St Moritz Hotel Luxury Apartments
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About St Moritz Hotel Luxury Apartments
These generously proportioned child friendly apartments have been designed to maximise the benefit of the spectacular outlook over the sea and the Camel Estuary. With extremely spacious, open plan living, kitchen and dining space, they are the ideal spot for holiday relaxation or entertainment. Terraces or balconies occupy the entire frontage of the lounges maximising access to the outside and crucially, a sense that the outdoors is actually part of the indoor experience. With all the St Moritz's quality service and amenities right on your doorstep, you can mix and match the self catering and hotel experience however the whim of your mood takes you.
Karen and her girls visited:
Standing on top of a hill but discreetly hidden from view, St Moritz is a delight from the moment you find it, a striking white building on a sunny day it would look perfectly in place in the Mediterranean rather than blending into the north Cornwall scenery.
St Moritz's 5 star self-catering apartments embody the whole St Moritz experience; spectacle, flawless finish and an ideal location either for your own private holiday indulgence, or for entertaining; whilst you stay enjoy all the superb facilities of the new luxury hotel in Cornwall the St Moritz Hotel - Cowshed spa, restaurant and bar, gym, pool, sauna, steam room and tennis.
There are three types of apartments. The eight central core three-bedroom apartments uniquely designed and ranged from the ground to the third floor, with ever more glorious sea views from the lounge dining room as you rise.
Two further enormous 1700 sq ft three-bedroom residences all ranged on the second floor and enjoying massive family space, huge balconies and spectacular river and sea views.
The final ultimate indulgence are Penthouses 308 and 405. Situated on the third and fourth floor with four bedrooms, a huge lounge, spacious balconies and naturally commanding views over a spectacular Camel Estuary and ocean.
As you will have by now gathered although all privately owned the standard of décor sets standards and they are very high. Think luxury seaside; kitchens are fully equipped, bathrooms come with the same standard of finish as the hotel and feature cowshed products. Luxurious bedding and towels are provided.
The Apartments facing out to sea have breathtaking views over the Atlantic. Top tip would be to break the bank and go for the Penthouse suite which is simply amazing!
Places To Eat
St Moritz offers 3 dining options and we did sample them all. The Seaside Restaurant is located near the outdoor pool and in summer there is a terrace for dining; open all day it offers lighter meals and everything from coffee to an evening drink can be enjoyed here. The bar offers a similar menu but dining here you are in the hub of the main building and it feels a little more elegant for the evening, enjoy drinks first and then a relaxed supper.
The restaurant is informal, an open plan kitchen operates and it is hard not to watch the chefs busy at work, the menu they produce is stylish and simple, they really do use local, seasonal produce and the food is of a high standard without being over priced (remember this area of Cornwall is expensive).
Breakfast is served in the main restaurant and has every option you could want, wide cereal selection, fruits, pastries and cooked menu (wonderfully cooked to order rather than a help yourself buffet).
An added bonus at St Moritz is the Cowshed Spa, an offshoot from the Soho House group it has been re-created in the same style and offers all their signature treatments, the spa girls are all delightful and well accomplished in their treatments. Arriving stressed and in need of some pampering this was certainly the place to find a bit of inner calm, cannot recommend it highly enough.
The indoor pool remains from pre new hotel days, but it is adequate and the new sauna/ steam room and changing facilities balance the overall experience. An outdoor pool will be open during the summer months and has been perfectly positioned to be shielded from the coastal wind; I suspect this area will be a real sun trap. For younger children the garden area by the outdoor pool offers space to play, there are also tennis courts, a play room with games for little ones and a wii/playstation. A laundry room for wetsuits is also offered.
Polzeath is one of the best surf beaches in North Cornwall with two well established surf schools offering lessons for every ability and a small range of shops and restaurants. There are many great walking routes from the hotel , take the coast path via Daymer Bay to Rock and enjoy an expensive coffee to sustain you for the walk back (nothing in Rock is cheap) or walk towards Polzeath and across to Pentire Head taking in the most stunning views out to sea.
So far so good and all things you would expect from a luxury hotel but where the St Moritz offers something extra really is in the standard of their service, a rotating team of guest hosts work with the reception team and duty managers to ensure there is always someone to help you plan your day. They cover everything from talking you through the days weather (very changeable in Cornwall) to offering lifts down to the beach in Polzeath, over to Rock or for an evening out; this is a great service that does mean you don't have to take the car everywhere. The team will book surf lessons and other activities, make dinner reservations (note Nathan Outlaw has a restaurant in Rock) and generally help with any and all aspects of your stay. This team are great and really make you feel that you are somewhere very special and you are, the best seaside hotel you could hope to find.