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Falmouth Scene
View over harbour to Pendennis Castle
Living room with funky sofa
Front elevation
Historic Plaque
New roof and windows to the observatory deck
The Observatory Deck is something special
Bespoke sofa
The kitchen is designed to fit the octagonal space
First floor staircase
Flexible living space
Flexible bedroom
Bathroom
Information point on landing
Staircase to entrance hall
Reclaimed lighting by Skinflint
Main Bedroom
Wetroom Ensuite
Floor Plan
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Tower -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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lancaster
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Unique and Wonderful”
Reviewed March 10, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

we booked the Observatory Tower for a three day stay to visit our daughter who is at University in Falmouth. The location is amazing, I don't know the actual location name but it is on the hill above Falmouth with lots of meandering,footpath options down to the town centre.

Location and views then, goes without saying, you are staying in an observation tower so they are going to be good and you are in lively Falmouth which has to be the best Town in Cornwall (big claim but deserved in my opinion).

My five dot review for this property isn't about the view or the location though, it is for the absolute quality and attention to detail that the owners have obviously lavished on the property. I have restored my own house and I know how much it can cost to do it right, the owners of the Observatory Tower have definitely done it right. Everything is of the highest quality, no IKEA supplies in this place (not that anything wrong with ikea) I mean they have obviously chosen the best of absolutely everything for this place.

It's interesting, when I looked at the photos on the website I was a little bit nervous, it looks a bit modern and I wasn't so sure about the decor. Well, it works massively, and when you sit and look and think about what they have done you realise that with such a unique property what they have done is absolutely perfect.

Seriously and I am gushing now, if you are lucky enough to rent this place (I expect availability to be tight) have a look at all the little touches, the quality of the doors, the quality of the bathrooms and lighting, the quality of the furnishings.

Fantastic job,and great property, it is a superb experience. One word of warning/ slight criticism. We checked out on a Sunday, I hadn't read the checkout procedure and we had a late Saturday night. Fortunately my wife had read that it was a 10am checkout so dragged me out of bed, sure enough, 10am and the cleaning team turned up and as the bedroom is on the ground floor it was as well I was ready!! This is just a warning really, fair enough, the place was that clean and immaculate that the team probably needed to get in early!

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Liked best: Quality of everything
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501Kaz
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful restoration, with stunning views”
Reviewed November 23, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We enjoyed our stay at The Observatory Tower. This property has been restored to a very high standard, and the best we have ever stayed in. The views from the top are breathtaking, and worth the climb. It was great to be able to chill our wine, and make a cuppa at the top.
Falmouth was within walking distance with many good restaurants. I would recommend this accommodation and we hope to return again next year.

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Michelle...
Longhope, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous! An incredible building, beautifully restored.”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We feel privileged to have been guests in this fantastic, unique historic building. The views from the top of the tower are simply stunning both by day and night! Worth climbing the 64 steps for, especially with a bar and binoculars awaiting you. An truly unforgettable experience.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 15, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Liked best: The view from the top of the tower.
Liked least: Coming home.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Olsens
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unique Stay with all needed amenities”
Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Very unique and well equiped self catered accomodation. Lots of stairs but all worth the experience. Beds were very comfortable, kitchen had everything needed and the coffee and cookies were a welcome suprise. The view from the top floor was outstanding. Thank you very much.

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Liked best: Everything about the unique experience.
Liked least: Nothing other than we needed a spare rool of toilet paper.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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