On arrival we were told the the room that we booked wasn't available so we were 'upgraded' to a sea view. That turned out to be 'downgraded' to the grottiest hotel room I've ever been in. OK, the sea view was fine; everything else was bad. It was small and dingy. Several lights weren't working. No extractor fan in the windowless bathroom. (at least, there was, but it didn't work) Sash windows were jammed shut. Mould stains in the bathroom and bedroom ceilings. Loose carpet tacked down with gaffa tape on the stairs. We weren't able to eat in the resaurant the first night because a sailing club were holding an event. Why didn't we complain about it all? We couldn't be bothered with the fuss after a tiring week and also we took pity on the reception staff who were already getting an unpleasant earful from other guests. So was it an entire disaster? No. In many ways it was bad enough to be funny and the shabbiness was a reminder of past glories when the Falmouth Hotel may have been THE place to be at, and when we eventually got to eat in the restaurant the food was good. The sea view was pleasant, and apart from a drunken off-duty staff member the staff were doing their best to be positive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Falmouth's Landmark Hotel Steeped in history and with striking Victorian architecture, The Falmouth is Falmouth's first ever hotel. Situated in 5 acres of beautiful gardens and overlooking Castle beach, the hotel offers 71 individual bedrooms, stunning views, the award winning Castle Beach restaurant and an Elemis Spa... the perfect coastal hideaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Falmouth Hotel Cornwall