Hotel Review: Hotel Meudon in Cornwall

Hotel Review: Hotel Meudon in Cornwall

Hotel Review: Hotel Meudon in Cornwall

Hotel Meudon in Cornwall is a truly gem in every way. With magnificent subtropical gardens, rooms with a view, a location near to a private beach, and a predilection. For filling visitors up with totally exquisite meals all day.

This freshly refurbished treasure, tucked away just two miles along the coast from Falmouth. It was combines famed Cornish hospitality with serene settings to provide guests with a genuinely pleasant stay.

Hotel and Gardens

Gardens Hotel Meudon
Wander through the hotel gardens, which cover nine acres and are home to a variety of eye-catching trees and flowers.

The Hotel

Following recent renovations, Hotel Meudon in Cornwall reopened. It’s purchased from a family that owned the property for centuries. When I inquired about the changes, I was told, “everything and nothing.” The makeover was stated as being more sensitive than ripping out and rebuilding everything, thus old furniture was reupholstered, the foundations and objects stayed but were given some love, and balconies were added to sea view suites. Rather than being completely changed, the look was tended to and modernized. In today’s world of interior design, the mid-century style is undeniably appealing. And I appreciate the fact that the hotel has been treated with care in this regard.

The Garden

The gardens are an event in and of themselves, with an interesting history hidden among the diverse flora. Discover a 10-meter-tall Magnolia, Rhododendron with 45cm wide leaves and exquisite pink panicles of blossom. Also, a previously thought-to-be-extinct Wollemi Pine among the nine acres of eye-catching trees and flowers. Continue roaming through the Willy Wonka-esque garden, where you’ll be astounded by the Giant Rhubarb. It has massive, two-meter wide leaves emerging from hefty, long trunks; a Foxglove tree with purple blooms that smell like parma violets; and 180-200-year-old tree ferns.


Hotel Meudon Sea View with Balcony room 2 c.Lee Searle
In the south-facing balcony rooms, mid-century meets modern design.

In the south-facing balcony rooms, mid-century meets modern design of Hotel Meudon in Cornwall. The rooms are created with 1950s furniture. Also, there is enough space for a small table and chairs. There’s a table and chairs on the balcony for calm times spent staring out the glass panels at the gardens.

The bed was really comfy, with colorful cushions and a throw. And the comfort element, along with the heavy, dark drapes, resulted in us snoozing right through our breakfast time. Fortunately, everyone here is very nice, and breakfast was not an issue.

Super soft bathrobes, blossom remedies toiletries, a kettle with tea and coffee bags and fresh milk in a small fridge. Further a safe, hairdryer, and television are among the amenities and extras available in the room. During my summer visit, it was hot at night. So I got a fan, and I loved the original elements like the old radio and retro phone.


Dining room Hotel Meudon c.Lee Searle
Restaurant Meudon is the ideal location for a delicious meal.

The cuisine and beverage selection at Hotel Meudon in Cornwall is exceptional. The pre-drink at Freddie’s Bar, but more on that later. After a glass of champagne, my dining companion and I went downstairs to Restaurant. And we studied the menu while sipping another glass of the excellent stuff.

The menu changes daily depending on the fish is bring in off the boat that day. The chef is flexible in prefers to have whatever is available fresh off the boat, which makes sense.

On our first of two evening trips, the fish special was south coast brill with girolles, braised leek and truffle, spinach, and morel cream. It sounded fantastic, so my dining companion, Nick, ordered it after his steak tartare appetizer. I tried a bite, and the sauce and fish were both extremely tasty.

I had grilled asparagus, white crab, cucumber, and radish beurre blanc with parsley as an appetizer. Then pork tenderloin, fondant potato, carrots crecy, peas, and tarragon jus for the main course. The beginning of charred asparagus came with a light, fresh, summery cucumber sauce. The only way I want to eat asparagus again – and it was fantastic. The crab was the finishing touch that completed the dish and turned it into a beautiful platter of cuisine. The pork was excellent, and the minted peas were a delightful addition, as were the carrots, greens, and potato fondant. This was a delicious entrée, exactly the correct size, and the wine was also excellent; I wanted to savor every bite because the food was so delicious.

Lobster Hotel Meudon c.Lee Searle
Dinner at Restaurant Meudon will delight with its daily changing menu and top-notch wines.


