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About us

The Falmouth Hotel commanding an unrivalled position and superb views since 1865.

Grande Dame of Falmouth

Steeped in history

Known as the ‘Grande Dame of Falmouth’, The Falmouth Hotel first opened in 1865 as Isambard Kingdom Brunel expanded the Great Western Railway into Cornwall. Its castle-like Victorian architecture, spacious interiors, fantastic seafront location, and award-winning food have ensured its place as one of Cornwall’s best-known hotels.

A Pivotal Role

Moments in history

The Falmouth Hotel has played a pivotal part in the dramatic growth since the mid-19th century of the town after which it is named. In the process, it has “seen it all.”

To re-phrase an old newspaper slogan, all human life is and has been here. Behind its imposing facade, The Falmouth Hotel has played host to royalty, military supremos, famous authors, film and pop stars, sporting icons plus a Prime Minister or two.

Stays to remember

Famous Faces

Royalty, singers, film stars, authors, political figures and sporting icons, The Falmouth Hotel has played host to a list of famous names. One of the most fascinating of all the hotel’s links with fame came about in its earlier years – with the first known picture letter by Beatrix Potter being written here.

Present Day

Cornwall Hotel Collection

The Falmouth was bought by the Cornwall Hotel Collection in 2024 with plans to lovingly restore it to its former glory. With a narrative steeped in history, our commitment is to honour our heritage. As you explore, expect to encounter an array of artifacts, vintage photographs, and intriguing details at every turn.

Indulge in our sun-kissed restaurant, lush private gardens, and serene bar and terrace, complemented by 71 distinctive and fully furnished rooms. We are steadfast in advancing and enriching the legacy left by those before us.

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