We have just had a short stay at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
The Reception and Dining Rooms are in an old building that has been tastefully restored with very modern interiors, and the bedrooms are in low rise modern wings that follow the hill contours. This means that there is some distance between Reception and the furthest rooms, but staff were very willing to assist with bags.
The bedrooms are spacious and well fitted out in a modern open plan style, and our only criticisms were the lack of air conditioning and the odd little sink that you have to keep water running into (somewhat wasteful?). Other people may not like the the fact that the bath & shower are in the open plan area, and so you can look over the person in bed and out of the picture window whilst you shower! Works for me!
During our stay we used the Spa facilities and both restaurants, as well as having cream teas on the terrace. The Spa is well equipped, with a good gym, and a fantastic infinity pool. On one side of the pool the wall is plate glass with opening panels so that you are in fact swimming in the garden. There is also a sauna and a steam room.
The meals that we had in both the restaurants, and the breakfast room were all first class. We could not fault the quality of the ingredients or the presentation of the dishes in either restaurant, and the breakfast buffet was superb and constantly replenished.
The parklands are great for walking, and wild life, and we were able to watch buzzards flying which was special.
All the staff we dealt with or spoke to were helpful and efficient, from the receptionist to the waiters to the ground staff. Obviously someone has taken the effort to impart the news that customer satisfaction comes first!
We would certainly return to this hotel, and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Also, some great deals are available on-line.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning four-star hotel, woodland homes to buy or rent and a luxurious spa set in 43 acres of glorious Victorian parkland – The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate is a true haven, within touching distance of many of the county’s most popular beaches and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cornwall Hotel Spa And Estate St Austell