The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate
What We Love
- A spa hotel in southwest England, with a state-of-the-art wellness centre and an infinity pool Having full access to the estate's heavenly spa facilities
- Taking a dip in the stunning infinity pool, which edges onto the botanical gardens
- Unpacking the wellies to explore the 43 acres of green grounds
What To Know
- Enjoy free use of the jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room at The Clearing Spa
- Onsite cuisine runs from casual to gourmet with four dining options: Arboretum, Elephant Bar, Brasserie and Terrace, and Terrace Bar.
- Free WiFi works really well
For spa relaxation in a picturesque setting, look no further than the 19th-century Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate. Centred on an elegant white manor house, this 43-acre retreat combines country charm with a modern, state-of-the-art wellness centre. Futhermore, it’s located in St Austell, just a short drive from the surfy southern coast and The Eden Project.
Tucked away in converted stables, The Clearing Spa sits a short stroll across the grounds from the main building. In here, you’ll find a sauna, steam room and five treatment rooms, where expert therapists apply specially designed therapies by Aromatherapy Associates and The Refinery. There’s also an infinity pool – a stunning feature with retractable glass windows that open out onto the beautiful gardens. It’s no wonder this retreat has garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
We recently visited The Cornwall as we had a Virgin Experience voucher. We arrived at the spa in the morning and were greeted by a friendly lady, she showed us the facilities and where to go. The pool was lovely, not too busy and really enjoyed our time in the spa, the changing rooms were clean and really nice. We then made our way over to the main hotel for our afternoon tea, we were greeted again by a lovely lady and shown to our table, the sandwiches were lovely however, the scones were so dry and like biscuits, when we cut them, they crumbled, and hard to swallow, the brownie tasted off and dry, it was like eating sand!! We think this might have been because we had a voucher but would not recommend this to anyone, such a shame as this was for my boyfriends birthday and we really disappointed and won’t be returning!
This was our second annual holiday in a 3 bedroom lodge with six adults two young children and a small dog! We all throughly enjoy staying here. The lodge is large enough to accommodate us all. Reception are very quick to remedy any snags you have. Unfortunately our washing machine broke mid week but the hotel offered to do our washing for the rest of our stay. The bath in the master bedroom had chips in it and the overflow and bath plugs were not in place, this was not remedied during our stay. All the family enjoyed the inifinity pool, it would have been lovely if the bifold doors had been opened as it was extremely hot in the pool area. It was over 80 degrees when we stayed. Last year we had to request that the doors be opened to enjoy the fresh air and vista. The hotel is well situated for sightseeing and beaches. The lovely Pentewan beach is only 7 minutes away. We ate sunday lunch during our stay and the service was not what we would have expected. After discussing this matter with Greg the Food and Beverage Manager he looked after us for the rest of our stay. There were only three parasols outside the bar for over 30 tables, but we were assured more parasols were arriving the week after we left. The outside bar area where you can lounge could have done with a pressure wash, the lovely rattan furniture had no shade. We will be returning next year as we enjoy staying here.
V, very pleasant hotel in beautiful grounds. A slightly odd arrangement of accommodarion due to the nature of the site, but our rooms were excellent and all the staff were very helpful.
Dinner in the restaurant was very enjoyable, and the breakfasts were good.
Would happily stay there again.
What a beautiful place. Arrived to lovely clean 2 bed woodland lodge. Kites were left for the girls to decorate, lovely fudge & shortbread left in the kitchen. Very clean. We didn’t end up using the spa as the weather was so amazing we were either visit big places or we were at the beach. Only ate in the restaurant once the food was fantastic, service amazing so friendly to my daughters and they went the extra mile. Only didn’t give 5 stars at the vegetarian options aren’t great. Other than that you can not fault this place.
The hotel is surrounded in lovely grounds.
But the whole feel of the hotel is lacking in attention to detail, which gives me the impression of unkempt. Staying in a superior room - the toilet roll holder has been reattached to the wall, just about, with grout and not repainted, drawer in dressing table is filthy inside, mattress protector isn't big enough for the bed, very elegant wallpaper has damage on it. The outside bar area is lovely but needs to be cleaned - crumbs etc on the seating/beer mat on the floor.
I appreciate that these examples sound trivial but if you pay £200 per night, I expect better.