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The Talland Bay Hotel

Porthallow, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2JB

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The Talland Bay Hotel

Porthallow, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2JB

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Talland Bay Hotel is an award-winning coastal retreat, tucked away in a tranquil corner of South East Cornwall, and set just yards from the South West Coast Path and beach. Guests can look forward to some of the finest food from the most talented regional producers.

What makes a stay at The Talland Bay Hotel unique?

From the eclectic mix of sculptures and art both inside and out, to the one of a kind décor, Talland Bay Hotel has a character all of its own. Each bedroom and reception room is individually styled, with many boasting captivating views out over the sea to the horizon. The pine-fringed lawns offer secret footpaths, sunny terraces and exquisite foliage, whilst the cosy interiors are perfect for storm watching in front of the fire. A stay at Talland Bay is all about indulgence, whether that’s a signature afternoon tea, a sumptuous feast or the wicked range of gins. Arguably what sets this Cornish sanctuary apart, however, is the outstanding levels of hospitality and customer service that complement the amazing food and location.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Talland Bay Hotel?

The 23-room boutique property offers a range of sea view rooms, classic rooms and garden suites. There is a cosy residents’ lounge, and an inviting bar and lounge area, with food served in either the sunny conservatory or the fine-dining Terrace restaurant. When the weather permits, diners can eat outside on the terrace or book a private afternoon tea in the garden pavilion.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Looe area?

Guests can opt to hike the coast path between Looe, Talland Bay and Polperro, or visit the Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre and browse the shops in Looe. Find out about the area’s long history of smuggling at the Polperro Heritage Museum, or take a boat trip to Looe Island, the only marine nature reserve in Cornwall. You could also go horse riding at Polmartin Farm, or visit one of several nearby National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock and Antony House. Colwith Farm Distillery, Cornwall’s first 'plough to bottle' gin and vodka distillery, is also well worth a visit.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Aside from Talland Bay Hotel’s own delectable, award-winning dining options, there are quaint Cornish pubs such as the Three Pilchards at Polperro. In Looe, head to the Old Sail Loft or the Sardine Factory for more excellent foodie options. Talland Bay Beach Café (seasonal) is another great option for teas, coffees and cake.

Other information

The hotel won Gold as ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ and Silver as ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018/19. It has also been awarded Four Stars and Two Rosettes by the AA, and Gold at the Taste of the West Awards 2018, in both Hotel and Restaurant categories.


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The Best British Festivals this October by Adrian Mourby

"Looe Music Festival

The seemingly ageless Lulu headlines the Looe Music Festival this year, which takes place over the weekend of 29 September –1 October. The venue is a temporary stage constructed on East Looe Beach with a lovely, gaudy fairground nearby. In all a total of 90 acts will be heard over three nights here on the South Cornish coastline. One event not to miss is The Big Cornish Sing. Even f you’ve never tried singing in Kernewek Kemmyn before you are welcome to join in and the festival website ( helpfully provides lyrics and a backing track so you can rehearse at home beforehand.?

The Talland Bay Hotel sits on cliffs just a three mile drive west of Looe. It offers guests seaview bedrooms and some luxury holiday cottages in the grounds plus a dog-friendly ethos. The house is full of artworks and the grounds are scattered with eccentric garden sculptures. On first sight it may remind you of the location used in BBCTV ‘s The Camomile Lawn. The atmosphere is bright and white - although there are some lavish splashes of décor here and there and a very calm, wood-panelled dining room. The restaurant is proud of its local dishes including Cornish duck, grilled lobster, and of course scallops, all extremely locally sourced. Add in clifftop walks and great beaches for swimming and Talland Bay is an ideal place to stay - even when Lulu has switched off her microphone and gone home."

