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
"Very relaxing but our room was a little on the small side"
2 Dec, 2019 - MarnhullMarnhull, UK
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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.
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, 8am-6pm

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
(32 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
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing but our room was a little on the small side
Other Comments
A side of vegetables with the main meals used to be served here but this time there was a distinct lack of accompanying Vegetables, The mirror on the wall next to the dresser was offset from the sitting position making it impossible to apply makeup etc whilst sitting at the dresser?
stephen 02 Dec, 2019 MarnhullMarnhull, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely traditional hotel with well appointed rooms and very good food - 3 courses turned out to be too much for us. Small swimming pool a bonus - warm and felt quite private.
Other Comments
Christmas piped music at breakfast a bit unneccessary (Nov 30th!)
Alison 02 Dec, 2019 Bristol, UK
Other Comments
Duvet very heavy , a lighter one would have been sufficient
Graham 01 Dec, 2019 Exmouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Warm welcome. Pleasant and professional staff.
Other Comments
Menu was very ‘cheffy’. Quality ingredients no doubt on that, We are ‘foodies’ and enjoy sophisticated menus but little option left for those who don’t. The quality is there though and an opportunity to try something different. Beautiful dining room with exquisite sea views.
Sylvia 30 Nov, 2019 Barnstaple, UK
Enjoyed Most
restful, excellent food
Other Comments
great location for strolls along coast path
pamela j 29 Nov, 2019 Sidmouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
We thourouly enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend this Hotel.
Rex 29 Nov, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
First class
Other Comments
We would have preferred the bedroom to have been larger.
Adrian 27 Nov, 2019 torquay, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely relaxing stay in a beautiful hotel
Other Comments
Enjoyed the service and swimming pool and sauna
Neale 26 Nov, 2019 Ilfracombe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent facilities, great food and loved the touches like binoculars in the sea view rooms and hot milk served with breakfast coffee. Staff very polite and friendly. Only niggle was the siting of a bathroom cabinet over the small wash basin in the ensuite. Couldn't get my head over the sink to clean my teeth! But that's a personal practical comment on what's an otherwise super hotel. We will return.
John 26 Nov, 2019 Honiton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The room and the view were lovely. The food was excellent.
Valda 25 Nov, 2019 Truro, UK

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