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Reviewed 11 February 2010

My wife and I decided to spend our first anniversary in Cornwall and chose this place for a long weekend stay. Some factors that influenced our decision were its close proximity to Eden project (30 minute walk or £4.50 on the cab), hotel rating, breakfast menu and the countryside location. I must admit that we were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews on this website.

Highland court lodge is a small family run establishment and it has its own pros and cons. On the plus side, each room is well designed and catered for. We opted for the luxury deluxe suite (£170 per night) which is a tad too expensive for a room of its size and given the location of the lodge. The room was very spacious, came with an equally large bathroom with its own jacuzzi and some small nice personal touches. We had a restful nights sleep during our stay and were pampered in the morning with a sumptuous and delicious breakfast. Both of us are vegetarians and we were very nicely accommodated.

Breakfast is normally served between 9 and 10 AM and this could be a little restrictive. We were fairly relaxed with our schedule and hence were not too bothered by it. Eden project is pretty close and we spent an entire day there and returned late in the evening. It is worth mentioning that there aren't too many choices of restaurants. We did visit a pub (Brittania Inn) close by and were thoroughly impressed with the ambience and quality of food served. We felt that our mobility was a little restricted as we drive and were reliant on public transport.

We checked out on a Monday morning and made our way to Heligan Gardens (£18 by cab). On the whole, we had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mahesh S
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AnnaWright, Public relations Manager at Highland Court Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2010

Thank you for your appreciative comments. It is nice to know that all our hard work is not always in vain. We hope to see you again one day.

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Reviewed 29 December 2009

This was the perfect end to 2009. What a find! We had a really great time at this lodge. From the minute we arrived to the minute we departed our stay was made very enjoyable. No pressure, very relaxing and peaceful. Our room was spotlessly clean and the Cornish breakfasts were a must. They filled us up for the day. Highland Court was very central which made exploring very easy. Car parking was a pleasure no hidden fees just free all day and night. Also an excellent country pub just down the road.Thank you and happy New Year. See you again at the end of 2010.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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AnnaWright, Public Relations Manager at Highland Court Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2010

Thank you for your appreciative comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 18 November 2009

You would do better to pitch a tent in your own back garden and pay your neighbours for the privilege

Our room at HCL resembled a converted garage, and not the 5 star gold luxury accommodation advertised on their website. When paying in excess of £240 per night the least you would expect would be a friendly welcome, however on arrival we were greeted by concesige in shorts, vest and a scowl. To say we were disappointed is a mammoth understatement. This place should be avoided at all cost; it is ridiculously overpriced, with a webpage that is more fantasy than reality. E.G the Jacuzzi is a bath, not the type you are lead to believe on the webpage. There are most definitely not any Spar facilities on site, well that is unless the bubbling bath tub counts?
The accommodation is basically a few outbuilding thrown up in their back garden, in a very suburban neighbourhood. We decided not to stay more than one night, opposed to the original three we had booked. If you want a relaxing stress free comfortable break, then do not select HCL. To avoid the disappointment we suffered you would do better to pitch a tent in your own back garden and pay your neighbours for the privilege. All round it is inadequate on all fronts. Poor, poor, poor.

Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
10  Thank Bob_James_Law
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

We were a little concerned before travelling after reading some of the negative reviews on this site about Highland Court and were hoping that the more positive reviews placed on late rooms were more accurate. On arrival we relaxed. The room was great with flatscreen and outside ground level space, and the bathroom was huge. We particularily enjoyed the spa bath. After getting back from long day we definitely felt we could chill out.
The breakfast was a real surprise. We did not expect such a wide range. We thought the fresh fruits selection was excellent. Having stayed in numerous five star hotels we both felt that the cooked breakfast was one of the best we have had. The produce used was obviously locally sourced and was cooked to perfection. It really set us up for the day.
We wanted a base to allow us to visit the many different places around the area. We found that a reasonable car journey each day allowed us to sample, St Ives, Falmouth, St Michaels Mount and Polperro although we didn' t actually go into St Austell . We found that this accommodation gave us the convenience we were looking for. After a short time we relaxed and could not understand why this accommodation had recieved some very negative reviews. All we can conclude, is that we agreed with the favourable reviews (on Late Rooms) and maybe that some people can never be satisfied. We felt we needed to post this review on Trip Adviser, something we dont normally take the time to do.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Skybird2015
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

We found the proprietors very freindly and welcoming. The rooms were large and very clean. Great jacuzzi bath which the children loved. The lodge was very accomodating to our two young children (four and a half years and eleven months) as all the other guests were couples. Amazeing breakfasts. Highlight of our stay. Two comments:
1. Four night stay for two adults and two children £940 (we did have the best room in the lodge). Worth probably £750 but nothing to be disappointed about.
2. Bath sheets! When getting out of the luxury jacuzzi bath you want to wrap yourself in a bath sheet! Worth looking into.

We had a wonderfull stay and would recommend it to family and freinds. Thank you both very much.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Thank conan2
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