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Fall in Love with Carlyon Bay

Set above the bay with truly breathtaking views across to St Austell Bay, the Carlyon Bay Hotel is a wonderful place to feel inspired and unwind whilst experiencing a taste of Cornish hospitality. The hotel is nestled between 250 acres of secluded gardens and grounds and is intertwined with the South West Coast Path. Savour our Championship golf course, luxury spa, stunning accommodation and private beach throughout your stay, alongside a wide range other facilities from tennis courts to a croquette lawn. 

Managers at The Carlyon Bay Hotel

Meet the Team

Led by Hotel Director, Matthew Brend. The Carlyon Bay Hotel is made complete by extraordinary individuals who come together to form a remarkable team. Although our team benefits from their own unique qualities, there is one thing we can be sure of, their passion, warmth and dedication are unmatched. We are proud to be a part of the family-owned Brend Collection and its exceptional reputation for providing fantastic hospitality.

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History In The Making

Our iconic hotel was built in 1925 and was formally known as the St Austell Bay Hotel, with a varied past it's a historic landmark with a story to tell. The Carlyon Bay Hotel has been a part of the Brend Collection since 1982, with the collection boasting a breathtaking portfolio of luxury hotels within Cornwall and Devon. 

Learn all about The Carlyon Bay Hotel's past, present and future. 

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The hall of fame at The Carlyon Bay Hotel showcasing royalty, musicians and actors who have stayed.

Hall of Fame

Walk amongst the greats with our Hall of Fame. If you've previously stayed with us you'll instantly know what we're referring to when we mention the Hall of Fame. For those of you yet to visit, get a glimpse of all those that have visited before you. 

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If you are looking for a new challenge, take a look at our current vacancies and apprenticeships and become part of our 'Brend family' at the multi-award-winning Carlyon Bay Hotel. Our team of talented individuals is what makes us stand out from the crowd providing a quality of customer service that is amongst the very best in the tourism industry.

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A proud member of the Brend Collection

The Brend Collection is a family-run hospitality business that has been a leader in the West Country for over fifty years. We have a passion for excellence and we pour our hearts and souls into making sure we always exceed your expectations - every time you visit us, in every location. With generations of hands-on experience, we know what matters to you and we’ll pull out all the stops to ensure you have an amazing time when you join us; whether you’re staying at one of our hotels, dining in our restaurants, or relaxing in one of our spas. 

Our portfolio of hotels in Devon and Cornwall exudes luxury, and our dedicated staff will always go the extra mile to ensure your experience is truly memorable. From our team of highly experienced chefs to our talented spa therapists and welcoming reception teams, we pride ourselves on offering warm hospitality and exceptional service at every one of our venues.

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