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The Stanley provides a clean comfortable bed for the night and a hearty breakfast to see you on your way in the morning. Read more
A friendly welcome and comfortable room awaited us. We also met the resident 3 legged cat Clyde who joined us for a short time. We didn't have to walk for from the ferry port. Read more
An overnighter in Penzance. We wanted a good place, decent location, and got better than that. Comfortable room although a bit cramped, with a view of the sea. Read more
two night stay to enable us to do walking down the far west Read more
Overnight stay on the way to the Isle of Scilly and back. Room 4 beautiful view, lovely clean room and bathroom with nice fluffy towels and toiletries. Kate and all the staff are very friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful. Icing on the cake is their beautiful friendly 3 legged cat Clyde. who came in for a cuddle:) Read more
We were made very welcome, and given helpful advise when we asked about the local area. Read more
I spent four nights at The Stanley and was able to visit my friend in Newlyn easily, and have comfortable access to the wonderful Coastal Path walks in the area. Read more
Excellent Read more
Wished that I could have stayed longer.
Such a pretty, well presented Guest House.
A home from home but, with a great sea view from Room 7 Read more
I stayed two nights in order to make a day trip to the Isles of Scilly. Read more
Nothing more than a place to crash before travelling home. Read more
Having to make last minute changes to my travel arrangements home from the Scillies Kate at the Stanley was so understanding and helpful. One of only a handful of establishments which offer overnight accomodation for travellers to the Isles of Scilly, I have always found
that the Stanley fits the bill in terms of friendliness and comfort and value for money. Read more
Older hotel overlooking the water, staff more than helpful. Read more
We stayed for just one night and even though the view over the bay is breathtaking, it does not take away from the fact that the room is in desperate need of refurbishing. Having said that though, the room and bathroom were clean and the bed comfortable. however the shower has little pressure and runs luke warm, we never saw the owner (were greeted by the young daughter and only saw another member of staff the next morning) and the breakfast was average. Overall not worth the amount we spent. Read more
We stayed overnight on the way to The Scillies and again on our return. On both occasions we were made very welcome. Kate was even kind enough to provide us with an earlier breakfast as we had to be on the quayside early to load the container with our dive kit. Read more
A few days relaxation and having a few revisits to do on places we had seen Before. Read more
Two night stay to see relatives before moving onto Isles of Scilly. Read more
One night say, for the ferry to the Isles of Scilly Read more
Good location and easy to walk into town Read more
holidays for visiting Cornwall Read more
Booked for 5 nights for well earned break. Hostess made me feel very much at home no awkwardness at all. Very clean well maintained guest house looking right over the bay I was able to relax with stunning views. The pub nearby (The Lugger)does excellent food too. Penzance was a lovely place to stay plenty of shops to keep u busy. Both th train and bus station are within 3-4 minutes walking distance which is very handy as I decided to leave my car at home. Read more
Proprietress helpful and organised, welcoming and accommodation as described. Read more
We had a comfortable good size light and airy room, a very friendly landlady (and cat) and good service overall. Read more
Always a friendly comfortable stay. Good breakfast. Sea views Read more
short break as a first time visitor to Cornwall. Exploring places I had heard of Read more
Cosy comfortable close to all I needed, train bus town eating. Crabbing fishing. Kate was just lovely always asking individuals where they going and remembering. Breakfast plenty of choice. Very good value. Read more
We had 2 nights en route to Scilly. We chose the Stanley for its location which is good for the harbour and railway station, as well as the sea. Read more
it was a very pleasant stay Read more
Efficient and friendly, good breakfast and terrific for reaching the harbour for a 9.15 am boat. Read more
Friendly and good. We had a great time. Good breakfast every day. Read more
One night stay after returning from the Scilly Isles on the Scillonian III. Got train home next day. Ideally placed next to the sea front and close to the town centre. Read more
Over night stay Read more
My wife and I stayed with our friends a few days in Penzance. Now I wish we could have stayed a little longer. Nice town with lovely surroundings and a lot of things to do and visit. Read more
