Good Hotel Guide Review
The Mount is St Michael’s, a tidal island best viewed from your bedroom balcony or the terrace of this hotel, set at a high point above the town, overlooking the bay. An old Guide favourite, it was sold in 2016 to James and Mary (Lord and Lady) St Levan, who also own the Godolphin Arms (Shortlist). It gains a full entry this year at the urging of a trusted reader who knew it well in the past and has found standards more than maintained after a ‘smart’ refurbishment. ‘Comfy’ rooms at the rear have space for a child’s bed. Dog-friendly rooms have garden access, outside seating. Our reader’s room had an updated bathroom with ‘powerful shower’. All bedrooms have organic toiletries, tea and coffee. In the morning chef Ross Sloan might be seen on the beach, foraging. The emphasis is on local produce. Small plates are served in the bar (Porthilly oysters, damson and Helford Blue tart), while in the restaurant, the menu might include John Dory, oyster and potato fritter, mussels cooked with seaweed. Breakfasts were good, too. ‘My partner really enjoyed the poached eggs and ham on English muffin, with hollandaise.’ Above all, ‘great service’. (Steve Hur, and others)
20, some on ground floor.
annual closure possible Jan–Mar (check website).
bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), sun terrace, ½-acre grounds.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed (please notify if you are travelling with children or need a room for more than two guests).
allowed in Garden Haven rooms (£15 per night per dog, bowl, bed, treats provided), in bar, not in restaurant.
per room B&B £100–£300. À la carte set-price dinner £27.50–£33.50 (2/3 courses).