Best Luxury and Boutique Hotels in Cornwall

Hotels, B&Bs, country houses, inns, restaurants with rooms

Cornwall is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. It has some wonderful boutique and luxury hotels. The beaches are unrivalled for their wildness, beauty, and variety. Tiny coves, superb surfing areas, and miles of sand. Along the coast are numerous fishing villages and  harbours including Looe, Mevagissey, Tintagel, Zennor and Mousehold.

The National Trust is very active in Cornwall and there are also a host of independently owned tourist attractions  from the Lost Gardens of Heligan to the magnificent Eden Project.  Stately homes include; Lanhydrock House, Prideaux Place and Pencarrow. Another Cornish attraction is its history; from megalithic monuments to tin mining.

For holiday ideas in Cornwall, see VisitEngland

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Featured hotels in Cornwall

The Old Quay House, FOWEY, Cornwall

On the waterfront of a pretty town, this tall and narrow Victorian seamen’s mission was turned into a hotel by Jane and Roy Carson. ‘It is amazing how they squeezed it into such a tiny


Pendragon Country House, CAMELFORD, Cornwall

In North Cornish countryside, this former Victorian rectory is run as a small guest house by Nigel and Sharon Reed; his mother, Sue, is a partner. ‘We arrived early to a warm welcome,’ said visitors


Hotels in Cornwall

  • The Old Rectory, BOSCASTLE, Cornwall

    In a ‘magical setting’, at the end of a winding country lane, this large slate-built Victorian house and its ‘magnificent’ grounds formed the backdrop for the ‘Cornish

  • Treglos Hotel, CONSTANTINE BAY, Cornwall

    ‘How nice to come back to this lovely hotel.’ In landscaped gardens, overlooking the white sandy beach of Constantine Bay, the Barlow family has owned this traditional hotel for 50 years.

  • Fowey Hall, FOWEY, Cornwall

    ‘It can’t be bettered.’ Overlooking the Fowey estuary, this Victorian mansion, part of Nigel Chapman’s Luxury Family Hotels group, is ‘outstanding’, a Guide inspector said. ‘It sets a benchmark on how

  • The Rosemary, FALMOUTH, Cornwall

    Close to the beach, Lynda and Malcolm Cook’s ‘beautifully furnished’ B&B is ‘spot on for comfort, cleanliness and attention to detail’. The peaceful Edwardian town house has ‘well-appointed’ bedrooms;

  • The Beach House, LOOE, Cornwall

    With ‘panoramic views’ over Whitsand Bay and Looe Island, this ‘very friendly’ seaside B&B is run by ‘warm’ hosts, Rosie and David Reeve. ‘Rosie looked

  • Mount Haven Hotel & Restaurant, MARAZION, Cornwall

    ‘Welcoming and relaxed’, Mike and Orange Trevillion’s ‘beautifully quiet’ hotel has ‘wonderful’ views of St Michael’s Mount. ‘We really enjoyed our stay,’ say visitors in 2015. ‘There was no demand

  • Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, MAWGAN PORTH, Cornwall

    ‘Everything was relaxing and comfortable,’ says a visitor this year to this ‘fantastic’ family-friendly hotel on the north Cornish coast. Owned and managed by sisters Emma Stratton, Deborah Wakefield

  • Budock Vean, MAWNAN SMITH, Cornwall

    On a quiet bend in the Helford river, the Barlow family’s traditional hotel is ‘a super family-run place’. ‘We very much enjoyed our stay: the staff, the ambience, the gardens

  • driftwood hotel, PORTSCATHO, Cornwall

    Standing in ‘beautifully landscaped’ gardens overlooking Gerrans Bay, Paul and Fiona Robinson’s upscale seaside hotel has a ‘relaxed’ atmosphere and ‘friendly and

  • St Enodoc, ROCK, Cornwall

    In a fashionable resort on the Camel estuary, this child-friendly hotel has a light, Mediterranean decor with bright colours and original artwork. There are stone floors, open spaces in the public

  • Tresanton, ST MAWES, Cornwall

    Originally a yachting club, Olga Polizzi’s ‘superb’ luxury hotel has views over Falmouth Bay towards St Anthony’s lighthouse. Standing on a steep hill (‘the climb is worth it for plant lovers’), the

  • Talland Bay Hotel, TALLAND-BY-LOOE, Cornwall

    Close to the Coastal Path and uncrowded Cornish beaches, this 18th-century manor house overlooks subtropical gardens. New owners, Dr and Mrs O'Sullivan, took over in September 2015; they envisage 'no

  • The Nare, VERYAN-IN-ROSELAND, Cornwall

    ‘A year spent without a visit to The Nare is a year wasted,’ say devotees returning in 2015 to Toby Ashworth’s luxury seaside hotel on the ‘breathtaking’ Roseland

  • The Gurnard's Head, ZENNOR, Cornwall

    ‘This very individual inn oozes character and generosity.’ Next to a Coastal Path in ‘wildest’ west Cornwall, Charles and Edmund Inkin’s ‘laid-back, well-run’ yellow-painted inn welcomes children and

  • The Seafood Restaurant, PADSTOW, Cornwall

    ‘Exemplary food served by focused and attentive staff in stunning surroundings; the hotel reception and bedroom were of a complementary standard.’ Inspectors in 2015 were impressed by Rick

