With beautiful coastlines, gorgeous blue ocean, and great walks across both country and beach, it’s little surprise that those in search of nice hotels in Cornwall are spoilt for choice. Sometimes the vast amount of accommodation out there can seem daunting, so we’ve pulled together our top 5 favourite hotels in the county.
Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate
For a hotel with real character and stunning views across one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, Carbis Bay Hotel is well worth a visit. Located on its very own Blue Flag Beach close to St Ives, the hotel boasts luxury dining in its restaurant, a plethora of rooms offering sea views, and a great spa with outdoor pool to relax and watch the sea. When you’re not busy paddleboarding on the beach, head to the beach hut that’s complete with hot tub, for a treatment or sauna on the sea view terrace, or to the Sands restaurant for a delicious dinner of venison loin or fried lobster down at the Beach Club.
If you’re looking for a nice hotel that’s different to your typical Cornwall offering, be sure to book a stay at the Padstow Townhouse. Expect great service and beautiful interiors in this family run hotel, and be sure to enjoy a glass of champagne in the glamorous bath you’ll find in each room. Enjoy a boutique stay whilst you explore the adorable seaside town of Padstow, or, if you don’t fancy walking, take full advantage of the hotel’s very own electric BMW for a chauffeur driven tour of the harbour.
Highcliffe Bed & Breakfast
For incredible beach and cliff walks each morning before a wonderful homemade breakfast, this hotel is perfect for you. Soak up the views of the Fal estuary and marina, and explore the adorable cafes nearby. As a boutique bed and breakfast, you’ll enjoy the stylish interiors and incredible food which includes fresh hot breakfasts, fantastic coffee blends from Falmouth’s best coffee shops, pancakes, and granola crafted from scratch.
This rural treasure set in the sprawling Cornish countryside is the perfect home from home. Still operating as a fully functioning farm, you’ll sleep in a renovated barn, enjoy the farm grown
produce, or simply relax with a glass of wine by one of the fireplaces. Great additional touches include friendly staff, locally sourced skincare products, fresh flowers, and regular feasts nights that celebrate the wonderful produce.
The Idle Rocks
Located in beautiful St Mawes, this chic waterfront inn provides the perfect backdrop for a wonderful weekend stay in Cornwall. Expect sunset views from the bar, gorgeous interior design and décor sourced from all over the world, excellent and helpful staff, as well as wonderful rooms that will make you feel at home immediately. Make sure you enjoy lunch with a view – perhaps the traditional Cornish crab salad, oysters, or lobster ravioli, in this fantastic hotel which is also great value for money.