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See you in St. Austell!

BEST WESTERN Cliff Head Hotel enjoys a stunning location in St. Austell, giving guests the luxury of a coastal location, with sandy beaches and coves on the delightful doorstep!

As for things to do while you're here, there are a wealth of walks to keep you occupied, and lots of panoramic views of the south Cornish Coast to take your breath away.

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Sea Road
Carlyon Bay
St Austell
PL25 3RB


Bars, Free WIFI, Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted Dog friendly
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Wesley Pratt


Bay Restaurant

Our Bay Restaurant and Grill, overlooking our garden, offers a perfect setting for evening dinner, informal meals or a special celebration, and is open to both residents and non-residents.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07.30 - 09.30
Lunch: 12:00 - 21:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21.00
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

The lounge bar with a Wine list to compliment our ever changing menu provides a perfect environment to relax and unwind after a days business, travelling or sightseeing before moving to our Restaurant where fresh seasonal produce from our local suppliers will be prepared for you by our Head Chef. Alternatively, guests can enjoy delicious food from the Lounge menu available from 12 noon to 9.00 pm, to both residents and non-residents.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Carlyon Bay Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Championship
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6500 Yards
Handicap required


1.00 miles away in Carlyon Bay


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £25.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £25.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition Yes

St Austell Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Golfmark
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 5500 Yards
Handicap required


3.00 miles away in St Austell


Driving range
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £10.00
Tuition £25.00
Driving Range Yes

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type PL25 3RB

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: M5, J31, 75.00 miles
Nearest train station: St Austell, 3.00 miles
Nearest airport: Exeter, 80.00 miles
Free parking on site (65 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Sea Road
Carlyon Bay
St Austell
PL25 3RB

What's nearby?


  • Exeter Chiefs Rugby Stadium (75 miles)

  • Plymouth Argyle Football Club (40 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Eden Project (3 miles)

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (8 miles)

  • Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre (2 miles)

  • Jamaica Inn (10 miles)

  • Newquay Zoo (18 miles)


  • St. Austell (3 miles)

  • Truro (17 miles)

  • Plymouth (39 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
St Piran Suite 150 90 50 50 130
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • Trip Advisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 425 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 146
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Great Staff

16/04/2015 bilko1971,

Very friendly and helpful staff in hotel with stunning views over Carlyon Bay. Personally I think the hotel is in need of a refurb, our room which was an executive room with king size bed was a bit... more


Just What You'd Expect

14/04/2015 Ian_Dunmore, Leicester, United Kingdom

A quiet accommodating hotel full of old fogies, but then I'm not too young myself these days and it makes a change not to walk into a glass and steel menagerie. I like traditional hotels. My only... more


Wonderful place lovely staff.

10/04/2015 Lesley K,

Stayed here for two nights while working in the area. Staff were very helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. I had seaview room which was fantastic. Room 15 was comfortable and well... more


mini break to Cornwall

10/04/2015 Harris1962, Exeter, United Kingdom

Stayed here with my partner and a couple of friends whilst in Cornwall for a few days The staff were friendly but the hotel in need of some Tlc. We were put in rooms on the far side of the... more


A base for an Eden Project visit. Mike and Kathy Reading. England.

04/04/2015 879Mike1951, Reading, United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel for a couple of days recently to use as a base for our visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall. The hotel in general was in-line with our expectations regarding the dining and... more