Boasting views over the harbour and Mounts Bay, and located a 5-minute walk from the train station, the four star Hotel Penzance serves as a suitable base for exploring the landmarks of West Cornwall. The rooms are fitted with en suite bathrooms, TVs, work desks and tea- and coffee-making facilities. On-site amenities include an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, a bar plus an outdoor pool, an elegant lounge and terrace.
Groupon’s Guide to Cornwall
From Bude to Land’s End, Cornwall encompasses everything from chocolate-box villages to vast Atlantic coastlines and vibrant surfing hubs. As residents are rarely more than a half-hour drive from the sea, there’s no surprise it plays a huge part in Cornish life, with busy harbours and Michelin star seafood restaurants allowing fish to go from boat to plate in 24 hours.
With clubs, bars, and extreme sports, Newquay has plenty for a youthful crowd, while family-friendly Falmouth has more sheltered beaches and all-ages day outs such as the National Maritime Museum. Away from beach life, grown-up St Ives is an established art centre, home to the Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth’s garden and a wealth of independent galleries. Inland a little, the Eden Project’s greenhouse biomes create spectacular tropical environs and an otherworldly, space-age feel. Visitors can also buy into the local legends on Bodmin Moor or hike along the rugged landscape to catch a glimpse of the fabled beast.