At a Glance
Gorgeously stylish romantic coastal retreat in St. Mawes
Every room has its own unique charm
Delicious waterfront dining
Has its own yacht for exploring the coastline
Within easy reach of Eden project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Ives and St Michael’s Mount
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Tresanton or take a look at our itineraries to Cornwall West Country
Hotel Tresanton was originally built as a yachtsman club and was transformed over two years by Olga Polizzi in 1997. Famed for her elegant interiors, Olga has ensured that each room is individual and has a charm of its own. The hotel has a higgledy-piggledy form occupying several buildings on a steep hill which ensures excellent views of St Anthony's lighthouse and across the bay towards Falmouth. The informal dining room is a light, white-washed room with a wall of windows looking out to sea, the perfect place to enjoy the freshest catch of the day.
Hotel Tresanton has its own beautifully crafted wooden 8m yacht called Pinuccia. She was built for Italy to race at an International Regatta, and today guests can hire her for a day or half day to sail the safe waters of the Helford Estuary and Fal River. A fully experienced skipper is on hand during the summer months to make sure the hotel guests see the most beautiful parts of the coastline. The hotel also has a rib for those that prefer a quicker form of transport across the water.
The beach below the hotel is tidal and when the tide is low it makes for excellent rock-pooling, the coastal walks in both directions are stunning and there is a ferry across the bay to Falmouth where there is a maritime museum and old dockyard to explore. Just a hundred yards from Hotel Tresanton lies St Mawes Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1542. This is one of Henry VIII's best preserved and certainly the most elaborately decorated artillery fortress along the coast. It's only a 5-minute wander along the same road as the hotel and is an excellent place to begin an exploration of the Cornish coastline. During the summer guests can enjoy one of the many outdoor theater productions which take place in the grounds of the castle.
Whether it is an adventurous maritime experience with sailing and boating or a more laid-back retreat, Hotel Tresanton can offer both in a delightfully picturesque setting.
There are thirty rooms at Hotel Tresanton which are all individually decorated with a fresh, contemporary style. The bedrooms range from small to master suite and some can fit extra children's beds if required. All but two of the rooms have delightful sea views.
These rooms are small and cosy with lovely views of the sea.
The medium rooms have a double bed and a lovely sea view.
With a king-size bed and room for an extra child's bed if required. Some of the Spacious Rooms have a terrace overlooking the sea.
These rooms have a super-king bed and also enjoy a private garden for a more secluded feel.
These suites accommodate two adults and two children and have a small sitting room.
These rooms have a king double bed and another room with twin beds. There are two bathrooms as well as a small sitting room and a balcony.
This luxurious suite has plenty of space with a double room and twin room and two bathrooms. There are also two balconies and the charming sitting room has a woodburner set into the brick fireplace.
Location & Directions
Hotel Tresanton is located on the sea front at St Mawes on the south coast of Cornwall on Falmouth Bay.
When to go
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.