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“Star quality food”
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Driftwood Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rosevine
Certificate of Excellence
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Star quality food”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Quiet location high above the sea with amazing views. The outstanding feature of this hotel is the food which was superb at both dinner and breakfast. Service was excellent; friendly, helpful staff. Early morning tea brought to the rooms. Comfortable lounge with log fire. Cornish sparkling wine available by the glass (better than many champagnes). Wine list well thought out with good range of wines at fair prices. Our room was of reasonable size, very clean and with a comfortable bed. There was a private patio with table and two chairs overlooking the sea. There was only room for one small chair and one upright chair in the room itself. The design of the room was such that the chairs did not have a view through the patio window. Fittings in the bathroom were good quality. Shower was over the bath.This was evidently a new block and the builders/fitters needed to do sort a few minor problems. We stayed 4 nights (bed linen was changed after 2 nights)and could easily have stayed another four. A most relaxing and enjoyable stay. Can hardly wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We fell upon the driftwood on the off chance we made a booking for that evening and asked if they could get us a lobster which you have to order 24hrs in advance, the chef Chris Eden called us later and said he had sent the local fisherman out so hopefully they would be able to get one for me, when we arrived the staff were fantastic they had got me the lobster which was cooked to perfection, the breads were fabulous the starter of lamb and my husband had pigeon were unreal my lobster and my husbands dexter beef with a blade of beef unreal my soufflé and my husband had a dish that the chefs gran used to make all faultless, the wine champagne food and the views of the bay made the whole experience one of the best we have had, so much so we have ordered the chateaubriand for this evening the chef said he will do us Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes as it's Sunday and that's what we wanted, so accommodating one of the best restaurants we have been too! Love it

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Brief one night stay. Food was fantastic. My wife chose the best combination from menu - potato risotto with truffle and then venison. Superbly cooked. Excellent night's rest. Back for dinner in a few weeks time and looking forward.

Room Tip: View great to have. Public rooms let you enjoy the location though so don't worry too much.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We spent a week at the Driftwood Hotel. They gave us an ocean front king room on the third floor, with a balcony. Words cannot describe how great this hotel and location are! Nice clean quiet rooms with awesome views. Surrounded by many blocks of fabulous restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as shopping and sights! Our room looked right onto the

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

It's difficult to add to the many positive reviews - we spent three days here to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, and loved it. Relaxed atmosphere, beautifully furnished, very pleasant staff, comfortable throughout, and, of course,truly excellent food, served in an unfussy, generous way. We went out to a pub for some simple food on the middle of our three nights at Driftwood and were glad we did so for the sake of our waistlines, but there are plenty of clifftop walks on the doorstep to work up an appetite, so don't worry! Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 10 is light and airy, very spacious and has glorious views, some comfy chairs and a very nice b...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Country
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Lovely location, spacious and stylish room, wonderful food and great service. What more can you ask for? I have rated everything 'excellent' except 'sleep quality'. The bed was too soft for us, but others may disagree. We loved our stay at Driftwood and will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We recently spent a few days at this hotel. It is very evident from the reviews that it's a lovely place with wonderful views and attentive and friendly staff. This too was our experience. Many reviewers have commented on the quality of the food. This is where we have to depart from the vast majority. It was obvious that the chef is talented but we did not like the end result. We have been fortunate enough to be able to eat at some fine restaurants (Le Manoir,The Waterside-Bray,the Splendido-Portofino etc) so we are well acquainted with this style of dining.Being fair to the chef and the owners most guests love the food. It just wasn't for us.Sorry

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Driftwood Hotel
Address: Rosevine | Near Portscatho, Rosevine TR2 5EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Rosevine
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rosevine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Driftwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine your perfect holiday - a stylish, privately run Cornish Beach House Hotel, overlooking the stunning Gerrans Bay, near the pretty village of Portscatho, near St Mawes South Cornwall. Driftwood is like no other boutique hotel in Cornwall. Driftwood has the friendly informal service, a michelin star restaurant, and the efficiency you would expect. Where else can you walk down a wooded path, to your own beach and cove? Where else can you lie back on a steamer chair, with a glass of wine, and enjoy an unbroken sea view. Where else can you eat the best, locally sourced food, perhaps lobster caught that morning, or crab from the bay? Whoever you are or whatever your looking for, whether that be a family holiday, a boutique or romantic hotel in Cornwall, Driftwood is perfect for all your needs. At Driftwood, families can be as well looked after as romantic couples or small groups of grown-ups. ... more   less 
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