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  • About The Hotel

    Falmouth’s Landmark Hotel

    Steeped in history and with striking Victorian architecture, this Grand Dame is Falmouth’s first ever hotel.  Situated in 5 acres of beautiful gardens and overlooking Castle Beach, the hotel offers 71 individual bedrooms, stunning views, an award-winning restaurant, Castle Beach, and a Caudalie Spa… the perfect coastal hideaway.

    Time to Relax

    Situated with one of the best vistas on the South Cornwall coast you will not find a better place to relax, unwind and explore the vibrant town of Falmouth. Sit and enjoy the view in the Castle Beach Lounge and Bar or in the summer months, retire to the terrace and take in the fresh sea air. The Spa at the Falmouth includes 2 treatment rooms, a heated indoor pool, spa bath, steam room and fully equipped gym.  As a 3 star hotel The Falmouth offers a range of bedrooms and family rooms, many with stunning sea views and all with the modern amenities you would expect to ensure you have a memorable stay.  Superior rooms and Suites within the hotel have a couple of extra touches to make your stay even more special. WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel and there are many quiet corners within the lounge bar or on a warmer day, the lawns and gardens surrounding the hotel.  Sign up to our Newsletter to hear about the latest offers and breaks first

    Check in and check out times

    Your room will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival.  Departure is 11am, however if you would like to extend your check out time until 1pm, we would be delighted to offer this service at a small additional charge of £25.


    We do not make an accommodation or meal charge for children under the age of 4 years old.  There is a £25 supplement charge for children of 4 years and over which includes an overnight stay and breakfast.  Children aged 4 and over are not included in the dinner rates and so will be charged individually for the food they order.

    Disabled Access

    The hotel is wheelchair-accessible by ramps at the main entrance. We have rooms with walk-in showers, and shower stools and grab rails are available on request.  Most bedroom and bathroom doors can accommodate wheelchairs, but please contact our reservations team for confirmation before booking. Our lift goes to all floors. The bar and restaurant are also accessible on the ground floor. Disabled parking can be reserved for blue badge holders.


    Parking at the hotel is free of charge


    We welcome well-behaved dogs and charge £15 per dog per night. Please inform our reservations team at the time of making your booking, if you are bringing your dog/dogs. We have allocated ‘dog-friendly’ rooms. Please note dogs are not permitted in the formal dining area, but are given access to the communal areas such as the bar / brasserie.


    The Falmouth Hotel was first opened in 1865, as the Great Western Railway expanded into Cornwall.  Its Victorian architecture, spacious interiors, fantastic seafront location and award-winning food have ensured its place as one of Cornwall’s best-known hotels. The hotel has witnessed many key moments in British history, including the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, National Strikes in 1911 and was even taken over by the War Department in 1917 for the purposes of a military hospital.  During World War 2, the hotel was camouflaged by the Admiralty, who also commandeered the entire 4th floor as offices. Many famous people have passed through the hotel’s doors, including Edward VII (when Prince of Wales), Dama Anna Neale, Beatrix Potter and Simon Le Bon. Keith Richardson bought the hotel in 2004, and it has since been undergoing a programme of refurbishment and modernisation.  The beautiful original Victorian staircase, which extends up to the top floor, has been recently opened up to create a light and striking view to the top of the hotel.

    The Richardson experience

    As a privately owned business, we have a passion for great British hotels.  All of our properties have stunning period architecture which is being lovingly restored and individually appointed bedrooms. With award-winning restaurants using the best locally sourced produce, we are committed to providing excellent service and the best possible experience to all of our guests.  At Richardson Hotels, our team is a family and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends – and to ensuring your stay with us is one where memories are made…

    Keith Richardson.







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      Summer 2019

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