The An Mordros Hotel is a family run hotel situated at the heart of the picturesque and highly-regarded coastal village of Porthleven, with outstanding views over the bustling harbour and out to sea. The hotel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in the west country – an unspoilt stretch of sand leading to Loe Pool and the stunning woodlands of the Penrose Estate, a haven for plant and wildlife.
Porthleven itself lies at the heart of Mounts Bay, and is the perfect place from which to explore Cornwall. Shop in one of our historic market towns or visit world-famous tourist attractions such as the Eden Project or the National Maritime Museum, then watch the sunset with a relaxing drink on our patio and fall asleep to the an mordros – the sound of the surf. The romance of Cornwall and the wild, beautiful landscape make Porthleven the idyllic setting for your seaside adventure.
Breakfasts are a special part of your stay served in our elegant dining room. Guests are welcome to help themselves to the cold buffet counter, whilst waiting for their cooked breakfast.
Choice of cereals, fresh fruit, dried fruit/nuts, yogurts and grapefruit segments
Two croissant au beurre
Full Cornish Breakfast (or any combination)
Bacon, Egg, Sausage, Tomato, Hash Brown, Black Pudding, Fried Bread, Baked Beans and Mushrooms.
Early Departure Breakfast : We can arrange a continental breakfast served in a picnic basket, in your room the night before.( If you would like this service please book 24hrs in advance).
Lazy Morning Breakfast: We can arrange a continental breakfast served in a picnic basket to be placed outside your room between 9.30 -10am. ( If you would like this service please book 24hrs in advance. Lazy morning breakfast is unavailable on the day of departure).
Whenever possible, we try to buy local produce. We use local free range eggs and our Jams and Marmalades are all home made on the premisis.
Special diets can always be catered for with a little notice.
Rates assume double occupancy, per room, per night to include full breakfast.
We only accept bookings of a minimum of 2 nights.
Double en-suite – £87 – This room has a king size bed.
Double en-suite room with harbour views -£95 – This room has a king size bed and a bay window overlooking Porthleven harbour.
Double en-suite with sea and harbour views – £95 – This room has a king size bed and a bay window with spectacuar views over Porthleven harbour and out to sea
Check in time is between 3.00pm and 9.00pm. Check out by 10.30am on the day of departure.
All of our bedrooms have double-glazing, electric panel heater and have modern en suite shower facilities. All rooms have the latest remote control digital free view flat-screen colour televisions. There are refreshment trays with tea, coffee, herbal teas and hot chocolate and a goody jar of mixed sweets. Hairdryers, towels, Shampoo and Shower Gel are provided.
Premier rooms have king-sized beds and are more spacious than standard double rooms, with seating areas looking out over Porthleven Harbour.
While we have no telephones in the rooms so you can fully relax there is free wireless internet access throughout the hotel’s public areas so you can keep in touch with the outside world.
We have no bedrooms on the ground floor, eighteen stairs lead to our first floor bedrooms – Please note, we do not have a lift but Sandy or Russell will be happy to help with any luggage if required.
All our rooms and public areas inside the hotel are non-smoking.
Wake up after a restful night open your windows to the an mordros (sounds of the surf )
Things to do in Porthleven
Here in Porthleven there are a great variety of things to do in the local area whether your are on a family holiday or a quiet get away.
Family Days Out In Porthleven:
If you don’t want to leave the village, Porthleven has plenty to offer you during your stay, with a wide range of cafes, restaurants, fish and chip shops and traditional pubs, all serving beautifully cooked local food.
Our beach is perfect for family days out or romantic evening walks and, depending on the tides, you may see local fishermen landing their catches or mending their nets and making crab-pots in a traditional way on the quayside.
Lifeboat Day and the Porthleven Food Festival are annual events, local angling trips, coastal cruises are widely available if you’re feeling adventurous.
And Loe Pool – a freshwater lake separated from the sea by a sand bar – is one of the most remarkable places in Cornwall. A birdwatcher’s paradise, the Loe is at the heart of the Penrose Estate, an area of great natural beauty and a wonderful place to walk.
Whether you are on a family holiday or a quiet get-away, Porthleven is never far away from the perfect day out – whatever the time of year. We are a short drive from Truro, Penzance, Falmouth and St Ives, with their diverse range of shops, museums and art galleries. Helston – home to the famous Flora Day each May – can also be reached on foot, through the beautiful Penrose Estate.
If you’re exploring the coast by car, you’ll want to visit Cornwall’s remarkable open air Minack Theatre, which has performances throughout the summer, and stop off at St Michael’s Mount, Newlyn, Mousehole and Land’s End. Or take a daytrip by ferry or helicopter to the Scilly Isles.
Cornwall is famous for its gardens, so don’t miss your opportunity to visit the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. And for the children, the Flambards Experience is an essential day out, with the National Maritime Museum, Cornish Seal Sanctury and Geevor Tin Mine in easy reach.
Poldark Mine is only a 10 minute drive from Porthleven, this is the location where some of the scenes we filmed for the BBC TV drama.
Porthleven and the Penrose Estate have recently featured in a 1930s murder mystery, Angel With Two Faces by Nicola Upson, published by Faber and Faber. Buy the book from the Hotel, and enjoy it during your stay.