Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Find out what some of our happy customers have had to say about us


Stayed at The Budehaven as a couple, my girlfriend and I wanted somewhere close to the beach and all of Bude’s fantastic food and drink venues and The Budehaven stuck out as a great place to stay. Perfectly situated just a short effortless stroll to the beach it was no hassle at all. Brian the Owner was an absolutely wonderful host. Brian is is a passionate and dedicated hotelier with a wonderful friendly attitude and persona, he made us feel right at home. Had great nights sleep in the clean rooms. I cannot recommend highly enough, and I will definitely be back for a winter retreat in the upcoming months. See you soon Brian! Thank you!
— Jeff from London (July 2016)
Stayed overnight Thursday with friend Gill. This is possibly the best Guest House I have stayed in (and I’ve stayed in a few over the years). We enjoyed using the Hot Tub; it was ready for use when we arrived back from our long walk, ever so much appreciated. The room was spacious and clean and the beds were very comfortable. The property is within walking distance to all the local amenities (town, beach etc.). We both enjoyed the breakfast (vegetarian option available for Gill). The Hosts Brian and Hilary were amazing, nothing too much trouble they went the ‘extra mile’ (literally).......thanks again for the lift Brian! We would certainly recommend this place and hope to be back again soon, ourselves. Thank you both
— Jacqui from Plymouth (June 2016)
We stayed here for just one night on the way from Cornwall to Devon but found it to be a high standard in a great location. Comfortable room with large bed and great breakfast served by the helpful owner and made by his wife.
— M and C F from Epson (May2016)
A very warm welcome from Brian and Hilary and a very comfortable 2 night stay to visit our newly born granddaughter. The room was excellent, peaceful, spotless and comfortable. Breakfast was perfect and nothing too much trouble for the hosts! It seemed more like a stay with friends than a B&B. Excellent location, just couple of minutes walk from the beach and only a few minutes from the town. We will most definitely be staying here again in the future. Thank you for your kind hospitality.
— John M from Surrey (February 2016)
Myself and 5 friends stayed at this lovely homely guest house and from the minute we went through the door we were made to feel so welcome. The rooms were warm and clean lovely food and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Hilary and Brian. We are now planning our next trip, but when the weather is a bit warmer !
— Mia from Plymouth (December 2015)
We stayed for 2 nights, toughly enjoyed out stay, Brian & Hilary, great hosts, could not stop laughing they are such good fun, cracking sense of humour and the breakfast was very good too, room was very nice and clean, thoughly recommend the place
— Steve N from Edinburgh (September 2015)
Stayed here for 2 nights to see the sights of Bude and complete some coastal walking. Very clean hotel with extremely pleasant and friendly owners, Brian and Hiliary. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made our stay hassle free and relaxing. Breakfast is very good and position of hotel is very convenient for golf course, beaches and town. We will return!
— Tripadvisor User "Snooter" (July 2015)
Wonderful stay -

We had a wonderful 3 night stay. Room 4 very comfortable, I love the big old bath, lovely after doing a 9 mile coastal walk. Bed was huge and very comfortable. Everywhere was very clean. Can not fault it at all. Even though some would say the room is dated I liked it that way, it has character and felt very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious plenty of it. We did have an evening meal and it was so good, especially the home made chips. I could of done with more of those chips but that’s ,me just being greedy lol Brian and Hillary made us feel very welcomed and nothing was too much. I hope all their dreams come true with their new venture. I would highly recommend a stay here.
— Terri from London (Feb 2015)
A homely haven in Bude -

Bude Haven Guest House is perfectly named. It’s in Bude, feels like a home away from home and was a haven for me and my girlfriend.

Brian and Hilary had only taken over the hotel (or, as Brian pointed out, guest house) a couple of weeks before we visited. They both welcomed us in, checked whether we’d like dinner and if either of us were vegetarian (for breakfast) and - after showing us our room - invited us to join them for a drink before dinner if we wanted.

The room (2) was lovely and spacious, with views of the nearby golf course. Whilst some of the décor looked a little dated, Bathroom had both a shower and bath, the latter had a good temperature and pressure. Brian explained how they’d only just gotten started with their work. The room was a comfortable temperature, and the bed was huge and comfortable for us both.

Downstairs, there’s a beautiful tiled floor in the entrance hallway. Most of the guests’ shared space is the bar, lounge area and dining room. A second dining room leads off the main one which, we were told, will become a games/function room (I hope next time we visit, Brian will have put up his dartboard and pool table!). From here, there’s also a jacuzzi! Though, as we were only staying for one night, we didn’t have the time to try it ourselves.

The food Hilary cooked was very comforting and home-cooked. For the evening meal I had gammon, egg and chips; and my girlfriend had the sea bass. The chips were REAL, which is a real surprise. Their breakfast was delicious too. I had the full English and, unlike many places I’ve stayed, the sausage was a beauty. If you’re wanting homely grub, it’s perfect - but, if you’re wanting something fancy, Bude’s got some great spots to eat and is a pleasant short walk from the hotel.

What I most enjoyed was how comfortable me and my girlfriend felt. We felt more like friends than guests, and I enjoyed transitioning from Cornish ales through to a beer Brian had brought down from his old stomping ground in Oxfordshire.

I’m excited to see what Brian and Hilary have got in store for their welcoming guest house, and hope to visit again to see all their changes.
— Kieren from Falmouth (Feb 2015)

 
 
 
 

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