St Moritz Hotel, Cornwall
ST MORITZ HOTEL: CORNWALL
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
For the seaside location and close proximity to Padstow
Enjoy stylish and peaceful rooms
Take advantage of the handy Land Rover shuttle service
Pitch up for the day in your very own beach hut!
During my trip to Cornwall with my Mum in October, I also visited the St Moritz Hotel. Arriving into Newquay airport, it was a half hour taxi ride through picturesque countryside to the St Moritz and the hotel was situated at the top of a peaceful country lane.
The hotel is located in a great spot between the seaside spots of Polzeath and Rock (where you can get ferries to Padstow). You’re able to walk to either or the hotel very kindly offers a complimentary Land Rover service, shuttling you to either location and back to the hotel. With a bit of a wind and rain storm during out visit, it’s something we definitely made use of!
We visited Polzeath, Rock and Padstow during our two days staying at the hotel and it was nice not having to travel far, using the hotel as the perfect base for exploring the area.
The hotel has a simple and modern interior with a neutral colour scheme throughout. Entering the hotel, you are greeted with a with a big grand reception filled with comfortable seats and a spiral staircase that leads up to the restaurant and bar.
I was staying in a Junior Garden Suite and my Mum was in a King room and both of the rooms were spacious and well designed. My room was particularly impressive, with a huge bedroom with dressing table, armchairs and a big bed, which featured cool chevron style wallpaper above it.
There was also an additional large seating area in a conservatory off the bedroom, which led out to the lovely and botanical hotel gardens and both were the perfect spots to read and relax.
We were greeted in our rooms by a tray of truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries each and it was a lovely welcome to the hotel.
Both beds were exactly what you want in a hotel - big and comfortable with crisp white sheets and it was delightful waking up, making a cuppa and getting back in bed to watch a bit of morning TV before breakfast.
My Mum’s room also had the added fun factor of coming with its own beach hut! It was fun to head down to the outdoor pool and discover our little hut for the weekend and it had a picturesque view of nearby Polzeath beach.
The Shorecrest restaurant, where we ate lunch and dinner, has a relaxed kitchen feel to it and I liked the open shelving with various homeware objects on display.
We ate here for dinner on our first night and the menu had a good selection of bistro style dishes alongside the likes of fish and chips and Rarebit. I enjoyed the Garlic and Chilli Prawns to start and my Mum chose the Chicken and Apricot Terrine and for main, I ordered the Lamb with Woodfired Roots and Mustard Mash and my Mum chose the pan-fried Hake with Smoked Salmon Risotto.
Both starters were good and the terrine worked really well with the succulent chicken and juicy fruit. The lamb was slow-cooked and it was a warming autumn dish that was full of flavour but the perfectly cooked fish was unfortunately let down by the overly creamy risotto which was also too solid in its texture.
We also ate breakfast in the same restaurant (the hotel’s other restaurant Sea Side Cafe serves lunch, coffee or cream teas) and there was lots of choice with a continental buffet and a range of hot dishes, including full vegetarian breakfasts and avocado and poached eggs on toast.
We had a really enjoyable stay at the St Moritz hotel. The whole stay felt very relaxing and we loved the fact it was easy to get around without a car (as we flew to Cornwall, we didn’t have one!) as there is lots to do on the doorstep with the ease of the hotel land rover shuttle service. It’s a great choice for a weekend away in gorgeous Cornwall.
St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6SD
Dotty Dishes was a guest of the St Moritz Hotel - as ever, reviews are my honest opinion!