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Hotel Tresanton

Last updated: 18 May, 2023

Offering quiet sophistication in the yacht-filled harbour town of St Mawes, this waterfront family hotel on the magical Roseland Peninsula – a Cornish, if not world, classic.

Designer Olga Polizzi has filled the elegant rooms and suites with antiques, Cornish art, nautical stripes and wicker furniture. All rooms have sea views; some have terraces

Waterfront restaurant has a candlelit outdoor terrace overlooking the harbour, and there’s a plethora of activities for the kids. During the summer holidays, the hotel has a full-time member of staff to look after the children and take them crabbing on the small beach opposite the hotel. The alternative is to join in yourself.

It’s near a host of South Cornwall’s most popular attractions – from Falmouth and Fowey to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Surrounding area

The Roseland Peninsula has the fairy-tale feel of a world put to sleep: the King Harry ferry clanks lazily across the River Fal, the gardens are full of sub-tropical blooms, and boats drift slowly along secret creeks.

St Mawes is the location of some of Cornwall’s classiest hotels and opportunities for grown-up visits – to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the yacht-filled harbours of Falmouth and Fowey – are many and varied.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed