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Ship and Castle Hotel, St.Mawes

Hotel Summary

  • Situated at the centre of St Mawes, overlooking the harbour
  • A short ferry trip is a lovely way to reach Falmouth and its range of interests
  • Delightful country and cliff-top walks are on hand
  • The Ship & Castle's restaurant and bar benefit from superb views across the harbour and adjoining lounge offers relaxed entertainment
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We have two great selections of hotels tailored to make your short break just the way you like it.

Bay Hotels - these hotels represent all that is best about Shearings - the warmth, the hospitality, the comfort, the great entertainment and all round great value.

Coast & Country - each hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge offering the perfect place to relax and unwind and our restaurants pride themselves on offering good food and a choice of wines.

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4 out of 5 stars ( from 15 customers )

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About Ship and Castle Hotel

Set beside the harbour, in an enviable position, the Ship and Castle Hotel is full of the charming atmosphere of nautical St Mawes and is an ideal base for a leisurely holiday. From this peaceful spot, with its winding streets and ancient Tudor castle, a short ferry trip (weather permitting!) is a lovely way to reach Falmouth and its range of interests. Delightful country and cliff-top walks are on hand, or you may prefer to take to the road and escape to a deserted beach, try your luck at sea angling, or cruise up pretty creeks and rivers. Whatever you choose to do, the Ship and Castle is one of the best equipped hotels in St Mawes for you to simply sit back and relax, and is a perfect complement to all that Cornwall has to offer.

As with many St Mawes hotels, The Ship & Castle Hotel St Mawes does not have a car park. A public car park is located nearby. (Parking charges apply).

Ship & Castle Hotel
The Waterfront
St Mawes

Tel: 01326 270401

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Room Type Details

Ship and Castle Hotel Superior Room

Our Superior rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior rooms also have the facilities to make a hot beverage.

  • Flat screen TV
  • En-suite bath, shower and WC
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Ship and Castle Hotel Standard Room

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect from a modern hotel - private facilities, a TV and everything you need to make yourself a hot beverage

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Colour TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving point

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from St Mawes:

Places To Visit

  • Falmouth
  • Perranporth
  • Truro
  • Mevagissey
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • River Fal Cruises
  • Land's End
  • Newquay
  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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7 June 2014


We loved the Hotel, Food,and Venue, more so because we like walking, wonderful walks/view's..A special mention about the staff all very professional,but have to say the Waiter's, Bar man, and Receptionist have impeccable manner's,nothing was too much trouble. Thankyou one and all.. One thing on the negative our bedroom was clean and tidy but needed refurbushing

Roger and Shirley Aldous

Hopton, Nr. Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk

8 January 2014

Great New Year Break

Hi my husband and I have just returned from a wonderful New Year break at The Ship and Castle. The staff were fantastic, the food was excellent and the hotel was very comfortable. This was our first coach holiday with Shearings and we were very very satisfied with everything. Our thanks to The Manager and Staff at the Hotel and to Shearings whom we will definitely book with again.

Mrs B Whitwell


23 June 2013


When I started to unpack my case I found there was not a single drawer suitable for my underwear, t-shirts etc. but on complaining to the hotel I was told it was Shearings policy. Can this really be true? A whole week of living out of my suitcase was enough to put me off Shearings bedrooms for good. Also the only shelf in the bathroom was a soap dish in the shower which was broken and hung vertically. In spite of complaining every day it was never replaced. Not a brilliant experience.

Nick Bateman


1 June 2013

Lovely Break

We had a four night break which we really enjoyed. St Mawes is a great location with lots to do if you enjoy walking and visiting local gardens and National Trust sights. The hotel is great value the staff and food were both really good with nothing to much trouble. The room 107 was ok more than adequate comfortable and clean. We defiantly will be coming back to this part of the country and this hotel.

Doreen Hart


29 May 2013

Wonderful food, staff and coach

However we were put in room 225 which was in the furthest right hand corner of the top floor. I think it was the attic where they kept those who did not behave themselves! We were on our best behaviour - if you get that room - refuse! The coffee served after our evening meal was awful and lukewarm. Could have done with a duvet. Apparently there was a new manager that week and we met him on the last day.



