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The St Enodoc Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 August 2013

stayed at this hotel for one night as part of a short tour of Cornwall, couldn't get into the Nathan Outlaw restaurant as it was a last minute booking so ate in the Hotels A La Carte dining room. lovely meal, great choices and good wine list at a decent price. the room was light and airy and the outdoor heated swimming pool was very warm therefore completely usable. plenty of carparking space at the hotel and friendly staff. would definitely recommend this place

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Four of us made the trip to Rock from further down the coast. We had pre-dinner drinks watching the sunset before going in and were immediately charmed by our waiter (Daniel). He won us over with his willingness to let us make a starter into a main and to adjust one of the starters (none of the pretentious rules that can put you off before you lift a fork). Restaurant is relaxed, well presented and comfortable - tables could have been but were not rammed together. Crunchy local oysters and lobster risotto were highlights of starters with the cod in rosemary sauce a favourite main. Good sized portions of delicious and well-flavoured food. All of the desserts were given a thumbs-up, with best in show the clotted cream ice cream sandwich. Daniel and the food are worthy of 5 out of 5.

Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Good hotel in a great location, fantastic food then again most places in Rock have great food. Fantastic hotel staff very helpful and pleasant at all times. Would suggest that family dining should be from 5.30 to 7pm with the evening menu being available (Nathan Outlaws revenue loss was the local Rock restaurants gain, all of which were very good). Single beds for the kids are very hard which the kids did start to complain after a few days of back ache. Apart from these minor points everything else was very good and of a high standard.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank TA65
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The st enodoc , with spectacular views from it's terrace of the estuary , and the distant fields
Is a fine seaside hotel with a first class restaurant , Nathan a la carte and of course his gourmet
Separate restaurant which we didn't try because it was all booked up 3 montages in advance .
After having come here from the gidleigh park where one cannot dine better we didn't mind eating in their brasserie -it was excellent food , more expensive unless you had the set menu
Than you might think it should be , but we enjoyed our lunch and dinner here lobster risotto
Deliciously perfect it brought to mind the one I had at Balthazar in London where this dish had no lobster and was boiling hot ,this was the exact opposite , happily ,cod , John dory all perfectly presented and a pleasure to eat, for dinner ,crispy oysters were enjoyed, the fish was again excellent , very pleasant service.
So great views , good restaurant , friendly staff , very much a seaside simple feel came as a shock after gidleigh park in a way but the contrast grew on us and we were very sad to leave on that very sunny sunday morning .
Our room overlooking the view had no air conditioning so was a bit hot at night but was spotless , a little on the small side , for us but for two nights acceptable

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

I recently enjoyed a fabulous 3 night stay at The St Enodoc, and the only problem I found.. was that I didn't stay for far longer! From booking the room on the telephone through to my departure, the staff and service, could not have been better (or more friendly).


The traditional 'manor house' exterior style of the Hotel belies a beautiful contemporary interior : with modern artwork and bright, soft furnishings throughout. I had booked a 'superior double' room on the top floor, and the view across the Camel Estuary was just stunning. Both the room and common parts were pristine - and very well maintained by Housekeeping. There is a cosy lounge area off the Reception (big fire for colder days)and a beautiful, lawned garden area - complete with swimming pool (privately tucked away behind hedges) and a few sun loungers.

I dined at 'Outlaws'for the 3 nights of my stay (the seafood grill at the Hotel) and truly, it was one of the best dining experiences I've had : course after course of stunning food, served by an incredibly friendly team. Even if you are staying at the Hotel, don't assume to be able to get a table here ad hoc however - as it is very popular with non residents. Best to book in advance of your trip or ask first thing in the morning, etc. The acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, 'Nathan Outlaw' (also at the Hotel) is booked up 12-16 weeks in advance - so best to book your stay around their availability, if your intention is a 'foodie' break!

Something to bear in mind for anyone with limited mobility - the Hotel does not have a lift - and there is a fairly steep drive up/down to/from the Hotel,from the road.

Transport wise: if you don't drive, the nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway - and then best to book a taxi in advance of your arrival. It is about 40-50 mins journey and should cost £32-35. Once at the Hotel,the beautiful beach is around 15 mins walk- and from there, you can catch the passenger ferry to Padstow, which takes approx 6-10 mins to cross. Padstow is very popular and busy for day trippers.. so I have to say, after visiting there, the respite and quiet of Rock and The St Enodoc, was very welcome!

I couldn't have hoped for a better, more relaxing stay - and would return in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Spent a long weekend here with my husband as a 50th birthday surprise for him. The experience surpassed our expectations. All the staff went out of their way to make us feel special. The tasting menu at Nathan Outlaw was outstanding, and we really enjoyed the wine pairings, some of which were very unusual and obviously selected with great care and passion by the sommelier. He even gave us an extra serving of one we particularly enjoyed, and on our second night in the Outlaw's restaurant, he went the extra mile and thoughtfully put aside a bottle of the same wine for us even though it wasn't officially on the menu there. The restaurant manager (?) Steffi was delightful and helped to make my husband's birthday meal a truly exceptional experience. Dinner at Outlaw's on the second evening was also excellent and highly recommended. The hotel itself is very comfortable and welcoming - those looking for something flashy might be disappointed, but for us it was perfect, and the view from our room was to die for. Huge thanks to all the staff at the St. Enodoc for a fabulous weekend.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We had a double room at the front of the hotel overlooking the water. Nice and big and very comfortable. Nathan Outlaws two restaurants were fantastic. We are at ourlaws on the first night and whilst a more casual meal it was perfect in every sense and the service was professional. It was nice the see the waiter put her spahe hand behind her back as she move to and from the tables. The food was faultless. Staff at the hotel were out to please and the atmosphere was cosy having a drink ebfore dinner in the lounge. The second night we ate at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw which was a degustation menu. I was surpouised to get in a couple of cases two menu iten served at the one time. We took the wine pairing which was interesting and well done but next time I would go for my own choice of wine. Food was brilliant. Didn't get to the Spa as we were too busy looking around the counrtyside and Padstow. A great place for a couple of days break at the high end. Had a chat with Nathan after dinner. What a great talented guy. Make sure you have the Mushroom Scotch Egg if its on. Its a masterpiece. Not a cheap couple of days, but worth every penny. Yes the Restaurant nathan Outlaw can be quiet, but what would you expect when the main patronage is couples dining on brilliantly prepared food? Nice pool area also.

Room Tip: Nice to be at the front ovelooking the water.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rock PL27 6LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Rock
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rock
Price Range: £111 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The St Enodoc Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classic seaside hotel re-invented. That's the ethos behind St. Enodoc Hotel in Rock with its emphasis on comfort, design and great food. Positioned above the Camel estuary with sweeping views across the water, it is the perfect place to relax by the sea. Leave the car and walk the few minutes to surrounding sandy beaches and the foot-ferry to Padstow. With an endless supply of quality produce in the local area, former Masterchef winner James Nathan and his team will be focusing on fresh, healthy, modern European recipes. ... more   less 
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