The 10 best Hotels in Falmouth for 2024
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Indulge in one of Cornwall's most scenic seaside spots in Falmouth. Choose from gorgeous seafront hotels and charming Victorian spas with our top 5 hotels in Falmouth.
Tucked away less than a mile south of Falmouth, this award-winning hotel offers quick access to the scenic Gyllyngvase Beach. The hotel boasts a sumptuous spa and pool complex for post-walking relief, as well as a revered fish restaurant with a roof terrace. Rooms are cosy, homely and modern, with splashes of eggshell and sea blue throughout. 2.
Nestled within secluded gardens and woodland, this tranquil luxury cottage is located north of Falmouth and close to historic Truro. Attractively designed with modern kitchens and bespoke Italian décor, cottages feature balconies and a seasonal swimming pool complex. Relax at your own pace with self-catered options, or indulge in the resident Azura restaurant, home to delectable Cornish produce and seafood. 3.
Enjoy breathtaking coastal vistas in this highly-prized boutique guesthouse. With a wealth of sophisticated furnishings throughout, guests can unwind in the delightful lounge or take a relaxing dip in the indoor pool. Rooms are tasteful and spacious with pretty views of the manicured gardens. 4.
This immensely nostalgic Victorian-era spa hotel is brimming with charm and character. Enjoy lovingly decorated interiors with winding staircases and restorative indoor spa treatments, or unwind on the sea-view balcony terrace. The on-site restaurant is equally attractive, with fine local produce and an extensive wine list. 5.
This pretty 19th-century country manor house hotel is hidden away in the Falmouth countryside. Enjoy peaceful days by Swanpool Beach, or escape to the hotel's tranquil woodland surrounds. The hotel itself offers well-polished rooms and a delectable brasserie-style restaurant.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathrooms
- Swimming pools
- Spa treatments
- Terraced bars
- Charming restaurants
Falmouth is a fine year-round destination, although it's most popular in the summer period when the beaches glisten with life. The little town can swell with people, so you may want to travel outside of the school holidays to avoid the crowds. As for activities, attractions remain open all year long, and there's always something lively going on. In spring, the mouth-watering Folk & Cider Fayre offers dancing and first-harvest cider tastings. You can also indulge in delectable oysters during October's 4-day Falmouth Oyster Festival.
Close to beachside activities and fun riverside adventures, Falmouth has much to offer all travelling types. From romantic walks in the country followed by delightful waterfront dining, to adventurous watersports and historic castles, couples, families and friends will all love Falmouth. Families are particularly lucky, with Pendennis Castle, a National Maritime Museum and ample beaches providing fun for the kids. There are also a wealth of trendy bars, bistros and old pubs to explore by night, giving Falmouth a lot of energy for such a small town.
- Historic hotels
- Country house hotels
- Spa retreats
- Seaside hotels
- Boutique hotels
- Cosy cottages
- Comfortable shoes
- Walking clothes
- Evening attire
- Charging cables
- Swimming costume
- Sun cream
There are plenty of routes to and from Falmouth. The town's train station is serviced by Great Western Rail, offering high-speed links to London, Wales and the Cotswolds. Cross Country Trains provide further services to the North and Scotland. Road links are also convenient, with several motorways within easy reach for travel throughout Cornwall, Devon and beyond. The closest airport to Falmouth is in Newquay, with convenient car hire companies there for onward travel. Once you've arrived in the town, you'll find the centre and harbour compact enough to explore on foot. Ferries are also a great and scenic way to explore the coastal area, with some routes open seasonally and some, like St Mawes, open year-round.
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With its scenic riverside setting and pretty coastal beaches, Falmouth is among Cornwall's most serene towns. Cobblestone lanes zig-zag through charming streets, revealing delightful boutiques, cafes and olde worlde pubs. There's something for everyone here, including cultural museums and invigorating outdoor pursuits.
Nature lovers will find much to enjoy in Falmouth. The town's renowned neighbouring gardens couldn't be more different from one another. With Enys Gardens presenting quintessential manicured grounds and pretty bluebell woodlands, Penjerrick offers jungles of exotic plants and winding paths. There's more to explore beyond gardens too, including spectacular coastal paths that stretch for miles.