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  • The Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth, can proudly lay claim to the crown of ‘Grand Dame’, having been the first commercial hotel to be built in the town, back in 1865.

    A striking, Victorian chateau-style hotel set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens, we enjoy a prime seafront location, overlooking Falmouth Bay and Castle Beach. On one side is Pendennis Castle, the headland, beach and sea and, on the other, views over to the famous port of Falmouth.  From the hotel, it is an easy stroll into the town centre and the maritime area, making it amongst the most popular places to stay in Falmouth.

  • History

    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 has 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 taken over by the War Department in 1917 for the purposes of a military hospital.

  • Local Area

    Falmouth is an historic port town and was once the starting point for the Packet Ships, which took mail from the UK around the world. Sited on the edge of one of the most stunning natural harbours in Europe, Falmouth’s maritime tradition continues to the present day.

    The town is perfectly located for exploring the beautiful Cornish coast and is an easy drive from Cornwall’s capital city of Truro, the mystical far west of Cornwall and many local attractions.