Packed with stunning beaches, first-rate surf spots and lively towns, Cornwall is becoming an increasingly popular choice with those seeking a memorable and affordable holiday in the United Kingdom. Whether you're heading for the tranquil moors or the vibrant streets of Newquay, you can be sure that there will be a broad range of great two star hotels to choose from.
Newquay: a Hub of Activity
Tucked away in the corner of the country, Cornwall is often thought of as being one of the most peaceful counties in the UK. While the natural beauty and gentler pace of life breeds relaxation around most of Cornwall, there's also plenty on offer for those in search of a little buzz.
Newquay is undoubtedly the liveliest of Cornwall's towns. By day, the plethora of beaches offer surf schools, ideal for getting to grips with the county's favourite pastime. By night, the town houses plenty of great bars and clubs, as well as places to eat. Hotels in Cornwall are typically run by very friendly members of staff. Be sure to speak to your hosts about the best bars and clubs in the town on any given night.
Affordable accommodation is easy to find in Newquay, with the town being particularly popular with younger travellers. From the St. Christopher's Inn to the Breakers Lodge Hostel, there's no shortage of two star hotels, making the ideal base from which to explore the county or town.
Walking to the Edge of the Country
Cornwall is a great place for walking, thanks in part to the county's wealth of natural beauty. The far West of Cornwall is a favourite spot with walkers. Not only do the sites of Land's End and Lizard Point offer the chance to stand on the very edge of the country, but the entire region is blessed with stunning and dramatic coastline. In the summer, there are plenty of great swimming spots to help you cool off.
With so many keen walkers passing through West Cornwall, there's an impressive range of inviting and affordable places to stay. Boskednan Farm is a picturesque property set in a rural location, just outside Penzance. Away from all the hustle and bustle of the county's larger towns, the guesthouse makes an easy location for those looking to rack up the miles on foot and take in the gorgeous, natural countryside. Land's End and the Lizard aren't far away.
Hotels near Bodmin Moor
Cornwall's coastline may be its crowning glory, but there's also plenty to see and do inland. Bodmin Moor is one of the most famous in the country, offering further opportunity for lengthy walks. The Moor is also home to some mysterious and legendary sites, from the Cheesewring to Dozmary Pool.
The rural setting around Bodmin is also home to some excellent two star hotels and guesthouses. Berry Lane Cottage B&B offers visitors an intimate and friendly setting, just outside Boscarne. Those looking for a different vibe can turn to the Lanarth Hotel and Caravan Park, another affordable option in the Bodmin Moor area.