We found this hotel via The Times reviews; great choice! We wanted to experience some different types of hotel than we normally choose, so I thought this looked perfect. When I rang to book, they couldn't accommodate us in the better rooms in the hotel, but suggested a small cottage that was situated a very short distance from the main hotel (Cliff Cottage, room 401).
Not too sure what to expect when we arrived, on stepping into the cottage we were instantly charmed! This is a very quaint, but charming cottage; one up, one down, ideal as a romantic getaway! It sits on the side of the tiny harbour, amongst other small cottages. It has a tiny seating area outside the front door, where we sat and had our afternoon cuppa.
The main hotel is also charming. The staff very pleasant and helpful. The evening meals are of a good standard, nicely presented - a fine dining experience. The breakfast was very good, great service and very well cooked. The only food available at lunch time are sandwiches, which were ok, but I think most people go out for the day, so it isn't really a problem.
We will definatley return to this cottage!
If I have to be 'picky', I'd say the kitchen missed some little necessities; tea towels/hand towel, a little washing up liquid (there is a dishwasher, but no tablets) but we managed ok, and the evening staff cleaned up.
My biggest 'winge' (which isn't their fault!) is that at dawn, the local fishermen set out from the harbour in their fishing boat (loud motor!) and shout to each other!! So don't expect an uninterrupted lie in!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lugger is nestled at the foot of a valley with picturesque cove and tiny harbour. Portloe is part of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, surrounded by cliffs and headlands which form part of the Cornish Coastal Footpath. The Lugger sits right at the water’s edge in the very heart of the village and has been recently transformed following a major renovation programme. All the public rooms have been refurbished and greatly improved to offer comfort and functionality in the truly unique setting of this historic harbour. Luxurious touches throughout have helped the hotel to gain multiple awards, The Lugger has been named ‘Best Seaside Hotel’ by The Sunday Times, has featured on the Condé Naste Travellers ‘Hot List’ and also features in the Mr and Mrs Smith and Hip Hotels guidebooks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lugger Hotel Portloe
- The Lugger Hotel Portloe, Cornwall