Looe is a small coastal town in the South East of Cornwall, divided into two parts by the River Looe. East Looe is the main tourism centre – a collection of narrow streets lined with shops, cafes and pubs that lead through to the main town beach. Looe has managed to retain its small fishing fleet which return at high tide to off load their catch along the quayside at the busy fish market. Linked by a Victorian bridge, West Looe has its own individuality and character. A long harbour arm, the ‘Banjo Pier’ protects the east side of the mouth of the river whilst the west side is naturally protected by the rocky riverbank and coast line. Looe has a good selection of shops including some excellent arts and crafts and souvenir shops plus an excellent choice of Cornish Pasty shops, pubs and restaurants.
In an unrivalled position right in the heart of Looe, the Portbyhan Hotel is just a short stroll from the town centre affording stunning panoramic views of the vibrant harbour. The hotel has in recent years undergone an extensive refurbishment leading to winning ‘Best Individual Hotel’ at the prestigious National Coach Tourism Awards. Situated on the roof of the hotel is the spectacular Portside brasserie and Terrace which is the perfect location to unwind and relax whilst the bar has a warm and welcoming feel, furnished with modern seating and serving a wide selection of wines, spirits and local guest ales. The restaurant offers an expertly chosen menu boasting hearty Cornish food and fresh local produce. The comfortable bedrooms are all equipped with en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, LCD TV with freeview channels and hairdryer. There is entertainment most evenings, complimentary wi-fi access in public areas and a lift to all floors.