As I type this I’m sat in a beautiful lounge in Bedruthan Hotel and Spa in Cornwall. I’m directly in front of a really cosy log fire, sipping on an ice cold glass of cider.
This is the first time I’ve felt relaxed in a long time.
I must admit, knowing that we were going on stay-cation with an active toddler, I was a little bit sceptical about how chilled out our holiday would be. But, we’ve been here for a day and I already feel rejuvenated. I haven’t even hit the spa yet!
I have a feeling that by the end of this post, you’re going to be dazzled by Bedruthan Hotel. If you’re longing for your own stay-cation away, this place is perfect.
We’re only here for two days but we already don’t want to leave. Despite the wind and occasional rain, the views from the hotel are breathtaking.
Our room is also so beautiful. We have this same sea view from our window and the room itself is perfectly spacious. It’s decorated with bright, funky accessories and feels really fun and vibrant.
We’re staying in one of the ‘sea view family’ rooms and it could easily fit a family with three children. What’s great about the window is that the curtains can be pulled right back so that you can take full advantage of the views.
Evie’s favourite spot is hiding behind the curtain playing peekaboo with the sea. My favourite spot is sat curled up in the chair by the window, just watching the waves crash onto the beach. Jamie’s favourite spot is in the super king bed. I think he’s going to spend most of these two days catching up on years worth of missed sleep.
The whole of Bedruthan Hotel and Spa is really vibrant. The decor is bright and inviting and there are lots of different areas where you can just go and sit and relax. From the colourful cafe, to a big lounge with a cosy fire, to little spots on the landings covered in books, where you can steal a few moments away for yourself.
The one thing that I really can’t get over is how family friendly Bedruthan is. Also, just how genuinely friendly and accommodating the staff are.
From the moment that you check in, they offer you a tour of the entire hotel. They also ask you if there is any information you need. Nothing is too much for them, from suggesting days out to making sure that local attractions are open and telling you how to get there.
Family Zones/Adult Zones
The hotel is so big, we were astounded by how much was on offer, even during this quiet sleepy week of November. We needn’t have left the hotel at all during our stay. Even though it is very family orientated, it’s been perfectly sectioned out so that there are dedicated zones for children to sit and play. There are also several ‘adult only’ areas, so that you can really take advantage of some much needed peace and quiet.
There is a spa, a gym, swimming pools, a cinema room, a teenage room, a craft room for children and huge play parks outside catering for both younger and older children.
Our toddler Evie’s favourite part of the hotel is the ‘Jungle Room’. It’s a giant soft play area with sections suitable for kids of all ages. I’m not sure who had more fun going down the slides, her or Jamie.
The hotel really has thought of everything.
Babysitting And Baby Groups
If you’ve come away with your children, but fancy some couple time alone or just want to sit and relax, the hotel not only offer a babysitting service if you desire it, but they also offer a listening service, which acts as a baby monitor.
This means that you can go to dinner or for a quiet drink in the bar, while your children safely sleep. Any noise from the room and you will be alerted straight away via a pager.
We are tempted to take advantage of this service because being a chef, Jamie desperately wants to eat at The Herring. The Herring is a fine-dining, adult only, onsite eatery. The menu for The Herring looks incredible. It’s full of seasonal dishes made with fresh local produce. We’ve heard some really great things about it.
The other onsite restaurant, called the ‘Wild Cafe’ is also fabulous! It’s been split into two sections, one side for families and one side for adults only. The food is really delicious and the cafe caters completely for children.
On our first night we went for dinner at a dedicated ‘children’s tea time’. This falls between 4 and 6pm. Perfect if you don’t want to disrupt your kids normal eating routine!
What’s even sweeter is that Evie not only has the choice of the menu, but there is also a little children’s buffet so that they can go up and help themselves to whatever they fancy.
Straight away when we sat down, the waitress brought us over a highchair, a sippy cup of water for my daughter, a bib, a kids plate and cutlery.
Even better, our food is included in our stay. We opted for the ‘Flexible Dining Package’ during the time of booking. Its completely taken away the stress of the cost of eating. It means that we have a £30 food allowance per adult per day, and a £15 food allowance for Evie.
Come To Bedruthan Hotel and Spa!
We’ve spent so much time exploring the hotel and relaxing already. I haven’t got enough pictures of us enjoying our time here yet. But, I think the Bedruthan Hotel and Spa website speaks for itself in showing you how perfect it is, so be sure to go and have a browse.
I also wrote another post this week about the outdoor spaces at the hotel: ‘Bright and Breezy at Bedruthan Steps‘. If you have kids, you’ll definitely want to pick up the park and take it home with you. It’s so sweet!
Are you planning on visiting Cornwall with your family? This really is the place for you! If you’d prefer to have your own space and stay in a stunning house, then check out our review of Moonrakers in St. Mawes.
What do you think of Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa? Have you ever been to Cornwall on holiday?
*We were asked to review the hotel for the purpose of this post. All words and opinions are honest and my own!