Overnighter waiting for train - comfy, clean, convenient. Read more
Excellent location. Accomodating and friendly hosts. Comfy beds Read more
Stayed overnight before sailing on the Scillonian to the Isles of Scilly. Read more
Short stay. Read more
A stopover at the end of a walking trip. Read more
Satisfactory Read more
Clean room, confortable bed, clean bathroom, excellent breakfast Read more
Very comfortable and convenient Read more
I originally booked one night in advance of taking the ferry to the scilly isles but it ended up as two nights because the ferry was cancelled due to bad weather. The staff were very helpful in enabling me to stay an extra night at short notice. Read more
Very pleasant stay. Great hosts. Lovely breakfast.Great location for ferry form scilly Read more
Over night on route to Sicilly Isles Read more
Being from New Zealand, Penzance was the start of our 10 days holiday in the UK and our stay at The Stanley kicked it off to a good start. The cleanliness of the room and the friendliness of the staff together with a dining room with great views of the bay and good weather we couldn't have asked for more. Read more
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Booked online at short notice. Spent two nights at the Stanley. Read more
I arrived with 2 colleagues and was warmly greeted by Kate. The rooms were as advertised and very comfortable. Kate served breakfast at the agreed time. It was superb. Read more
Two nights (before and after ferry to Isles of Scilly).
Excellent service and superb location for ferry. Read more
Cant praise them enough! really friendly and very homely feel! Read more
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Three night, long weekend Read more
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One night, nice room, great view, helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Read more
Comfortable, deceptively spacious room, everything needed in room, good selection at breakfast. Read more
We ad a very warm welcome when we arrived. Our room overlooked the sea and we had a marvelous view from Marazion and St Michael's Mount to the east to Newlyn and Mousehole to the west.
The hotel is well situated for the short walks to the centre of Penzance and the bus station and there are several restaurants within easy walking distsnce. Read more
Nicely refurbished B & B since last time we stayed.
Lovely sea view from the breakfast table (and good breakfast)!
(Almost) private exit from the top floor (aka fire escape). Read more
A stopover on way to an Isles of Scilly holiday. Read more
It is an ideal place to be located if you want to be near the train station/main bus station. With really nice bed room and a warm well cooked breakfast to start your day. Read more
I stay here whenever it's not booked up. I often travel on my own and usually only for one night, but am always made to feel welcome. Read more
A restful night and tasty breakfast to set us up for a long journey Read more
Excellent accomodation - comfortable room with everything that was needed - first rate breakfast & the proprietor could not do enough to help - early breakfast provided on day of departure. I will definately return Read more
quiet and peaceful with a lovely view Read more
Overnight stay as part of a south coast tour Read more
Comfortable stay for one night, friendly welcome, clean tidy and good size rooms. Good selection for breakfast. Read more
Thank you for your kind comments Peter. I was concerned by you not being able to connect to the internet, it all seems to be working fine now.
Had a wonderfully exciting day at The Oval as I'm sure you could imagine!
Hope to see you again sometime. Best Regards, Kate.
I enjoyed walking around and exploring Penzance. I also spent a day in St. Ives. Read more
An enjoyable few days. Read more
Overnight stay after visiting our Grandson on his birthday Read more
Found this B&B by chance after searching high and low for accommodation pre & post Scilly Isles. Rooms were lovely, clean, and the place had a homely feel. The host was very friendly too which gave the place a personal touch. Would definitely stay again! Read more
Stayed for 1 night in the small double with my 10 year old daughter. Read more
Two nights sleep between days out. Plenty of hot water for quick showers and good sustaining breakfasts. Read more
We only stayed over for 1 night, however it was very comfortable and we where given a warm welcome. My only negative was it was quite noisey during the night simply because of the road outside and the seagulls. Breakfast was good and well presented. Read more
overnight after a air show recommended a very good pub for food and drinks really enjoyed my stay and would like to go back at a later date . Read more
An overnight before taking scillonian to st Marys Read more
Hi Glyn, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the birthday suprise to "Scilly Centre Parks" went so well!!
