Where to Stay Cornwall

Editor’s Choice…Only The Best Will Do...






Family Hotels



Bedruthan Steps Hotel

One of Cornwall’s great family hotels set high on the cliff’s edge overlooking Mawgan Porth beach. Awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award. It uses solar panels and light sensors, helps clean the local beach and uses local suppliers. Art & Craft exhibits. Cinema. Associated with The Scarlet

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Driftwood Hotel, Nr Portscatho

Stylish, tasteful, chic, and a professional expertise to soften the edges of your hard-won battles. Many of the furnishings are sculpted pieces of driftwood: mirrors, table lamps etc. A relaxed ambience pervades, and the sea views are stunning. You can relax in the (natural) garden, or follow the path down to the private beach. The Michelin-starred restaurant of chef Chris Eden - one of Cornwall’s finest, is impressive. Family-friendly.  No dogs. 

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Greenbank Hotel, Harbourside, Falmouth 

Falmouth’s oldest hotel has sweeping views of the harbour, ancient stone-flagged floors, leather sofas and the polished wood provide an aura of permanence and comfort. Popular wedding venue. Spa treatments. Connected to The Working Boat Inn for ale, conversation and a fabulous view.

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Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay

Majestic, Awesome, Imposing ... describes this family owned, and run hotel, since 1989. Built in 1900 to be the South-West’s finest. It overlooks Cornwall’s premier surf break, and if you can afford it, nowhere better to hang out and learn this difficult sport.  

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Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes

This chic, family-friendly hotel has raised the bar by which all are judged in Cornwall, and elsewhere. Owned by the interior designer Olga Polizzi (of the Forte family) and her husband, the political commentator William Shawcross. It is a superb example of understated good taste. The bedrooms are bright and colourful, and finely tuned with a blend of contemporary and antique furnishings. Note the mosaics in the bathrooms. All have sea views. Sculptures and fine art is everywhere. The service is discreet. The restaurant is noted for seafood. 

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Old Coastguard Hotel & Restaurant, Mousehole

The panoramic sea views from this light and airy restaurant may well seduce you to stay, awhile... Fish (from Newlyn Market) a speciality, steak and Vegetarian menus, too. Stylish, modern accommodation, the restaurant walls are covered with colourful sea and landscapes (for sale). Coffee, lunch, dinner..why bother to leave? Sibling to The Gurnard's Head. 

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Polurrian Hotel, Mullion Cove

Overlooks Polurrian beach guaranteeing stunning views. Restaurants. Spa with Pools. Gym. Tennis. Creche. Games Room. Terraces. The High Point Restaurant provides fish and local produce at reasonable prices.  

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Rosevine Hotel, Roseland Peninsula

A new style of hotel designed for families and groups. Separate, independent units, offer self- catering but have the added bonus of a top-notch restaurant and hotel facilities to hand. All set within gardens overlooking the sea. Indoor pool. Open to non-residents. 

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St Enodoc Hotel, Rock

Family-friendly hotel noted for its location overlooking the Camel estuary, light, bright comfortable rooms accompanied by fine cuisine  (it is after all where Nathan Outlaw cut his cloth) and day spa. Special Breaks. 

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The Hotel, Watergate Bay, Nr Newquay

A family-style, boutique hotel overlooking this stunning beach with separate restaurant. The Brasserie is yet another destination for foodies to unleash their waistlines. The start-off point for enjoying the Great Outdoors and varying degrees of extreme sports; bugging and kite-boarding, kitesurfing, wave ski, and of course, surfing.  

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The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

This is a beautiful and chic hotel, to relax, be seen, and to look out across a blue sea, mirrored by the slick interior designs and artworks lovingly created for your aesthetic sustenance. Enchanting. Open to non-residents, and a perfect venue for an al fresco lunch on the Terrace. Concierge Service. 

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The Nare, Veryan-In-Roseland

A privately-owned hotel in the English Country House style overlooking a secluded sandy beach. Perhaps, a little old-fashioned for some but such retreats are still gravely sort for in this digital age. Their values of traditional service and caring staff will delight those seeking a quintessential English style.  Children and dogs (charged) are made welcome. Spa facilities. 

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