lot to us. It was most exciting having a wedding proposal at No.38PZ; what could be more romantic. It was a delight to be a small part of your most significant day. I hope that Cornwall continues to be your 'Special place' and now you know where we are. I also didn't realise it was your birthday! All the very best to you both for now and the future. Shauna and John PS You may see that your review becomes deleted. Fear not as for some bizarre reason it came through three times so we will have to delete two of them. We will definitely keep this on our site though; a lovely review.

replied by the owner (7/28/2019 6:41:41 PM)

Young couple  |  Room 3  |  stayed in 7/2019

Excellent, definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend it to friends

Clean. Fresh and friendly. Nothing was to much trouble. Parking was good as it’s just out side if you can get a space if not the car park is just around the corner a t £1.90 for 24 hours ...

Not specified  |  Room 6  |  stayed in 7/2019

Anna-Karin (Sweden)
A lovely creative house

A lovely creative house with clean and comfortable rooms. Shauna and her husband are very helpful and there are lovely details, such as friendly notes offering extra towels, fresh milk etc, that makes you feel very welcome. The house is lovely decorated and the lounge was a nice place to hang out in for a rest. I’d recommend everybody to book this place when staying in Penzance

Group  |  Room 2  |  stayed in 6/2019

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