The Carlyon Bay Hotel

Clifftop hotel with award-winning fine dining restaurant

With a dramatic cliff top setting, picturesque views over St Austell Bay and 250 acres of private grounds and gardens, there are few Cornish hotels that can rival Carlyon Bay’s location.

Opening as a luxury hotel in 1929, nearly a century later classic opulence is still standard here, with elegant quarters, indoor and outdoor heated pools, a luxurious spa and an 18 hole champion golf course – not forgetting the award winning Bay View restaurant.

Newly refurbished, the hotel’s AA rosette restaurant provides an elegant backdrop for an indulgent meal. Whether you dine from the table d’hote or the a la carte menu, Cornwall’s famed local produce takes centre stage in skilfully crafted traditional dishes from head chef Paul Leakey and his team. There’s also an impressive international wine list to match.

Priding itself on outstanding customer service, this family run hotel goes the extra mile to make every visit special, from the friendly doorman on arrival to the bartender on hand with signature cocktails.

Sample menu


Cornish feta, tapenade salad, micro herbs, olives, £8.50


Panfried Creedy duck breast, celeriac puree, caramel walnuts, cabbage, £21


Dark chocolate delice, raspberry sorbet, basil tuiles,

The Carlyon Bay Hotel, Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD

01726 812304

Opening hours

Hotel open all year

Bay Restaurant: 7.30am – 10am and 7pm – 9.30pm

Chef: Paul Leakey

Owners: Percy R Brend & Sons

Bedroom rate: From £108

Bedrooms: 86

  • Kids welcome
  • Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Private dining available
  • Gluten free options
  • Wedding venue
  • Online booking
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Exclusive use

Insider’s tips:

When the hotel opened in 1929, fresh sea water was pumped into a third tap in the rooms to allow guests to indulge in the health benefits of the waters – something that’s reflected in the luxury spa treatments today.

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