Sleek Retreats - Hotels in Cornwall

Hotels in Cornwall have improved enormously in recent years. These days you no longer have to put up with off-hand service and tired décor: there’s a wide range of good quality accommodation available, suitable for all budgets. You can find everything from romantic Cornish hideaways to eco-friendly boutiques.

Get the Best Price

Prices vary with the seasons - perhaps fluctuating more sharply than any other county in England: Cornwall is a favourite place for families, and rates rise sharply during Easter and the school summer holidays.

If you can visit outside the peak season, you should be able to get a far better price; many Cornish hotels will offer excellent special deals, inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast, to fill their rooms when it’s quiet. And that means you’ll get those pristine waters and beautiful Cornish beaches to yourself.

Look Beyond Padstow

The best hotels manage to combine excellent service, tastefully furnished rooms and delicious food with a relaxed atmosphere. Holidays here are all about enjoying the great outdoors, whether that be walking, surfing, yachting or just lazing on the beach. It’s all about contemporary comfort, not formality.

You’ll find great places to stay all over Cornwall, not just in the tourist honeypots of St Ives, Padstow and Fowey. For instance one of the sleekest retreats, The Scarlet, sits perched on a clifftop a few miles from the rather less chic surfers’ haven of Newquay. Then there's the excellent, family-run Barclay House which has gorgeous views of the Looe River Valley; the Idle Rocks Hotel, a relaxed seaside retreat in St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula; and a wonderfully friendly - and very comfortable eco-friendly B&B, the Hen House, which is tucked away down a country lane on the Helston Peninsula.

On the next few pages at, we’ll give you the lowdown on our favourite Cornish hotels.

The Scarlet Hotel

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