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“A stylish, laid back hotel set near St Mawes with views of the sea. Rooms and suites are individually styled and feel at once homely yet luxurious. With a restaurant that uses seasonal produce, a private sailing boat, and endless activities, this is as suitable for couples as it is for families.”

“A stylish, laid back hotel set near St Mawes with views of the sea. Rooms and suites are individually styled and feel at once homely yet luxurious. With a restaurant that uses seasonal produce, a private sailing boat, and endless activities, this is as suitable for couples as it is for families.”

Hotel Review

A fine hotel is a home from home, and Tresanton is a very fine hotel indeed. Its décor combines great style with great warmth – modern but not harsh, quality but not bling. The public rooms breathe a quiet hospitality, with a log fire in the sitting room, a dedicated childrens’ play room away from grown-ups, a screening room, a charming sun terrace and a private yacht and motorboats for beach picnics. The dining room is well into foodie territory – lots of seafood as you’d expect, but also interesting and creative meat and veggie choices, nudging Michelin levels of quality and presentation, and with happy Tresanton service to boot. The wine list is well-picked and well-priced – neither cheap nor greedy. The coolly sophisticated bedrooms (most with sea views) reflect Tresanton’s warmth. Excellent linens, large, quality, beds, and solid hospitable furnishings. Winding tropical garden steps lead to the new Lamorran suite, with two double bedrooms and a fitted bunk room for two very lucky children, two double ended baths, a generous living room and a balcony. Perfect for both a sexy getaway or a family holiday. Leaving will hurt.

 

Written by Gavin Don

Recommended For

  • Total relaxation
  • Indulge in pampering massages, strolls along the beach, or simply sit and listen to the gentle lap of the ocean- heaven!
  • Romantic Break
  • With atmospheric suites, private balconies, gourmet meals, and the beach nearby this is ideal for a romantic hideaway
  • Beach Life
  • Blissful beach life- rockpooling, shrimping, habour walks, surfing, sailing and feasting on fish and chips
  • Families
  • Family suites, a games room, a wendy house, and a wide range of activities make this very family friendly
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Spend a fun filled evening in the games room with a bottle of wine and the bespoke St Mawes version of Monopoly
  • Great walks
  • One of the most picturesque parts of the British Isles with miles of coastal trails and paths to explore
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • The hotels magnificant 48ft-yacht, Pinuccia and six seater RIB speedboat are avaliable for days at sea
  • Cycling
  • Cycle to 'The Lizard' - the most southern point of the British island
  • Other Activities
  • Do not miss the huge rainforest greenhouses known as The Eden Project
  • Sights nearby
  • Stunning three mile walk past St Mawes Castle - built by Henry VIII
  • Restaurant
  • The restaurant uses local seasonal produce to create South West cuisine with a Mediterranean influence
  • Kids Club
  • Summer months only
  • Cinema
  • A 50 seater cinema
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • House party feel
  • Wellbeing
  • Sea Views
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Chic
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Beach nearby
  • Lively
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Gourmet

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • The restaurant uses local seasonal produce to create South West cuisine with a Mediterranean influence
  • Games room
  • With an extensive range of games and activties
  • Massage
  • Many treatments available
  • Kids Club
  • Summer months only
  • Cinema
  • A 50 seater cinema
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Car not required
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Family Suites
  • Concierge
  • Wifi
  • Views
  • Parking

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Spend a fun filled evening in the games room with a bottle of wine and the bespoke St Mawes version of Monopoly
  • Great walks
  • One of the most picturesque parts of the British Isles with miles of coastal trails and paths to explore
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • The hotels magnificant 48ft-yacht, Pinuccia and six seater RIB speedboat are avaliable for days at sea
  • Cycling
  • Cycle to 'The Lizard' - the most southern point of the British island
  • Other Activities
  • Do not miss the huge rainforest greenhouses known as The Eden Project
  • Sights nearby
  • Stunning three mile walk past St Mawes Castle - built by Henry VIII

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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 Sailing 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 (15 mins), Rick Stein, Padstow – Seafood Restaurant (1 hour) Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 – 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!

Other Reviews

Hotel Tresanton

"While managing to be welcoming to all - from toddlers to grannies and the trendy to the tweedy - it was the first truly fashionable, truly chic contemporary British seaside hotel. "

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Fall hook, line and sinker for this Cornish restau

"The hotel is situated on the tip of the Roseland Peninsula, and as you lounge on the terrace, it is hard to imagine a more idyllic spot. "

Originally published by Independent (view article)

Hotel Tresanton: Best for location

"The view is spectacular, all rooms look out over St Mawes Bay, and guests can while away the hours watching boats bob, seagulls sweep and storm clouds gather over the wide, blue expanse."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

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