Guest Reviews

What they're saying
"Relaxing hideaway"

My husband and I have just come back from two nights winder get away to The Driftwood Hotel .
The location of the hotel is spectacular even in winter as it outlooks gardens, beach and the massive expansive sea! The hotel is very comfortable and homely. The staff are kind , friendly and professional and take pride in their jobs....The chef produced delicious breakfasts & dinners for us...We would highly recommend and hope to return to enjoy The Hotel in the sunshine too.

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"Afternoon Tea"

I went with my friend for afternoon tea. It was absolutely amazing! The hotel has such a cozy, relaxing, peaceful ambience. The owners are really good with the interior design. The views are stunning, the food was great and the whole team really friendly. The journey was definitely worth it. We will be back.

Google Review ,
"Very special place and a fabulous stay"

We will absolutely be coming back to this hotel. Staff, service, views and food were all perfect, thank you! We had a really excellent dinner, the wine list was interesting and very well done. Breakfast plentiful and very good. We were sorry to be only staying one night - would recommend for a couple of days to thoroughly unwind or for a special treat.

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"A slice of Paradise"

Our second visit in two years and hopefully won't be the last. Amazingly beautiful hotel set in the most idyllic setting imaginable. Breakfast that are just fabulous and extremely comfortable rooms all go to make this the a wonderful place just to chill and totally relax.

It's not the place if you are looking for a fast pace and night life but if you want superb quality in a peace of paradise you won't go wrong. However what makes this hotel so very special are the wonderful staff from the top down who truly just go out of their way to be as helpful and lovely as you could ever possibly wish for.

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"Superb lunch in an idyllic setting"

My husband and I had lunch here with friends, to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect - the food, the atmosphere and decor, and the lovely waitress. The 180-degree view along the coast is outstanding. Afterwards we went down to the beach for a walk - idyllic.

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We had lunch here with friends to celebrate my 75th birthday. What a find. I think it deserves a Michelin star, or bib at the very least. Every course was superb, well explained and presented. The secluded location and 180 degree coastal views are breathtakingly beautiful, and the restaurant itself was lovely especially our window table. Hugely enjoyable.

Valerie Taplin,
"Fabulous welcome"

We were walk in's, fabulous welcome from the moment we entered asking for a room. Every member of staff was brillant, great wine list. The Ox tail was the best ever eaten, would have been happy to have just eaten as a main.
Will be returning, thank you owners for picking such amazing staff.

Steve Burbidge,
"An absolutely brilliant 4 nights in this boutique hotal"

Driftwood has the most magnificent position on the cliff top with views to die for. The room, a family room with 2 bedrooms was perfect, the staff were friendly without being obtrusive and the food was excellent.

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"Dream location "

Very nice dream location with direct access to the beach. Very nice warm welcome at the hotel...The breakfast was exceptionally good and freshly prepared. Cream tea was lovely. The dinner would have earned a Michelin star on both evenings. Very very good with good wine list. But the best thing was the people who made our stay perfect.

Peter H Google Review,
"What a find!"

What a find! Tucked out the way from the usual crowded places, here you have peace and relaxation without any hassle. Just book in and let the price and tranquility of the area wash over you. No other houses near you, your own deserted beach, lovely coastal walks and their own wonderful gardens to sit in and watch the sea.

As for the food, it can only be described as boarding on Michelin star! that good !
All the staff were very helpful and friendly, could not do enough for you, I think I'm right in saying it's only 15 rooms and a wonderful little 2 bed cottage that's tucked in half way down the cliff path , so book early if you want a relaxing get away!

Google Review ,
"Perfect for a sunshine break"

This is a delightful hotel in a stunning location. The extensive gardens run down to the sea and the views are breath-taking. The service was outstanding and my husband pronounced breakfast "the best this year!"
We stayed for a weekend break in Room 14, which was light and spacious... Overall we had a wonderful stay and felt totally looked after. We would be back in a heartbeat.

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"Delightful stay in this lovely hotel!"

The hotel is situated in a beautiful location with stunning views and its own beach. Our 2 night stay with family for a special birthday celebration was faultless. The service was friendly and relaxed and the staff couldn’t do more to help. Food was excellent and of note the mackerel and lobster. We were able to have both breakfast and dinner on the terrace on the second day. We had a picnic one day in the garden provided by the hotel in a lovely hamper with tasty sandwiches and treats. sleeping with the balcony doors open with a fabulous view of the sea and the moon, and sounds of the waves was the icing on the cake, helped of course by the great weather.

