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The Bodmin Jail Hotel, Bodmin, Cornwall
A brand new opening for 2021, following a complete transformation, the Bodmin Jail Hotel offers an exciting experiential stay in Cornwall. As a former prison, this fascinating hotel has an incredible history that has been preserved and showcased in luxurious style. Sensitively restored, it has been transformed from the walls of an 18th-century prison into a four-star boutique hotel and is the showpiece of a £70 million project. Ideally located in the heart of Cornwall, just a short drive will take you to both coasts, as well as Bodmin moor. This unique destination hotel fuses old with new and gives Cornish heritage a luxurious twist. The 70 bedrooms - each with their own unique story to tell - have been created by combining three former cells, retaining many authentic features.
A trip to Bodmin wouldn't be complete without exploring the pretty heritage town, featuring beautiful architecture with Victorian era buildings.
Ideally located on the edge of of Bodmin, in the heart of Cornwall. The hotel is just a short drive to both Cornish coasts and the wild Bodmin moor with its myths and legends.
By car: The Bodmin Jail Hotel is around 240 miles (4-5 hours) from central London, or 140 miles (2.5 hours) from Bristol. Follow signs to Bodmin town centre from the A30. Parking is available on-site.
By train: Closest station is Bodmin Parkway, with direct links to London, Bristol and Birmingham. The station is 10-15 mins away from the hotel by taxi. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Suited to anyone fascinated by Cornish history - as well as prisons - looking for an immersive stay with added luxury. We're wowed by the prison's former Chapel, lovingly restored, with its enormous Victorian Gothic beamed-ceiling, 45 feet overhead.
Service & Facilities
Our tour of the hotel was a fascinating experience, bringing the jail to life, with its incredible tales of Cornish inmates. There are 16 dog-friendly rooms available, situated on the ground floor - all with a comfy bed, water bowl and tasty treats to keep your four-legged friend happy and comfortable. The Jail is perfectly positioned within thirty-minutes from both coasts, as well as moorland, great for daily walkies.
- Free Wi-Fi
All rooms have their own plaques, informing guests of the occupying prisoners crimes - room 311 has a particularly haunting tale! The indulgent bathrooms are a standout feature - home to walk-in rain showers, free-standing baths and under-floor heating, to a backdrop of weathered stonewalls.
Classic, Executive, Family, Accessible, Pet-friendly
Facilities include: Historical plaques in each room, rainfall shower, free-standing bath, Egyptian cotton bedding, natural toiletries, Flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Don't skip a drink in the Champagne and Gin Bar - a beautifully Art Deco-styled private lounge, providing an extensive selection of cocktails, wines and champagne. The Chapel wowed, with artfully presented plates bursting with flavour; inspired by the county's bountiful produce, classic Cornish dishes are created using the finest local and seasonal ingredients.
The Chapel: Contemporary fine dining, seasonal and local ingredients, a la carte. Open for dinner.
Jolly Hangman Tavern: American diner style, burgers, pizzas, snacks, sandwiches. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a childrens menu and dog friendly. Al fresco dining available.
Champagne Bar & Lounge: champagne, elegant cocktails, fine wines, premium spirits, plush seating, subdued lighting.