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

'Coastal Paths and Bubble Baths' Winter Getaway Special Offer

Offer includes: 3 Nights Luxurious Accommodation. Dinner in the Award-Winning restaurant each evening. Carefully constructed canapes each evening. Talland Bay Winter Cocktail on your first evening. Homemade soup & posh toastie accompanied with a luxury hot chocolate & homemade marshmallow at a lunch time of your choice. Cosy gifts in your room on arrival. Delicious Full Cornish Breakfast each morning. The hotel is also proud to be one of the most dog-friendly hotels in the UK, you are invited to bring your four-legged friend for free! November to February: From £900 for 3 nights. Additional nights available at an agreed rate. Complimentary room upgrades to a Sea View Classic Room or a Garden Cottage on a first come first serve basis, Sunday-Thursday inclusive. Upgrade to a Superior Sea View for an additional £50 per night per room. Premier Sea View Suite available at an additional £150 per night per room. Prices are per room per night, based on two people sharing a Classic Room. Minimum three night stay. Applies to new bookings only. Excludes 21 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 and 14 February 2021. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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