St Moritz Hotel
- Style Surf-side family HQ
- Setting Rugged Camel Estuary
Set on Cornwall’s Camel Estuary, the St Moritz Hotel is a modernist marvel of a resort, with stylish wood-floored rooms and suites, a Cowshed spa and a buzzy brasserie and bar. There’s also its enviable shorefront location, accentuated by a series of charming and colourful classic beach huts. If it rains, fear not – the hotel also has a huge indoor pool. With lots of activities on offer and a very friendly professional staff, it’s the perfect place for families with children or couples craving a seaside getaway.
Need to know
- Rooms 45: 15 smaller doubles, 15 king doubles or twins, 15 suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $149.67 (£92), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
- More details Rates include full English or Continental breakfast.
- Facilities Cowshed spa with nine treatment rooms, pool, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi and gym. Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, board games, minibar, Cowshed toiletries. Suites have full kitchens and DVD players.
- Poolside There's a mosaic-tiled indoor pool at the hotel's Leisure Club, and an outdoor pool (open in good weather) that's surrounded by hammocks and sunloungers.
- Check–out 11am; Check-in, 4pm. Both can be flexible, depending on availability.
Children The kids' room has a Wii. The hotel has a deal with a local surf outfit to offer beach sessions, included in the room rate. Children under 13 can stay on Z-beds in your room for £35 B&B. Cots for babies are free, but there's a one-off £5 charge for linen.
- Also Wellies are provided. You can buy Cowshed products from the spa, and Cornish deli items in the restaurant.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms All the first-floor Suites have sea views: we particularly like the vista from 107a; 108a has a slightly bigger balcony. At the end of the building, room 110b has lots of space and two cosy armchairs.
- Packing tips The wherewithal to dress for four seasons in one day.
- Also Be sure to book dinner and any spa treatments well in advance – both the restaurant and Cowshed are local hotspots and can get busy.
Food and drink at St Moritz Hotel
- Hotel restaurant On the first floor of the 'leisure building', St Moritz's restaurant serves good brasserie food, such as fish 'n' chips and steaks, lots of great seafood and local, seasonal flavours; the lunch menu changes daily according to what's good and fresh.
- Dress code Bring on the Boden.
- Top table Near the open kitchen.
- Last orders 9pm, or 10pm in high summer.
- Room service You can order from the restaurant menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Hotel bar Lounge by day, bar by night, a big, comfortable space next to the restaurant where children are always welcome and jazzy music tinkles. There are magazines scattered around, and you can order Doom Bar beer and local cider, as well as wine, cocktails, afternoon tea or a meal.