I made a last minute booking, and was excited to go, and it was good, but overrated - either that or it was just letting itself down in the detail.
The room decor showed signs of wear and tear, and the glass fronted balcony was covered in algae / moss, and dead leaves on the floor.
The remote for the TV was fully compatible with the TV (subtitle permanently on!) - but we didn't want to watch it so that wasn't a problem for us - but it might be for you!
It would have been nice to have robes in the rooms (it is a spa destination after all), but there were none, only 2 thin pillows on the double bed....
We checked in pretty late, and the pool/sauna etc closes at 7.45pm on Saturday evenings, so we didn't have long to enjoy the facilities. The pool / sauna etc were lovely though.
The 'fine dining' restaurant was fully booked so we went to the brasserie instead. The food was pretty standard. Disappointingly, my cornish fish stew largely comprised salmon (unlikely to be local, as it claimed the fish would be), but dessert which was amazing. The waitresses, although friendly enough were not exactly trained or skilled as restaurant level - much more informal service like you'd expect in a cafe on the high street rather than a fancy spa hotel.
I sound like i'm nit picking, but i often stay away at low-end hotels and B&Bs, so when I fork out for a treat, which isn't often, i have high expectations!
it is a lovely place, and i would like to go back, but it could be even better with a bit of extra effort.
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- Relax, unwind and rejuvenate in the luxurious surroundings of The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate; an exquisite 4* hotel & spa set in 43 acres of tranquil, wooded parkland in St Austell. Just a breath away from many of Cornwall’s most popular sandy beaches and attractions; The Cornwall Hotel is the perfect base to explore the best of Cornwall. ... more less
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- The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate St Austell