No problem to drop your bags in later.
Best Regards, Kate.
very pleasant 2 night stay Read more
Quirky and individualize bedrooom- made a change from the one style in every room we see so much of today. We liked the guesthouse and owners, friendly and relaxed. Read more
It was easy to find the place and the room was clean amd nice with a good view to the sea. The owner was helpfull, and the breakfast good. Read more
We had perfect weather for our stay at the Stanley,
Kate and her staff were friendly and efficient,we were in room 4 which had a lovely view of the sea, lots of choice for breakfast. Read more
Loved the parking and the view. Read more
An overnight stay to celebrate a birthday. Read more
My room had a phantastic seaview. Laying in the beed omly the open sea was visible.. The road in front of the house was quite busy and noisy at daytime. But this was not a problem.. I look forward to stay there again in one week. Read more
My travelling companion and I are not a couple as such. We had separate rooms. We were looking for a b and b for one night only near to Penzance station. Read more
Many thanks for your comments. I will ensure the shower is functioning properly in the future. It must have gone wrong this morning as we have had no complaints prior to today and we have recently had a second 150 litre water tank fitted in the hotel. If you had made us aware of the issue at the time, we could have resolved the situation.
had the best week away from home this year, so relaxing Read more
Thank you for your comments. They are important to us. We, too, will look forward to welcoming you both in the future.
Small, cosy, lovely clean room with en-suite, comfortable bed, well designed room with a sea view. Read more
Thank you so much for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
2 nights while traveling through Cornwall Read more
Thank you for your comments. We would welcome your opinion on how to improve in the areas of Rooms, Value, Cleanliness, Facilities, Location and Breakfast.
Our hosts were friendly and helpful, allowing us to check in early to drop some bags off while we completed our cycle ride. They accommodated our dietary requirements (coeliac) by providing gluten free bread for breakfast. Our room had great views of the seafront which was lovely to wake up to in the morning. Bikes were kept inside but needed moving before breakfast service started. Read more
Friendly welcome. Lovely clean room with en-suite, comfortable bed, nicely designed room with a sea view. Read more
peaceful with an stunning few Read more
Accommodation taken from the Internet on spec. On first sighting the property looked right and well looked after. We were greeted on arrival by the owner who helped us with our luggage and showed us to the room. He was very welcoming in his demeanour and took time to explain what was on offer. Read more
Many thanks for your comments. They are appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Stanley.
This was an overnight stay to enable us to cath the Scillonian the next morning. Read more
Room 6 is the second largest room in the hotel easily accommodating families of up to four. At £75.00 on the seafront in Penzance this is an extremely competitive price. For larger rooms you would have to pay a considerably higher tariff. We are so sorry that you found your stay below par as we work hard to look after all our guests. Especially a rating of two out of five for breakfast is upsetting to us. Almost all our other guests thoroughly enjoy breakfast and have commented to that effect.
This was adequate rather than special. Read more
We had a comfortable stay. Our room was small and bathroom was even smaller but it was compensated by a sea view. Read more
Stayed 1 night at The Stanley on whistle stop tour of Cornwall. Read more
Arrived on motorbike with friend to watch a rugby match & socialise. Read more
The room was clean the bed comfy the breakfast super Read more
One night in order to get the ferry having arrived at the train station. Read more
Good evening. I can only say we have had several hundred guests stay in Room 3 over the last two years and none of them have described the room as minute. In addition, the person in the room next door was an eighty year old lady and I would therefore assume not making all that much noise. In addition, none of the several hundred guests have described any of the walls at The Stanley, being a Victorian end terrace, as paper thin. I am sorry your stay inconvenienced you.
