5 luxury hotels in Cornwall with a sea view

We are often asked which hotels in Cornwall offer rooms with the best sea view so in this post we look at five luxury hotels dotted around Cornwall that offer unbeatable sea views.

The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth Near Newquay

The Scarlet makes the most of its sea and sunset views with its position on the Cornish cliff tops. With romantic and dramatic sea views like this it makes the ideal hotel for honeymooners and couples. The Scarlet is an adult only hotel and offers its guests tranquil and relaxing surroundings to unwind and enjoy the scenery.

The Scarlets Spa specialises in Ayurvedic ‘journeys’, with tented treatment rooms and pods suspended in the dark for ‘deep relaxation’ and an all-glass sea facing roof for ‘light relaxation’. The reed-fringed, rock-strewn outdoor pool extends from the indoor one, punctuated by two bright scarlet wood-fired hot tubs perched between boulders overlooking the sea. It really is the perfect destination for disconnecting from the stresses of everyday life.



The Old Quay House, Fowey

The Old Quay house is located by the sea in one of Cornwall’s liveliest harbour towns of Fowey. There is a nostalgic nautical feeling about the harbour town. The luxury hotel has two dual-aspect deluxe rooms which enjoy the best of the estuary views, four Superiors can see some of the river from angled balconies on either the side of the building.

old quay house

The hotel really enjoys a super position in Fowey, where you can stroll the streets of Fowey and its beautiful shops and eateries. It’s also not too far from the stunning ready money cove with its shallow waters and sheltered beach.



The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

The Idle Rocks is a stylish, laid-back luxury waterfront hotel in the harbour-side village of St Mawes. The hotel has 19 interior designed bedrooms to offer that home away from home feel. The interior is designed to reflect the beauty in the waterside location of the hotel and Cornwall.

Idle Rocks Hotel

The restaurant is award winning and the views are unrivalled. From the hotel terrace you can enjoy the south facing views across the water and watch the world go by in the relaxed atmosphere of this stunning hotel.



Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa

Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa is set in tropical gardens overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Carbis Bay. This elegant luxury hotel in Cornwall offers wonderful sea views and was chosen as the location to host the G7 summit in 2021.

Onsite is an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque St Ives is just 1.5 miles away connected by a scenic coastal train.

Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa

Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool or on the spacious sea-view terrace. Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel also has a grand lounge, and live entertainment is often available in the traditional bar.

Sands Restaurants serves a creative menu, including freshly caught Cornish seafood and local produce. The conservatory offers cocktails and tapas, and indulgent afternoon teas are also available.



The Rosevine, Portscatho

The Rosevine is truly a family-friendly luxury Cornish country house by the sea. It perfectly balances the comforts of a luxury hotel with the freedom of having your own apartment or studio.


The Rosevine has a wonderful journey to its location, you’ll find it at the end of a narrow Cornish lane leading to National Trust-owned Porthcurnick beach which is home to the cool eatery, The Hidden Hut. The Rosevine is on the glorious Roseland Peninsula, where coastal walks are stunning and full of scenery. 



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