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.

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Featured hotels in Cornwall

Treglos Hotel, CONSTANTINE BAY, Cornwall

'It was a great pleasure to stay here again.' Popular with families, this traditional hotel stands in landscaped gardens overlooking the white sandy beach of Constantine Bay. It has been owned by Jim


The Old Quay House, FOWEY, Cornwall

Guests enjoy wonderful views of the estuary from the lounge and terrace of Jthis waterfront hotel, in this pretty medieval harbour town. Converted from a Victorian seamen's mission, the hotel has


Pendragon Country House, CAMELFORD, Cornwall

In mature gardens, Nigel and Sharon Reed's 'lovely' guest house occupies a former Victorian rectory 'filled with antique furniture and well-chosen pictures'. 'Nigel is a splendid host; a great deal of


Hotels in Cornwall

  • The Old Rectory, BOSCASTLE, Cornwall

    'The sound of the birds is so tranquil' at this ecological B&B down winding country lanes near the north Cornwall coast. Chris and Sally Searle are the 'helpful, hospitable' owners; daughter Anna

  • Fowey Hall, FOWEY, Cornwall

    'Outstanding: the staff are totally committed to making sure the guest has a good time.' A Guide inspector in 2014 was impressed by service at this Victorian mansion at the top of the town, which is

  • The Rosemary, FALMOUTH, Cornwall

    Lynda and Malcolm Cook offer guests a 'very friendly' welcome, with tea and home-made cake, at their 'excellent' B&B in a 'beautifully furnished' Edwardian house close to the beach and town centre.

  • The Beach House, LOOE, Cornwall

    'We were spoilt,' say visitors this year to Rosie and David Reeve's B&B in an 'ideal position, overlooking the sea just outside Looe'. The greeting is warm (tea and home-made cake will be offered).

  • Mount Haven Hotel & Restaurant, MARAZION, Cornwall

    'A lovely hotel, just as described in the Guide.' A visitor this year was 'more than satisfied' at Mike and Orange Trevillion's small hotel on the edge of a village overlooking St Michael's Mount.

  • Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, MAWGAN PORTH, Cornwall

    'Wonderful: spotless rooms, caring staff and excellent facilities, especially for families.' Praise in 2013 for this large white hotel, which is owned and managed by sisters Emma Stratton, Deborah

  • Budock Vean, MAWNAN SMITH, Cornwall

    On the banks of the Helford river, this 'excellent, well-managed' hotel stands in extensive grounds with gardens, terraced ponds, waterfalls and its own nine-hole golf course. 'It remains a super

  • Hotel Penzance, PENZANCE, Cornwall

    In a quiet residential area on a hill above the harbour, this 'comfortable' small hotel is a conversion of two Edwardian merchants' houses. Standing in Mediterranean-style gardens a short stroll from

  • driftwood hotel, PORTSCATHO, Cornwall

    'A charming place in a wonderful situation; the sea seems to stretch for ever. From the dreamily comfortable bed, to the blissful private beach, we had a glorious time here.' A trusted correspondent

  • St Enodoc, ROCK, Cornwall

    Above the Camel estuary in a resort opposite Padstow, this seaside hotel was a 'pleasant surprise' to a visitor initially attracted by the cooking of the celebrated chef, Nathan Outlaw. 'The hotel and

  • Primrose Valley Hotel, ST IVES, Cornwall

    Within easy reach of the town, and seconds from the beach and the station, this small hotel occupies an 'attractive' Edwardian seaside villa at the foot of a steep, narrow road. Owners Andrew and Sue

  • Tresanton, ST MAWES, Cornwall

    'Immaculate yet relaxed; you feel unobtrusively well looked after.' In a cluster of houses on a hillside overlooking the sea, Olga Polizzi's 'superb' luxury hotel continues to win praise. 'There is a

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

    In a 'magical setting overlooking a secluded bay viewed through old Scots pines', this 400-year-old white-painted manor house stands in large subtropical gardens with a collection of sculptures and

  • The Nare, VERYAN-IN-ROSELAND, Cornwall

    'In tip-top form: when I arrived I was greeted by name,' says a visitor returning in 2014 to Toby Ashworth's luxury hotel where 'the guest really does come first'. A Guide inspector commented that the

  • The Gurnard's Head, ZENNOR, Cornwall

    'A place where children and pets are welcomed with open arms', Charles and Edmund Inkin's old yellow-painted inn is liked for 'the food and the good, friendly service'. 'The staff treat you like a

  • The Headland Hotel, NEWQUAY, Cornwall

    On a jutting headland, this imposing red brick Victorian hotel has dramatic views over Fistral Bay. Continual improvements have been made by the Armstrong family, who have owned it for three decades:

  • Blue Hayes, ST IVES, Cornwall

    Decorated in chic coastal style, Malcolm Herring's immaculate small hotel is in a 1920s house perched high above Porthminster Point. In good weather, breakfast, cream teas and snacks can be taken on

