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Mawnan Smith, Cornwall

In an 18th-century manor house, this spa hotel and golf resort has been owned by the Barlow family since 1987. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In an 18th-century manor house, this spa hotel and golf resort has been owned by the Barlow family since 1987. Guide readers praise the ‘attentive’ service and ‘magnificent’ facilities. ‘Tastefully furnished’ bedrooms have views over the grounds (‘I have never heard such loud, beautiful birdsong’). They are supplied with bathrobes and slippers, swimming towels, and Cornish biscuits and water. In the evening, menus ‘suit all tastes’ – a four-course dinner in the restaurant, or a less formal option taken in the conservatory, bar or lounge. Walk through the ‘pretty’ garden to reach the Helford river, where boat trips, paddle-boarding and kayak explorations offer adventure on the water. All on site: tennis, croquet, snooker and an ‘excellent’ swimming pool, sauna and outdoor hot tub.

Hotel details

Address

Mawnan Smith
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 5LG
England

Telephone

01326 252100

Bedrooms

49. Plus 4 self-catering, dog-friendly cottages, 1 suitable for disabled, and 3 holiday homes.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, 2 lounges, cocktail bar, conservatory, golf bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 65-acre grounds (golf, tennis, woodlands, private quay), spa, sauna, indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, electric car charging points.

Background music

‘gentle’ live piano or guitar at dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, lobby, conservatory, terrace, not in other public rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £76–£188. Prix fixe dinner £30 (£49 for non-residents).

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.