Cornwall Living

Seaside luxury

The Falmouth Hotel provides everything you could wish for from a holiday by the coast.

Situated on the seafront overlooking Falmouth Bay and Pendennis Castle, The Falmouth Hotel is perfectly positioned to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall.

For those of you travelling from afar, the proximity to the ocean will instil an immediate sense of awe and serenity with access to the sea from castle beach, just a hop and a skip away. The prospect of waking up in your comfortable room, sipping a cup of coffee on the balcony and then wandering across the lawn to the cool and refreshing waters of the ocean for a morning swim is too tempting to resist, as an avid sea swimmer myself I can honestly say there is no better way to start the day.

Having painted this introductory picture of what a holiday at The Falmouth Hotel allows you to access; let me elaborate on the finer details. The Falmouth Hotel, also known as the ‘Grande Dame of Falmouth,’ first opened in 1865. Its castle-like Victorian architecture, spacious interiors, fantastic seafront location and award-winning food has ensured its place as one of Cornwall’s best known hotels. Over the years, the hotel has retained a character and sense of style that welcomes you into ‘another world’ the moment you walk through its doors. This world is full of Victorian grandeur, spacious comfort and devout personal service alongside the modern touches of state-of the-art showers and stylish interior design – allowing the hotel to retain its appeal in a more informal age.

As far as the surrounding area goes, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of two beautiful beaches. Castle beach is well known for its rock pools, teaming with life and providing children and adults alike with the chance to discover the fascinating ecosystems that reside within. Then, when the tide submerges these mesmerising worlds, grab your snorkels and glide amongst fronds of seaweed and kelp with different species of fish weaving in and out of view.

Just a five-minute walk down the road, Gyllyngvase beach provides an altogether different experience. This beach has golden sands perfect for building sandcastles, plus Gylly Beach Café, which serves both gourmet meals in the restaurant and chips and ice creams from its beachfront kiosk. There’s also the WeSUP paddle-boarding centre, which allows you to witness this stunning area of Cornwall from a new perspective.
Or, for the avid walker, you have the chance to join the South West Coast Path and walk to the neighbouring beaches of Swanpool and Meanporth.

The nearby town of Falmouth (also within walking distance) has pasty shops, bars, restaurants and artisan cafés in abundance, as well as the Maritime Museum for those rainy days and a regular ferry service to neighbouring St Mawes. With so much on offer, a holiday in Falmouth is sure to be full of incredible experiences – the harbour itself welcomes navy ships and cargo ships thanks to its famously deep waters, and the Carrick Roads is world-renowned for its sailing, with the potential to charter yachts and explore the surrounding creeks and hidden coves.

Then after your day of exploration, however you choose to use it, head to the Falmouth Hotel Spa for a relaxing treatment that will soothe your adventurous muscles and prepare you for another day by the coast. If you would prefer to enjoy a night in at the hotel rather than venturing out for food, The Castle Beach Restaurant provides a mouth-watering menu of locally sourced produce, including a selection of the finest fish Cornwall has to offer and perfectly cooked meat, with a tempting choice of vegetarian and vegan options to boot.

All in all, The Falmouth Hotel provides holidaymakers with the chance to escape to another world, a world filled with Victorian grandeur, seaside escapades and views that will quite literally take your breath away. There’s only so much one can say about such a place, because really it has to be experienced to be believed, so make sure to book your stay and discover this seaside oasis for yourself.


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The Falmouth Hotel also has self-catered lodges for those of you who prefer to have your own space and cooking facilities.



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