The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in Cornwall, England

Take a tour of the most romantic hotels in Cornwall
Take a tour of the most romantic hotels in Cornwall | © Benjamin Elliott / Unsplash
Ellie Ross

Looking for a special place in Cornwall for you and your loved one to spend some time together? These hotels turn down the lights and up the romance with slipper baths, decadent dining and a log fire or two.

Couples are well looked after in these Cornish hotels, which offer romantic touches such as slipper baths, free fizz on arrival, mood-setting decor and decadent dining à deux. Here’s our pick of the most romantic hotels in Cornwall.

1. The Llawnroc

Hotel, Luxury

Outside terrace with sofas and parasols overlooking Saint Austell at The Llawnroc
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Sweep your loved one off their feet at the Llawnroc on the Roseland Peninsula, which has plush bedrooms, a superb restaurant and dramatic sea views from its proposal-ready terrace. Raise your romance game by booking the best room in the house – a dual-aspect suite with a walk-in shower and separate bath. Simon Davies, who’s worked under Nathan Outlaw, is at the helm in the kitchen, and sends out fresh, local delights such as harissa-spiced lamb shoulder and miso-glazed mackerel to have you falling hook, line and sinker.

2. Lower Barns

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A charming, lavender room at Lower Barns, with an ensuite, a knitted striped blanket and a chandelier
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Offering sunset drinks in the outdoor hot tub, eclectic rooms in bold colour schemes and spa treatments you can enjoy in your room, Lower Barns is a good choice for couples seeking modern flair. Want more privacy? The two suites – Nook and Cranny – have private hot tubs, gardens and a sauna. Breakfast is served in your room, where you get to hunker down and whisper sweet nothings amid luxuries such as free-standing baths and wood-burning stoves.

3. Boskerris Hotel


Outdoor terrace with sea views at Boskerris Hotel St Ives
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With its whitewashed walls, sun-kissed terrace and large windows overlooking the turquoise sea of St Ives bay, Boskerris has a Mediterranean feel. Dinner can be eaten al fresco, at candlelit tables, or in the restaurant. Expect mains with a nod to the Med, including fish soup, sage-and-garlic gnocchi and beef carpaccio. Most rooms have ocean views, but the Celebration suite is the most impressive, with a sunken bath for two, White Company toiletries and a Bose dock for setting the mood.

4. Driftwood

Hotel, Luxury

Double bed in a bedroom looking out onto own private deck with wooden chair and sea views at Driftwood Hotel
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How about staying in a secluded cabin on a secret beach? That’s on offer at Driftwood if you book their Rustic Cabin, which comes with its own sun terrace, two bedrooms, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom. In the main hotel, the individually styled rooms have romantic touches such as low lighting, soft furnishings and mesmerising sea views. On weekends, pull the covers over your heads, lie in with the paper and order a glass of Prosecco.

5. Trevalsa Court


Exterior of Trevalsa Court Hotel facing a large garden area.
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A secluded clifftop location, panoramic ocean views and an excellent dining scene are the ingredients for a romantic retreat at Trevalsa Court. Set above the fishing port of Mevagissey, the hotel blends elegance and modernity. Couples seeking something special should book the premium luxury double room, which has a free-standing bath for two, walk-in shower and uninterrupted sea views. The three-course à la carte dinner is the icing on the cake.

6. Coswarth House

Boutique Hotel

Guest room at Coswarth House with a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, grey walls and a large mirror.
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There’s bubbly on arrival at this Georgian town house turned boutique B&B in Padstow. Accommodation is in just three luxurious rooms (so crowd-free couple time comes guaranteed) – all with separate entrances for extra privacy. There’s also a cottage for those craving more space. The decor is classic with a contemporary twist: antique furniture sits alongside modern fittings, with a cast-iron bed here, gold wallpaper and a gilded mirror there, and chandeliers crowning the space above. Breakfast is taken a five-minute walk away at Rick Stein’s Cafe.

7. Westcroft Guesthouse


Exposed timber eaves at this loft room in Westcroft Guesthouse, with a bed in a large metal bed frame
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Four-poster beds, bathrooms with toasty underfloor heating and hand-painted wallpaper up the romance at this Georgian coaching inn in Kingsand. In the eaves, the suite has a free-standing bath and skylights for stargazing couples. The owners can also arrange a candlelit dinner and in-room treatments for extra pampering. A breakfast of croissants, fresh fruit and cooked-to-order dishes are served up surrounded by painted seascapes, while the sea itself is right on the doorstep, via hand-in-hand walks to Whitsand Bay and pretty Portwrinkle.

8. Lewinnick Lodge


Garden outside Lewinnick Lodge, with several wooden tables and affixed chairs on lawn, plus direct sea views
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Like the sound of sinking into a hot bath with dramatic ocean views? The scene-stealing rooms at Lewinnick Lodge, on the edge of Newquay, are carved into a cliff beneath the hotel. Painted in neutral shades – from the southwest’s Farrow & Ball, naturally – the spacious suites also come with super-king beds, monsoon showers, DAB radios, Bluetooth speakers and smart TVs. Home-made biscuits, organic toiletries and cosy robes await you. Step outside to discover the South West Coast Path and surfing beaches.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Fowey and book now on Culture Trip. Wanting something extra special? See our guide to the best spa retreats in Cornwall. For a relaxing stay, check out our pick of the best hotels with hot tubs in Cornwall, England, bookable on Culture Trip.

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