Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-By-Looe, Cornwall

In 'one of the most idyllic spots ever', this dog-friendly hotel 'near the end of an extremely narrow lane' overlooks cliff-top gardens filled with larky sculpture and Wonderland whimsy. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In ‘one of the most idyllic spots ever’, this dog-friendly hotel ‘near the end of an extremely narrow lane’ overlooks pretty clifftop gardens filled with larky sculpture and Wonderland whimsy. The playfulness extends to zany public spaces inside, where wall sculpture might include a full-size pair of legs or part of a table and chair. Bedrooms have colourful wallpapers and fabrics, perhaps with a nautical or woodland theme. ‘Room 20, overlooking the gardens to the sea, had a terrace, a hot tub and plenty of space.’ The kitchen sticks to a reliable repertoire that it does extremely well – the food gets a big thumbs up: 'very good quality' and 'absolutely delicious'. Typical dishes might include Looe sea bass with spinach crab cake, roasted rump of lamb with wild garlic salsa verde, or, if you will, haddock and chips. There is praise for the ‘enthusiastic staff’ who ensure nothing is forgotten. 'We were celebrating a special anniversary and were kindly given a card and chocolates at dinner.' A breakfast of smoked haddock, St Ewe eggs or a full Cornish supplies the ballast for a hike on the South West Coast Path, while later in the day, you can try the hotel’s own-label gin on the terrace. 'Our second visit to Talland Bay and most enjoyable.' (Suzanne Lyons, M and EL)

Hotel details


PL13 2JB


01503 272667


20. 3 in cottages, 6 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled. Plus 2-bed self-catering bungalow.


all year, except Jan.


lounge, bar, restaurant, brasserie/conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, outside seating, 2-acre garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.


all ages welcomed, extra bed £45.


in bedrooms (£15 a night) and brasserie, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £200. À la carte £45, 9-course tasting menu £100. 1-night bookings refused at weekends in peak season.

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Special offers

'Spring Showers & Beautiful Flowers' Special Offer

Coastal Paths & Bubble Baths. Wrap up and enjoy the beauty of the Cornish coast off season before retreating to the hotel for a few warming treats. Kickstart your getaway with a leisurely arrival, check in, have a wonder around the grounds ready for a nice light warming meal on your first night. Enjoy the morning with breakfast in the conservatory, followed by a cream tea to fuel you on one of the many easily accessible trails from the hotel. On less clement days, return to roaring log fires and watch the atmospheric weather draw in. Settle down for your second night & dinner. With hearty main courses & steamed puddings. On your final night, sit back, relax & let the hotel do the talking. The final adventure of your stay, the hotel’s tasting experience, show casing the best of the produce of the season with paired wines, you will witness the charm & character of the hotel’s head chef Glen Merriot & his brigade. Offer includes:
3 nights luxurious accommodation. Set Dinner on the 1st Night. Cream Tea on the second day followed by a main & dessert in the evening. 9 Course Tasting Adventure with paired wines.
Delicious full Cornish breakfast each morning. The hotel is proud to be one of the most dog-friendly hotels in the UK, and you are invited to bring your four-legged friend free! October: From £894.00 for 3 nights. November to January: From £774.00 for 3 nights. The hotel also offers a 2 night stay on this offer, please enquire regarding the price. Additional nights available at an agreed rate. Prices are per room per night, based on two people sharing a Classic Room. Minimum three-night stay. Applies to new bookings only. Excludes 21 December 2023 to 2 January 2024. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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