A weekend away | Cornwall’s most gorgeous hotels

By Katherine Sparshatt,

A weekend away in one of these gorgeous Cornwall hotels is perfect for recuperating and spending time in the company of fresh sea air, incredible food, and exploring tiny time-worn villages.

So book yourself into one of these 8 stylish Cornwall hotels, pack your swimmers and make sure you’ve got a healthy appetite because the food is as much a part of the lifestyle as the rolling waves.

Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa

Overlooking the popular Fistral Beach, this hotel seamlessly blends luxury with a care-free coastal atmosphere. Unwind in the hotel spa featuring a large indoor pool, beauty salon, dedicated treatment rooms and a fitness suite.

Learn to surf down at the beach or simply enjoy your time in the cosy hotel, by treating yourself to a Cornish afternoon tea or some fine dining in the hotel’s Dune Restaurant whilst taking in the impressive views. If you are looking to splash out treat yourselves to a Suite room complete with a terrace and private hot tub.

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Scarlet Hotel

Scarlet is a luxury eco-hotel perched on a clifftop above the ocean. The hotel is filled with light, airy spaces that make the most of the views and places for you to relax and unwind, including a decadent spa.

Kick back in the outdoor hot tubs or take a refreshing dip in the outdoor reed pools whilst breathing in the fresh sea air. Then, head inside to enjoy the large indoor swimming pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the clifftop. You can also make use of the steam room, hammam, copper tub, Rhassoul mud room and silent softly lit tented treatment zone.

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St Ives Harbour hotel

The St Ives Harbour Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel set in a historic building with a modern twist. Each of the rooms enjoy coastal views, some featuring their own balconies and terraces.

Head over to the spa for some luxury pampering, where you can make the most of the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor terrace complete with sun loungers looking out to sea.

Downstairs at the bar you will find an extensive list of cocktails as well as a very carefully chosen list of fine wines, each picked to compliment dishes on the menu.

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The Beach at Bude

A gorgeous hotel overlooking Cornwall’s famous Bude Beach, The Beach at Bude is a luxurious hotel decorated in a New England style emphasising the fantastic views from the hotel rooms.

Venture downstairs for fantastic food inspired by the sea, as each dish reflects traditional English fare made with incredibly fresh locally sourced ingredients. All of this comes complete with a side dish of panoramic seaside views. In the evenings enjoy a cocktail on the buzzing bar terrace as you watch the sun go down.

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Mullion Cove Hotel

Perched on a clifftop, the Mullion Cove Hotel overlooks a tiny fishing cove, and is a walker’s paradise along what is known as the Lizard Peninsula. This white-washed Victorian hotel features comfortable and stylish rooms all of which are dog-friendly, plus a series of luxury self-catering harbour apartments.

The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring famous Cornish landmarks such as The Eden Project, Tate Gallery St. Ives, the Isles of Scilly and the National Seal sanctuary. This is truly a magical place to explore the best that Cornwall has to offer.

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The Nare

The Nare is a luxurious waterfront hotel with an outdoor pool overlooking the pristine beach, and hot tubs with views over the water. The Nare regularly wins awards for its hospitality, and the standards of luxury and comfort are some of the highest in the country.

Each of the rooms are individually decorated and spacious with many featuring a balcony or terrace overlooking the beach. After a day of beach frolicking enjoy a cocktail by the pool before heading into the Dining Room for a traditional five-course Table d’Hôte dinner.

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Talland Bay Hotel

A truly unique, luxury boutique hotel in Cornwall, Talland Bay is the perfect getaway by the sea. Each of the inviting bedrooms are individually decorated and emphasise the character of the hotel and the surrounding coast.

Fine dining at the AA Rosette hotel restaurant is an experience not to be missed; the cosy restaurant features a stone fireplace and intimate setting where signature dishes such as succulent lobster and juicy seared scallops are served.

Talland Bay is also a dog-friendly hotel – so no one gets left behind!

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Watergate Bay Hotel

Set on a spectacular surfing beach on the North Cornwall Coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing, close-to-nature getaway. Spend your days in the swell of the Atlantic, taking long coastal walks or rock-pooling from beach to beach.

All of the rooms at Watergate Bay are decorated in a typical beach-house style and many of the rooms include their own free-standing bath overlooking the sea. The hotel also features a luxurious indoor swimming pool in case you don’t fancy the temperatures of the surrounding sea.

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