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Cornwall is a beautiful county on the southwestern coast of England. It is known for scenic villages and harbors, as well as fascinating moorlands, stunning beaches, and atmospheric cliffs.
There are numerous resorts along the county, with many of them focusing on wellness and providing a luxurious experience. There are also some stunning boutique hotels in Cornwall that will enhance your visit.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Cornwall
The Beach at Bude
Price: From $212
Located in a Victorian building overlooking Summerleaze Beach in quaint Bude, The Beach is a surfer paradise in North Cornwall. The sea influences every detail at the Beach, with rooms designed in the New England style and coastal color palettes.
The trendy cocktail bar at the heart of the hotel includes retro aviation chairs and delectable drinks that delight locals and visitors alike. The fine-dining restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and steaks.
Each room features limed oak furniture pieces, an ultra-comfortable Vi-Spring bed, Lloyd Loom chairs, and a luxurious duvet. Every accommodation option has a unique size and design, with some adding a Juliet balcony, a lounge area, or a separate bath and walk-in shower. The suites have either 1 double room and 1 twin, along with a kitchenette, or 2 full bedrooms and a sofa bed.
Chapel House Penzance
Price: From $183
Chapel House Penzance can be found overlooking the Penzance harbor in a charming Georgian townhouse full of luxurious modern boutique amenities. The building dates back to 1790 and is full of clean lines and sophisticated design accents.
Period furnishing and mid-century decor meet in a harmonious and stylish blend throughout every space. In addition, chapel House treats guests to delectable food full of West Cornwall flavors and fresh local produce.
Top-tier experts also offer spa rituals and holistic wellness treatments. Accommodation options at Chapel House include elegant double rooms and refined suites. Each of them features sea views, curated Cornish art, and a deep bath or pampering rainforest shower. The rooms on the top floor include panoramic views from the glass roof. Every room has an iPad loaded with local information and personalized recommendations.
The Greenbank Hotel
Price: From $183
The gorgeous Greenbank Hotel can be found in Falmouth Harbor. Known for the amazing fresh seafood served at its on-site restaurant and the upscale laidback luxury, the Greenbank offers plenty of charm and comfort to guests in every season.
The Greenbank offers access to private pontoons for guests arriving by boat. These are reserved solely for hotel guests and require visitors to register their vessel with the hotel upon arrival.
Each room is beautifully appointed and includes stylish contemporary design details and beautiful views of the water. Accommodation options at the Greenbank include classic, deluxe, and superior rooms, along with 2 opulent suites. Some of the rooms have harbor views, while others face inland. Suites add a roll-top bath, large TV, extra-large shower, separate lounge area, and private balcony to better enjoy the stunning views.
Hell Bay Hotel
Price: From $185
Located on the small island of Bryher in the Isles of Scilly archipelago just off the Cornish coast, the Hell Bay Hotel offers a private getaway in stunning surroundings. This top-rated hotel includes an award-winning restaurant, a Treatment Shed for wellness therapies, and a Garden Studio for yoga classes.
The Hell Bay is on Bryher’s west coast, offering incredible views over the Atlantic Ocean. The island provides an intimate setting that feels like an exclusive haven perfect for adventures and romantic trips.
Reaching this secluded hotel can be done by helicopter, fixed-wing plane, or ferry. Guests are asked to confirm their travel plans in advance so that the hotel can arrange a welcome upon arrival by a porter.
Most of the rooms at the Hell Bay Hotel have impressive sea views. They are designed with soft coastal-inspired color palettes. Each room includes custom furniture from Lloyd Loom, local furnishings from Lucy-Tania, and luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding.
Price: From $280
Hotel Tresanton can be found in the idyllic village of St Mawes, where it offers the atmosphere of a private Mediterranean retreat. Sprawling over elegant whitewashed buildings that used to be part of a yacht club, the Hotel Tresanton was lovingly refurbished by celebrated hotelier Olga Polizzi. In addition, this luxurious hotel has its own sailing yacht, Pinuccia.
Curated local art pieces are present in every space of the Hotel Tresanton, with an eclectic mix of furniture. The on-site fine dining restaurant includes beautiful views overlooking St Anthony’s Lighthouse, as well as an elegant mosaic floor. The Beach Club includes sprawling terraces and many delicious refreshments available at the Juice Café.
Each room at the Tresanton Hotel has a unique design and beautiful sea views. Many of the rooms and suites include a private balcony.
The Idle Rocks
Price: From $552
The Idle Rocks can be found in the picturesque St Mawes, overlooking the sea flowing into the Percuil River. This waterside boutique experience includes a top-rated fine dining restaurant, treatment rooms for wellness rituals, and a casual yet elegant atmosphere.
