Looe's Premier Family Hotel

About the Hotel

A 44 Bedroom Hotel in the Heart of Looe
  • Prime LocationSet in the Heart of Looe

    Looe is a busy and vibrant fishing town with lots to do for children of all ages. The Portbyhan Hotel is your perfect base in the heart of the town.

  • The Riverside RestaurantTasty Food and Unrivalled Service

    Our newly refurbished restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a Full English Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in style, with spectacular views.

  • Superior Balcony RoomsMake your stay extra special

    Add that extra bit of syle to your stay by booking one of our chic glass-balcony rooms overlooking the hustle and bustle of Looe Harbour.

  • Sun Terrace & BarResidents Only Space to Enjoy

    Our Crow's Nest Bar and open air sun terrace enjoy outstanding views over Looe and the busy river - the perfect place to enjoy a drink.

About Us

The Portbyhan Hotel is situated in an unrivaled position, right in the heart of Looe. A large number of our rooms offer superb views over the harbour and town. The Edwards family from South Wales purchased the hotel in June 2013 and since then have invested over £1.2 Million in a full refurbishment of hotel rooms, restaurant, bar and public areas with more to come in 2015.

About Looe

The historic twin towns of East and West Looe provide all you could ask of a holiday in Cornwall. Safe beaches, excellent walking routes, fishing trips, diving, shopping and more. Whether you come for the culture and history or just to enjoy the beach and the sea, Looe has plenty of choice. Wake up in the morning to the cry of the gulls and catch the sun rising over the bay.


24 Hour Reception

Freeview TV

Tea / Coffee Making Facilities


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Validated Parking
24 Hour Car Parking £5.20 per night of stay refunded against drinks bought in the hotel bar.
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  • "Enjoy a meal overlooking the Looe harbour"
    We have had a couple of Sunday lunches at the Portbyan Hotel which have been excellent. The cost is £8.95 per person but for OAP and children it is £4.95. Last Sunday there was a choice of...Read More
    by Hillem, Cornwall
  • "Honeymoon at the portbyhan hotel"
    We got married June 2013 but this is the first time I have been on this site and thought I'd write a review as I said we got married in June 2013 and were on a very tight budget so booked a coach ...Read More
    by Sarah D, Swansea
  • "Perfect Short Break"
    We have been regulars at this hotel for many years due to it's location and our love of the Cornish coastline and the transformation in the overall appearance and standard of the hotel in the last ...Read More
    by Gail C, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • "Wonderful stay"
    Stayed at this lovely hotel a few weeks ago. Hotel was spotless and we had a harbor view which was a major plus. The foods was fine but the service was second to none. Very friendly staff couldn't do enough for us.
    Carole J, Swansea, United Kingdom

Our rooms

- Newly Refurbished Twins, Doubles and Family Rooms-
  • Superior Bedroom

Superior Twin or DoubleSpacious, en-Suite Rooms with Private Balcony

Our Superior rooms offer everything you would expect from a modern hotel room with the added luxury of your own private balcony. All rooms are en-suite and have Freeview TV. The rooms can be set as large superking size doubles or comfortable twins.

  • Classic Bedroom

Classic Twin or DoubleComfortable en-suite Rooms with Sea View

Our range of Classic twins and doubles offer fantastic views over the busy harbour, out to sea or up river. All rooms are en-suite and offer Freeview TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and comfy double or twin beds.

  • Family Bedroom

Family RoomsComfortable Rooms to Sleep up to 4 People

Our spacious family rooms can sleep up to 4 people. Some rooms are equipped with bunk beds to accommodate families, others are available with one double bed and either one or two additional single beds. Some family rooms are available with sea views.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation and booking procedure.
Full cancellation can be made up to 60 days before arrival date. After this date a charge will be made. 60 to 30 days – 50% charge of all rooms cancelled. Cancellation within 1 month will be charged at 100% of all rooms cancelled. Due to high demand, it is the hotels policy to request regular updates. Rooming lists are to be submitted as soon as possible or if requested by the hotel.
Amendments and Out Booking
If a major change to the client contract becomes necessary, the hotel will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible. In the event of the hotel being unable to offer the booked accommodation, all money will be refunded due to a lack of alternative accommodation in the area.
Child Policy
A child under the age of 14 years sharing with two paying adults will be free of charge where a family room can be provided. The hotel does not supply fold away beds.
A non-refundable deposit to the value stated on your contract is required at the time of booking. Prices quoted are per person for the duration of the stay. Double or twin rooms are based on two people sharing. Bookings at the weekend are generally for a minimum of two nights, though single nights are occasionally available upon request. We will endeavour to accommodate any special dietary requirements. Please advise us at least two days prior to arrival.
Accommodation is available from 2.00 pm on the day of arrival, however should you wish to arrive prior to this time facilities are available to store your luggage. We kindly request that you vacate your room by 10.00 am on the morning of departure; however facilities are available to store your luggage. Check-out is by 10am; a late check-out fee of £15 per hour will be charged thereafter. If you require a late check-out it must be agreed prior to departure date with management
Personal Property
The hotel accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal possessions. All items are left at the owners' risk. Please note that due to a high volume of lost property, we reserve the right to charge for the postage and packaging of the item(s) and an additional £10 admin fee. We also reserve the right to give any lost property to charity or dispose of it two weeks from the stay date. Artist Residence is not liable for any lost property.
Guests are fully liable for any damages and theft during their stay and will be charged in full to cover any costs occurred. 
Lost Keys
A charge of £50 will be deducted from the card details provided by the guest if keys are lost or taken home and not returned. This covers the change of lock, key fob and engraving and cost for a new key. 
Smoking in Rooms
The Hotel operates a strict no smoking policy and penalty fees will be applied if you smoke in the hotel. The penalty charge is £100 per day for smoking in the rooms or hotel.
Guest Behaviour
Guests are requested to conduct themselves appropriately at all times and to comply with Company procedures and/or requests with regard to conduct and respect for the property of the Hotel, its employees and guests and their health and safety. Guests are requested not to disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests, the smooth running of the Hotel, or cause offence to other guests or our members of staff. We reserve the right to refuse accommodation or services or remove you and members of your party from the Hotel if, in our reasonable opinion, we consider this provision to have been breached. Where this is the case shall have no obligation to refund you for lost accommodation, other services or any other loss or expense incurred.

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The Portbyhan Hotel is owned and opperated by Edwards Coaches Ltd.