Welcome to Camilla house, an elegant Guest House by the sea.

Camilla House is an elegant Grade II listed building within a conservation area, graded as 5* Gold by the AA with that personal touch.

Camilla House is a small 8 bedroom Guest House, with check-in hours of 3-6pm and limited access for Guests only.

COVID 19 measures include a second breakfast area instead of our Guest Lounge, a staggered breakfast time and additional cleaning schedule which includes 2 day buffers between guest stays or changing duvet/pillows whilst social distancing is required

Guest House Penzance

Camilla House is an elegant Grade II listed, late Georgian Town House, built in 1836 with five south facing sea view rooms over looking Mounts Bay.

Our aim is to provide our guests with comfort, cleanliness, a good night’s sleep, a hot shower with local soaps and a well prepared, locally sourced, tasty breakfast.

We are situated on a Terrace which joins Penzance’s Victorian promenade and a 5 minute walk from the town centre.  We are easy to find and only a 10 minute walk from Penzance’s main line train station.  The bus station is next door to the train station.  Between us and the station is the picturesque harbour from where sails “The Scillonian” on its daily trips to the beautiful Isles of Scilly.  Located across the road from us and close to the harbour is the UK’s largest and most celebrated art deco sea water lido, the famous “Jubilee Pool”.  This open-air pool is available for swimming or relaxing in the geothermal heated water.

Our neighbour, Newlyn, remains a centre for traditional Cornish fishing.  A leisurely stroll along the promenade takes you to the harbour and fish market of Newlyn.

Penzance is an ideal base to explore West Cornwall with most tourist destinations being close by.  The Minack Theatre, Land’s End, St Michael’s Mount and beautiful St Ives are all just a short drive away.  Being surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of the Cornish coastline, it is the perfect place to stay.  Penzance boasts a range of local restaurants and pubs to finish off a busy day of exploring.

So if you would like some help planning yours stay, please do not hesitate to ask, whether you would like to walk the coast here in West Penwith, visit local attractions, beaches or get involved with some activity such as surfing, kayaking, sea fishing .. ask away!

Kind regards, Fee

A Reduced Rate plan is currently in place when booking direct.  A reduction of 5% for a minimum 5 night stay & 7.5% for a minimum 10 night stay.

Please note that Camilla House is a small 8 bedroom guest house with a check-in time of 3pm – 6pm and a check-out time of 10am


Throughout the past seven years, Camilla house has undergone extensive refurbishment and we are proud to be the recipient of some impressive reviews from notable newspapers;

  1. The Telegraph – a 9/10 review by Richard Mellor in June 2018
  2. The Times – included in Stephen Anderton’s article of 3rd August 2019 “The most beautiful gardens to visit in Britain – and where to stay” (when visiting the gardens of St Michael’s Mount
  3. Included in an Article by Culture Trip – “The 5 Best Hotels in Penzance, Cornwall”, by Bianca Barrett, 21 July 2020

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