A couple of weeks ago my mum flew over from Spain for another one of our mother-daughter weeks of adventuring and pampering. We were invited to stay at the Mount Haven hotel in the beautiful parish town of Marazion, which is about 2miles outside of Penzance. I'd already heard some great things about their head chef Ross Sloan and was keen to take mum over to St Michaels Mount so we jumped at the opportunity for a nights stay.
We arrived on a Thursday morning, a good few hours before our check-in time, and we're hoping to dump our bags and head straight over to St Michaels Mount. As soon as we walked through the door we were welcomed with open arms and were able to go straight into our room and make ourselves at home. Upon opening the door to our Blissful Bay room I was flawed by the view ahead of me. A super large fluffy bed dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and luxury feather duvet and pillows. Beyond the bed and looking out of the balcony double doors were panoramic views of the bay with the mount in the centre. It was nothing short of stunning and gave the impression that everything was movable parts that had been perfectly positioned and curated to be viewed from this angle.
One of my pet peeves in hotels is tiny rooms with poor storage which wasn't really a problem for us as on this occasion as we were only staying for one night but had we walked through the door with a couple of suitcases we wouldn't have been disappointed either. The pleasant and airy decorated room had a double wardrobe, flat screen tv, coffee machine and an awesome shower that turned into a massage pressure shower at the flick of a switch. The Bloom natural remedy products in the bathroom were an added treat.
After settling into our room we headed down into the town which was a convenient short 5min walk from the hotel. We walked past the stunning little cottages and peered in the through the windows of the quaint craft, antique and art shops in the centre of town. We managed to score a window seat in the Godolphin Arms and ate our mussels and crab macaroni cheese whilst watching visitors board the boats and head over to the mount.
By the time we'd finished our lunch the tide had retreated to reveal the causeway meaning we could walk over to the mount instead of catching the boat. We had a lovely few hours over at St Michaels Mount. The castle is steeped in history and the views from the roof terrace are one of a kind. The Gardens weren't open when we visited but they looked beautiful when we looked down on them from the castle windows. It's a fab trip to do if ever you're over that way.
We headed back to the hotel and walked straight into our massage treatments. Mum had an hour of Indian head massage and I had a deep tissue one to relieve those knots in my back that have built up whilst we've been renovating the house. Both were pure bliss and exactly what we needed.
The overall feel of the hotel is really quiet and personal. There are times when you feel like you're the only person staying there and the staff couldn't have done more to accommodate us. As we made our way to the bar in the evening we shared cocktails overlooking the terrace before heading down to dinner. There have been rumours about the food coming out of this kitchen so I had high expectations before I sat down. The menu was unpretentious but interesting. The flavour combinations were carefully but bravely considered and there were even two items that had been salt baked (we tried them both). The results were really quite delicious and I'd go back again just for the food.
Our stay at Mount Haven was everything we had hoped for it to be. Not only were the rooms comfortable, the views exceptional and the food outstanding but the staff were really warm and friendly too. It was a wonderful experience and one id recommend to any couple travelling down this way who want some quiet style for their accommodation.
To view the hotel and it’s room availability check out their website here https://www.mounthaven.co.uk/