Wadebridge , Cornwall
England PL27 6SD
Tel: 44 1208 862242
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:On a bluff between the fashionable resort towns of Polzeath and Rock is the rebuilt St. Moritz, reincarnating a beloved postwar forebear. Chef Elliot Ketley, previously of Soho House in New York, gets raves for the cooking; the staff are well trained; and the new premises are, for the most part, thoughtfully designed. The 42 rooms are spare and airy, with pale blue- and sand-colored pillows and throws, and bedside lamps that cast pools of sea-green light. The cramped bathroom and skimpy amenities are a disappointment, but other ablutionary opportunities include indoor and outdoor pools, a steam room, a Jacuzzi, and a Cowshed Spa, not to mention the briny opportunities beyond.2009 Hot List
When to go: Although North Cornwall's high season runs from June through August, the mild, if often rainy, weather keeps the grass green and the flowers blooming in winter.
Which room to book: Ocean-facing suites with balconies come with a well-equipped kitchen with a washer/dryer over which a perfectly placed porthole with sea views mitigates vacation chores.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›