There are two words which summarise the Carnson House Hotel experience. They are "small" and "convenient". Our double-bedded room could be described as cosy, if you're feeling charitable, or a shoebox, if you're not. It's nice enough - the owner was pleasant and helpful, and it's all well-kept and clean. However, our room looked out onto the back wall of the train station, over one of the main roads out of Penzance. The traffic could be quite noisy, which wouldn't necessarily have been a problem if the room hadn't been so damn hot. When closed, the double-glazed window cut out a lot of the traffic noise and the shouting from the random drunk people staggering out of the next-door pubs and the nearby nightclub, but sadly it also cut out the airflow. The room would therefore get uncomfortably hot. Obviously this may be less of a problem in winter.
The B&B's location is both its strength and its curse. While it could be quite noisy, it was also ideally located for public transport. The train and bus stations are literally out of the door and round the corner, as is the tourist information office.
Directions: It's right behind the train station, quite hard to miss.
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