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Hotel The Thirsty Scholar (Penryn, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Thirsty Scholar (Penryn, United Kingdom)

About The Thirsty Scholar

Housed in a former coaching inn, The Thirsty Scholar is a three-star B&B offering access to off-road parking and a large sheltered garden with a terrace. Gyllyngvase Beach and Falmouth University are nearby. All rooms are en-suite and offer amenities such as a TV, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer and phone. Guests at the Thirsty Scholar enjoy unlimited access to Wi-Fi. Plus, tour and ticket assistance is available. This B&B welcomes pets by arrangement. A cooked English breakfast is available from 8am until 9.30am. Guests with a lighter appetite may choose a continental alternative. A bar/lounge menu is offered after noon. The B&B lies within five miles of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle, seven miles from Trebah Garden and a 20-minute drive from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Good  7.6 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.2 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.8 / 10

Positive Reviews


Good atmosphere

Guests often comment on the good atmosphere at the Thirsty Scholar, finding that the owners, staff and the locals who frequent the bar are friendly and welcoming.


Enjoyable dining

The quality of the meals served in the pub attracts positive feedback from guests. The specials available at the weekend seem to go down particularly well. Plus, the service from the staff is good if a little slow at times.


Comfy rooms

Bar a few minor shortcomings, guests are happy enough with the standard of the rooms offered at the Thirsty Scholar, mostly describing the accommodation as clean and comfy with a decent selection of included amenities.

Negative Reviews


Noisy surroundings

Although finding the rooms comfortable, guests regularly find that the surroundings were noisier than they expected. The rooms seem like they are subject to noise from the bar. Also, as this is a university town, the streets can get busy and loud at night.


Parking might prove problematic

A couple of guests mention that they found parking a little tricky. The free off-road parking is a little way down the street and spaces don't always appear to be available. Loading and unloading your car may be an issue.


Timed breakfasts

While this won't bother everyone, some guests were a little disappointed to have to specify a time slot to eat breakfast. This probably suits business guests more than leisure guests. On the plus side, most guests rate the standard of the breakfast highly.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Terrace
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Non-smoking rooms
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


18 West Street , TR10 8EW , Penryn , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1326)372996

Frequently Asked Questions about The Thirsty Scholar

  • Is there a pool area at The Thirsty Scholar?

    No, The Thirsty Scholar doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Thirsty Scholar?

    No, The Thirsty Scholar doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Thirsty Scholar?

    No, The Thirsty Scholar doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Thirsty Scholar?

    Check-in at The Thirsty Scholar is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Thirsty Scholar located?

    The Thirsty Scholar is located in 18 West Street, TR10 8EW, Penryn, United Kingdom.

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