Good Hotel Guide Review

Shhh! It’s adults only at this ‘truly special’ cliff-top hotel, which, say readers this year, ‘achieves a wonderful balance of chic luxury, tranquillity and culinary delight’. No finger-paints or pirate ship – for those, check out sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry). Here you can soak in an outdoor hot tub, unwind in the spa, chill out in meadow gardens, sit by a lounge fire. Bedrooms range from ‘Just Right’ to ‘Indulgent’. ‘Unique’ rooms have an oval bath at the foot of the bed, a monsoon shower, a rooftop sitting room overlooking the Atlantic. All rooms have a private garden, terrace or balcony, sea views. ‘We loved the fact that tea and coffee would be delivered to our room at any time by a cheerful member of the team.’ ‘The real stand-out, though, has to be the food… beautifully cooked, and simple, elegant presentation’ in the Atlantic-view restaurant. From Mike Francis’s imaginative seasonal menus: pan-fried pollack, baby globe artichokes, roast garlic potato gnocchi, gremolata. Vegans are well served. ‘Breakfast is perfectly proportioned, imaginative.’ ‘Will we return? Absolutely. I cannot fault this hotel.’ (Beth Carruthers, Ros Quinlivan, and many others)

Hotel details

Address

Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall
TR8 4DQ
England

Telephone

01637 861800

Bedrooms

37. 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 2–31 Jan, house parties Christmas (4 days) and New Year (3 days).

Facilities

lift, 2 lounges, bar, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa, terrace, meadow garden, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

not allowed.

Dogs

allowed in five selected bedrooms, some public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £200–£460, double £220–£480. Set dinner £46. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.