We've been here before twice with work parties and stayed in the standard rooms which are modern, comfortable and spacious so we thought we'd come again as our Christmas present to each other, and we were delighted to be upgraded to a Junior suite - absolutely lovely, spacious, airy, amazing bed and unexpectedly (from the framework) very comfortable, well furnished room. However the fabulous bathroom was cold and it was hard to keep the main room warm - I couldn't get the heated towel rail to get any hotter despite all the red indicator lights being on and that coupled with the lovely slate floor didn't help matters. Being mid January we should've asked for more shower mats to put on the floor!
However, this didn't spoil our 2 night weekend - who wants to sit in their room all day! The staff were really friendly and helpful in the restaurent, brasserie and bar, not to mention reception and housekeeping who were very friendly and no sooner had we mentioned an ironing board - it was there.
Food was lovely - our 2 evening meals both very good, although there was definitely a difference between the Brasserie and the Arboretum restaurent as you'd expect.
The buffet breakfast was good but we prefer a table service with breakfast to order ensuring that the meal is hot.
We used the Spa and enjoyed the experience, chatting with other guests who wished to chat in the melting steam room and sauna! Also we had treatments but as I've had treatments there before they can vary between therapists even for the same one. Mine was disappointing for the money this time (no power in the massage and again I started to get quite cold) but my husband said he really benefitted from his and what a treat it was. Didn't like having to ask for robes after signing in for treatment and being hotel guests, I felt they should have been offered as they are in other establishments I've been to - we're both a bit embarassed about asking for anything in case of refusal!
However overrall a really relaxing and memorable weekend and somewhere we'll definitely visit again hopefully.
- Also Known As:
- The Cornwall Hotel Spa And Estate St Austell
- 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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