Falmouth guest house's starring role on TV's Hotel Inspector

Falmouth Packet: Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi with Lynn Self, who owns and runs the guest house with partner Ziggy Broome Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi with Lynn Self, who owns and runs the guest house with partner Ziggy Broome

A Falmouth guest house website received 60,000 hits in just four days after appearing on national television last Thursday.

Interest in the Eden Lodge has been so high that its website crashed in the hours after the programme, The Hotel Inspector, aired on Channel 5 – and it shows little signs of abating.

It is after the “Hotel Inspector” Alex Polizzi visited the bed and breakfast in Melvill Road to give her famous tough love and help turn around its fortunes.

At one point during the episode she describes one of the rooms as “like being on an acid trip”, before giving it a makeover, along with another of the bedrooms. The dining room and lounge were also redecorated.

Lynn Self, who owns and runs the guest house with partner Ziggy Broome, described filming with Alex as “fabulous.”

She told the Packet: “It was a wonderful experience. I can’t say how much we enjoyed it. The changes she’s made and the ideas she’s given – she’s instilled enthusiasm in us. We were on a sinking ship really [before].”

Since Alex’s visit bookings have risen, but it is the reopening of the swimming pool that has proved most successful to date.

Having been used as a dumping ground in recent years, Alex paid to renovate the pool and get it running again.

It is now being used by three diving schools it the area, which give taster sessions in the pool, with swimming classes starting today, Wednesday.

Alex is due to return at the end of the season, to find out whether her work has had an impact, by which time Lynn and Ziggy should have completed the redecoration of the whole property.

Lynn said she had been blown away by the reaction to the programme, adding: “I didn’t think there would be that much response. It’s been amazing.”

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6:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

I saw the program and thought it was very good, I was wondering at the time how much it would increase their trade, it certainly sounded excellent value for money.
I saw the program and thought it was very good, I was wondering at the time how much it would increase their trade, it certainly sounded excellent value for money. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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8:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

meerkats says...

Well done to the Owners for taking the ideas and advice offered by the Hotel Inspector on board and going ahead with her suggestions. I have watched the programme on many occasions and when she makes her suggestions to the Hotel Owners who have asked for her help , they sometimes disagree and go against everything and therefore its a waste of hers and their time. Hope the Eden Lodge guesthouse does well in the future and i am glad to see the swimming pool is being used for its purpose rather than an indoor skip.
Well done to the Owners for taking the ideas and advice offered by the Hotel Inspector on board and going ahead with her suggestions. I have watched the programme on many occasions and when she makes her suggestions to the Hotel Owners who have asked for her help , they sometimes disagree and go against everything and therefore its a waste of hers and their time. Hope the Eden Lodge guesthouse does well in the future and i am glad to see the swimming pool is being used for its purpose rather than an indoor skip. meerkats
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1:50pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Judging by the scoring i would think there is a lot of jealous b&b owners out there, maybe some of those that were scared of competition from a Premier Inn. Good on Eden b&b and good luck to them.
Judging by the scoring i would think there is a lot of jealous b&b owners out there, maybe some of those that were scared of competition from a Premier Inn. Good on Eden b&b and good luck to them. Rainbow over Helston
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5:08pm Sat 1 Mar 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Judging by the scoring i would think there is a lot of jealous b&b owners out there, maybe some of those that were scared of competition from a Premier Inn. Good on Eden b&b and good luck to them.
Dont think the scoring has anything to do with the comments its our user names that get dislikes , nearly every time i comment in my case.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Judging by the scoring i would think there is a lot of jealous b&b owners out there, maybe some of those that were scared of competition from a Premier Inn. Good on Eden b&b and good luck to them.[/p][/quote]Dont think the scoring has anything to do with the comments its our user names that get dislikes , nearly every time i comment in my case. meerkats
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6:39pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Judging by the scoring i would think there is a lot of jealous b&b owners out there, maybe some of those that were scared of competition from a Premier Inn. Good on Eden b&b and good luck to them.
Dont think the scoring has anything to do with the comments its our user names that get dislikes , nearly every time i comment in my case.
Don't worry, bet you can't beat the 41 thumbs down I got for saying once that I thought the Helston website was good, lol.

One thing I wondered about the Eden guest house, if the pool is being used by the divers then presumably the other guests cannot use it ?
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Judging by the scoring i would think there is a lot of jealous b&b owners out there, maybe some of those that were scared of competition from a Premier Inn. Good on Eden b&b and good luck to them.[/p][/quote]Dont think the scoring has anything to do with the comments its our user names that get dislikes , nearly every time i comment in my case.[/p][/quote]Don't worry, bet you can't beat the 41 thumbs down I got for saying once that I thought the Helston website was good, lol. One thing I wondered about the Eden guest house, if the pool is being used by the divers then presumably the other guests cannot use it ? Gillian R.Z. Martin
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