The stunning St. Michael’s Mount is one of Cornwall’s (and the UK’s!) most famous landmarks.
With its tidal ‘Giants Causeway’ making the island only accessible at certain times of day, and it’s beautiful backdrop of Mount’s Bay and Penzance harbour in the distance, there’s something uniquely magical about this castle island (especially at sunset – check out these photos I took last Summer!).
I’ve had the good fortune to stay in quite a few beautiful hotels throughout my life, whether in Cornwall, the UK, or abroad; many with their own gorgeous views. However, I honestly think this is the best view from a hotel room I have ever experienced.
The Mount Haven Hotel is a boutique, luxury hotel on the outskirts of the village of Marazion (Marazion beach is the ‘gateway’ to the tidal causeway to the Mount!) with 19 rooms and a terrace bar and restaurant. I was lucky enough to be invited to stay in one of their Blissful Bay rooms on the top floor!
Finding it was nice and easy! It’s within a 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach and just a stone’s throw from the bars, restaurants and galleries in the village, but also feels secluded and tucked away on the edge of the coast.
When we were shown to our room, the first thing that came out of my mouth was ‘Wow!’. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted with floor to ceiling sliding doors out onto a modern wood balcony overlooking the view of a lifetime! With a cute little set of table and chairs outside, and privacy panels at either side, you could easily sit out there all evening in Summer to watch the sun set over St. Michael’s Mount.
The room itself was beautifully light, clean and modern with contemporary fittings and decor, making everything feel spacious, airy and tranquil. I think due to the boutique size of this hotel as well, everything felt so quiet and peaceful!
Before dinner, Alex and I went on a search for the South West Coast path, and found the entrance to it just 20m to the west of Mount Haven!
We walked down the pathway to a little cove which, at low tide, probably connects around to Marazion beach and the causeway. It looked like the perfect spot for a beach bbq or picnic with a view when the weather is a bit warmer!
Keen to try out the hotel’s restaurant, we headed downstairs and took our seats ready for a meal prepared by Head Chef, Ross Sloan. With appetisers of mackerel donuts with caviar and delicious homemade bread, we were off to a good start!
For starters, I had a delicious seafood chowder, followed by butternut squash risotto and apricot tart for dessert. We had the bed, breakfast & dinner package for our stay, but the set menu for the restaurant is very reasonably priced at £25 for 3 courses.
In the morning, I had the pleasure of using our room’s wonderful rainfall shower with their Bloom Remedies products. I love that Mount Haven have partnered with a local independent brand like this for their toiletries – such a nice touch!
But the best thing of all was waking up to such an amazing view – I’m sorry I can’t stop going on about it! There’s nothing quite like opening your curtains to this incredible sight, and I’d totally add it to your bucket list if you haven’t already.
* I was offered a complimentary stay at Mount Haven for the purposes of review, but all thoughts are my own.