  • Boskerris Hotel, ST IVES, Cornwall

    From above Carbis Bay, the views from the decked terrace at Jonathan and Marianne Bassett's 'relaxed' small hotel stretch from Godrevy Lighthouse to the harbour at St Ives. Inside, there are

  • The Bay Hotel, COVERACK, Cornwall

    'Well run in a very personal way' by Ric and Gina House and their daughter, Zoë, this 'comfortable' hotel is in a pretty fishing village. 'Nicely decorated' in coastal shades, the pleasant lounge and

  • The Scarlet, MAWGAN PORTH, Cornwall

    Down the hillside from its sister hotel, Bedruthan Hotel and Spa (see previous entry), this design hotel has strong green credentials and a 'youthful appeal'. Owned by sisters Emma Stratton, Deborah

  • Trevalsa Court, MEVAGISSEY, Cornwall

    Liked for a lack of 'pretentious attitude', this 'attractive' cliff-top Arts and Crafts house is owned by Susan and John Gladwin, who run it as a small hotel with 'pleasant, helpful' staff. Landscaped

  • Rose in Vale, ST AGNES, Cornwall

    There is a 'comfortable country house' feel at James and Sara Evans's 'traditional, charming' hotel, an elegant, extended Georgian manor house in a peaceful wooded valley. 'We were impressed,' a

  • Mullion Cove Hotel, MULLION COVE, Cornwall

    In a prominent position above Mullion Cove, this 'rescued and revived' former railway hotel has 'wonderful views', 'good dinners' and 'unfailingly friendly' staff. It is owned by the 'hands-on' Grose

  • Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant, LOOE, Cornwall

    Guests return time and again to Hazel Billington and Ross Lewin's 'relaxing' hotel, in a peaceful location two miles outside town. There are 'excellent' views over the gardens to moorland beyond;

  • The Beach, Bude, Cornwall

    Owner William Daniel has made many changes at his small hotel above Summerleaze beach. He has shortened the name and added a bar and restaurant. 'It lived up to the entry in the Guide,' said a regular

  • The Old Coastguard, MOUSEHOLE, Cornwall

    On the edge of a fishing village, this small hotel and restaurant faces the sea across subtropical gardens. Owned by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin, it is run in 'relaxed' style by a 'welcoming'

  • No1 St Ives, ST IVES, Cornwall

    In a stone-built house, a short downhill walk from the town and the Tate gallery, this B&B is run with great attention to detail by Anna Bray and Simon Talbot. The modern bedrooms are well equipped,

  • Polurrian Bay Hotel, MULLION, Cornwall

    Perched on a cliff above a sandy bay on the Lizard peninsula, this family-friendly hotel (part of Nigel Chapman's Luxury Family Hotels group) has 'glorious' views of the coastline from a glass-fronted

  • The Tide House, ST IVES, Cornwall

    'Very well run and most enjoyable.' On a lane on a hill leading down to the harbour, this 16th-century building has been thoroughly modernised by David and Suzy Fairfield, who run it as a small

  • Watergate Bay, WATERGATE BAY, Cornwall

    On a two-mile stretch of sandy beach, this large, extended hotel has its own on-site surf school (the Extreme Academy), and plenty of outdoor activities for families and the less adventurous. The

  • Idle Rocks, ST MAWES, Cornwall

    On the harbour front, this 100-year-old hotel was given a thorough make-over in 2013 by new owners David and Karen Richards. It briefly closed again after winter storm damage but reopened in April

  • Headland House, ST IVES, Cornwall

    Mark and Fenella Thomas's three-storey Edwardian house overlooks the sandy beach and turquoise waters of Carbis Bay. Bright bedrooms, many with stunning panoramic views, are named after local places,

  • Lewinnick Lodge, NEWQUAY, Cornwall

    Above a stylish open-plan restaurant and bar, on the edge of a rocky headland, Pete and Jacqui Fair have added ten ultra-modern bedrooms, all with stunning coastline or promontory vistas. Decorated in

  • Artist Residence, PENZANCE, Cornwall

    Lively and bright, the eclectic interior of this Grade II listed 17th-century Georgian house is a visual feast. Justin Salisbury and Charlotte Newey are the owners; Jason Clark manages, with a

  • Trevose Harbour House, ST IVES, Cornwall

    Angela Giannuzzi and Olivier Noverazz, 'a lovely, sophisticated young couple', have brought a retro charm to their 'very chic, beautifully appointed' whitewashed terraced house, in the historic centre

  • Treann House, PADSTOW, Cornwall

    Just outside the town, Emma and Paul Caddis have renovated their Edwardian house, and filled it with a mix of antique, vintage and contemporary furnishings. B&B accommodation is in charming rooms