13 May 2013

Points to be aware of

This is a re-furbished hotel of superior Shearings quality, when booking, if required specify SHOWER. St Mawes is on a peninsular and to get anywhere on a coach takes 30/45 minutes of the same road each time .Pedestrians or cars can use one of two ferries. The food is of good fresh quality with an alternative menu for which you can pay extra, less an allowance, if you cannot find meals to suit. Warmth was a problem due to poor weather in early May, solved by the manager switching on the heat.


Dymchurch, Kent

13 April 2013

Easter Break

Clean and tidy hotel. Staff friendly and polite. Food good, but if you've stayed at any other Coast and Country Hotels you will know what the menu is going to be. Our room was fantastic with dual aspect windows overlooking the Quay, which we paid extra for - well worth it! The driver of our coach Steve made the holiday extra special. His local knowledge was fantastic. Our long journey from London Gateway was very entertaining and we seemed to arrive in no time at all. Well done Steve!



9 January 2013

New Year Break

Nice hotel, staff very friendly and helpful. Food very good with plenty of choice. Stayed in a standard room with a sea view. Room was acceptable but the bathroom had no heating, electric towel rail and no shower just a bath. Restaurant, lounge and bar area were all comfortable and nicely presented. Entertainment was good but felt that New Year Eve's entertainment was slightly lacking.

Connie Sampson


20 November 2012

Shame about the hot water system!

A party of ten of us spent five days at this hotel. Whilst the hotel is in a lovely spot, the staff are very helpful (that includes the dining staff, reception, cleaners and the entertainment), they have a problem with the hot water system. Several mornings and again in the evenings there was no water for a cup of tea and no hot water for a shower/bath . This applied to seven of our party and therefore was not an isolated occurrence. My advice - Choose your rooms carefully?


Stockton on Tees

10 October 2012

Super Autumn Break

This is the third time my friend and I have taken a break at this hotel in the Autumn. Gets better and better, the improvements made to reception and the downstairs areas have made it so much smarter and brighter and the food and service were first class. We were lucky to be allocated a room with side view of the harbour, we would have liked a balcony/sea view but they are like gold, however we were very comfortable. Can't wait for our next visit maybe a slight change in tour itinerary?

William Chiswell


9 January 2012

Wonderful Time

Have had a wonderful time over the new year but you should look at the shower in room 210 you can be having a shower and the water becomes boiling hot did tell the staff twice with no response. PS -  the price of a can of Guinness is far too high at £3.65 also is warm.

S. Kuczerawy


7 August 2011

Fabulous Service

Exceeded our expectations, having stayed in a number of Shearings Hotels, this was by far the best yet. Excellent service. The professional manner in which every aspect of the restaurant was managed by Jean Pierre made all the difference. In fact all the staff were extremely pleasant and customer-focused at all times. Standard of food was a delightful. We're planning on coming back. A big thank you to all!

Jennie Kinch

Studley Green, Buckinghamshire

25 July 2011

Thank You

We had a wonderful family weekend break at the end of May 2011. The Balcony room was wonderful with views across the water. John Pierre made the weekend more special as he went out of his way to make my husband’s special birthday quite memorable. Food excellent as usual, the upgraded dining room was lovely and clean and the cafe downstairs very chic. Definitely will go back again at a later date. A special thanks to all the staff from reception to our room cleaners

P. Lloyd


3 April 2011

Made Welcome

Have had a wonderful time. The staff at this hotel are very friendly and attentive the host J.P is amazing always smiling and makes you feel special would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting good value and great service. We don’t often rebook the same hotel but can’t wait to go back.

Hilda Bateson


28 December 2010


Having just returned from a very good Christmas at this hotel. The staff were friendly, nothing too much trouble, the hotels is having a refit in February 2011, it was ok at the moment, will have to go back to see the improvements. I cannot praise the staff enough, the food was really good, so much choice and well cooked, the entertainment in the evening was good, only complaint is that I would have liked duvets on bed instead of blankets, saying that I was plenty warm, also the cleaners were great

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