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Information on The Talland Bay Hotel , Porthallow , Looe

No. of bedrooms: Total: 23        
Types of room: Twin/Double, Suites
Room rates guide: Single:  £135.00-£225.00
Double/Twin:  £160.00-£250.00
Suites:  £260.00-£350.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, JCB, Solo, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permittted
Romantic Details: beautiful sea view suites, picturesque coastline, romantic walks
Eco Friendly: Green Tourism Silver Award
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Accreditation: Proud to have been awarded Four Stars and Two Rosettes by the AA. ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ Silver winner in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016/17 and Gold winners from the Taste of the West Awards 2017 in both Hotel and Restaurant categories.
Room facilities: Direct dial telephone, Flat screen TV, Freeview channels, Four-poster in one of the suites, REN toiletries, bathrobes in Superior rooms & Suites, Room service, tea & coffee making facilities, Some rooms with balcony
General facilities: Sub-tropical gardens, Award-winning Terrace Restaurant, Brasserie, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, Free Wi-Fi & Wireless
Activities nearby: Beaches, Sailing, Coastal walks, Fishing, Horse riding
Local directions: From the A387 head towards Polperro. At the top of the hill (approx one and a quarter miles from the bridge), carry on for a further mile and turn left, follow brown tourist sign for Talland Bay Hotel.
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Nearest railway stn:
Newquay , Plymouth

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Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Cambridge TCustomer stayed Jun 2017

Amalfi coast or Cornwall ?

We have recently returned from a brilliant 7 night stay at the Talland Bay hotel.The weather was ,on the whole,glorious,the location of the hotel is stunning with the main terrace and gardens overlooking the bay.

The main dining restaurant also has fabulous views which adds to the dinning experience.The food itself is superb and beautifully presented with options including lobster,crab and turbot - delicious! For a more informal option there is a brassiere which although we didn't eat there the food looked good and it was certainly very popular.

Alongside the spectacular setting the staff are amazing.Nothing is too much trouble but everything is done in a very relaxed and unobtrusive way.All of the team are excellent,friendly,attentive and helpful. Stephen the general manager is great he really helped us when we had a small issue in the car park -he sorted everything out and made sure we sat down and relaxed as soon as possible. Lucy and Jack are also incredibly helpful and ensure everything runs smoothly.
In essence it's an excellent place to stay.There are coastal walks directly from the hotel and Polperro can be reached on foot in about an hour with spectacular views along the way equally it is a 10 minute drive.

We really considered staying a little longer than 7 nights because the whole combination of good food ,exemplary service and staff ,stunning location prove irrestible.

We went in search of peace and tranquility -we had originally booked a stay in Italy but decided we didn't want the hassle of airports,delays etc after a very busy time, Instead
we found a small piece of paradise on the Cornish coast and did not regret for a moment our decision.We will definitely be returning and we are missing it already.

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Bakewell 1Customer stayed Jun 2017

Lovely break in a very special place

We have just returned from 3 nights in this fantastic hotel. From our arrival to departure and throughout our stay, the staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. The setting and grounds are absolutely stunning, with beautiful sea views.

Talland bay hotel has real character and is truly unique with stylish decor and quirky style. We had one of the best meals of our lives in the a la carte restaurant, which is a real asset to the hotel.

We hope to return one day to Talland bay and would recommend it to anyone
Many thanks!

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by January SCustomer stayed Jun 2017

Wow wow and more wow

Just got back from our stay at this hotel.
Myself ,partner ,13wk old baby and dog stayed for one night with dinner and breakfast.
This stunning boutique hotel was nothing short of fantastic.

From there fabulous quirky art and sculptures dotted around "to beautiful garden over looking the sea. This fabulously modern interior created an amazing ambiance
The staff couldn't do enough for us , they were all so friendly and assertive.
This is a dog friendly hotel and kept immaculate. But most of all it's the food!!
This chef is going on to big things! His food blew us away I wish I took more photos. We had high tea with the most delicious cakes sandwiches and scones and then three course meal in the evening with two amuse Bouchs. Breakfast was also fantastic I highly recommended staying here and most certainly trying this chefs food.

Great work talland bay hotel and staff

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Suzy KCustomer stayed May 2017

Superb stay

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights DB&B with friends. We had 3 dogs between us and the staff couldn't be anymore accommodating and dog friendly. It was so lovely to be able to relax knowing your dog is with you.

