Hotel Tresanton

Hotel Tresanton

St Mawes, Cornwall, England

Hotel Tresanton is a collection of whitewashed buildings. Formerly a yacht club, they create a very relaxed, almost Mediterranean getaway. Tresanton is a cluster of houses on the edge of St Mawes, one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall. In 1997 Olga Polizzi bought Tresanton and spent two years completely redesigning and restoring it. All 31 rooms have stunning sea views looking out towards St Anthony’s lighthouse, while the hotel itself boasts a restaurant, bar, sitting room, cinema, playroom, children’s garden and a private yacht.

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  • 30 individually styled bedrooms, all with magnificent sea views.
  • Rooms enjoy private terraces, antique furnishings and cornish art.
  • All rooms come with wifi, air conditioning, tv, safe and hairdryer.
  • Treatment room with a large selection of treatments including massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, pedicures and manicures.
  • 8m private yacht, cinema, playroom and children’s garden.
  • Private event spaces for weddings, meetings or cocktail parties.

Our Favourite

  • Undoubtedly the Tresanton highlight, their master suite in rock cottage comes complete with wood burning stove, underfloor heating and crow's nest terrace overlooking st anthony's lighthouse.

Wine & Dine

  • Tresanton's own restaurant serves up the freshest locally caught seafood and work with local farmers and butchers to provide only cornish meat. Romantic candlelit suppers can also be arranged on their secluded private terrace just above the sea.


  • Seaside chic. Shorts, boating shoes and cashmere.


  • Rooms from £ 290 / night

Local Guide

Favourite Restaurants

  • The Watch House, best for seafood, local ambience, walking distance from hotel.
  • St Mawes Hotel, authentic, quality dishes that showcase the best locally sourced Cornish ingredients.

Don't miss

  • Hotel Tresanton has its own 8m yacht built in 1939 to race for Italy at an international competition. From Easter to the end of September, their skipper will take you sailing around Falmouth bay. This area, which includes the estuary of the Helford and the Fal rivers, is one of the most beautiful and safe areas for sailing and boating in Britain.

How to get there

  • The best way to reach St Mawes is by train or car. A five hour drive from London or four hours by train to St Austell. First Great Western also offers an overnight sleeper train. with private one or two bed compartments. Avoid using the King Harry Ferry which is not in service at night.

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