Polurrian on the Lizard

Mullion, Cornwall

While some of us bring home a fridge magnet or a Cornishware mug, businessman Andrew Long has gone one better and bought a hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

While some of us bring home a fridge magnet or a Cornishware teapot, businessman Andrew Long has gone one better and bought a hotel. After spending blissful family holidays over the past 30 years at this iconic white cliff-top edifice in 12-acre grounds, in January 2022 he acquired it. There are plans for some necessary upgrading, but the ‘lovely staff’ will be staying and, with Nigel Chapman at the helm, this happy ship sails into the main Guide this year. As founder of Luxury Family Hotels (see Fowey Hall, Fowey), Mr Chapman brings a flexible approach to hospitality, with a wide choice of bedrooms in simple, contemporary style, a sea or countryside view and baby-listening. An all-day menu offers people-pleasing dishes, from wood-fired pizzas, beef or falafel burgers and fish and chips, to chargrilled steak, herb-crusted fish of the day, and lobster. A free-and-easy ambience includes alfresco dining, cocktails and cream teas, spa treatments, a health club, swimming pools, a gym, hot tub and tennis court. The hotel’s own cove is a ten-minute walk away, and the South West Coast Path runs right by.

Hotel details


Polurrian Road
TR12 7EN


01326 240421


41. Some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled. Plus four 3-bed self-catering villas.


all year.


lift, bar, lounge, snug, restaurant, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, function facilities, cinema, games room (table football, table tennis), spa, indoor pool, 9-metre outdoor pool (Apr–Sept), gym, 
12-acre grounds, terrace, tennis court, climbing frame. Restaurant, bar, Vista lounge (via lift), part of gardens wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.


all ages welcomed, high chairs, baby-listening.


allowed in some bedrooms 
(£15 per night), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £118, family from £139.

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Special offers

Island Suite Special Offer

Mini Moke

Island Suite Package. Indulge in the good life with a stay in the luxury of the all-new Island Suite at Polurrian on the Lizard. This special package includes full use of an electric ‘No Smoke’ Mini Moke for exploring the local area, and a picnic hamper (or hot drinks and pasties in the autumn) as well as a 25-minute spa treatment each for two people. The Mini Moke is available from 17th March to 1st November 2023, and the hotel can provide an itinerary to help you make the most of your time exploring the spectacular Lizard peninsula. If you haven’t driven a Mini Moke before, there is a reason that this little jeep has become a motoring icon. Distinctive, sturdy and easy to drive, it is the perfect way to cruise around the scenic roads of west Cornwall. Included in this two-night package: Two nights’ accommodation in the Island Suite. Full Cornish breakfast each morning. 25-minute spa treatment for two adults. £27.50 per adult dinner credit on one evening. Complimentary use of the hotel’s Mini Moke. Picnic hamper and hot drinks. Rates from £763 for a two-night stay based on two adults sharing the Island Suite. Terms and Conditions: The Island Suite package is subject to a minimum two-night stay and is subject to availability from 1st March to 1st November 2023. Children’s meals are charged as taken. The Island Suite can sleep up to two adults and four children. Dinner credit of £27.50 per adult on one night. A 30% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Please note that the Island Suite cannot accommodate dogs. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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