The first room we were given had a whiff of damp. We rejected it. The second seemed OK but then we noticed a constant whirring noise coming from behind the wall. We were told that this was a water pump which would be switched off later. It remained on all night disturbing sleep.
The next day we complained. We were given a delightful clean room with an excellent view overlooking the harbour, with the sound only of breaking waves and gulls.
The breakfast was excellent - plenty of choice - served in the dining room with a good view over the harbour.
The dinner, served in the same room, was eccentric: a short list of starters and mains that changed each evening, characterised by unusual taste combinations. The items on the plate were carefully prepared but the contrasting tastes did not typically work well together. There was no cheese course or board on offer. Although it was February, the desserts were almost all from the fridge.
The only other dining alternative in Portloe is the village pub (which does a range of pub food popular with the locals).
The atmosphere in the dining and sitting rooms was spoiled by background music playing in the bar area. Without it the sitting room was quiet and restful and in the restaurant you could relax to the sounds of the sea.
- 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