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

'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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