Spent three nights over Easter in a Classic room. It is in a beautiful postion in the small harbour of a smal traditional Cornish fishing village. The classic room was over the other side of the small harbour in an old store. It was fine, nicely furnished if a little pokey with a small window.
Staff were attentive and looked after us very well. No complaints whatsoever.
Main hotel building has is very nice with a library/lounge, bar, restaurant and conservatory leading to a terrace. The weather was such that the terrace was for hardy smokers only.
The Cornish breakfast was nice but needed some baked beans or something similar to add a bit more liquid to what was a dry mix of foods. Dinner was inventive but not everything worked. When it worked it was superb (Scallops with Blood Orange and Prauline) but when it didn't work it was not good (Pork Belly and Scallops where the Pork Belly was too fatty for the dish). Some did not have enough food on the plate (fillet and breast of lamb - three lovely bits of lamb and some sauce - needed some vegetable accompanyment). Deserts were superb but not plentiful. Bread was dry although this may have been by design.
On the third night we had a lovely meal in St Mawes but as the roads are single track and unlite around Portloe it must be tricky if you meet trafic going in the opposite direction and I was glad to get back with the car unscathed.
Fantastic for a short break but maybe time to move on after three nights. Best location ever and, given that British hotels are generally expensive, not bad value for money.
- 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