A selection of the best luxury hotels in Cornwall, UK. A selection by Laura Becker
The Marazion Hotel offers a unique experience, with its cosy and historic rooms, plus a restaurant, bar and stunning views of the sea towards St Michael’s Mount. Just moments away from shops, a pub and a Cornish tea room, each room is equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as either an en suite bathroom with walk in shower or a shower over bath. A full English breakfast is cooked to order each morning, with a continental choice also available, and the hotel’s Cutty Sark Restaurant provides a menu of locally sourced meats, veg, fish and homemade desserts, including creme brulee and cheesecake. Located 4 miles east of Penzance and around 20 miles from The Lizard, the hotel is also within 20-30 minutes’ drive of Porthcurno’s open-air Minack Theatre and the Tate St Ives gallery.
Rooms: 11 Stars: 4
The Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa is a unique destination on the Lizard Peninsula, offering spectacular sea views, great location and the chance to soak up some of the area’s beauty. Guests can enjoy the AA Rosette-winning restaurant, as well as the Art Deco-inspired bar and a range of Cornish cream teas and afternoon teas. Each room features a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities, as well as an en suite bathroom with shower or bath and complementary toiletries. A continental breakfast buffet and cooked full English is available, as well as decadent alternatives. Mullion is a 5-minute drive from the idyllic village, and just under 9 miles south of Helston. Penzance, Truro and St Ives are all within 50 minutes’ drive.
Rooms: 30 Stars: 4
For the ultimate luxury experience, Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ offers a unique 17th-century inn, nestled in the heart of the fishing village of Portloe, on the Roseland Peninsula. Boasting a tranquil atmosphere and a great location, this historic hotel is the perfect escape. Relax in the 2 AA-Rosette awarded restaurant, with a sunny terrace overlooking the harbour and enjoy freshly-caught seafood and local produce. Each of the individually-decorated rooms feature a luxurious en suite bathroom with shower. Portloe is a stunning conservation area, with a picturesque cove and tiny harbour to explore. The surrounding area also offers plenty to do, with the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall all within easy reach.
Rooms: 22 Stars: 5
Llawnroc Hotel, a boutique-style property on Cornwall’s stunning south coast, is just steps away from Gorran Haven Beach. Guests can relax in comfort and style in its luxury rooms, all featuring free WiFi, tea and coffee, and bespoke artwork and handmade furniture. Some rooms offer sea views. Enjoy a full English breakfast in the morning, followed by a drink at the Gwineas Pub, with its Cornish ales, fine wines and classic cocktails. The nearby Eden Project can be reached in a 30-minute drive, and free parking is available on site.
Rooms: 18 Stars: 4
Escape to The Carlyon Bay Hotel – Cornwall’s premier luxury destination. Perched atop St Austell Bay’s rugged cliffs, the 4-star hotel boasts spectacular views, a spa with an indoor pool, award-winning restaurant, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, outdoor pool and beauty treatment rooms. The modern, stylish rooms feature flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee facilities and private bathrooms. For fine dining, the Bay View restaurant offers fresh seafood and vintage wines, while Taste Brasserie serves locally sourced produce. The Spa Bar offers light meals on the terrace. Just moments away from Cornwall’s sandy beaches, The Carlyon Hotel is a short drive from the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan, and 2 miles from St Austell centre.
Rooms: 86 Stars: 4
Fowey Hall is an exquisite boutique hotel boasting a historic property with stunning views of Fowey Port and the sea. Just a 5-minute walk from the sandy Readymoney Cove, this luxury hotel offers an indulgent spa retreat, fun kids’ facilities, gourmet cuisine, classic bistro dishes and local shellfish, plus special menus for children. The in-house Four Bears Den has qualified nannies to look after little ones, while Aquae Sulis Retreat offers 3 treatment rooms and an outdoor hot tub with stunning sea views. Relax and unwind in style at this highly elegant, historic property.
Rooms: 36 Stars: 4
Experience luxury and history in Cornwall at Trenython Manor. Set in 24 acres of rolling countryside and only 5 minutes from Fowey, this elegant Victorian manor house boasts stunning views, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a variety of activities. Relax in the heated indoor pool, spa bath and sauna, or try croquet, pétanque, archery, and more. Enjoy à la carte dining and traditional rooms with en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and tea/coffee making facilities. Self-catering lodges are also available. With lunch served in the Trenython Bar and Lounge, plus the Eden Project and Tintagel Castle nearby, Trenython Manor offers great value.
Rooms: 15 Stars: 4
Take in panoramic views of Fistral Bay at the luxurious Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa. This adults-only hotel is situated in Newquay and boasts a bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. Enjoy en suite bathrooms with luxury toiletries, and relax with spa treatments including massages, facials and body wraps. Rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Dine on delicious dishes from the à la carte menu in the Bay Bar and the Dune Restaurant, and explore Newquay’s lively town centre, 1 mile away. Free private parking is available and Newquay Cornwall Airport is within a 15-minute drive. Please note, it is now against the law to travel with people from outside your household or support bubble, and large groups may require an additional deposit.
Rooms: 71 Stars: 4
Experience the ultimate in relaxation at The Valley Resort in Perranwell. Unwind in the hot tub, work out in the fitness centre, or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Enjoy a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant. Accommodation options include rooms with a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, seating area, kitchen, dining area and balcony with pool views. Free toiletries and a bath are provided. Other amenities include an indoor pool, tennis, table tennis and squash courts, and bike hire. Located 27 km from St Ives and 25 km from Newquay Cornwall Airport, The Valley is the perfect destination for a restful getaway.
Rooms: 46 Stars: 5
The White House Hotel is located in Newquay, close to the stunning beaches, lively bars, shops and restaurants. Offering guests boutique-style accommodation, this hotel provides stylish rooms with a range of amenities such as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and more. Most rooms boast stunning sea views, and two suites are available. Guests can also enjoy the on-site bar and terrace with panoramic views over Newquay. Town Beach and the Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium are just a short walk away. An ideal destination for a charming, trendy and superb breakfast experience.
Rooms: 6 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Cornwall, UK
Cornwall is a stunning part of the UK, with its rugged coastline and breathtaking countryside. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a weekend break, Cornwall has something to offer everyone. With so much to see and do in this beautiful county, it can be difficult to decide where to stay. To help you find the perfect hotel in Cornwall, here are some of the best areas to search for accommodation.
1. St Ives
The picturesque harbour town of St Ives is a great spot to stay in Cornwall. With its sandy beaches, vibrant art scene and abundance of eateries, St Ives is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. The town is easily accessible by train, bus or car and is home to some great hotels, such as The St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa and The Sail Lofts.
Newquay is one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations, with its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday or an action-packed adventure, Newquay has it all. The town is home to some excellent hotels, such as the Headland Hotel and Spa and the Watergate Bay Hotel.
Padstow is a charming fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall. With its cobbled streets, traditional pubs and bustling harbour, Padstow is an ideal spot for a romantic break. The town is home to some great hotels, such as The Old Custom House and The Metropole Hotel.
Falmouth is a bustling port town on the south coast of Cornwall. With its maritime history, stunning beaches and picturesque harbour, Falmouth is a great destination for a family holiday. The town is home to some excellent hotels, such as the Greenbank Hotel and The Falmouth Hotel.
Fowey is a picturesque harbour town on the south coast of Cornwall. With its winding streets and beautiful harbour, Fowey is the perfect spot for a relaxing break. The town is home to some great hotels, such as The Old Quay House and The Fowey Hotel.
These are just some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Cornwall. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a weekend break, Cornwall has something to offer everyone.