Talland Bay Hotel

A spirit of fun flits about Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel, from the sub-tropical sculpture garden full of surprises (‘you feel like Alice walking into Wonderland’) to the ‘delightfully humorous artwork scattered throughout’. More

Contact details

Talland Bay Hotel
Porthallow
Talland-by-Looe
Cornwall
PL13 2JB
England
01503 272667

Hotel information

Bedrooms

23. 4 in cottages, 6 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, brasserie, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, outside seating, 2-acre garden.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms and brasserie, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £140–£330, D,B&B £215–£405. Set menus £38–£46, à la carte (brasserie) £32. 1-night bookings refused weekends in peak season.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

A spirit of fun flits about Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel, from the sub-tropical sculpture garden full of surprises (‘you feel like Alice walking into Wonderland’) to the ‘delightfully humorous artwork scattered throughout’. The atmosphere is welcoming; the staff are ‘smiley and friendly from start to finish’. Pick a spot to relax in – there are panelled lounging areas and ‘lots of space outside to sit and admire the view’. Not all the bedrooms face the sea, but each has its own charm – perhaps a four-poster bed, a terrace or an original fireplace – and ornaments (model boats, toy pandas) to raise a smile. On cool days, a log fire burns in the bright, seaward restaurant; all year round, chef Nick Hawke’s ‘wonderful’ modern menus have ‘lots of fish’. A typical dish: Looe turbot, brown shrimp, tarragon gnocchi, girolles. The brasserie serves simpler fare (burgers, fish and chips, Fowey River mussels in white wine and cream). ‘Generous portions’ of ‘everything you could possibly expect’ are served at breakfast. Bring Rover – a nightly charge includes a blanket, bowl and doggie treat. The South West Coastal Path skirts the bottom of the hill.

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Talland Bay Hotel
Porthallow
Talland-by-Looe
Cornwall
PL13 2JB

Guest comments

'Comforting and welcoming, but the artwork gives it a quirkiness - a bit like walking into Alice in Wonderland - delightfully humorous. Our sea view room was elegant but one or two bits were a bit tired. The food was wonderful, and served in generous portions. Service, though not flawless, was polite, charming and friendly. ' - BF - March, 2016
'The hotel, in a peaceful and scenic spot, changed hands in September 2015. Now in the hands of Dr K and Theresa O'Sullivan, it is being run along the same lines as before. Our room (17) was comfortable, and we were given the choice of duvet or blamkets on the bed before we arrived. The large bathroom had a huge claw foot bath, walk-in shower and two washbasins. Only problem: there was a frosted glass window but no blind, so anyone walking outside would be able to see into the bathroom when the light was on. In the bedroom we had blinds but no curtain; these let in the lights that were left on in the car park outside. There are two options for dinner, casual in the conservatory or fine dining in the restaurant - rather too formal for us; we were not allowed to slide our own chair up to the table or grind our own black pepper! However the food was good and service friendly. Breakfast, served in the conservatory, was good with plenty of local ingredients. ' - Suzanne Lyons - February, 2016

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