Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Perfection – time seems to slow down the moment you enter,’ says one trusted reviewer of this contemporary take on a traditional coastal inn, which exudes a wonderfully relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. Recently refurbished bedrooms (the hotel suffered a fire in 2019) have a full or partial sea view; most have a balcony. Each is ‘warmly decorated’, with tongue-and-groove panelling and paintings by local artists. Homely touches include a Roberts radio and a ‘proper tea tray with a cafetière’. In the restaurant, Jamie Porter’s brasserie-style dishes are ‘consistently delicious’, while the staff are ‘knowledgeable about the food and alcohol, and will do whatever they can to make your stay more enjoyable’. One reviewer so enjoyed the scallops with coral sauce that he ordered it three nights running. Breakfast brings a cooked Cornish, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or home-made muesli. ‘A true gem,’ says a recent guest. ‘We can’t wait to return,’ says another. See also entries for sister properties The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, and The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, Wales. (Kate Bailey, Vicky Lloyd, and others)
all year except 24/25 Dec.
bar, sun lounge, restaurant, sea-facing garden with path to beach, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.
Radio 4 at breakfast, selected music at other mealtimes.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms (treats, towels, dog bowls), not in dining room.
per room B&B £150–£250, D,B&B £205–£305. Set dinner £19.50–£27, à la carte £29. 1-night bookings only rarely refused.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
The Old Coastguard
- Britain magazine: 10 of the best British seaside hotels
- Visit Cornwall: Top dog friendly hotels in Cornwall
- Country Life: 10 award-winning hotels to visit in 2020
- The Lady: Award winning hotels to visit in 2020
- Cosmopolitan: The 10 best hotels in the UK have been named, perfect for your next staycation
- express.co.uk: UK’s 10 best hotels revealed
- Daily Mail: The very best of British
- The Lady: 10 of the best beach hotels on the South Coast
- Food and Travel: 10 of the best pubs with rooms
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide