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“A Cornish Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Tresanton
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in St Mawes
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Cornish Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have been staying at the Tresanton for several years and are never disappointed. It is always the same, beautiful surroundings, lovely rooms & public areas, wonderful staff and good food. What more could you ask for. If you want a relaxing break with really good service and friendly faces this is the place to visit. We usually go for New Years Eve and again in late June and have been doing this for the last 5 years.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice, but our reception on arrival was a bit OTT (felt like a military operation!). Lovely location, really sweet staff (some were slightly anxious), very lovely food, but we went to The Lugger in Portloe the following night to be met by fabulous, relaxed, service with lovely touches like bedtime hot chocolate sachets, chilled water & fresh milk in dinky & quiet fridges, printed weather reports (for the next day), jar of delicious sweets & charming printed bedtime fables. Comfier beds & more personal & relaxed atmosphere made it a truly memorable stay. Overall, Hotel Tresanton is a nice place..but it has serious competition in a very similar price bracket.....we know where we'd prefer to return...

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Boffies
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a cream tea here this afternoon after always envying people we saw on the hotel terrace for years. How we wished we had stayed envious as the reality was really disappointing. The scones were so tiny we thought they were a bite size morsel to see if we wanted plain or fruit but unfortunately they were all we were getting! At EIGHT POUNDS each we felt ripped off. We are local people and know all the best places for cream teas so it is our fault for being taken in by the hype of the place.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Midlands
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in Rock Cottage for 3 nights recently. Absolutely loved the rooms we had - very tastefully decorated, amazing views with balconies everywhere and a fantastic terrace with sun loungers, which we would like to have made more use of but weather and so many other things to do distracted us from doing so. From the minute we arrived the service was amazing - offering to park the car, taking us straight to our room before check-in, leaving us alone but always there if we needed anything - perfect. Dined at the restaurant twice - food was great but didn't enjoy the first night as uncomfortably close to other tables. Second time great as made sure to ask for a table that didn't have other diners right next to us - much better :-) One afternoon we went out on the hotel's racing yacht which we would highly recommend for an adventure - thanks to the crew and the team at Tresanton for a wonderful stay.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

What an amazing hotel-cant fault it!!! We spent three nights here on b&b basis.On our arrival our keys were taken by the porter, he parked our car and arrived a little later at our room with all our luggage. Our room was beautifully furnished and very comfortable-gorgeous sea view. Linen changed daily and room spotless. the staff were so friendly and welcoming-always smiling. Amazing choices at breakfast. We had dinner in the restaurant on our last night then wished we had eaten there every night as it was delicious. This hotel has a soul-the best we have stayed in for a long time. Found it hard to leave-will be back next year.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank marvyb2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went here for three nights to celebrate a special birthday and wedding anniversary (which the hotel kindly acknowledged with complimentary glasses of champagne). It was a total pleasure from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed. The service was excellent - quiet, friendly, efficiency from everyone we encountered. Our 'small' room was bigger than many other rooms we have stayed in. We particularly liked the walk-in closet and the fact that the water was hot as soon as you turned on the tap. Tea/coffee trays are not provided automatically but ours arrived within minutes of our requesting it. We ate breakfast and dinner in the hotel on all three days and returned for lunch, and for tea, on two separate days. All the meals were delicious and we much appreciated the informality of dining with most men choosing not to wear jackets or ties. An altogether wonderful experience which we hope to repeat again before too long.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Having stayed at various Rocco Forte hotels across Europe, I was already familiar with the design / service philosophy of Olga Polizzi but really wanted to see what it was like in her own personal hotel.
The art of simple luxury is one that I find wholly appropriate for somewhere like Tresanton. Rooms are incredibly well designed with sockets where you'd expect them, la good strong shower and the most beautiful linens. Furniture throughout the hotel is an eclectic mix which oozes sophistication - it's how I'd decorate my home.
Service is five star but relaxed , again, befitting a location such as this. Staff don't fawn over guests and instead engage when appropriate. Staff training is clearly exemplary.
Public spaces are scattered throughout the hotel and food can be taken wherever you like, from the stunning restaurant, the cosy lounge, the bar or on the terrace. Outdoor dining proved problematic during my stay due to an infestation of wasps (and rain!) Staff really did try to deal with this proactively from arranging lavender on the tables, to placing wasp catchers around the terrace . So whilst a real annoyance, the hotel did everything they could to control the situation.
Views over the harbour and the constantly changing landscape are stunning. Throwing open the curtains and waking up to the view day after day is an antidote to the daily stresses and strains of everyday life.
Food wise, the hotel excels. Having sampled most items on the menu, there was never a dish that disappointed. The 'regulars' section on the menu was most welcome as there are occasions, during a five night stay , when you fancy something more simple, such as a beautifully cooked burger or crab sandwich. Prices were reasonable and when in-room dining it was a real plus that the dreaded 'tray charge' was nowhere to be seen.
Finally, whilst I didn't get a chance to chat to the manager, her presence throughout the hotel was remarkable. Her passion for the hotel is admirable and she is incredibly hard working, from helping out at lunch, taking calls at reception, enquiring whether a customer would like soldiers with their eggs, to parking cars! What a rarity and someone that Olga Polizzi should clone and place in all of the RF hotels!
A stunning place and somewhere I'll always return to.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Tresanton
Address: 27 Lower Castle Road, St Mawes TR2 5DR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Roseland Peninsula > St Mawes
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in St Mawes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Tresanton 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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