Pleasant, restful and comfortable. Read more
Wonderful hosts clean adequate rooms lovely breakfast and good location Read more
I stayed for the weekend to attend a rugby match on the Sunday afternoon Read more
Two nights, stayed here previously, and again mainly visiting family in nearly Lamorna. Also seeing some of Penzance itself whilst in the area. Kate and Justin and provided me with exactly what I wanted. Read more
room o.k. for 2 nights stay but too cramped for a longer break. Read more
We were shocked to find we were right on the top floor in the attic and the stairs were too steep and narrow for us. My husband who uses a walking stick had to get both cases down the next day as I was too frightened to carry them down. The room looked lovely on first sight but we didn't manage to sleep as there was no room to sit up in bed because of the low roof space above and not much room in bed either. A shame really as the room had been done to a high standard. Read more
Thank you for your comments. At The Stanley, we have five rooms on the first floor and four on the top floor. If, prior to arrival, we are alerted to the fact that a top floor room could cause problems we would always ensure you are allocated a room on the first floor. Kind regards, Kate at The Stanley.
The owners were very welcoming offering assistance on arrival with bags etc.
Served a wonderful breakfast, cooking to order whatever you liked.
Housekeeping turned over the room promptly after first nights stay.
The whole establishment was very clean and modern. Read more
Nothing but a pleasant experience. Read more
Pleasant & Friendly Read more
Just one night before we went to the Scilly Isles Read more
Lovely bedroom very friendly owner excellent location good breakfast Read more
The room had a lovely view but was very small and could only fit one chair in so one of us had to sit on the floor to enjoy the view. Read more
We enjoyed a very pleasant stay at the Stanley, which was very welcoming and provided a very clean bright room. Our hosts were friendly and helpful providing us with all we needed, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was excellent and in a good time capsule i.e 7.30 - 9am. Yes we would recommend to friends Read more
We stayed overnight as arrived from Isles of Scilly too later to travel on. Read more
Enjoyed a quick stopover at the b and b while touring through Cornwall. Warmly greeted and shown to a lovely twin room that was nicely decorated and well appointed. Read more
Used as overnight on return on from ferry before early train next day Read more
This is our 2nd stay at The Stanley, prefer room 7 to room 8 (family room) even though it is much smaller. We indicated that we would arrive at 4pm via on-line booking form but no-one was available to greet us; waited 15mins, apologies given to us. Small dble room in the eaves (attic) lovely sea views, thoughtfully decorated with very nice shower room, shame about the cobwebs. Breakfast ok, again needed to wait a long time, bacon overcooked, poached eggs hard.. but we would stay again Read more
Two night stay. Excellent breakfast. Read more
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overnight stay Read more
It met my needs for one night. Read more
We were walking the coast path from Bude to Penzance. We arrived on our last day of walking in horrible weather and were greeted and asked if they could dry anything for us! Essential for walkers who can arrive tired, muddy and wet! We had a comfy room and a restful night before catching the train home, only 10 minutes walk away. We will return for the next leg to Falmouth. Read more
1 night B&B stop during our 18 days travel through England, Wales and Scotland Read more
1 Night only Read more
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Washing facilities good.Everthing working OK Read more
Required accomodation for a family get together. Read more
Overnight trip to visit local atractions during a weeks holiday in Cornwall and Devon Read more
Great stay! Would definitely recommend to friends & family xxxx Read more
It's really fantastic staying at Stanley. Read more
We decided to stay overnight in Penzanze, prior to taking a day trip to the Isles Of Scilly. Read more
Pleasant Read more
Stayed one night at The Stanley. We were late for breakfast the next morning but they were happy to provide us some toast and juice. Very friendly and passionate people with two lovely dogs and a very special cat :) Left something in the room when checked out but was able to find it and they even offer to send it back to me. Really enjoyed the stay! Read more
just great Read more
Excellent, had cycle and was put in dining room and locked overnight. Very good breakfast Read more
