We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Carlyon Bay

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Carlyon Bay
The Carlyon Bay
Panoramas (10)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,428: English reviews
Start your review of The Carlyon Bay
 Click to rate
Veryan in Roseland, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the Carlyon Bay a couple of times for lunch. I have to say that the food is really good and the service is outstanding. The views from the hotel are superb which add to the very relaxed atmosphere. The only downside is the parking - although I have always managed to park, it has usually been...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Julieann100
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have long wanted to stay at this hotel after visiting the area many years ago. It did not disappoint. Booked a 2 night stay in a standard inward facing room and managed to get a free upgrade to a sea view room for the first night, but only as we asked - it wasn't offered at check in. On booking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Titch41966
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was wonderful, all staff were very helpful & friendly Food amazing, we always went down for pre dinner drink in the bar & they gave us appetisers & the menu to look at, At dinner we were offered a pre starter taster which was lovely, the food was beautifully presented 3 courses & coffee in the lounge afterwards. Disappointed...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank webber_p1
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

For a last minute 2 night break this hotel was perfect. Our room was small but perfect with a great bathroom and comfortable bed, and the bonus of a beautiful sea view. Dining experience was also lovely and we enjoyed the walks from the hotel grounds. Carlyon beach needs to be avoided! All together a very restful and enjoyable stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jo D
St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic last minute sale offer which we just couldn't miss! Top quality hotel from start to finish, superb room, amazing food, spot on service, and the views are absolutely stunning! The swimmimg pool, hot tub, steam room & sauna a great way to relax.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Michelle M
Wiltshire
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I booked an inward facing single room and that's what I got overlooking the car park: no upgrade! It was small and compact on a room-only deal, so I didn't eat at the hotel. There was a wedding party on the evening I arrived but it made no impact upon my stay. Noise seemed to be at a minimum: the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank WiltshirePhilippa
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been to this hotel a number of times and it never fails to impress. Food is great and the service is second to none. My other half particularly likes the dancing on a Friday and Saturday night. The rooms are lovely. We had one overlooking the bay - fabulous. We have a caravan and have stayed at the local...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mikee291
BrendHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Carlyon Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and awarding us five stars! Your comment regarding the food and service were a pleasure to read, thank you and I was delighted to hear you enjoy the weekend entertainment. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed this weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding Anniversary. We booked a deluxe sea view, we were allocated room 305, nice little touches like chocolates and fruit and water in the room. I had called ahead and booked a cake, this was also delivered and was huge, my husband and 6 year old loved it. Room was tastefully furnished and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ScubamommaDevon
BrendHotels, Public Relations Manager at The Carlyon Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I was delighted to see you enjoyed all aspects of your break with us. I was particularly pleased you enjoyed the complimentary extras included with your deluxe room and you experienced good food and service in the restaurant. Thank you again for your fanbtastic comments, I hope we can welcome...

Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Carlyon Bay Hotel for the past 25 years and really can't fault it. Even though it is a 4 hour drive for us (with light traffic) it is worth the journey. The location is beautiful, service from the excellent staff is excellent as is the food in a very nice newly refurbished restaurant. This plus...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
2Thank flory2017
BrendHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Carlyon Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic comments, I was delighted to see that you have been enjoying Carlyon Bay for the past 20 years, I hope we can welcome you back for many more years to come.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel and golf course is amazing and very posh. The bay itself is stunning first thing in the morning when the sun shines over the water. Beautiful fresh air and just wonderful for a romantic getaway

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Peter W
BrendHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Carlyon Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic comments, we are most pleased you enjoyed your break with us.

655 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (287)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (39)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Viewed
View from Room (23)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
1:57
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (135)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (250)
Viewed
Amenities (90)
Viewed
Beach (7)
Viewed
Indoor Spa Pool (15)
Viewed
Outdoor Pool (9)
Viewed
Dining (50)
Viewed
Standard Double Room (36)
Viewed
The Hotel (43)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (118)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (26)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (17)
Viewed
Dining (32)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near St Austell
4.2 km away
The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate
27.1 km away
The Headland Hotel & Spa - Newquay
27.5 km away
Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 km away
Boscundle Manor Hotel Restaurant and Spa
7.1 km away
The Fowey Hotel
The Fowey Hotel
#3 of 3 in Fowey
1,250 reviews
31.0 km away
The Royal Duchy Hotel
The Royal Duchy Hotel
#5 of 25 in Falmouth
954 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Carlyon Bay

Address: Sea Road, St Austell PL25 3RD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Price Range: €150 - €380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carlyon Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your The Carlyon Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell
Carlyon Bay St Austell
Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell
The Carlyon Bay Cornwall/St Austell
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in St Austell
#4 Family Hotel in St Austell
#4 Romantic Hotel in St Austell
#4 Business Hotel in St Austell
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Carlyon Bay staff and other travellers.
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from The Carlyon Bay staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sea View rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Titch41966, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My husband was unable to get a room with a sea view, we had a room on the first floor overlooking the car park. My husband was disappointed that it seemed quite small, but it was very clean and had everything we needed.”
 of 5 bubbles webber_p1, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view room, amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles B559NOmichellem, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose sea view - brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles mikee291, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the right of the hotel at the rear due to noise from generators”
 of 5 bubbles AlanT516, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5