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Great spa break by the sea!
I've just returned from a couple of days on a spa break at the St Moritz Hotel that I booked as a result of an offer in Cosmopolitan magazine and my friend and I had the most relaxing, most chilled weekend possible. I'd never been to Cornwall before and we booked a special 2 for 1 offer a while ago and were really looking forward to it. It was amazing value for money with champagne and treatments thrown in and we also upgraded to stay in a suite as we thought that we deserved it! This wasn't really a suite, it was as big as my London flat with a huge, plump double bed in a lovely airy room with a whole separate kitchen, lounge and dining area. We couldn't believe it! It is a heck of a drive from London and we did have to navigate Cornish lanes in the dark to get there (we got a little lost but eventually found our way there so do take a good map) but when we woke up in the morning to the sun streaming in the windows and stepped out onto our private balcony, we couldn't believe the view and we felt like London was forever ago. Everything is brand new and really luxurious - just what we wanted!
Our treatments were lovely and we were very well looked after in the spa. All of the staff are so friendly and attentive but also in a relaxed, Cornish way so we just felt very welcome and very relaxed the whole time we were there.
We had dinner in the restaurant one of our nights there and the food was brilliant - I definitely recommend the chilled soup - delicious on a hot evening! Also compared to London prices, the meal was really reasonable. The hotel has the most amazing views and the Cornish coastpath is right outside so you just walk and walk. We were obviously very lucky with the weather and spent hours just lying on our balcony reading and sunbathing.
The only downside is that there is patchy mobile reception and my friend had to walk to the end of the car park a couple of times to make and receive urgent calls so I would advise that people give the main number to anyone that might need to get hold of them in a hurry.
Overall, I would say this is the perfect destination for couples or friends like us just wanting to get away somewhere different and quiet for a restful but luxurious spa or weekend break at a cost that is actually really reasonable.
St Moritz, a great hotel
We have recently returned form a very enjoyable week at the St Moritz and can highly recommend it.
The location is stunning, with superb views and easy costal walks to two great beaches.
The hotel itself manages the difficult task of appealing to those looking for somewhere cool and stylish, yet also somewhere that families are very welcome too. The gym / spa / pool facilities are very useful for the inevitable wet-weather days.
Staff were extremely helpful and all appeared to enjoy being there which isn't always the case.
Couldn't fault the food at all, and the restaurant was clearly popular with non-residents too. (There is now a room service menu, so they seem to listen to feedback).
We will be back for 2 weeks in August, and can confidently recommend this hotel to others.
We have just returned from a 3 night stay in this hotel and we had a fantastic time. Our room was beautifully decorated - we stayed in a king sized room which had lots of room. The bed was so comfortable and it was a nice touch to have the Cowshed spa products available for use in the bathroom. We ate out each night so can't comment on the restaurant food in the evening but the breakfasts were excellent - there was a very good selection to choose from.
There were several nice walks from the hotel, and it is close to a few lovely beaches. We travelled to different spots all over Cornwall, and nowhere was too far away.
Overall we had a great stay and will definitely return in the future.
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a building site. and no wonder - i was there for a week and the builders seemed more keen on tea breaks than work.
they are building a swimming pool in front of all the suites. very, very noisy. from 8am.
a lot of the suites have been sold so different workmen, over whom the hotel claim to have no control, work any hours their employers ask.
there is a new building being constructed not 25 yards from reception. again staff claimed to have no control over it.
landscaping work too - right outside 'garden view' (2 walls and a road in our case) rooms.
entire floors of the hotel are still being decorated and furbished. so banging, drilling shouting etc every morning we were there which continued until 5pm.
the staff - have all been employed very recently and have no idea how to run a hotel. enquiries were met with rudeness, guesses, shrugs and in one case laughter ( could they fill up the toiletries in the spa).
i tried to use the indoor pool twice and was given different reasons each time for why it was closed.
on my last day there were more transit vans parked in the carpark than cars and in excess of 20 builders that i counted.
potential for a good hotel. but not this year, and not with present management. a joke.