This beautiful location is full of clean lines and modern comforts, offering a perfect place for guests to unwind in a scenic location. In addition, the hotel includes a state-of-the-art cinema that features movie and theater nights.
Rooms at The Idle Rocks are full of seaside chic accents and sophistication. Each of them is spacious, bright, and features amazing views over the water. Every room has a Hypnos bed and a feather duvet, along with 200-thread count sheets. Bath amenities are provided by Aromatherapy Associates and accompanied by plush bathrobes and slippers, along with crisp towels. In addition, a Nespresso coffee machine and kettle are provided, along with a complimentary selection of locally-made Tregothnan teas.
The Old Coastguard
Price: From $195
The Old Coastguard is an elegant boutique hotel in the charming fishing village of Mousehole. This seaside location in West Cornwall gives guests easy access to Penzance, Newlyn, and St Ives.
The Old Coastguard allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the Cornish mood, full of summer holiday atmosphere and relaxing facilities. The on-site restaurant features a traditional brasserie-style menu. Guests can enjoy a meal on the Upper Deck, the Sun Deck, or the terrace to better enjoy the views. Guests can also treat themselves to a drink at Bar Humbug, a trendy spot for all to enjoy, with a fine selection of wines and beers.
Each room at The Old Coastguard has an ultra-comfortable bed, Cornish artworks, sea views, a Roberts radio, bath amenities from Bramley Products, and tea- and coffee-making facilities with a selection of Cornish teas.
The Old Quay House Hotel
Price: From $223
The Old Quay House Hotel can be found in central Fowey, in a traditional whitewashed Victorian building that once paid host to sailors and fishermen. Offering plenty of modern convenience in an elegant historical setting, the Old Quay House has amazing riverside views and grants easy access to the best shopping in Fowey.
Art galleries and cafés are also only steps away. The Old Quay House Hotel treats guests to 5-course meals and opulent rooms. Each room has its own character and represents a different part of the hotel’s story.
Every accommodation option includes cozy bathrobes, complimentary Wi-Fi, premium toiletries from Bloom Remedies, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and a selection of still and sparkling water. The front desk also offers waterproof jackets and an umbrella on request, as well as a hot water bottle for those needing an extra boost against the chill.
Price: From $183
Overlooking the trendy St Ives Bay, the Pedn Olva is a luxurious boutique hotel perched on granite rocks 30 feet above the sea. Featuring a bar and restaurant serving award-winning drinks and a contemporary menu, the Pedn Olva treats guests to a sophisticated stay.
There are various sprawling terraces where guests can lounge under the sun, as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool with views over the sea. The Pedn Olva also provides easy access to the golden sandy beach of St Ives. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided across the property, and guests have access to a cozy open fire and wood burner.
Each room at the Pedn Olva includes a stylish contemporary design, a Vi-Spring bed, a smart en suite shower room with designer toiletries, and stunning partial or full views of the sea and the coastline.
St. Enodoc Hotel
Price: From $250
St. Enodoc Hotel is a charming boutique hotel near Wadebridge, overlooking the quaint village of Rock along the Camel Estuary. Featuring a casual yet upscale chic style, St. Enodoc includes a brasserie with an indulgent Cornish larder, as well as a fine dining restaurant.
There is an on-site spa featuring pampering Elemis products and an expert team on hand. Guests are treated to complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Dogs can stay at the hotel for an extra fee.
Accommodation options at St. Enodoc include double rooms and suites, most of them with views over Camel Estuary. Each of them features bright color accents, original oil paintings, and plenty of luxurious comforts, along with practical modern amenities. Every room has a super king-size bed. In addition, family suites add a kitchenette, a 4-poster bed, and a spacious bathroom, as well as an adjoining bedroom.
Price: From $188
The sophisticated Trewornan Manor can be found along the Camel Estuary, close to Cornwall’s North Coast. This refined boutique hideaway offers guests easy access to Port Isaac, Padstow, and Rock Polzeath.
It is set on 25 acres of pasture land and manicured gardens. This quiet location allows guests to unwind while getting upscale, personalized service in an idyllic setting. Each room at Trewornan Manor includes an Emperor-size pocket sprung bed with feather duvet and feather pillows, a flat-screen TV, hospitality tray, fashionable dressing gown, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Homemade treats are provided in every room for guests to enjoy when they need a bit of local-flavored indulgence. The romantic atmosphere at Trewornan Manor makes it an ideal location for weddings or private getaways for couples looking to delight in the private oasis atmosphere.
While many visitors will come to Cornwall to indulge in the fashionable resorts or a spot of surfing, there is something for every type of traveler to enjoy. From the subtropical climate to the amazing food, along with the mining history and the mystical stone circles, visitors to Cornwall won’t soon forget a stay there.
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