driftwood hotel

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01872 580644

Hotel information


15. 4 accessed via courtyard, 2 in cabin (2 mins’ walk).


1 Feb–1 Jan


bar, restaurant, drawing room, snug, children’s games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre grounds (terraced gardens, private beach, safe bathing).

Background music

all day in restaurant and bar.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £185–£300, D,B&B £240–£320. Tasting menus £80–£100, a la carte £70. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Wow! This was good.’ A regular Guide reader offered high praise after visiting Paul and Fiona Robinson’s ‘delightful’ hotel that gazes across Gerrans Bay on the Roseland peninsula. Inside all is airy and bright, with New England-style decor; outside is a light-washed deck, above a garden sprinkled with Adirondack chairs. The atmosphere is ‘stylish but informal’, the service ‘attentive’. Two rooms occupy a nearby weather-boarded cabin. ‘Our room offered a view over the garden to the sea, a comfy bed and seating area’, although ‘the bathroom was a bit small’. In the restaurant, Olly Pierrepoint presides over a locally sourced menu, including such dishes as blonde ray wing, Jerusalem artichoke, samphire, sunflower seeds and thyme roasting juices. ‘Superb food – we ate in every night’ (although with slight frustration at paying extra for vegetables). Another reader wished the food was ‘a little simpler’ in the award-winning restaurant but declared the potato gnocchi with her John Dory ‘a thing of genius’. Breakfast was ‘excellent’. Overall, ‘it isn’t cheap but it is worth every penny. We will return.’ (Peter Anderson, and others)

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Guest comments

'Location, decor, furnishings all of a high order. Warm welcome from Stewart the operations manager. Magnificent views over St Gerrans Bay, Our sea-acing room was beautifully furnished, but approached through the restaurant. insulation was poor. The Michelin-starred dinner cost £70 for three course. and there with charges for extras. ' - Ian Dewey - June, 2019
'Lovely deco. Good food but the tasting menu took three hours. ' - JM - January, 2018
'Wow! This was good. Very nice room with a view over the garden to the sea. Bathroom a bit small. The food was superb. My only gripe is a personal one: the style is nouvelle - protein predominates. A lof meat or fish and little in the way of vegetables. It isn't cheap but it was worth every penny. ' - Peter Anderson - June, 2017
'This is a delightful hotel. The public areas are full of art works and the decor is blue and white, giving a stylish but informal atmosphere. Our room was spacious with a private deck area with great views over the gardens and the sea. The food was delicious and the service attentive and friendly. The owners (very hands on) went away towards the end of our stay but the hotel continued to run like clockwork. ' - John Patterson - July, 2015
'We stayed in the only available room - the smallest, in the eaves. It had a comfortable bed, spotlessly clean, large bathroom and a birds-eye view of beach and sea and garden. Dinner was a highlight- led by confident staff who took pleasure in explaining the menu. It's great to see a lightness of touch in the cooking. The presence of Paul and Fiona, the owners is key to setting such a welcoming tone. ' - Murtaza & Tazim Sachak-Patwa - March, 2015

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide