We’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to the beautiful British coastline and with so many impressive hotels there’s really no need to leave the country. Good food, leisure activities and a little luxury combined with the sound of crashing waves, stunning beaches and plenty of Cornish culture… We’ve uncovered ten of the best Cornish Hotels for a classically British getaway.
Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa
Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa in Newquay is a cool beachside hotel with coastal chic by the bucketload. This contemporary hotel has 71 cool comfortable rooms and suites, a stylish spa, laid back lounge bar, and vibrant beachside restaurant. Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa offers jaw-dropping ocean views, providing the ultimate backdrop for wild Cornish adventures, coastal getaways and romantic weekend retreats in Cornwall. Wake to the sound of waves breaking on the beach and cast your troubles away in our oasis of cool and calm – Fistral Spa. Complete with vitality pool, sauna and nine treatment rooms, our luxury spa is designed for intense relaxation. If you feel like going coastal, the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is an everything-under-one-roof hotel with the beach in reach!
Esplanade Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1PT
Visit: www.fistralbeachhotel.co.uk | Contact: 01637 852221
St Moritz Hotel Resort & Spa
St Moritz Hotel defines contemporary coastal style. A stylish destination for the 21st century visitor to Cornwall. Its name harks back to an original 1930s’ hotel which stood, until the end of the 90s, in this special location. It is located in a sweet spot above Daymer Bay, overlooking the estuary of the River Camel as it ebbs and flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and close to the desirable destinations of Rock, Padstow and Polzeath. More than simply a hotel, St Moritz Hotel has elements of a transatlantic club resort. A place to play, to chill, and rediscover life’s indulgences and simple pleasures. Guests are offered a wealth of experiences to make every kind of trip sparkle; from a romantic mini-break to an action-packed staycation, girls’ cocktail and cosseting retreat to multi- generation family beach holidays. Returning guests are often continuing a family tradition which extends back to the Sixties and Seventies. New visitors discover a vibrant outdoor playground in the heart of the most happening part of Cornwall. The unique rustic-luxe Cowshed spa concept is a perfect match for St Moritz Hotel, a place to offer guests the ultimate space in which to unwind, relax with friends and enjoy a glass of champagne.
Trebetherick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6SD
Visit: www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk | Contact: 01208 862242
St Mellion International Resort
If you’re looking for an award-winning place to stay in Cornwall that offers a touch of
luxury, together with a warm and friendly atmosphere, then make a beeline for St Mellion International Resort. From contemporary Resort rooms to family-friendly detached cottages, find your perfect 4-star accommodation. The Resort is within easy reach of stunning coastal beaches in Devon and Cornwall, the vibrant maritime city of Plymouth and the wonderful walks of Dartmoor and Bodmin. All accommodation comes with first-class touches including a king size bed, air-conditioning, complimentary wifi and flatscreen TV. Luxury ensuite bathrooms feature heated mirrors, high-pressure showers and Elemis toiletries. Upgrade to a Superior room or a Suite for stunning views out across the Resort’s prestigious golf courses and the countryside beyond. St Mellion’s Elemis Spa offers a delightful setting in which to relax and unwind, open all year to both residents and nonresidents. Amenities include treatment rooms, a steam room, a jet pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, and the in-house spa team is on hand to help you make the most of your wellness break.
St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6SD
Visit: www.st-mellion.co.uk | Contact: 01579 351351
St Enodoc Hotel
A privately owned boutique Hotel in an exquisite hideaway with sweeping views over the Camel estuary, Rock. The beach is a stone’s throw from the hotel as is the passenger ferry to Padstow. St Enodoc is a stylish and relaxing place for your stay in North Cornwall. Explore the rugged Cornish coastline, sample a variety of water sports in the protected estuary and enjoy some of the finest restaurants in the South West of England. The interior is laid-back and chic. Weathered Delabole slate floors, zingy fabrics and a collection of carefully curated twentieth century Cornish paintings create a calm and relaxing space. The bedrooms continue the theme of bright colours and original art work and are kept to the highest standards. The Restaurant is relaxed and welcoming. In the summer, food can be enjoyed alfresco on the terrace overlooking the estuary.
Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LA
Visit: www.enodoc-hotel.co.uk | Contact: 01208 863394
Affectionately known as ‘the big house by the sea’, due to its Georgian architecture and gasp inducing sea views, The Rosevine is a boutique hotel made up of 15 apartments. The hotel is set within 2 acres of plush gardens and has the space, charm and warmth that makes you feel like you have arrived ‘home’. Based on the Roseland Peninsula, one of Cornwall’s most undiscovered areas. Famed for its quiet and pretty beaches, miles of the South West Coast path and its culinary heavy weights. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind for the weekend, then this is the place. Spend days paddling in the ocean, basking in the early morning sunshine, catching up on that book you have been meaning to start, indulging in the Michelin guide restaurant, listening to the ocean over a glass of chilled wine, catching up on sleep in your very own apartment. Sound good? You might be surprised to learn The Rosevine is located just 45 minutes from Newquay airport and 30 minutes from the nearest train station the waves and the wine might be closer than you think… Want to extend the weekend? Why not bring the whole family? Children are well catered for at the hotel, with their very own playroom, collection of garden games, bunk bed rooms and a children’s tea party held every day at 5pm!
Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5EW
Visit: www.rosevine.co.uk | Contact: 01872 580206
Carlyon Bay Hotel
The award winning 4 star Carlyon Bay Hotel is secluded in 250 acres of spectacular grounds overlooking St Austell Bay on the south coast of Cornwall. Boasting a wealth of luxury facilities including free use of the 18 hole Championship Golf Course and unlimited use of the Spa alongside a variety of dining experiences and stylishly decorated bedrooms, the hotel offers the perfect escape. Many of the bedrooms enjoy superb sea views and all are decorated to a high standard with additional benefits for the Deluxe and State Rooms. Locally sourced food is used throughout the various dining options with something to suit everyone. The AA rosette winning Bay View Restaurant offers a more formal fine-dining experience, with spectacular views out across the bay whereas Taste Brasserie combines the finest local ingredients with contemporary cuisine & surroundings. Dine al fresco in the summer on the large terrace and garden enjoying the same breath-taking views. The modern golf clubhouse is just a 200 yard walk through the gardens and is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or drink on the terrace gazing out across the golf course and out to sea. Centrally located for all attractions in Cornwall & sublime luxury at every turn, you can be assured of the ultimate relaxing escape at the Carlyon Bay Hotel!
Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD
Visit: www.carlyonbay.com | Contact: 01726 812304
Stylish, elegant and unique, The Headland is a luxury hotel with private cottages set on an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral Bay. It offers the perfect blend of discreet English ambience and decadent four-star hospitality. Individually-designed luxury hotel rooms and suites with ocean views; two rosette-worthy dining from Executive Chef Christopher Archambault, and indulgent pampering and wellness at The Headland Spa. All brought together by a team dedicated to ensuring a comfortable stay. The Headland is one of the most understated yet personal four-star spa hotels in Cornwall. With one of the UK’s most breath-taking views on your doorstep, the hotel is surrounded by the sea on three sides, one of which is dominated by the world famous surfing beach, Fistral. Proud to family and dog-friendly The Headland creates long-lasting memories for all.
Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
Visit: www.headlandhotel.co.uk | Contact: 01637 872211
Primrose Valley Hotel
The Primrose Valley Hotel has been a part of the St Ives community since 1908. It is a delightful 9 bedroom Edwardian building idyllically located only seconds away from Porthminster beach and just a flat five minute walk to the Harbour and centre of St Ives town. With its convenient location, on site parking and homely interior we believe it’s an ideal place to spend time away and to re-engage with the simpler pleasures of life. With the Hotel now being over a hundred years old, as the new owners, we have spent two winters refurbishing the building. Each room has been freshly designed with hanging artwork and bespoke pieces, highlighting St.Ives’ coastal and artistic ambience. Many of the rooms enjoy wide views of the Atlantic Ocean, bustling town and the distant landscape of Godrevy Lighthouse.
St. Ives, TR26 2ED
Visit: www.primroseonline.co.uk | Contact: 01736 794939
The Greenbank Hotel
Elegantly perched on the Falmouth harbour, The Greenbank Hotel blends the best of coastal Cornish living with the finest in contemporary comfort, so you can experience life on the water’s edge. Float away in unforgettable surroundings, submerge yourself in maritime history, and breathe in the fresh sea air. The Greenbank’s unique location, characterful heritage, nautical styling and outstanding levels of service keep guests coming back, year after year. Falmouth’s oldest hotel and now lovingly refurbished, it is the only hotel in the south west to boast its own quay and private pontoons – meaning guests can arrive by land or sea. Whether you’re paddling at the shoreline, strolling the streets or lounging on the hotel terrace – you’ll be captivated by Falmouth and what it has to offer. Wander the cobbled streets peppered with independent shops, cafés and museums, visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, sub-tropical gardens of Trebah or Glendurgan, or enjoy one of the town’s many festivals or events.
Harbourside, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SR
Visit: www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk | Contact: 01326 312440
Rose In Vale Hotel
Nestled next to the Perrancoombe stream in a valley in Mithian, St Agnes, you’ll find plenty of space to relax and explore as you step into this stunning Georgian retreat. Originally two Cornish long cottages, the Georgian facade was added in the early 1800s by Captain Oates, the owner of the Perranporth Great Wheal Leisure copper mine when he purchased Rose in Vale as a winter residence. The hotel offers classical character combined with genuine warmth. Discover an unending possibility for enthralling excursions from this perfectly positioned Cornish location. Make the most of being in the heart of the peaceful countryside… Yet minutes from the city, south coast and the best Cornwall has to offer.
Mithian, St.Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0QD
Visit: www.roseinvalehotel.co.uk | Contact: 01872 552202
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