The Eden Project, an eco garden (but so much more than that) is one of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions. But until now, getting there has been a bit of a faff. There isn’t a huge number of decent hotels in the immediate vicinity, near St Austell in Cornwall, and most of the holiday cottages in the area only rent by the week.
Perhaps this is why the Eden Project has finally stepped into the breach, announcing plans for a 115-room onsite timber-clad hotel.
The £6m project would be a “mid-range hotel” according to the Project, with conference and events facilities, but no kind of restaurant or café – guests would go to the facilities at the Project proper for that.
Nothing’s confirmed yet – planning approval has yet to be given, though we expect it to be approved. But this is a very exciting move nonetheless - especially with Newquay still in the running to be the UK's first spaceport. And we can't wait to see what they'd do with it - expect this to be the prototype for the eco hotel of the future.