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“Cornish gem by the seaside”
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Hotel Tresanton
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in St Mawes
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Cornish gem by the seaside”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

It was the second time that we came here; the first time in Sept 2012 and now again in Winter 2013. We booked the large suite with the terrace facing the sea. Located at the promenade, nearby the old castle it is conveniently located in the quiet St Mawes, which on November is largely tourist free (but still busy with locals, thankfully). The interior is stylish, yet discreet and there is a large fireplace where we spent hours with one or two drinks. Our room was large and there is a large, elegant bathroom. There is WiFi in the rooms, which is a bit slow but sufficient to browse websites to plan the day. The breakfast buffet is excellent and there is a very good choice of cooked breakfast. We particularly enjoyed the Welsh rarebits on mushrooms!. We also had one dinner which was very good, but a bit expensive considering the one star restaurant only a few miles away.
Staff is very polite, helpful and courteous. They offered to par the car in the (slightly distant) car park on the hill above the property, and unusually also offered to pick it up when we checked out.
In summary this is an excellent hotel, also enjoyable off season!

Room Tip: We had the suite (with terrace) towards the sea. We think it is probably the best
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Coffee on the terrace in the sunshine at the Tresanton - one of life's affordable pleasures.
Fresh croissants, excellent espresso and cappuccino, prompt and friendly service and a view across the water.
We frequently have lunch or dinner here and are never disappointed. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

My wife and I went back to St Mawes to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and walked up the hill, attracted by the flags flying outside this hotel, looking for a place for lunch. We were initially impressed by the smart, white, jacketed staff. Shown by a friendly waitress to our table we were treated to a delicious meal - my mackerel starter was simply superb. Talking to our waitress we discovered that she came from Bulgaria (a place that we have never visited) and she was kind enough to print off some tourist information for us. How about that for the personal touch?

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We booked the best suite in the hotel for a child free weekend away. The suite was fantastic as were all the staff from start to finish. The only criticism that we can think of is that the towels were small and not particularly fluffy but apart from that our weekend was fantastic.

We have already booked again for the summer as we cannot wait to sunbathe on the private terrace overlooking the sea!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Simon D
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Cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

It's a mark of the best places that they maintain their standards on quiet days in November. We had lunch in the restaurant, having dined here a number of times before. The food was superb and the service was warm, friendly and attentive. High standards as ever, a joy to visit.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We spent three nights here in early November. The hotel was not full and we loved the peaceful atmosphere. We were extremely well looked after; the staff were definitely the best in any hotel we've stayed in. Each day our rooms were done while we were at breakfast, so we didn't return to an unmade bed, and the restaurant staff were brilliant - I can't praise the whole team highly enough.
We were in Room 6, spacious and comfortable with beautiful views. We felt the bed was a little hard but that was a minor point.
The food was delicious : breakfasts superb, and dinner amazing; we didn't have a single dish we didn't love.
We will certainly return. Thank you to everyone for making it all so perfect..

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We spent a relaxing four days at the Tresanton in late September. The service was spot on and the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We mentioned we liked the table we were given for our first breakfast and the staff made sure we were always offered this same table - which was a lovely touch.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are very well done, absolutely immaculate in seaside colours and they all have sea views.
We found the hotel to be very well managed indeed.
The only tiny fault we found was with the food at dinner. It did not quite match the excellent reviews we would give for the rest of the experience.

Room Tip: All room have sea views and all the ones we saw were lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Tresanton
Address: 27 Lower Castle Road, St Mawes TR2 5DR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Truro District > Roseland Peninsula > St Mawes
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 5 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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