I turned 29 on Sunday and the best present of all was the most epic of treats: a night at St Michael’s Hotel and Spa* in Falmouth.
We have never had a baby free night (he’s 18 months old!) and haven’t been out in over two months, so this evening was very much needed. The lovely team at the hotel offered us a night’s bed and breakfast with complementary Prosecco – heaven!
The whole building is decorated beautifully and the staff were super helpful; the girl on the front desk was especially lovely. We were given a garden room and when I unlocked the door I couldn’t believe the size of it. It was really spacious with a big bed and comfortable chairs and, along with the chilled bubbles, there was also the usual tea and coffee facilities, plus hot chocolate and shortbread – yummers!
I couldn’t believe the bathroom – double sinks, Jacuzzi tub and rain shower head. Very impressive.
After we dropped our bags off and snapped a few photos we headed straight out to see Doctor Strange but I couldn’t wait to get back and try out the tub. I could have been ‘romantic’ and shared, what with the head rests at either end, but that bad boy was mine! I poured myself a glass of bubbles and lay back in a different kind of bubbles, complete with jets. And it was amazing. Can you tell it was my first time staying somewhere with a ‘posh’ bathroom? This is exactly the kind of bathroom I want when I’m all grown up.
Facilities (pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, etc) are free to use during your stay but, with a bath like that, I wasn’t leaving the room! In fact, I didn’t plan to leave for breakfast, as you can put an order in for room service, but there were essential boiler works being carried out next to our room in the morning and we were advised to eat in the restaurant. It was worth getting up for the view though as there wasn’t much garden to see from our room.
I have to admit, the only downside to the stay was the breakfast. Considering it’s a rather fancy hotel, it’s surprising that it’s a buffet rather than cooked-to-order breakfast. There’s a great range (fruit, cereal, pastries, full Cornish) but as we ate quite late, Luke’s cooked breakfast was quite dry and my croissants weren’t warm. My eggs benedict were cooked to order but I was surprised that that was on the cold side too. Perhaps if we had eaten in our room it would have been brought in warm as you need to specify a serving time on your order. FYI, there’s an additional £4.00 tray service charge for this.
I would definitely recommend a stay at St Michael’s, especially as they host regular ‘date nights‘. For £119 per couple (extra £20.00 for a room with a sea view), you can indulge in three-course dining, a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, bed and breakfast, plus full use of facilities! Bookings are available for 7, 14 and 21 December. Get in there quick!
*We were gifted the stay in return for a review. All thoughts are my own.