Here at Portmellon Cove Guest House in Cornwall, we take our quality of service extremely seriously.

With that in mind all of our work goes into creating a holiday experience that makes our guests return time and time again. To help and guide us through the very strict quality procedures for our guest house in Cornwall, we have registered with the many Quality in Tourism organisations over the years.

See our awards and achievements below..

AWARDS 2023 / 2024

5 STARS (Gold)

We have just been awarded a 5 Stars (Gold) Guest Accommodation Award for 2023/2024.

We are extremely proud and pleased to not only keep this standard of award for several years, but to have also been given a Gold Award! We have also retained our Breakfast Award for 2023/2024...

"There is so much to admire at Portmellon Cove Guest House, not least of which being the genuine welcome with every effort made to ensure a positive guest experience. The welcome is equally matched by the high quality of accommodation with such an effective fusion of style and practicality. A host of thoughtful extras provided and always much appreciated by guests. Housekeeping exemplary with no issues of any note and close attention to detail in all areas, very much indicative of the conscientious approach which has always been a hallmark here.

A very enjoyable breakfast with plenty of choice and cooked breakfast accurately cooked and flavoursome. The setting is simply superb and gardens a great asset for guests. As a result of this visit, a classification at Five Stars (Gold) is appropriate with Breakfast Award retained (Guest Accommodation)."

AWARDS 2022 / 2023


We have been awarded a 5 Star Guest Accommodation Award for 2023.

We are very proud and  pleased to have kept this standard of award for several years! We have also received a Breakfast Award for 2023...



We are more than proud to not only have kept up our high standards of service, but to exceed them to Win a Travellers Review Award for 2023! We intend to go further this year in providing our guests with a wonderful holiday!

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Awards 2020 / 21

Guest House in Cornwall - Five Star AwardsWe have again submitted our guest house in Cornwall to the strict quality audits set by The AA. We have been assessed for our 2020/21 season and have kept our Five Star Rating and achieved The AA Breakfast Award since 2015!

This standard has to be audited each year and it is something we are very proud of.  Select to see what all this means The AA Hotel Quality Standards
Award for 2020

We are proud to have kept up our high standards of service as can be seen from the latest reviews from In fact they are slightly better!

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Awards 2020



Rated by Guests

Hotels Combined recognise Portmellon Cove Guest House amongst the best hotels in the United Kingdom.

The  Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria.

In order to be considered, properties must meet the following criteria:

  • At the time of judging, a winner is rated 8.50/10 or over with a minimum of 50 customer reviews certified by HotelsCombined.
  • We couldn’t detect any major customer service problems, nor recurring or unresolved issues.

Portmellon Cove Guest House boasts a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts, receiving 151 reviews for an impressive rating of 10.0 out of 10

 Previous Gradings / Awards

Guest House in Cornwall - Accreditations

Visit England and Quality in Tourism.

We were assessed for our 2013/14 season and retained our Five Star Gold Award and Breakfast Award! This standard was audited each year and it is something we are very proud of.

Select to see what all this means National Quality & Assessment Standards be audited each year and it is something we are very proud of. Select to see what all this means The AA Hotel Quality Standards

Tourism Awards

Guest House in Cornwall Awards

During 2004 and 2005 we entered the Cornwall Tourism Awards and are very proud to have been finalists for both years.

We have not entered since but now feel it is time to do so again, maybe....


Maintaining standards is a relentless job and to aid this task we get the help from the many tourism associations we are members of.

Our aim is to give all of our guests a high level of service and quality whilst they are staying with us and to seek help and support from where we can

Guest House in Cornwall Memberships