Where to Stay Cornwall

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Spa Hotels



Budock Vean, Helford TR11 5LG

The Hotel On The (Helford) River is the traditional health spa to ease the pain of modern life, together with a 9 & 18 hole golf course, all set in a magical landscape where you can enjoy the 32-acre garden and its 350,000+ plants. Open for lunch/afternoon teas to non-residents. 

01326 252100   budockvean.co.uk       Photography: Supplied By Subject


Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa TR26 2NP

They describe themselves as the “Hotel On The Beach.” Its a mix of family, corporate and wedding venue, with its own pool, if you don’t fancy saltwater, and have forgotten your wetsuit. A favourite of one, Mrs Thatcher. Self-catering cottages and apartments.

01736 795311      carbisbayhotel.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject


Carlyon Bay Hotel, Spa & Golf PL25 3RD

Like its sister the Saunton Sands Hotel it caters for those seeking a whole plethora of facilities; spa, golf, croquet and putting green, tennis courts, helipad, all within 250-acres of manicured grounds and gardens.  Two restaurants; one formal, the other a brasserie.  It also has its own private sandy beach - Carylon Cove. 

01726 812304   carlyonbay.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Fowey Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa  PL23 1ET

This is a luxurious hotel designed for families with an entourage (Nannies and Au Pairs). Set in a quite superb hilltop location overlooking Fowey. It’s thus child-friendly and has masses of things to do (and suggestions) on offer. It could be described as an expensive nursery. I loved the children’s bright paintings adorning the walls. Dogs (teddies, rabbits, ponies?) (and mothers-in-law) welcome, too. In the off-season their lunches are great value. 

01726 833866    foweyhallhotel.co.uk        Photography: Supplied By Subject


Merchants Manor, 1 Western Terrace, Falmouth  TR11 4QJ

This is Falmouth's boutique hotel. Small, personal and heartfelt for your comforts and wellbeing. Notable restaurant and spa facilities. 

01326 312734      merchantsmanor.com      Photography: Supplied By Subject


St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick. Polzeath PL27 6SD

Stylish hotel, self-catering apartments and Cowshed spa complex provides all the amenities you would expect from such a venture: gym, indoor pool, saunas etc, bar, games room and more. 

01208 862262     stmoritzhotel.co.uk      Photography: Supplied By Subject


The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth  TR8 4DQ

Eco, green, sustainable living...and pure hedonism. This is what separates this multi-million pound investment from its peers. It is an expensive place to play and relax…Let’s hope their fine example will translate into affordable, more plentiful options. Better try it anyway before your kids take the first option. Adults only. 

01637 861800       scarlethotel.co.uk      Photography: Supplied By Subject