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"Exquisite short break"

A wonderful short holiday here to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We arrived exhausted after a long drive and a breakdown on the M5 but were soon revived by a warm welcome and a walk down to the glorious beach below the hotel. A g and t on the terrace while enjoying the amazing views completed the restoration. We ate both nights at the hotel and the food was flavoursome and well presented. The breakfast menu is particularly magnificent but the stars of the show are the staff who are helpful, jolly and professional whether they are bringing plates of food, cleaning and replenishing the rooms or soothing guests who accidentally set off the alarm in the disabled loo. We were extremely lucky with the weather and enjoyed a cliff walk to Portscatho as well as a swim in the sea. many thanks to all who made our trip such a joyous occasion.

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"The perfect place for a weekend getaway."

A hidden gem…the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Everything about this place is just superb, from the moment you arrive you instantly feel relaxed.
The food is amazing, along with the views of the sea. The service is exceptional and we honestly can’t wait to return again. Thank you to all of the team at Driftwood for making our stay so memorable.

Google Review ,
"The nicest hotel I've ever stayed in in the UK"

I think this is the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in in the UK. I feel like I could write a novel about how relaxing and idyllic it is to wake up overlooking stunning gardens and ocean views, enjoy a delicious, leisurely breakfast and then spend the day just soaking up the lovey surroundings whether you stay at the hotel or venture to one of the beautiful towns/beaches/gardens nearby.

The staff were all lovely; so accommodating and on top of everything without creating a stuffy atmosphere. As for the dinners, I don't know how the restaurant doesn't have a michelin star yet but I'm sure it will soon! Just a delightful place to spend time unwinding.

Google Review ,
"You need to go here"

Where to start? The bedroom view? (Jaw-stopping sea view from all three windows.) Service? Perfection itself and really friendly, too. Decor? Absolutely stunning, warm and comfortable. But it's the food that makes this hotel head and shoulders above its rivals and worth the visit...Easily the best hotel visit and the best food we've ever tasted.

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"A Little Gem"

This hotel is excellent! The hotel and gardens were tastefully decorated/maintained and created a lovely relaxed vibe. The tasting menu (and wine flight) was outstanding and was a match for any Michelin star restaurant that I have ever been to. The staff were lovely and very professional too! Looking forward to a return visit!!

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"What a wonderful discovery "

We were meeting up with some very dear friends and were looking for somewhere a bit special for lunch. After browsing the internet I came across the Driftwood Hotel, loved the look of it so booked a table. What a stroke of luck. The location is stunning. It was a beautiful day and we ate outside overlooking the sea... I would recommend eating here if you want a relaxed atmosphere, wonderful scenery and delicious food.

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"Personal touches "

Right up alongside the best seaside hotels in Britain. All kinds of personal touches – like the sea urchin shell placed on the early morning tea tray. Dinners to die for, with succulent local hand-dived scallops and melt-in-the-mouth boeuf en daube.

Brian Jackman, Daily Telegraph,
"Relaxed atmosphere"

Last night I dreamed I went to driftwood again... there is a lovely, relaxed atmosphere... good food at a fair price always produces a smile on everyone’s face.

Jan Moir, Daily Telegraph,
"The ultimate hideaway"

Turn off your mobile and head for the ultimate hideaway, where the only thing you’ll hear is the sea lapping at the shore.

Daily Mail,

The restaurant serves a seasonal menu which summer visitors can enjoy on the outside terrace watching the sun drip down behind the horizon - perfect.

The English Home,
"Cuddle-inducing retreat "

Charming, atmospheric…There can be no more cuddle-inducing retreat in Cornwall than this...

London Evening Standard,
"Sophisticated chic and style"

Relaxed ambience and youthful vibe and the food is also excellent…. Without compromising on its sophisticated chic and style, the place is very child-friendly.

Harpers & Queen,
"Definitely one of my favourites"

 This place in Portscatho is not necessarily unknown, but its definitely one of my favourites..."

Nathan Outlaw, The Times,
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