The Llawnroc hotel and Gwineas bistro, Cornwall

Llawnroc hotel, Cornwall: outdoor terraceLlawnroc hotel, Cornwall: chandelier in the lobby


I recently spent a few days in Cornwall (I’ve posted about the Heligan, the Eden Project, and exploring pretty seaside villages already) and I stayed at the boutique Llawnroc hotel in the picturesque fishing village of Gorran Haven.

After a warm welcome lunch with the hotel manager I settled into my spacious room. The hotel’s décor is stylish and modern throughout but there’s no sense of style over substance; the bed was one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in (on the last day I even set my alarm to go off 10 minutes early just so I could savour it!).

The rooms don’t have blackout curtains and early one morning I found myself woken by increasing light, however seeing the sun rise over the sea from my window was worth a slight sleep interruption! For people who prefer looking at screens to views, the hotel has a stash of DVDs and video games for you to borrow and every room has a PS3. The only negative about my room was the fact that little spiders had set up home on the window; I really dislike them so when I noticed I left a note asking housekeeping to remove them – the note disappeared but the spiders did not. Cry.

My bathroom had a full-sized bath with rain shower above, and while the shower was divine the knob was quite stiff and therefore tricky to use with wet hands. However there was conditioner and a proper hairdryer – massive hooray for hotels that understand women’s hair needs!

Llawnroc hotel, Cornwall: wonderful bedLlawnroc hotel, Cornwall: bedroom sea viewLlawnroc hotel, Cornwall: bedroom sideboardLlawnroc hotel, Cornwall: bathroomLlawnroc hotel, Cornwall: lobby

Food: Gwineas Bar & Bistro / breakfast room

 I was lucky enough to sample several dishes at the hotel bistro, Guineas, and I really do mean I lucky. These were:

(You can see photos of some of these dishes by clicking on them.)

Every single meal was completely delicious, made with fresh produce and served in perfectly-sized portions. The hotel’s fisherman also supplies catches like lobster and crab, which feature on the ever-changing specials menu, and during warmer weather meals can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace (unfortunately my stay was during the worst June on record!).

Breakfast was total perfection, honestly the best brekkie I’ve ever had. I practically inhaled my Cornish griddle cakes with berries, creme fraiche and maple syrup. They will haunt my dreams until I’m able to return for more.

I was a happy guest of the Llawnroc but will always believe that honesty is the best policy! Thanks to the Llawnroc’s friendly staff for a lovely stay.

Llawnroc hotel, Cornwall: Guineas restaurant

Llawnroc hotel, Cornwall: outdoor terrace viewLlawnroc hotel, Cornwall: breakfast table

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  • The Style Box

    Oooohhhh looks fantastic! Looks like a gorgeous view too – shame about the dreadful English weather :( You’ve managed to make the outdoor terrace look delightful though :)

  • Andrea

    The hotel looks beautiful, very modern. What fantastic views.:)

  • Rachael C

    You take some seriously beautiful photos. That places looks gorgeous. I love Cornwall – might have to put that place on my list of places to stay when I’m next back there x

    Island Girl Insights ♥

  • Gems – Fashion Well Done

    What a gorgeous looking place – its sounds like you had a lovely time.
    Booo about the spiders though!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  • claude

    wow! this looks fabulous!
    and it reminds me of my wish to travel through the UK:)

    xx claude

  • Elle Croft

    That outdoor terrace looks just perfect – and the bed looks pretty luxurious too!!

  • V

    Wow this place looks beautiful!!! I love the chandelier. I’m having a you choose cashmere giveaway on my blog, please pass by and enter I think you’ll love it.


  • Graham

    Gorran and the LLawnroc (Cornwall backwards if you didn’t notice ) is a lovely place to visit.
    The hotel is wonderful and the village is exactly what cornwall is all about.

    The small beaches and lovely cottages make Gorran a great destination.

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