My husband and I were a little nervous about our stay at the Lugger after seeing some of the reviews on tripadvisor but we needn't have worried. The hotel is wonderful. The location is absolutely gorgeous and the rooms are pleasant enough. They are not 5 star but they are clean and the bathrooms are spacious and our room (301) had a lovely terrace which we used a lot. The setting of the hotel is the reason to go there though - it is really stunning and I recommend table 21 for dinner and breakfast. We think it offers the best view for 2 people as you both get to see the sea and eachother! Lovely food, very good choices on the menu each night and breakfast was lovely if a little heavy. Portloe is tiny and the local pub - Ship Inn - was worth it for a quick visit to taste the ale but I wouldnt go again. Bit out of the dark ages and not the cleanest of places....the carpets on the floor were filthy but I guess it is the country so muddy boots are plentiful. Fridge in the room which they fill with soft drinks and water which is great. Only slightly strange moment was the offer or veiled request (which is how it felt)when paying the rather large bill that we leave a tip...you'd rather leave it along the way but it felt very uncomfortable to be asked directly whilst you are being handed the chip and pin machine. We obviously felt obliged to so its a tactic that works everytime I imagine but its not cheap and we were paying £330 per night. It is not a flash hotel by any stretch of the imagination. Minor point though - go if you want to escape it all and recharge (no mobile reception). Dont go if you want to be sociable and stay up drinking in the bar at night.
- 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