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Scarletts Well Road, Bodmin PL31 2PL England
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#2 of 8 in Bodmin
Step into The Bodmin Jail Hotel and discover an elegant haven of luxury and history deep in the heart of Cornwall. Somewhere to relax, enjoy, marvel, wonder and explore. Somewhere to make memories. Kickback in your beautifully appointed bedroom, sink into deliciously comfortable furniture and admire tasteful décor. Once home to the Crown Jewels, painstaking restoration has transformed this monument to the past into a present-day icon – perfectly blending state-of-the-art convenience with fascinating character and intriguing, old-world charm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking garage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken


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57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
315Reviews2Q+A56Room tips
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Vez Sullivan wrote a review Today
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Visited the museum about 10 years ago when what is now the hotel was just a shell. The renovation into a modern stylish hotel is amazing. The Chapel restaurant is superbly appointed- look up! - and the food very good. Great cocktails and chat with bar staff in the Champagne bar. All staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the museum if you just visit for the day. It has also been completely revamped. The interactive tour is amazing. Definitely visit again perhaps for the scarey cinema or overnight on Halloween.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
lauramae_xo wrote a review Yesterday
Redruth, United Kingdom16 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked a night at the Bodmin jail hotel for our 5th anniversary and I just had to write a review. The staff were incredible, nothing was too much and they made the experience. The room and bathroom were stunning, absolutely stunning. We ate at the jolly hangman and the food was wonderful, drinks in the champagne bar were beautiful (fabulous bar man, shout out to Matt!) and the jail experience was incredible. We couldn’t fault a thing. I struggled leaving as I wanted to stay for even longer. Thank you to everyone who made our experience so fabulous, we can’t wait to stay again!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
james wrote a review Yesterday
Menheniot, United Kingdom2 contributions
The reception staff, were polite, efficient and knowledgeable, a great first impression. Timings were given for the different parts of our package. The room was first class. Champagne was delivered by the Concierge, who was well turned out, polite and discreet. The chocolates and flowers in the room were excellent. We arrived at the champagne lounge at the booked time for our afternoon tea, but the staff were not aware. However, once we explained they were very efficient and polite and provided great service. The cream team was freshly baked, and good quality. We arrived at the champagne bar in the evening for pre dinner drinks. The lounge as quiet with several over couples. We ordered cocktails, which were excellent, however the barman was somewhat over familiar with guests, perhaps more suited to a pub. The food was well prepared, looked and tasted as expected for the portrayed restaurant level. We slept well in the bed, and used all the room facilities. Breakfast was excellent, with a wide choice of hot and cold options. Check was easy, my only comment is that the dinner credit for the pre paid package, could have been clearer. Overall, very satisfied, I would recommend and stay again, I think once staff have settled, this hotel will easily achieve 5 star quality.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
doe999 wrote a review 22 May
Manchester, United Kingdom24 contributions17 helpful votes
Just spent 8 nights at this amazing hotel. The staff are wonderful and you’re really looked after. Thank you Gary, Angela and all the team for helping to make our holiday so perfect - sorry I didn’t get all your names. No expense has been spared in the refurbishment of this hotel but it somehow doesn’t detract from the history of the jail. We did the heritage guided tour which was a real eye-opener and so interesting with very good special effects, (we weren’t brave enough to do the paranormal tour though it’s highly recommended). The rooms are very tastefully done with an amazing bathroom, and as all the other reviews say, food is excellent. The chef from The Hangman’s Tavern even came out to see if he could make me a special pasta dish when he heard I was a vegetarian. We will definitely be going back and I may pluck up the courage to do the paranormal tour then. If you’re wondering whether to book the hotel, just do it, you won’t be sorry.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Plenty of parking
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Chris W wrote a review 22 May
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Spent a night here in the hotel & to visit the jail before we travelled home from 10 days in Cornwall & it was fantastic. Hubby toured the jail which he really enjoyed with the information provided about its history & of those that were imprisoned & hung here. The hotel is quite unique as some of the cells have been combined to provide luxurious rooms to stay in whilst retaining a lot of the original character such as the plain rough stone ceilings, walls & windows but they have terrific bath/shower rooms & beds. As we had our dog with us we ate our evening meal & breakfast in the Jolly Hangman's restaurant & had a room on the ground floor in the Naval wing. The food & service at both meals was exceptional with our dog having a sausage for breakfast. In the evening they gave him a bowl of water, a plate of gravy bones & blanket to lay on whilst we ate. All the staff were very attentive, polite, friendly & efficient. We highly recommend visiting here either for a weekend, just to visit the jail or for an evening meal.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
US$245 - US$355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bodmin Jail Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bodmin Jail Attraction (0.6 km), Bodmin Town Museum (1.2 km), and Capitol Cinema Bodmin (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flory Restaurant, Hole in the Wall, and The Weavers Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Bodmin Jail Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Bodmin Jail Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.