room excellent weather great staff excelent the whole stay was so good Read more
The quality and cleanliness of the B&B felt like we were paying double, the location was also unbelievably convenient. Read more
The room was small but so was the bill. Cracking value Gromit! All the usuals of te making, TV & ensuite in a tiny room ans still managed a sea view (more or less not panoramic but sea nonetheless. Some disturbance with noise through thin partition walls, but don't let it put you off unless you are very sensitive. Read more
The Stanley is in a good position only 10 mins walk from train/bus station and town centre. Read more
Very comfortable rooms and helpful staff Read more
Stayed two nights, visiting family in nearby Lamorna. Simply required convenient and reliable Bed and Breakfast for solo (train) traveller with easy access to the town itself for a spot of leisure, and mobile business contact needs i.e wi-fi and desk space for working. Chose to ignore old inconsistent 2011 reviews, which proved correct decision - quite a major refurbishment has taken place - owner Kate and her partner have a good solid operation here, making my brief stay very enjoyable. Read more
I was traveling to Cornwall to visit family and to take in views. I arrived mid afternoon and found the staff very friendly and accommodating. The location was perfect.. Very central and located within many spectacular sights, all within walking distance. They even kept my bags after checkout so that I could take in an extra couple hours of sightseeing. A great time was spent. Read more
Mum (81) and I stayed here for 2 nights (Mon/Tue) as part of our 8 night 900 mile road trip. I've got to say it's a lovely house in the most stunning location you'll ever find.
Granted, it's not compulsively obsessively clean as a couple of reviews seem to require, but it is however, clean and tidy, totally lived in and loved.
It's also got to be said that the attention to detail at breakfast is above top class.
Well done guys, keep up the good work. Read more
Brief overnight stay before travelling to Isles of Scilly Read more
Good...Nice view and near to the train station...easy access Read more
Very enjoyable Read more
Overnight stay returning from Isles of Scilly. Read more
It was an overnight stay for the scilly isles so no cooked breakfast as left too early but cereals etc left out Read more
I keep extending my stay at The Stanley, because I needed to stay longer in Penzance and I appreciate so much this B&B that I see no reason to change. Read more
We arrived late afternoon and went to watch the Cornish Pirates play in the first leg of the Championship final. Arriving back late we slept well and had breakfast about 8:30 Read more
Lovely place and hosts; lovely taste in the rooms' decoration; Homey; great breakfast; great to have tea and coffee in the room; great location in sea front and within walking distance of shops and by the promenade Read more
Arrived a little earlier than expected and had to wait a few minutes for my room. Room was fine - not exceptional but everything you would expect for the money. Read more
We were referred to The Stanley from another B & B self catering accommodation when we could not stay for an extra night. We found Kate very helpful, friendly and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was memorable. Read more
Three nights. This was my fourth stay at the Stanley. Read more
Very comfortable and very well situated to get around Read more
You are most welcome Mr Bird. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to your next visit.
Stayed in Penzance on Saturday and Sunday nights, to visit a Vintage Bus event on the Sunday. Read more
Overnight stay for just bed and breakfast before taking the Scilly Isles ferry. Read more
1 night, going to the Isles of Scilly the following day. Excellent location, almost on the harbour. Read more
I stayed one night on my way to the Isles of Scilly. The owner bent over backwards to ensure I was comfortable. As my plane left early the next morning, she prepared my breakfast earlier than her formal meal time, which I thought was beyond the call of duty and much appreciated! Read more
Convenient, comfortable. Read more
Very friendly. Read more
had a great 12 hours of sleep in my hotel room :) Read more
I came for short break by the seaside and, The Stanley was just the place to stay. Read more
Three nights. Read more
Very enjoyable. Read more
I stayed for 2 nights commencing on Monday, i was in town to visit a few old shipmates!
I left on the Wendnesday. Read more
I stayed at Stanley for 4 nights. Booked a single room but I found out on the arrival that I got upgraded into a double room because they had one available. That was a pleasant surprise.
