Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe, Cornwall

Sub-tropical gardens with spectacular sea views are lent an extra touch of magic by the witty artwork that fill them at this ‘quirky’ hotel, which also features unusual furnishings within. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sub-tropical gardens with spectacular sea views are lent an extra touch of magic by the witty artwork that fills them at this quirky hotel, which also features unusual furnishings within. Look out for a stone cat on a wall, a human-sized fairy, and a zebra-striped sofa beneath a bull in a top hat. Interior decoration is ‘vibrant’, comments a reader, occasionally ‘kitsch’ but this doesn’t detract from the ‘simply excellent service’. You could spend all day gazing at the ‘lovely sea view’ and ‘interesting grounds’, although the South West Coast Path skirts the gardens. Return to drinks on the terrace – perhaps their own-label gin – and ‘brilliantly cooked meals’ such as fillet with truffle butter or local salt hake with prawn dumplings. ‘The food is absolutely delicious.’ Rooms are themed with colourful wallpapers and fabrics; perhaps nautical stripes, wood panelling, decadent golds or a woodland theme, and are ‘luxurious without being heavy or old-fashioned’. Some have a private garden or patio, one has a balcony and hot tub. ‘Generous’ breakfasts include smoked haddock and eggs how you want. (Martin and Emma Leuw, MC, and others)

Hotel details


PL13 2JB


01503 272667


21. 3 in cottages, 6 on ground floor, 1 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. 1-night bookings refused weekends in peak season.

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Special offers

'Blooming Flowers and Spring Showers' Special Offer

Blooming Flowers & Spring Showers! Arrive at your leisure on a day of your choice and take in the beautiful surroundings. Offer includes: 3 Nights Luxurious Accommodation. Dinner in the Award-Winning restaurant each evening. Carefully constructed canapes each evening. Talland Bay Gin & Fever Tree Tonic on Arrival. Afternoon Tea. Delicious Full Cornish Breakfast each morning. Tickets to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The hotel is also proud to be one of the most dog-friendly hotels in the UK, they would like you to invite you to bring your four-legged friend for free! Offer valid 1st March – 31st May 2022: Classic Country View Room – £680.00. Classic Sea view Room – £830.00. Garden Cottage – £830.00. Superior Sea View Room – £980.00. Additional £40.00 For Friday & Saturday! Prices are per room, based on two people sharing. 3-night stay. Applies to new bookings only. Excludes Valentines & Easter. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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