Bodmin Jail Hotel

Bodmin Jail Hotel Devon & Cornwall

Intriguing boutique hotel on the edge of Bodmin Moor


Member since November 2022

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Guests staying at this restored former jail are welcomed with unrivalled hospitality, contemporary bedrooms and sophisticated dining. Bedrooms are former cells with original doors and barred windows, now finished with chic, luxurious fittings apt for a boutique hotel.  Visit the world class on-site Bodmin Jail Museum, so you can learn about the previous residents.  The spectacular Dark Walk immerses you in Cornwall's dark past, and brings to stories and characters to life.  On the edge of Bodmin Moor, it's ideally located for exploring Cornwall.  

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3 Special Offers for this hotel.

Bed and Breakfast - classic double

From £106.30 pppn for a 5 night stay, to £111.50 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Classic Double room and receive:

  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Please note this is not a set rate but varies by day

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  • Stunningly restored former jail
  • On site Bodmin Jail Museum
  • Chapel restaurant and Champagne bar
  • Contemporary bedrooms with original features
  • Ideally located for exploring Cornwall's beaches and tourist attractions
  • The hotel has a small fitness suite with running machine and weights.

70 Bedrooms
Children Welcome
Car Charging On-site
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement

How to find Bodmin Jail Hotel

Bodmin Jail Hotel
Scarlett's Well Road
PL31 2PL

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times

Breakfast 7.30am - 10.30am daily

Dinner 6.30pm -9pm Sunday-Thursday and 6.30pm - 9.30pm Friday-Saturday.

Parking Facilities

Complimentary guest parking is available.

Electric Vehicle charging: 

There are 2 electric vehicle charging points. 

Disabled Access

The hotel has an accessible room with ample room around the king size bed, a roll-in shower and alarm cords next to the bed and in the bathroom.

Please note that the chapel restaurant is only accessible via stairs. 

Child Policy

Family rooms accommodate a maximum of 3 plus travel cot. If you have 2 children aged 4 and above, you would be required to book 2 rooms.

History of the hotel

Built  in 1779 as part of the Prison Reform, Bodmin Jail was a milestone in prison design. With individual cells, segregated male and female areas, and hot water, it began to form the new ideal for prisons throughout England.

For most of its life it was used as a debtor's prison, until 1869 when imprisonment for debt was abolished. From 1887, the Royal Navy occupied an entire wing, and it was also used to house the Crowne Jewels during WWI.

Over the years, 55 executions took place here, for crimes such as murder and burglary, with the last execution taking place in 1909.  The jail was finally closed in 1927.

Dogs Policy

The hotel has a selection of doggie-friendly rooms, located on the ground floor within our classic, twin, family and accessible rooms categories.  There is a charge of £10 per night to accommodate one and £15 for two of your four-legged friends. Unfortunately, the hotel can only accept dogs up to medium sizes such as Labrador and Retriever.

Please note dogs are not allowed in The Chapel Restaurant. 

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