The landlord's cat, Clyde is very friendly. I miss him a lot:) Read more
I stayed three nights and wanted to be near the harbour for the SCILLONIAN. The Stanley offered comfortable accommodation with very friendly staff at a reasonable price. Read more
2 days but I hardly was in my room.The room was spotless.Didn't have a breakfast because of very early starts. Read more
Although short enjoyed our stay.We were made to feel welcome and our needs were well met. Read more
A beautifully located bandb, with good staff, and, most important of all, no noisy fellow customers. Read more
brilliant b&b,one of the best we have stayed in. Read more
Very welcoming, helpful and friendly staff, but attic rooms are rather small, and stairway is steep and well-scuffed. Bathroom mats need replacing. It served its purpose for us, but probably would look for somewhere else next time. Mattress replaced at short notice after rain through open skylight dampened original mattress. Replacement was soft and lumpy. Read more
we stayed very shortly for one night and the hurricane katja was sweeping in over england wish made the window sound a lot during the night Read more
I had just finished a 3 week cycle trip, and the Stanley was just what I needed - comfortable, clean, welcoming and a great location. Read more
It was a pleasant stay and I will definitely coming back in Stanley Guesthouse in the future Read more
four night stay in room with a wonderful view in my favourite destination (penzance and newlyn) Read more
The room is so petty!!We love it so much!!The view from the is so good.The staff are so friendly!We missed the camera there,Kate keep it for us and try to contrast us.So kind!!If we go to Penzance again I will book this hotel again. Read more
My two children loved Molly and Miles the dogs. The stay was fine. Read more
well, it was a one-night-stay in the town to get a first impression of cornwall. it was very nice. good choice. Read more
Turned up at the hotel on Wednesday night and was greeted by a gentleman who let us in and seemed very friendy. However after an inital conversation he wished us 'good night' and headed back to the office. I pointed out we had yet to actually check in and he apologised before heading to the office to check the reservations book. 20 minutes later we were still stood there with no sign of the gentleman returning. We rang the bell for attention and he returned only to say "oh your still here". Read more
I am so sorry that your experinence at The Stanley was not at its best. It was my Father who checked you in as was fortunate to have tickets for The minack Theatre.
I just wish you had mentioned the cold tea and the non closing winddow, I could have so easily solved those problems.
Kate at The Stanley.
One night; a comfortable nights sleep after a curry at a nearby restaurant. A filling breakfast that set me up for the day. Read more
Our stay was a one-night visit for a wedding. Suffice to stay that we have already recommended The Stanley to friends. The room was lovely, the service friendly and sincere, and with a view directly over the bay, the breakfast room made this stay perfect. Read more
I felt as if I was going back to my home when I came this hotel. I really appreciate to be able to stay here. Read more
The Stanley Guest house on the promenade in Penzance is owned and run by Kate Johnson and offers high standards of guest accommodation and a very friendly, relaxed service. The Isles of Scilly ferry, central Penzance and the fishing port of Newlyn are all within walking distance. The Stanley has been recently refurbished inside and out and offers ample free car parking directly outside. For those guests holidaying on the Isles of Scilly, long term parking is available in dedicated IoS car parks in Penzance. Wireless internet connectivity is available throughout the premises. Here at The Stanley, all rooms are en-suite and most have spectacular, uninterrupted sea views. The outdoor Jubilee Pool is on the opposite side of the road and the train and bus stations are a ten minute walk away offering easy access to St.Michael's Mount, the stunning Minnack Theatre at Porthcurno, Lands End, Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove, St.Ives and the picturesque fishing village of Mouseholke. We are perfectly located for an overnight stay for those guests walking the coastal path. We are just a few minutes walk from Penzance town centre with all its' shops, pubs and eateries to suit all tastes and pockets. Penzances' famous Chapel Street, nearby, is renowned for its' many antique and curio shops. This is your perfect base for exploring Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly and we will make every effort to ensure you have a pleasant and relaxing stay. The south-facing sun terrace offers our guests the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the spectaular views across the Victorian promenade and the bay. We offer all our guests a full English breakfast each morning as well as providing a lighter alternative. We are also happy to provide for guests with individual dietary requirements with prior notice.
On-site parking, Free parking,