Bedruthan Hotel is an imposing, impressive building set in one of Cornwall’s most impressive locations. Overlooking the magnificent beach at Mawgan Porth, it offers one of the best ‘wake-up’ views you could wish for.
From the moment you walk through the door, you can’t help but be struck by a relaxed informality which puts you at ease from the outset. The reception staff become your friends before you even talk about getting your keys and they cleverly anticipate any doubts you may have before you even realise you have them.
Everything is slick and seamless in a way that few hotels can match.
So, we have the keys and head off to our room. Click and we’re in… and just… wow! What a view! Looking down to the headland and beach the weather becomes irrelevant and the location just grabs you. Distant people walking their dogs are tiny specks inching their way along the miles of open sandy beach. The room is bright, modern and the view just captivates.
It seems that the view is omnipresent in the Bedruthan Hotel. The comfy lounges, both restaurants, the spa, the bar and terrace… all offer that breathtaking vista over Mawgan Porth beach and Bedruthan’s sister hotel, The Scarlet Hotel.
Sensory Spa Garden
One of the highlights of our stay was a visit to the Sensory Spa Garden. Located in the heart of the hotel grounds this is a tranquil haven where peace and quiet prevail, allowing you to soak up the sights, sounds and smells of nature. You are taken on a journey which starts with some sweet-smelling body scrubs, refreshing outdoor showers, a sea-view sauna pod, a bracing yet invigorating cold-water deluge and some lovely warm hot-tubs to soak in. The experience finishes off by sitting around a firepit, feet immersed in a hot foot bath, sipping a refreshing tea drink. It was a completely relaxing and rejuvenating experience that I would recommend to anyone.
In addition to the Sensory Spa Garden, the hotel’s spa offers a selection of facilities which include a big hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna and laconium. There’s also a great indoor swimming pool alongside. When the weather is kind there are two great outdoor pools too.
After an hour or two of ‘feet-up’ we ventured into the Bar and Terrace for an aperitif, where our friendly barman was happy to help with recommendations from their extensive Gin menu. It offers a calm, relaxed place to soak up the sights and sounds with a pre-dinner drink.
There’s a choice of two restaurants on site; The Herring and The Wild Café. We chose The Herring as it was a quieter, more intimate setting than the somewhat livelier Wild Café. The food was delicious and the service, though attentive, was not overbearing. Both offer a great choice of dishes and that same magnificent view.
The Case for a Staycation
Despite the somewhat inclement weather we had while we were there, it had no effect on the wonderful experience we had. It’s a friendly, happy place to be. The staff were all so welcoming and knew exactly how to balance attentiveness with the need to let people enjoy their stay without feeling watched-over. It’s also a lovely place for kids, with plenty to see and do in the most beautiful of settings.
Would I go again? Oh, most definitely! It was one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in a long time and Mrs C and I both agreed that it made the whole concept of the ‘staycation’ much more appealing.
To find out if there’s a special break for you, why not check out The Bedruthan Hotel Special Offers and Breaks