Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe, Cornwall

In 'one of the most idyllic spots ever', this dog-friendly hotel 'near the end of an extremely narrow lane' overlooks cliff-top gardens filled with larky sculpture and Wonderland whimsy. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In ‘one of the most idyllic spots ever’, this dog-friendly hotel ‘near the end of an extremely narrow lane’ overlooks pretty cliff-top gardens filled with larky sculpture and Wonderland whimsy. The playfulness extends to zany public spaces inside, where wall sculpture might include a full-size pair of legs or part of a table and chair. Bedrooms have colourful wallpapers and fabrics, perhaps with a nautical or woodland theme. ‘Room 20, overlooking the gardens to the sea, had a terrace, a hot tub and plenty of space.’ The food gets a big thumbs up, although readers who stayed for a week thought ‘it would have been nice if they changed the menu a bit more often’. On Sundays the lunchtime roast appears again at dinner. Typical dishes might include Looe plaice Grenobloise, loin of venison or, if you will, haddock and chips. There is praise for the ‘enthusiastic staff’ and the easy way they accommodated dietary restrictions. A breakfast of smoked haddock, St Ewe eggs or a full Cornish supplies the ballast for a hike on the South West Coast Path, while later in the day, you can try the hotel’s own-label gin on the terrace. (M and EL)

Hotel details


PL13 2JB


01503 272667


20. 3 in cottages, 6 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled. Plus 2-bed self-catering bungalow.


all year, except Jan.


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, extra bed £45.


in bedrooms (£15 per night) and brasserie, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £240, singles from £230. À la carte £52, fixed-price dinner menu £75. 1-night bookings refused at weekends in peak season.

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Special offers

Two Night Weekend Break Special Offer

Enjoy Cornwall, in a little bit of peace & quiet . . . Indulge in this 2 night weekend break – Arrive at your leisure on a Friday afternoon, check in knowing you’re away to relax, & that you will never want to leave come Sunday Morning! Offer includes: 2 Nights Luxurious Accommodation. Espresso Martini or Aperol Spritz. Dinner in the Award-Winning restaurant each evening. Carefully constructed canapes each evening. Delicious full Cornish breakfast each morning. The hotel is also proud to be one of the most dog-friendly hotels in the UK, and would like you to invite you to bring your four-legged friend for free! 1st October 2022 – 28th February 2023: Classic Country View Room – £680.00. Classic Sea view Room – £720.00. Garden Cottage – £720.00. Superior Sea View Room – £780.00. Prices are per room, based on two people sharing. 2-night stay. Applies to new bookings only. Excludes Christmas & Valentines. The hotel will be closed between 5th January & 10th February 2023.
Please be aware that when booking online, the hotel will require the amount equivalent to the first night’s stay. The hotel bedrooms and garden suites are truly luxurious, with exceptional attention to detail. Some feature show-stopping sleigh-beds and French-style furniture, others offer private balconies or terraces. All offer unique décor, flatscreen TVs, crisp bed linen and White Company toiletries. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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