“Effortlessly elegant and understated, it has no obvious entrance and no swimming pool, but offers instead a wide terrace, stunning views, inviting bar, coolly sophisticated bedrooms, a screening room, a private yacht and motorboats for beach picnics. The seafood-oriented cooking fits the setting perfectly. Still Britain's sexiest seaside hotel.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Stylish décor, elegant and understated, created by Olga Polizzi
Wonderful views over St Mawes bay
Fresh sea food and local meat, cooked simply
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Walk the coastal path
Various ferries are available from Easter to visit the Fal and Helford estuary (no car required from St Mawes)
Several secluded beaches, one just opposite the hotel to spend idle days
Charter our yacht Pinuccia from May to September
Several important gardens are 45 minutes away: Trebah, Glendurgan, Heligan, Eden, Trewithen, etc.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Both continental and cooked. The buffet displays cereals, fresh or poached fruit, seeds, nuts and berries, yogurt, jam, marmalade and pastries. Cooked breakfast features Full English, Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, muffins with ham, poached egg and hollandaise, etc.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Our kitchen is open all day until 9.30pm – we serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner but also an afternoon menu of sandwiches, soup and salads.
Other excellent restaurant are:
Driftwood, 1 Michelin Star (15 minutes away)
Rick Stein, Padstow – Seafood Restaurant (1 hour)
Paul Ainsworth at n. 5 – Padstow (1 hour)
Porthminster Beach Café – ST IVES
Several pubs and simpler restaurant are also available, such as The Hidden Hut or The King’s Head at Ruan.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Junior suites (1/7/29) as they are very spacious
Rock Cottage, Master Suite, Family Suite and the Garden Room – All are our latest designs.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Take a look at our website, the pictures will do the talking!”