Talland Bay Hotel

There are, ‘quite literally’, fairies at the bottom of the garden at Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s ‘friendly’ cliff-top hotel, on a ‘remote’ country road ‘with spectacular views of the sea’. More

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Talland Bay Hotel
Porthallow
Talland-by-Looe
Cornwall
PL13 2JB
England
01503 272667
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

23. 4 in cottages, 6 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, brasserie, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, patio, 2-acre garden.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed, not in restaurant during mealtimes.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £120–£280, D,B&B from £190–£360. À la carte £47. 1-night bookings refused weekends in peak season.

Good Hotel Guide Review

There are, ‘quite literally’, fairies at the bottom of the garden at Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s ‘friendly’ clifftop hotel, on a ‘remote’ country road ‘with spectacular views of the sea’. ‘A welcoming spot with happy, smiley staff, it has a stylish sense of quirk and humour, all tastefully done. There’s lots of artwork throughout, and plenty of outside seating areas to admire the view,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016. No two bedrooms are the same – some are ‘up different staircases’, others are in cottages; one, accessed through the dining room, ‘was remarkably convenient when it came to meals’. A ‘New England-style’ sea-view room is ‘lovely and light, with chairs to sit in, cup of tea in hand, by the windows’. Another, ‘warm and comfortable’, has a ‘huge’ claw-footed bath in the ‘large’ bathroom, ‘but the bedroom blinds didn’t keep out the lights left on in the car park all night’. Eat in: ‘The food was wonderful, and served in generous portions – lots of fish, an amuse-bouche at the start and a palate-cleanser at the end.’ (Suzanne Lyons, and others)

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Talland Bay Hotel
Porthallow
Talland-by-Looe
Cornwall
PL13 2JB

Guest comments

'Comforting and welcoming, but the artwork gives it a quirkiness - a bit like walking into Alice in Wonderland - delightfully humorous. Our sea view room was elegant but one or two bits were a bit tired. The food was wonderful, and served in generous portions. Service, though not flawless, was polite, charming and friendly. ' - BF - March, 2016
'The hotel, in a peaceful and scenic spot, changed hands in September 2015. Now in the hands of Dr K and Theresa O'Sullivan, it is being run along the same lines as before. Our room (17) was comfortable, and we were given the choice of duvet or blamkets on the bed before we arrived. The large bathroom had a huge claw foot bath, walk-in shower and two washbasins. Only problem: there was a frosted glass window but no blind, so anyone walking outside would be able to see into the bathroom when the light was on. In the bedroom we had blinds but no curtain; these let in the lights that were left on in the car park outside. There are two options for dinner, casual in the conservatory or fine dining in the restaurant - rather too formal for us; we were not allowed to slide our own chair up to the table or grind our own black pepper! However the food was good and service friendly. Breakfast, served in the conservatory, was good with plenty of local ingredients. ' - Suzanne Lyons - February, 2016

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