Beachfront hotel room with ocean view.

12 Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts in Cornwall for 2024

List Curated By
Jenny Smith
List Updated
March 2024

We all need a treat sometimes as well as something to look forward to. Cornwall is a fantastic place to visit if you want to experience some luxury. There are places with incredible views, great facilities and stunning decoration as well as some fab extras.

We have selected some of the best 5 star accommodation in Cornwall so you can pamper yourself and relax in style.

Here are our 12 top picks, hand-picked by Jenny Smith.

Overlooking the iconic Fistral Beach, this luxurious hotel combines grand Victorian elegance with modern comforts, including a spa, Cornish salt room, and Swedish sauna. It’s pet-friendly, offering stunning beach walks for dogs and their owners. The dining experience shines with a 2 AA rosette-awarded restaurant, relaxed terrace dining, and nearby beachside eateries like Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips.

Boasting adventure with a surf school and water activities, alongside serene sea view rooms equipped for relaxation and work, this hotel encapsulates the essence of luxury and excitement. Just a stone’s throw from Newquay’s center, it’s the perfect retreat for those seeking both pampering and adventure by the sea.

Nestled above the picturesque St Austell Bay, the Carlyon Bay Hotel emerges as a beacon of luxury in Cornwall, offering guests an unparalleled experience of opulence and relaxation. With a choice of 86 luxury rooms, guests are treated to sumptuous beds, boutique furnishings, and the option for breathtaking sea views, ensuring a memorable escape to Cornwall’s scenic beauty. The hotel elevates the guest experience further with complimentary access to a range of high-end facilities, including a championship golf course, a lavish spa, tennis courts, and both indoor and outdoor heated pools, making every stay an indulgent retreat from the everyday.

Beyond its luxurious accommodations, the Carlyon Bay Hotel stands as a sanctuary for relaxation and culinary excellence. The spa beckons with its indoor and outdoor swimming pools, heated stone loungers, spa bath, steam room, sauna, and an array of treatments designed to pamper and rejuvenate. Culinary enthusiasts will delight in the hotel’s award-winning cuisine, featuring local produce and flavors in an array of dining settings with stunning sea views. For the golf aficionados, the hotel’s championship golf course offers a challenging yet picturesque setting for a day on the greens. The Carlyon Bay Hotel, with its blend of luxury facilities, exquisite dining, and breathtaking views, promises a Cornish getaway like no other, where every detail is crafted for an unforgettable experience.

About the Author

Jenny Smith

As a young girl growing up in Cornwall, I loved to explore the county and its treasure trove of secret spots. I feel like I know this beautiful area so well and I am keen to share everything I know with you. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and I will be happy to help!

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