The Royal Duchy Hotel

Amy Lindsay
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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

Enjoyed This
"Welcoming & friendly staff. Lovely hotel in fabulous location. Great facilities and lovely sea view room. Food was OUTSTANDING at both dinner and breakfast. Lovely little birthday break away!"
Jan 13, 2020 - Helston, 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


  • 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.
Crib/Pack 'n Play 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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(59 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.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Welcoming & friendly staff. Lovely hotel in fabulous location. Great facilities and lovely sea view room. Food was OUTSTANDING at both dinner and breakfast. Lovely little birthday break away!
Darran Jan 13, 2020 Helston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
One nights stay, nice, clean room. Comfortable bed. Helpful staff. Evening meal superb, good breakfast. Good value for money.
david Jan 13, 2020 Cornwall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food lovely , wonderful treat to have breakfast brought to your table . Pool and sauna were fantastic and were very quiet .
Fenella Jan 07, 2020 Hassocks, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Have stayed several times...always friendly staff....ideal location....food and ambience.
Other Comments
Will always stay there....sooo friendly.
jo Jan 05, 2020 Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Simply fantastic
nick Jan 05, 2020 Delabole, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Lovely food
GRAHAM Jan 05, 2020 Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Amazing view from our room, the bar and restaurant.
Tamsin Jan 02, 2020 Saint Austell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was very relaxing and enjoyable
stuart Dec 23, 2019 plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very clean hotel, food excellent, staff wonderful and very obliging. Definitely go back.
Elsie Dec 18, 2019 Thornhill Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent. A perfect mini break. Stayed 2 nights. Very good value with the Travel Zoo offer. So nice to be waited on so attentively in the dining room especially fir dinner in the evening.
Other Comments
Room service - Did not vacuum the carpet. Inevitably we brought in a bit of sand on our walking boots. Not cleaned up. Asked for bath robe and were given slippers as well so we wore those. We enjoyed the pool as only ones using it at the time (early evening before dinner). Would have been very restricted with more guests using the pool. Only 2 loungers and heated tiled beds. Only one toilet and one shower. Better to go down in bath robe and go back to room to shower and change if busy but would have to go through reception to get the lift area so would not like that. Not sure if permissible either! The seating in the sun terrace lounge were very uncomfortable. Very upright with no cushions. Shame as it is a beautiful room and has fab views. Dinner, bed and breakfast deal did not include coffee after dinner.
Veronique Dec 18, 2019 Exmouth, United Kingdom

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