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Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall
Hotel Tresanton is a luxurious affair. Hotelier Olga Polizzi created one of the first truly chic British seaside boltholes, and over twenty years on it effortlessly holds its own without any pretention. Nestled on a hillside, the thirty beautifully designed boutique bedrooms offer enviable sea views, while access to sub-tropical gardens, a beach club and a private wooden yacht mean you'll find plenty of places to relax on this unique stretch of coastline. A stay at Tresanton includes endless memorable experiences: enjoy lunch on the terrace or supper in the restaurant, where Italian-inspired dishes showcase Cornish suppliers and seasonal ingredients at their best.
The colourful harbour brings a hive of activity to the village; rent sea kayaks, go crabbing or experience the thrill of sailing on the Cornish waters.
Located in the coastal village of Saint Mawes, the hotel is a ten-minute walk from St Mawes Castle and the harbour, with ferry services to Falmouth.
By car: The hotel is around 5 hours 30 mins from London, or 3 hours 30 mins from Bristol.
By train: Truro station is a half-hour drive from the hotel, with services from London Paddington taking around 4 hours 30 minutes. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
A stylish fusion of antiques, art, sculpture and colour pops make Tresanton perfect for art-lovers and boutique hotel enthusiasts, as well as anyone wishing to escape the humdrum of everyday life for something entirely unique.
Service & Facilities
Drinking in the sparkling blues of the sea from a lounger in the Beach Garden makes for the ultimate Mediterranean-inspired Cornish coastal vibe.
- Free parking
- Family friendly
- Room service
- Dog-friendly rooms
- Sun terrace
- Sitting room
- Sea views
The light-filled Garden Room, with its beautiful private Mediterranean-inspired terrace garden, offers a truly divine space to while away the hours and eat your breakfast al fresco.
Small Queen, Medium, Spacious, Sea View, Sea View with Terrace, Garden Suite, Family Suite, Forte Suite
Facilities include: Queen-sized bed, TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom with overhead shower or walk-in shower
Food & Drink
Dogs' Bar offers a wonderfully relaxed dining space where you can bring your dog and enjoy seasonal plates, with a legendary Tresanton Bloody Mary. Local Falmouth oysters, hand-dived scallops and whole-baked lemon sole sound like dishes from a fantasy novel, and taste like it too!
The restaurant: Italian-inspired dishes using local Cornish produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday-Sunday. Mains from £18.
Dogs' Bar: Informal bar serving beers, wines and cocktails alongside a selection of dishes from the restaurant menu.
The Beach Club: Juice café with cold-pressed juices, coffee, tea and snacks. Opening times weather-dependent.