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Bedruthan Steps Hotel ...... I need to write a book - check in with your experiences

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NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 21:00:40

But I have so so much material so that's no problem

2 days and two nights and my head was spinning

DP and i barely spoke as i was in full 'people watching' mode and my psychology tutors would have been proud of my analysis!

WHAT an experience

Suffice to say

'Bedruthan Stepford' sums it up nicely wink

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 21:52:57

come on - admit you loved it!

llareggub Mon 24-Aug-09 21:53:43

ooooh, tell me more.

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 21:55:52

It was distinclty odd!! Like being a member of some club! At first i loved it and thought this is amazing but after two days i was a bit 'worn' down by it all

Came away thinking it was actually not at all child friend;y but but very adult friendly

ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 21:57:01

in cornwall?

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 21:58:31


ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 21:59:15

tell more
is a top beach, love it, not heard about hotel

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 21:59:48

meal times were ODD

every table had one husband and one wife on it

one couple did high fives a lot - get the picture?

ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 22:02:28

wow, how weird
did the pairings change from evening to evening?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 24-Aug-09 22:02:49

Why is one husband and one wife odd?

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:04:18

just bizarre huge rooms full of couples - no interaction between pairs!

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:05:31

lol ninah!

the kids clubs were something i was not used to the afternoons were 'club free' but up until one and after 'tea' clubs seemed to be in vogue

ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 22:06:36

can't picture where it can be
describe building?

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:07:48

very ugly late 60's low lying glass and concrete

atop the cliff above the steps

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:08:17

amazing views from hotel

ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 22:10:05

oh OK
Cornwall was where the bf and I had first hol and we loved the beach so I was thinking it might be nice to revisit
er maybe not
was it napkins like swans and prawn cocktails?
if I ever do go I'll give you the chapter!

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:11:16

food was great really good imo

not flash but very comfortable - NEVER EVER go without children

ilovemydogandmrobama Mon 24-Aug-09 22:13:46

Drove past it last week on the way back from Watergate Bay.

What a weird building.

ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 22:15:08

why not childfree?
I'd be there for the views and food
and the people watching
you don't own it do you grin

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:20:52

no ninah but i honestly think it would be torture

the screeching kids did not stress me as i had my own children and you can either feel relief or smug wink

child free and bedruthan steps hotel do not go

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:22:40

( i did earwig on one woman questioning the receptionist correct Cornish pronunciation of 'Bedruthan' shock)

VulpusinaWilfsuit Mon 24-Aug-09 22:26:49

Jesus, wouldn't dream of going without children. You would be MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

But loved it with. Have been twice. Why odd that couples are on their own? They are NEVER on their own. They might even like each other again.

Ugly from outside, great from inside. Bit Telegraph for me but views, beach, spa, pool, kids wonderfully happy... what's not to like

<have reviewed it akshewerly for a Hotel Guide wink Still not been offered a free trip though [grr]>

ninah Mon 24-Aug-09 22:27:14

well you have made me extremely curious notanotter!
is fab fab setting. We had the whole beach to ourselves when we were there, the colours were amazing
I have been back once since and the tide was high so less spectacular
I will deffo bear this place in mind if we ever go back with dc
sounds like there's a novel in there alright!

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 22:32:14

volupus the couplesy thing just felt a bit 'stepford'

middle class - predominantly white - married couples - too squeaky clean

lots of chat about how pricey it is

after a couple of nights i would have wanted to ask another couple or two to join us for dinner but this did not seem to be de rigueur

very very pleasant and i would go again having said all this... long weekend may be enough for me though and not sure they 'let' you

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 24-Aug-09 22:39:35

Why on earth would you want to ask other people to have dinner with you? It wouldn't occur to me! DH and I go on holiday to spend time relaxing with each other.

We went earlier this summer and loved it. Staff couldn't do enough to make sure we (and DS 12 months) had everything we needed.

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