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Union Hotel (Penzance, United Kingdom)


Union Hotel (Penzance, United Kingdom)

About Union Hotel

Situated in the centre of Penzance and within walking distance of the railway station, Union Hotel hotel features en-suite rooms, a bar, restaurant and free self-parking. All 28 rooms have TV’s, radios, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy listening to some live music which is organised at the weekends at the  Nelson’s bar. The spectacular Trafalgar Room and the elegant Theatre Bar can be hired for private parties or meetings. Fresh fish and a variety of other local dishes made using local produce are on offer at the hotel’s restaurant. Light snacks and daily specials as well as an extensive wine list are available at Nelson’s Bar. Union Hotel hotel is a five-minute walk away from the beach and also a short distance from many local shops, bars and cafes. The cinema and theatre are a two-minute walk away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Fair  (7.4 / 10)
  • Service
    Very good  (8.0 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Good  (7.5 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Good  (7.9 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Central location.

Many of the guests found the hotel’s location very convenient both for the beach and visiting local attractions. There are numerous shops and restaurants nearby so if you are visiting Penzance for the first time you won’t have to worry about finding your


Spectacular views.

Some of the rooms at the back of the hotel have uninterrupted views of St. Michaels’ Mount, the small tidal island off the Cornish coast. If you want to secure yourself a room with a view make sure you ask for a room on the third floor at the back of the


Plenty of history and character.

The 17th building has a significant place in British history and many iconic figures have stayed at the hotel including Charles Dickens. Many guests appreciated the charm and character of this old building as well as the original period features.

Negative Reviews


Tiring climb up the stairs.

As this building is 300 years old, there is no lift meaning that guests whose rooms were on the upper floors had to climb the steep and narrow stairs on a daily basis. Some also complained about having to carry their luggage up the stairs when they checke


Basic bathrooms.

Some guests have complained about the bathrooms being very tired and basic. Not all bathrooms have showers which posed a problem for some guests who found it difficult to wash their hair under the taps.


Rooms in need of modernisation.

The state of some rooms was described as unsatisfactory with peeling wallpapers and stains on the ceilings.According to some guests, the furniture and upholstery were old fashioned and quite tatty.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Conference rooms
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  5. Restaurant
  6. WiFi in public areas
  7. Free WiFi (public areas)
  8. Luggage storage
  9. Housekeeping
  10. Free WiFi
  11. Breakfast
  12. Hand sanitizer provided
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Cable TV
  8. Free WiFi (rooms)
  9. Coffee machine
  1. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food


1 Chapel Street , TR18 4AE , Penzance , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1736)362319 | Fax: +44(1736)362319 | 

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