Tresanton

Up 137 steps, through ‘glorious’ gardens, ‘one of the most comfortable establishments I’ve ever stayed in’ occupies a higgle piggle of houses with ‘extraordinary views’ across Falmouth Bay. More

Contact details

Tresanton
27 Lower Castle Road
St Mawes
Cornwall
TR2 5DR
England
01326 270055

Hotel information

Bedrooms

30. In 5 houses.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, cinema, playroom, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 1/4 -acre garden, 48-foot yacht, only restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms and in dogs' bar.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £260. A la carte £44. 1-night bookings refused weekends in high season.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Up 137 steps, through ‘glorious’ gardens, ‘one of the most comfortable establishments I’ve ever stayed in’ occupies a higgle piggle of houses with ‘extraordinary views’ across Falmouth Bay. Olga Polizzi exploits its yachting-clubhouse origins with nautical hues, ‘original Cornish art’, a Poseidon mosaic. All but two of the ‘magnificent bedrooms’ face the sea, all have ‘bags of charm’: deckchair stripes on ‘comfortable’ bed, coastal prints, ‘exceptional cleanliness’. ‘The curtains were rich and heavy,’ writes one trusted reader, ‘and the windows opened (oh joy!). I could hear waves – and very little else.’ Apart from the room above: ‘slightly better soundproofing would have been even more luxurious.’ It wouldn’t worry youngsters, exhausted from a day spent in rock pools, the hotel’s cinema and playroom. Adventurous guests can sail aboard Pinuccia, the hotel’s vintage yacht, while, back on land, chef Paul Wadham’s modern, Mediterranean menus include Basque-style monkfish; Porthilly oysters; spicy crab linguine. ‘Prettily presented, delicious’ breakfasts include ‘perfect poached eggs; almost exactly spherical with yolk delightfully soft’. Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot (see entry), is a sister. (Trevor Lockwood, Richard Mitton, and others)

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Tresanton
27 Lower Castle Road
St Mawes
Cornwall
TR2 5DR

Guest comments

'One of the most comfortable establishments I have stayed in. Worth paying for quality. Every member of staff was a model of courtesy. My room was magnificent. Dinner was enjoyable nouvelle cuisine. Car park up the hill - the valet system works well. ' - Trevor Lockwood - January, 2018
'Our rooms couldn't be faulted for cleanliness. They were simply decorated rather than sumptuous. The overall effect was very comfortable. Breakfasts were excellent: coffee ok; hot dishes nicely cooked. At dinner on the first evening our daughter insisted on sitting on the terrace, although it wasn't really warm enough: they provided blankets as it got darker and cooler. We enjoyed the dinners, although the menu didn't change very much. The food was not over-rich. On the whole the staff were incredibly helpful. We hired the hotel yacht, for a day, a wonderful experience. ' - Annie Lade - October, 2016

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