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The Royal Duchy Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This turn-of-the-century hotel holds four AA Silver Stars and overlooks Falmouth's scenic coastline
  • It's a 15-minute stroll into town, with its celebrated National Maritime Museum and vibrant high street 
  • There's an award-winning restaurant and a lounge with a sea-view terrace
  • Walkers can head straight onto the South West coast path

"The Royal Duchy Hotel is a family owned business and we have enjoyed staying at all of their Brend Hotels. The standard is always second to none."
Alan and Jill
8. Mar 2020 - Bristol, United Kingdom
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The "very friendly" (The AA) Royal Duchy Hotel has panoramic views of Falmouth Bay and 16th-century Pendennis Castle. Built in 1893 on a tranquil stretch of seafront, the property is a 15-minute walk from the town centre, which is known for its bustling harbour, National Maritime Museum and waterside pubs. 

Condé Nast Johansens loves the "friendly staff and very personal service as well as the excellent location for discovering scenic Falmouth". Many of Cornwall's most picturesque sights, including St Ives, home to the Tate art gallery, Truro with its grand cathedral, and Lizard Point, the southernmost tip of the UK mainland, are within an hour's drive of the hotel.

Inside, the hotel has a refined feel. There's an elegant, 2-AA-Rosette restaurant serving British cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian influences, a cosy lounge bar with a sea-view terrace offering light meals and cream teas, and a smart, granite-topped cocktail bar. 

The hotel's palm-fringed lawn is dotted with sunloungers, and there is also an indoor pool, a spa area with a sauna, and a snooker room. Kids can head for the playroom and the outdoor games area.

Rooms are decorated with soft neutral tones and plush fabrics, and have free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have sea views and a sitting area.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(111 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Percy R. Brend & Sons (Hoteliers) Limited (t/a The Royal Duchy Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Royal Duchy Hotel is a family owned business and we have enjoyed staying at all of their Brend Hotels. The standard is always second to none.
Other Comments
Exceptionally good
Alan and Jill 08. Mar 2020 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Royal Duchy is a delightful hotel situated on a quiet road with close sea views. All the staff were friendly, polite and very attentive for our requirements. We had a most enjoyable breakfast from a wide selection of food in the breakfast room, whilst overlooking the sea views. Our evening meal in the restaurant provided a good three course choice , extensive wine and drinks list. In addition, our sea view room had a spacious en-suite.
Other Comments
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Royal Duchy and look forward to returning next year.
08. Mar 2020 St Albans, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fab hotel on the sea front. Staff were friendly and efficient. Restaurant is very "fish biased". Food was good but could have been hotter. Cold sausages at breakfast cold mushrooms with luke warm chips with steak for evening meal. Staff did take our comments on board and were very apologetic
Philip 02. Mar 2020 vale of glamorgan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
2 nights out of season - hotel well placed for sightseeing and beach walks.
Other Comments
very friendly staff, calm and friendly atmosphere, lovely views from front of hotel. good value on a deal such as we had including food and room
Deborah 01. Mar 2020 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable
Janet 28. Feb 2020 Lifton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in this very efficiently run hotel. Our bedroom, inland facing, was extremely spacious and had a lovely en-suite with bath and walk in shower. All areas of this hotel are beautifully decorated and very clean. The lounge and dining areas have beautiful views of the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and considered it to be excellent value.
Other Comments
All staff at the Royal Duchy are extremely efficient and friendly. We would certainly return for another holiday.
Dawn 27. Feb 2020 Colyton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, attentive staff. Excellent food. A comfortable stay. Thank you.
T R 25. Feb 2020 Warminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sandy 24. Feb 2020 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We booked a 2 night stay and had a great time. Staff were friendly and efficient and the food and service was fantastic!
Lynn 24. Feb 2020 Totnes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Expected a certain level of service from a hotel in the "Brend Group", and wasn't disappointed.
Terry 21. Feb 2020 BristolBristol, United Kingdom

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