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The Ship and Castle

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On the beach
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Ship and Castle

The Ship and Castle

3.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Truro with restaurant, bar/lounge
6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

107 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 62 min drive
  • St Austell Station - 28 min drive
  • St Austell (USX-St Austell Train Station) - 29 min drive
  • Camborne Station - 35 min drive


  • The Front - 27 min drive
  • Verdant Seafood Bar - 27 min drive
  • The Stable - 27 min drive
  • Windjammer Cafe & Bar - 28 min drive
  • Cutty Sark - 27 min drive

About this property

The Ship and Castle

Enjoy your visit to Truro with a stay at The Ship and Castle. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and overall comfort.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 8 per night)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Assistive listening devices available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.
View Cafe – This café only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 10.95 per person


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge


  • Self-parking costs GBP 8 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Ship Castle Hotel St Mawes
Ship Castle St Mawes
The Ship Castle
The Ship Castle Hotel
The Ship and Castle Hotel
The Ship and Castle Truro
The Ship and Castle Hotel Truro

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ship and Castle offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Ship and Castle does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Ship and Castle?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Ship and Castle?
Yes, pets stay free. A pet fee will be charged. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Ship and Castle?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 8 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Ship and Castle?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Ship and Castle?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Ship and Castle like?
The Ship and Castle is a short 1-minute walk from Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 9 minutes' walk from St. Mawes Castle.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Jeffrey, 4-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Disappointing Hotel
The first thing that hit us was being asked to pay up front for two nights accommodation, although this seems to be a growing trend, and I suppose we could have paid up front on, the manner seemed odd. The room was clean and although it had been refurbished in recent times, seemed very dated. Room facilities were adequate and en-suite very small for a superior room. The room had a balcony, but this almost eluded us because one of the patio doors would not open and the other took a while to unlock and then very hard to re-lock. This is a hazard if evacuation is necessary. I went to ask if breakfast was included, it was not (not a problem) and we asked to be booked in, we were asked again to pay in advance. We refused and ate in the little cafe nearby, where we had a fantastic breakfast bap, orange juice and tea/ coffee probably much cheaper than the hotel! We met a local on the ferry to Falmouth, she suggested that the hotel was struggling, which explains why monies were requested up front, but as other hotels do, they could have reserved an amount on a credit card to cover the bill and any incidentals. This pay up front attitude left a sour taste in the mouth. In the evening we didn’t eat at the Ship & Castle, preferring to eat in the 2 other hotels in St Mawes. Both we highly recommend. We would not stay at the Ship & Castle again
Richard, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

DAVID, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely building and lovely rooms the breakfast was amazing, perfectly located for swcp which I was walking bed was comfortable shower was powerful and was given free milk when I asked
Anthony, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The view from the room was beautiful but for a deluxe room it was very small. The food was on the cheaper side but really underwhelming. The fruit salad was an apple with two grapes and a piece of melon and the sautéed potatoes were crisps. Again the views were stunning but having experienced other restaurants at St Mawes I was expecting much more than what we received. The majority of the staff were friendly and were happy to reserve us a window seat for breakfast.
Annie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel was clean, and very cheap compared to the cost of staying in other places in St Mawes. The nearby council parking lot was very reasonable, and you can get good deals for unlimited travel passes on the buses and ferries. The breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of help yourself buffet items. I was in a renovated single room. It was very clean and had a great shower, a desk and chair. However it was a long room, and with the constant noise of the outdoor air conditioning units, and the bathroom fan, I felt like I could have been in a cabin of a cruise ship. Maybe other rooms have a royal castle feel to them to go along with the name “ The Ship and Castle Inn”!!
Caroline, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Vanessa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great position no frills hotel.
Fabulous position with lovely view from restaurant and front rooms. No frills accommodation could do with a little TLC. Staff friendly.
John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeffrey, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Well worth a visit
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The room and bathroom was clean even when they were short staffed. The view from our room was magnificent. Very pleased we visited.
Margretha, 4-night trip
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