Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe, Cornwall

It feels a bit as if you’ve fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole, at this whimsical, dog-friendly hotel with a ‘spectacular bay setting’ by the Coast Path. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

It feels a bit as if you’ve fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole, at this whimsical, dog-friendly hotel with a ‘spectacular bay setting’ by the Coast Path. In the cliff-top gardens, you might come across a fairy statue or a bench backed with a line of wooden budgies; within, it’s all zebra-print sofas and a cheery grandfather clock waving to guests. ‘The artwork is sometimes witty, sometimes kitsch,’ comments one reader. While it is a fun place, owners Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan are serious about hospitality. ‘It is what a good hotel should be,’ writes a reader who found the hotel much improved on a return visit. ‘Service is excellent – they’ve got it just right.’ Bedrooms are light and airy with, maybe, a four-poster with diaphanous drapes, and a private terrace; some have a sea view, while others are in the garden annexe. ‘The room was comfortable, the food was good.’ In the restaurant and conservatory brasserie Nick Hawke’s locally sourced menus include a Cornish pork plate, and fresh fish and shellfish. ‘Delicious nibbles in the bar set the scene for locally caught fresh haddock and chips, a dream to eat.’ (Mike Craddock, and others)

Hotel details


PL13 2JB


01503 272667


23. 4 in cottages, 6 on ground floor.


all year.


lounge, bar, restaurant, brasserie/conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, outside seating, 2-acre garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


in bedrooms and brasserie, not in restaurant (£15 per dog per night includes blanket, feeding mat, bowl and treats).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B £130–£350, D,B&B £260–£450. À la carte £45–£55, tasting menu on request. 1-night bookings refused weekends in peak season.

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Special offers

'Sunday Stayover' Special Offer

Sunday stay over. Some things shouldn’t be rushed. Max your Sunday with one of the superb three course roasts, now available for lunch OR dinner and then retreat to a luxury bedroom for a sound night’s sleep. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the hotel; your choice of when to dine means you can fit in a coastal stroll and a cheeky cocktail in the bar. What Sundays were made for. Offer includes: Overnight accommodation in a Country View Classic Room. Three-course Sunday Roast served in either the Conservatory or Restaurant at Lunch or Dinner (please confirm which at time of booking). Full Cornish breakfast. October to February ~ £210 (per room based on two people sharing, upgrades available). Sunday one-night stays are available from October until February (excluding the Christmas & New Year period). Prices are per room per night, based on two people sharing a Classic Room. Applies to new bookings only. Proud to be a luxury dog-friendly hotel in Cornwall, the hotel would like to invite you to bring your four-legged friend for just £15 per night. The hotel bedrooms and garden suites are truly luxurious, with exceptional attention to detail. Some feature show-stopping sleigh-beds and claw-foot bathtubs, others offer private balconies or terraces. All come complete with comfy bathrobes and slippers, luxury toiletries, complimentary water, Cornish loose leaf tea and freshly ground coffee. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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