Whilst Hotel Tresanton has been established for over 10 years, we only recently found out about this jewel in Cornwall`s crown… and thank goodness we did!
Having already recently reviewed the sister hotel in Devon, The Endsleigh, we knew we were in for a treat in St Mawes. There`s something about Cornwall in Winter time, it has to be one of the most romantic locations in the UK whatever the weather – in fact the windier and rainier the more cozy it becomes. There are seaside walks, fresh seafood, splendid ales and good old Cornish hospitality to welcome you.
St Mawes is an unspoilt village on the South coast of Cornwall about 4-5 hours drive from London. It is an incredibly popular spot for tourists spot all year round because of its panoramic sea views and sea fronting homes that are now pretty much all holiday lets. Originally created as a yachtsmans`s club, Hotel Tresanton sits proudly right in the centre of St Mawes, close to a small beach and the local shops.
So, we`ve set the scene and now it`s time to share our experience of the hotel with you. We were lucky enough to enjoy 2 nights` accommodation at the hotel over the first weekend of January, and just before the hotel shut for 1 days for some light refurbishment work. We arrived in good time from London and checked in straight away. The incredibly slick level of service was apparent from the start when our car was kindly parked in the Hotel Tresanton car park and our luggage taken to our room by a porter.
Our room was absolutely stunning, all the mod cons and a view to die for over the bay. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable. The bathroom was modern with a large oval bath and a fantastic shower. One of the great bonuses about this hotel is that you can bring your dog(s), and they are well provided for with a bed and bowl in your room. The hotel has a wide range of rooms all at different prices and can accommodate one person to a huge family.
We decided to order a winter warming hot chocolate and the only reason I mention this in our review is that I challenge anyone to taste a better one! I need to find out the recipe please Hotel Tresanton. Every guest room has a complimentary tea and coffee making kit, a DVD player and LCD TV – and the hotel has a wide range of DVDs you can borrow at reception, which we felt was a great idea.
Now to the food… We dined in the restaurant, which again has incredible views. In the Summer months you`d typically enjoy the Sub Tropical temperatures outside and dine on the outdoor terrace looking out across the bay area.
The menu is impressive with a good level of choice for all tastes, many of the ingredients being sourced locally. We started with Foie Gras and Red mullet and scallops, had whole lemon sole and Sirloin steak for mains and finished with the chocolate fondant. Overall the food was faultless, and once again the Cornish hospitality was superb.
What is really special about this place is the Cornish laid back vibe, and this is created partly by the incredibly homely nature of the hotel`s interior design but most of all because of the staff who are some of the best hospitality staff we have met…(and we`ve met a few) and we promise we`re telling the truth. Outstanding attention to detail and an air of relaxation hits you as soon as you arrive here.
Absolute thumbs up from us at Lussorian.com, one of the best hotels in the South West to date for sure.
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