We decided to share a sweet dish with some cheeses for dessert, so we split the dark chocolate fondant with amarena cherries and cherry sorbet, as well as the cheese platter. The cheese cart is wheel over. We have to choose three kinds of cheese from a variety of seven. All of which were local products and included a blue, Brie, and Camembert, as well as onion or tomato and chili chutney and crackers. After the gooey, sweet, and decadently luscious chocolate dessert, we chose a blue, Camembert, and hard cheese with onion chutney and red grapes, which was a great way to close the meal.

On the second evening, we returned to the restaurant — the food at Hotel Meudon is so delicious that you don’t need to go anywhere else to eat. Diners can order two courses for £36 or three for £45, and the menu changes frequently, as we noticed on our second visit, so there’s always something new to try. For example, asparagus was available, but with egg this evening, the soufflé had changed from passionfruit to raspberry, and there were completely new dishes, so if you see something you like, order it because it won’t be available the next night.

Before trying the south coast brill with sauce Vierge, rouille, white crab, and coriander – can you tell I enjoy crab? – I gladly dug into a sunny, fresh, and vivid dish of Newlyn crab with Soul Farm leaf, avocado cream, and an ultra-thin crostini with sweet tomatoes. The fish was deliciously crispy, especially when served with young potatoes, tender stem. The bar is loaded with some excellent Champagne, spirits, and other drinks, and Ryan at Freddie’s Bar will even whip up one of his own cocktails if you wish.

The airy lounge is connected to the bar, which gives an appealing area to enjoy an aperitif or digestif, cocktail, or other beverage. On both evenings, we went to the atmospheric place for drinks, and I really liked a post-dinner espresso martini. broccoli, and fragrant tomatoes, and crab is always welcome on my plate! The raspberry soufflé, which was served with a berry ripple cream and was a sweet, wonderful, and decadent finale to this evening’s dinner, had to be my choice for dessert.

Breakfast and Bar

Cocktails at Freddies Bar Hotel Meudon c.Lee Searle
For an aperitif, wine, drink, and more, visit Freddie’s Bar.


The bar is available with excellent Champagne, spirits, and other drinks. Bar will even whip up one of his own cocktails if you wish. The airy lounge is connect to the bar. It was gives an appealing area to enjoy an aperitif or digestif, cocktail, or other beverage. On both evenings, we went to the atmospheric place for drinks, and I really liked a post-dinner espresso martini.


The lounge is open all day for light snacks and drinks, and from 2.30 p.m. until 5 p.m., you may have an afternoon tea, as we did. Tuck into the cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon and grain mustard, coronation chicken and egg mayo, and cress sandwiches, as well as plain and fruit scones with Cornish, clotted cream, and jam, with a glass of Moet or tea or coffee. Finish with the current cake and pastry selection, which included Bakewell tart, Victoria sponge, and egg custard tart with strawberries on our visit. The afternoon tea was great and satisfying, and I would strongly recommend it for £17 or £25 with a glass of Moet.


The Breakfast is great. Where guests can enjoy garden views while sipping coffee and croissants. A full Meudon with eggs, beans, portobello mushroom, back bacon, sausage, hog’s pudding, and tomato gave me a robust start to the day. In addition to the hot menu, which includes a vegetarian option, boiled egg and soldiers, smoked kippers, and bubble and squeaks with bacon and egg, customers can select from a variety of pastries, drinks, cereals, muffins, yogurts, and other items.

To Do

Bream Cove foxgloves c.Lee Searle
The isolated beach at the foot of the grounds is known as Bream Cove.

Hotel Meudon is a place to go when you want to unwind, enjoy a slower pace, and gorge yourself on delicious food, but there are lots of other things to do during your time there as well. Choose between a full body massage, a hot stone body, scalp, and foot ritual, a back, neck, and scalp massage, and nourishing foot treatment in the Sanctuary Suite for a soothing escape. On the day we departed, Nick was celebrating his birthday, so after breakfast, he went to the suite for a full body massage, which left him completely calm and revitalized after a few days of overindulging, and ready to tackle the next few days of celebrations.

There’s a refreshing coastal stroll along the gorgeous South West Coast Path. A Bream Cove at the foot of the hotel gardens, neighboring Falmouth to visit. And many other Cornish towns, villages, beaches, and days out to enjoy. Before returning to the refuge that is Hotel Meudon.


Hotel Meudon in Cornwall is the place to go again. When you want to relax with fine cuisine and good wine in tranquil surroundings. It is a food lover’s utopia, a garden enthusiast’s delight, and a true hidden gem in Cornwall. On a bed and breakfast basis, rooms start at £119 per night (based on two people sharing in low season).

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PO Box

Address: Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HT
Tel: 01326 250541
Email: [email protected]

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