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Housel Bay Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The property came under new ownership in spring, 2018 and has since been refurbished
  • This Victorian hotel has a private beach and direct access to the South West Coast Path
  • You can take a scenic walk, discover secret coves and then head back to the hotel and warm yourself by the roaring fire
  • The restaurant offers a taste of Cornwall with local and seasonal cuisine

Enjoyed This
"The view and location were great. The evening meal was beautifully cooked"
Apr 3, 2019 - Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Rooms & Rates

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Housel Bay Hotel is close to Lizard Point, the most southerly point of the British mainland, and is next to the South West Coast Path, a spectacular coastal trail that attracts thousands of walkers every year. This stretch of coast has "dramatic cliff scenery, rare wildflowers and an interesting coastal history", according to the National Trust.

The wildflower-strewn cliffs provided the backdrop for the BBC's "Poldark", and also inspired author Rosamunde Pilcher's novels.

Poltesco is 15 minutes' drive away. The Poltesco Valley is notable for its ruined medieval mills, 17th-century pilchard cellars and 19th-century serpentine factory.

The picturesque harbour at Mullion Cove is approximately 20 minutes away by car, or it's a moderate 7-mile walk along the clifftops. If you're lucky, you will spot flocks of migrant warblers and swallows.

The restaurant sources local and seasonal ingredients. Rooms have countryside or ocean views. King Panoramic Rooms, the largest room type, also feature a bay window.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No infant bed/cot or extra bed is available, nor allowed.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(89 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Housel Bay Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The view and location were great. The evening meal was beautifully cooked
Other Comments
We were over charged on our bill which the manager semi-corrected. The dinner was included with a £25 supplement. There was an extra charge for the starter but we were also charged an extra charge for our main course although this was not marked on the menu so we were a bit annoyed.
Joyce Apr 03, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and although there were disappointing aspects on this visit I hope they will be rectified in time as our previous experience had been faultless.
Other Comments
We were forewarned that the hotel had new ownership when they could not be contacted prior to our visit by phone or e-mail. There new number is 01326 567 500, but no land line, a mistake in this location. the warm welcome, was missing, no log fire on a wild Cornish night, the evening meal on the second night was poor and there fore overpriced. The room had a comfortable bed, TV, tiles needing attention in the bathroom and poor tea making facilities. There were obvious tensions amongst the serving staff.
Cynthia Apr 02, 2019 Cullompton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The situation and views from the room could not have been better The staff were very friendly and helpful
Other Comments
One of the nicest places we have stayed in this country
david Mar 31, 2019 walpole Cross Keys, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its position
Other Comments
Room too small and advertised king-size bed not included.
GRAHAM Mar 31, 2019 Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location
Other Comments
Lovely hotel. Stunning views from restaurant, and our room. Friendly staff, etc.
Margaret Mar 29, 2019 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The stunning view
Other Comments
We found them very penny pinching
Sue Mar 29, 2019 cornwall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and the view
john Mar 27, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ocean view from our room (Room 9) was incredible! The staff are wonderful and very friendly. I was really impressed by the quality of the food on offer in both restaurants too.
Other Comments
The recent hotel refurbishment has been done to the highest standards - I loved the bright, airy feel of the public rooms in particular. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have experienced in the UK! Overall, this was a wonderful experience and I would strongly recommend this hotel for anyone wishing to enjoy great accommodation, top-quality food and breathtaking ocean views in fascinating Cornwall.
JOHN Mar 27, 2019 Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Stunning cliff top location. Easy access to cliff paths
Other Comments
Very welcoming and kean to help people make the most of their stay
Susan Mar 26, 2019 Exmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view
Other Comments
Staff were very friendly
Jean Mar 24, 2019 Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

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