  • The Headland Hotel, NEWQUAY, Cornwall

    A short stroll from the beach, the Armstrong family’s large, red brick Victorian hotel has spectacular views over Fistral Bay. There are several categories of bedroom, most with coastal views; the

  • Blue Hayes, ST IVES, Cornwall

    Owned by Malcolm Herring, this small hotel is in a 1920s house high above Porthminster Point. There is a homely, restful ambience: guests are encouraged to relax on squashy sofas in the sitting room,

  • Boskerris Hotel, ST IVES, Cornwall

    A ‘compelling view’ of Carbis Bay can be enjoyed from the public rooms and outdoor decked terrace of Jonathan and Marianne Bassett’s small hotel. They have given the public areas an ‘immaculate’

  • The Bay Hotel, COVERACK, Cornwall

    ‘Friendly and pleasant’, Ric and Gina House and their daughter, Zoë, run their ‘comfortable’ hotel in a ‘very personal way’. The white-painted building is in the centre of a pretty fishing village,

  • The Scarlet, MAWGAN PORTH, Cornwall

    On a Cornish cliff-top, this ‘fabulous’ eco-friendly hotel is ‘a perfect sanctuary’, say visitors this year. Owned by sisters Emma Stratton, Deborah Wakefield and Rebecca Whittington, it has

  • Trevalsa Court, MEVAGISSEY, Cornwall

    In a ‘stunningly beautiful’ location, Susan and John Gladwin’s ‘superb’ cliff-top hotel is in an Arts and Crafts house in subtropical gardens leading to the Coastal Path; a steep staircase takes

  • Rose in Vale, ST AGNES, Cornwall

    In summer, swags of roses adorn the Doric porch of James and Sara Evans’s ‘elegant’ if much extended Georgian country house in a secluded valley, in the village of Mithian.

  • Mullion Cove Hotel, MULLION COVE, Cornwall

    Romantic Robert Baden Powell, the Boy Scouts movement founder, brought his bride for a week’s honeymoon in 1912 to this hotel on the cliff-top overlooking a small fishing harbour. Be prepared for an

  • Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant, LOOE, Cornwall

    In a tranquil location, Hazel Billington and Ross Lewin’s ‘exceptional’ small hotel has ‘lovely’ views over the gardens to rolling moorland beyond; there are wonderful coastal and woodland walks from

  • The Beach, Bude, Cornwall

    In a fine position above Summerleaze beach, Susie and Will Daniel’s contemporary hotel has a terrace with ‘lovely sea views’. In warm weather, light meals and cocktails (like the signature Summerleaze

  • The Old Coastguard, MOUSEHOLE, Cornwall

    Brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin have brought to this Victorian hotel the winning ‘keep it simple’ philosophy that has won them praise at Felin Fach and Zennor (see entries). Visitors this year

  • No1 St Ives, ST IVES, Cornwall

    Anna Bray and Simon Talbot’s impeccable B&B is in a stone-built house, a short downhill walk from the town and the Tate gallery. Hot drinks and biscuits are replenished daily in the well-decorated,

  • Polurrian Bay Hotel, MULLION, Cornwall

    On a clifftop above a sandy bay on the Lizard peninsula, this imposing Edwardian building has been stylishly revamped into a modern hotel, with ‘excellent’ diversions for all ages. Part of Nigel

  • Watergate Bay, WATERGATE BAY, Cornwall

    On a spectacular two-mile stretch of sandy beach on the north Cornish coast, Will Ashworth’s large, extended hotel has plenty of outdoor activities for families, water-sports enthusiasts and the less

  • Idle Rocks, ST MAWES, Cornwall

    On the harbour, with nothing between it and the sea, David and Karen Richards’s luxury hotel has been a seaside destination for 100 years. Award-winning hotelier Anthony Chapman has joined as

  • Headland House, ST IVES, Cornwall

    There are panoramic views of the sandy beach and turquoise waters of Carbis Bay from Mark and Fenella Thomas’s B&B. The three-storey Edwardian house has bright bedrooms decorated in maritime stripes

  • Lewinnick Lodge, NEWQUAY, Cornwall

    Pete and Jacqui Fair’s stylish restaurant-with-rooms is on the edge of a rocky headland, with stunning coastline or promontory vistas. Dan Trotter is the manager. Decorated in soothing coastal hues,

  • Artist Residence, PENZANCE, Cornwall

    Quirky and bright inside, this Grade II listed 17th-century Georgian house is on a narrow street in the historic heart of Penzance. Owners Justin Salisbury and Charlotte Newey have added a creative

  • Trevose Harbour House, ST IVES, Cornwall

    In the historic centre, between the Porthminster and Harbour beaches, this ‘very chic, beautifully appointed’ B&B is in a whitewashed terraced house. It is run by Angela and Olivier Noverraz, ‘a

  • Godolphin Arms, MARAZION, Cornwall

    In a ‘superb’ location overlooking St Michael’s Mount, this extensively refurbished beachside inn has attractive modern bedrooms, an airy terrace restaurant and far-reaching views over Mount’s Bay. It

  • Trengilly Wartha, Constantine, Cornwall

    ‘Down the narrowest of Cornish lanes’, Will and Lisa Lea’s family-friendly pub-with-rooms is in a wooded valley close to the Helford River. The lively bar, ‘well stocked with interesting real ales and