Good quality food freshly cooked. Wine & drinks the pricey side but the view of the coast and sea make up for that. We stayed in a sea view room of a good size for us and our JR.

Our friends were upgraded to larger room with direct ground floor access to the garden which made it easier with 2 dogs. It is difficult to find a dog friendly great quality hotel so I do hope we will return one day. Thanks.

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Nickjack 5Customer stayed May 2017

Fabulous Hotel!

I don't usually write reviews however I felt compelled to after my stay at Talland Bay Hotel.My husband and I stayed for only one night but that one night was the best we have spent in any hotel. The hotel's setting is superb, the food delicious and the staff were all very friendly and made you feel welcome. they could not do enough for you. What more can I say ? Just I would highly recommend a stay there.

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Theedge 6Customer stayed May 2017

The People make the biggest difference

We have stayed here on two occasions now. The most recent being last week.
Yes the location is fantastic.
Yes the rooms are well appointed.
Yes the food is delicious
Yes dogs are exceptionally well catered for

However what makes this hotel and the experience of staying here a cut above the rest is simply the staff. Welcoming, attentive but not intrusive. Helpful, willing to assist in any way they can. For me they just get it absolutely right.

Can you find cheaper places to stay in Cornwall? Yes. But can you get better value, is it worth the money? Definitely
Will we return.......Certainly.
Should you try it out? Yes Yes Yes

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are lovely for a treat

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Steve 2Customer stayed May 2017

The best place I have ever stayed!

As the title says, this is quite simply the best. I suppose the setting is hard to beat, looking down through the gardens to the sea. And the food is wonderful. But what makes the difference is the staff. Every one of them greeted you with a smile, and not a forced one that you might see elsewhere - just a genuine, welcome, happy to see you smile. It made the whole place feel relaxed and welcoming.

We will definitely be back.

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by Samantha PCustomer stayed May 2017

Fantastic hotel with first class customer service

We were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary so decided to stay in some of the hotels I had admired from a distance for a very long time. We started at the Endsleigh Hotel (Milton Abbott), second stop the Talland Bay and thirdly Hotel Ellenborough Park at Cheltenham.

Talland Bay was by far the best of them, it was faultless. The staff were fabulous, Charlie and Sarah worked tirelessly in the restaurant and no matter what time of day or how busy they were they always had a smile on their face. Lucy and Jack were professional, polite and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

The location of the hotel is stunning and our room was immaculately clean and ready for us on arrival.

Finally, the food is fabulous and I would highly recommend booking dinner, bed and breakfast.

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and will definitely return. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable and perfect.

Room Tip: Would recommend a sea view it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Review of The Talland Bay Hotel

Posted on by David NCustomer stayed May 2017

Another successful stay in Talland Bay!

Our fourth visit in the past two years to the remarkable and unique Talland Bay Hotel. This was our first full week vacation at TBH having only stayed 4-5 days in the past but makes going home even more difficult for us all.

Having initially been recommended to this incredible location due to the Dogfriendlyness of the staff, we were amazed at just how Pet friendly it was, with our four legged family been treated as 'proper' guests. Everyone we encounter at TBH is so friendly, warm and helpful. Our room is always spotless and maintained efficiently, often whilst we are having breakfast which are both varied and plentiful, cooked or prepared exactly to your preference.

On arrival our Dogs had blankets and towels of their own along with some delicious Alfie & Molly's doggy treats awaiting them in the room. The landscape and views are just extraordinary, the gardens impeccably maintained. For our Cornish getaway there simply can be no better venue or location than Talland Bay Hotel.

On our departure we booked once again for yet another full week as anything less just simply isn't enough. We'd recommend TBH to everyone but especially if you have dogs that, like ours, are special to you and deserve the very best. Everyone, without exception at TBH makes our holiday simply the best it could possibly be, but a big special 'Thank You' to Lucy on reception and Jonny at breakfast whose charming wit and warm welcome each morning is as enjoyable as the breakfast he serves.

"If you've ever wished for a place that offers the perfect could never find any better that the Hotel in Talland Bay".


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