I was thoroughly looking forward to staying at Gwel An Mor after reading the favourable reviews here and I was not let down. My partner and I stayed in a Lowena lodge and everything about it and the site in general was pretty much perfect.
On arrival at reception we were shown to our lodge which in our case was number 46. It was bigger than I expected it to be and absolutely spotlessly clean, with everything you could possibly need. There were also added touches like a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge, chocolates on our pillows and a welcome card from the staff.
We did not make use of the Spa or the Wildlife tours as we were only on a four night short break and simply ran out of time so cannot comment on either. We did use the Terrace restaurant every night though as the food was excellent and the staff were great. Some comments below suggest the food is expensive but it was no more than your average dining pub though, and the standard was every bit as good if not heaps better.
My only gripe is that the mattress on our double bed was very very soft. Of course its a personal preference as we sleep on a rather firm mattress at home and we found the soft one gave us some rather painful back ache. I don't know if they are the same mattresses used across the lodges but if you are used to a firm one you may find it a problem.
That said, I would not hestitate to go back as everything else far outweighs that one issue. You will not fail to be impressed by this place and you will want to take the lodge home with you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gwel an Mor is Cornish for "View of the Sea." We are a 5 Star luxury self catering holiday resort which sits high on hills above the Atlantic Ocean in Cornwall.Our grand Scandinavian style holiday lodges blend beautifully into landscaped gardens and the surrounding countryside. Truly inviting with a relaxed but luxury style, the two and three bedroom lodges have everything you may need – down to the hot tub on your private terrace and log burner in the living area. Alongside the traditional wooden lodges, we also offer the contemporary style of the Residence. Launched in 2012, these exclusive eco lodges provide the ultimate in high-end holiday accommodation, complete with underfloor heating, mood lighting, DVD and music players and WiFi. You'll even find a plasma TV in the bathroom. Our Clubhouse boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna while outside there is a children’s play area, tennis courts and a putting and croquet lawn.For more grown-up indulgences, The Wellbeing Spa offers an extensive menu of pampering facial, body and cosmetic treatments designed to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate you using marine inspired products. With a great reputation amongst visitors and locals, the Terrace Restaurant at Gwel an Mor is an informal bistro style venue with a locally sourced, innovative menu. With an emphasis on using the best seasonal ingredients the Southwest has to offer, the Terrace even offers a take away service so you can indulge in the comfort of your lodge. One of the truly unique aspects to a stay with us is the chance to meet some of the local wildlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gwel An Mor 5 Star Holiday Hotel Portreath
- Gwel An Mor Portreath, Cornwall