A wonderful weekend getaway - far from the working week!
Our stay was relatively short lived, but well worth the travel.
Arriving at 1.30 on Saturday morning after a very long week at work, having spent 4 hours on the motorway.
Even at that time in the morning we were greeted by a friendly face at reception who very kindly showed us to our room.
What luxury - the room was styled like a modern designer hotel - a great big double bed that was so comfy! a lovely bathroom full of Cow Shed Spa goodness!
A lovely relaxing sleep and woke to a sunny Cornish morning, news paper already outside the bedroom door (they had asked if we wanted a paper when we arrived).
Amazing beaches - 3 or 4 within walking distance - good for surfing, sailing, rock pooling or beautiful walks along the cliffs.
A great meal in the restaurant that evening and a few well earned beers in the bar to finish off.
Another night's sleep recharging the batteries and then a big cooked breakfast on Sunday, more time out at the beach; then the drive home in the afternoon.
Was it worth it - absolutely. It may be a fair 4 hour drive from London, but the motorways are good and the driving relatively straight forward.
I totally recommend it to anyone wanting to spoil themselves for the weekend :)
Just returned from a long weekend at St Moritz. There is building work going on in front of the suites and outside reception.
Location of the hotel is great, 5 min walk to the coastal path. We stayed in a double room which was rather on the small side. Bed good, window too small (no aircon), walls very thin.
The hotel has the potential of being a great one, if they would get the basics right:
Staff needs more training , and give more attention in terms of cleaniness, there is enough staff but they "dont see" the work there is (ie cleaning up after guests have left the hall) and wiping floors etc.
The whole hotel is lacking a bit of charme, and could be much nicer - put up some plants outside on the sundeck etc.
Pool is lacking charme, too (and already needs repairs) (but has the potential to be nice), again, needs more attention from staff (Changing rooms dirty)
Spa treatments in the cowshed spa are great.
Despite all of this we enjoyed the stay, if you go take advantage of special offers, food in restaurant is great and staff attentive there.
Refreshing for the UK
I stayed at the St Moritz with my family and the whole experience was very refreshing, especially for a hotel in the UK. The hotel is impressive, the rooms of a very high standard and possibly too good, and the service extremely friendly. At the start we wre worried about whether there was any work still going on but the hotel building is finished and any remaining works were minor and certainly not an issue. As a location by the sea goes it is difficult to beat and although it was quite expensive we got a lot of added value which made the holiday special. It is definitely one on the list to return to.
Just come back from 2nd visit to St Moritz. Stayed in the hotel in March and an apartment in June. Would say hotel rooms are on the small side but well kitted out and very comfortable. The apartments take it to a new level with so much more space and the quality furnishings. Main Polzeth beach is a ten minute walk away and Daymer bay is a similar distance in the opposite direction. Excellent on site facilities including swimming pool, gym, sky sports, spa, restaurant and bar. Staff very friendly and seem really pound of where they work – rightly so.
This sets the standard of what hotels and apartments should be like. Only reason you could have to complain would be the British weather but rather stay here than some “5 star” in the med.
Now well into its stride
We have just returned from our second trip, having originally stayed just as it opened at Xmas 2007. The teething problems which were evident last year are all but ironed out and this is now a luxury hotel well into its stride.
We were expected and welcomed at reception when we arrived and very quickly we and our luggage were taken to our rooms. Within minutes we were ordering pre-lunch drinks. The rooms were spotless and stylish and well maintained throughout the stay.
The food is impeccable, well cooked, well presented and timely. The service was efficient and enthusiastic and there are now enough waiting staff to ensure attention.
The North coast has needed such a stylish hotel for a long time.
One of the 2 twin rooms.
The smaller of 2 dble bedrooms
The tractor driver can smell the tea!
Sunny and spacious sitting room