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100% (9 member ratings) ​"Heavenly seafront setting" -- Red Magazine

The Lugger

Portloe, UK
  • 17th-century smuggler's inn turned boutique hotel on the Cornish coast
  • Overlooks the harbour in Portloe, a quaint fishing village on Roseland Peninsula
  • On the South West Coast Path & a short drive from Truro & the Lost Gardens of Heligan 
  • The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is known for its local seafood & has excellent views

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100% (9 member ratings)

4.7Value for Money


Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5RD
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The Lugger Hotel is a "delightful" inn (The AA) on the harbour front in Portloe, a quaint fishing village on the Cornish coast, half an hour's drive from Truro. Once a 17th-century smuggler's inn, the property has been reinvented as a boutique hotel and was named one of The Mirror’s Top 10 Seaside Hotels in 2015.

Ringed by craggy cliffs, Portloe is a "wild and romantic spot" (The Stylist) with narrow streets and a picturesque little harbour. It is in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula, "arguably the most tranquil corner of one of Britain's most beautiful counties", says The Guardian, with "statuesque cliffs and untrammelled beaches". The South West Coast Path passes right through the village (guests can borrow wellies and umbrellas from the hotel), and it is a pleasant two and a half hours' walk around Nare Head to Carne Beach's sheltered south-facing sands. A 20-minute drive inland leads to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a "fascinating" Victorian garden (The Rough Guide to Britain) that was forgotten for 76 years and only rediscovered in 1990.

The hotel's restaurant holds two AA Rosettes, as well as Breakfast and Dinner awards, and serves seasonal fresh food, with an emphasis on Cornish lobster, crab and shellfish. The views over the harbour are excellent, especially from the terrace. There's no mobile phone signal at the hotel, but free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge, where there's an open fireplace and comfy sofas.

Rooms are cosy and have a "chic seaside feel", says The Stylist. Classic rooms have views of the village or the cliffs, or you can upgrade to a Deluxe room for a glimpse of the sea or a terrace overlooking the village. There's fresh milk in the fridge for tea and coffee, and guests are treated to a nightly turndown service, including biscuits, hot chocolate, the next day's weather forecast and a short story.

Travelzoo tip: Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in Cornwall.

From the press:

  • "Family-friendly hotel with lovely views and excellent staff" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Local ingredients are the kitchen's linchpin, particularly seafood" -- The AA Restaurant Guide
by Michelle Brister
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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request and free of charge for children aged 15 and under, in Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms only.
    This includes breakfast.


  • Dogs are allowed on request in the bedrooms and on the terraces but not in any public areas and will be charged at £15.00 per stay, payable at the hotel.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is in Portloe, a small fishing village on the Cornish coast, five hours' drive from London. Free parking is available at the hotel. Trains from London Paddington to the nearest train station in Truro take just over four hours. Truro station is 30 minutes away by taxi.


  • Portloe
  • Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5RD
  • United Kingdom

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

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