Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Expensive certainly, but it’s worth paying for quality,’ a satisfied reader writes after visiting Olga Polizzi’s mix-and-match hillside cluster of former yachting clubhouse and fishermen’s cottages with ‘extraordinary views’ across Falmouth Bay. ‘Perfect in every way,’ writes another. ‘The decor shows excellent taste.’ That embraces a nautical palette with coastal colours and original Cornish art. All but two of the ‘charming’ bedrooms overlook the brine, catching the seaside vibe with deckchair stripes on ‘comfortable’ beds, alongside fresh flowers and antiques. ‘My splendid bathroom had a bath and wonderfully powerful separate shower.’ Two minor wishes: ‘A fridge; slightly better soundproofing.’ After a day at the waterfront beach club, or on the hotel’s vintage yacht, appetites are sated in the light-washed restaurant or on its terrace, where Paul Wadham’s Mediterranean-inflected dishes include garlicky lobster, monkfish and olives. Breakfast is ‘magnificent’, with freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, ‘delicious’ cooked fare. The hardy might enjoy the steep ascent to the car park but help is available. Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot (see entry), is a sister. (TL, SK, and others)
27 Lower Castle Road
30. In 5 houses.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, cinema, playroom, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, ¼-acre garden, beach club (May–Sept), 48-foot yacht, only restaurant wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms and in dogs’ bar.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £225–£775. À la carte £46. Min. 2-night bookings at weekends, 3-night bookings on bank holidays.