30. In 5 houses.
all year, except 2–3 weeks Jan.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, cinema, playroom, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, ¼-acre garden (playhouse), by sea (48-foot yacht, rigid inflatable boat), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed, no under-6s in restaurant in evening.
allowed in some bedrooms, and in dogs’ bar, not in sitting rooms or restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £255. Set lunch £23–£27, à la carte £45. 1-night bookings refused weekends in high season.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Atop a steep hill, a higgledy-piggledy path leads to this cluster of houses forming a ‘faultless’ hotel whose panoramic views reach across Falmouth Bay towards St Anthony’s lighthouse. Owner/designer Olga Polizzi has retained the hotel’s yachting origins (it was once a clubhouse), drawing connections to the sea everywhere: blue-and-white fabrics and tiles, lazy deckchairs, original Cornish seascapes, a mosaic of Poseidon. The adventurous might charter Pinuccia and take the luxury of the hotel on a day sea trip. Individually decorated bedrooms (‘relaxed, but not overdone’) are spread across the property, some reached up stairs through meandering gardens. Rooms might have a crow’s nest terrace, a balcony with deckchairs; all but two are sea-facing. A cinema, a playroom and garden Wendy house will keep youngsters busy. In the ‘superb’ all-white restaurant, chef Paul Wadham’s Mediterranean menu features the day’s catch, perhaps brill, broccoli, pancetta, new potatoes. Book ahead for the popular summer barbecues. There is a sister hotel: Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot (see entry).
- The Independent: Ten of Britain’s best family friendly hotels
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.