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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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ptdj
Hertford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A quirky & unique place to stay!!”
Reviewed 27 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Cornwall for our family is always special, and we look for a holiday let that has a sea view -WOW! We certainly got that!! We were a little concerned that the Observatory Tower would be a bit small for our family of four, but we were pleasantly surprised of its internal space. Upon arrival, our kids could not wait to get to the top floor followed by a couple of 'puffed out' parents (the steps were a lot in one go!) The view was spectacular, It was a lovely sunny day and we could see for miles - Lucky for us also was the beautiful sunset that we had that evening.

Regarding the living accommodation -
Good points - High quality finish in all rooms * Great clean, modern bathrooms/Fab shower
Fully modern kitchen * Good 2nd bedroom (which our kids used) * Large flat screen TV with surround sound in Living room.

Not so good points - (hate to say this as it's such a lovely place) - Ground floor bedroom felt rather claustrophobic & dark - unable to leave a window open at night due to it opening out into the outside path/road * Bed was very uncomfortable *

The Observatory Tower is a really unique place to stay and we would frequently look out for it whilst in Falmouth, knowing how lucky we were to be staying there for the week.
Its steps take a lot of getting use to, and its unbelievable just how many times one finds oneself going from top to bottom. If you are looking for something with a difference with the best sea view Falmouth can offer you will not go far wrong staying at the Observatory Tower.

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Liked best: Observatory floor with its fab views
Liked least: Master bedroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
19 Dec 2012
We thank you for your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

We have since changed the mattress in the master bedroom and the feedback we have had has been positive.

It is true that the front window opens onto the pavement as do all the other houses on the streets nearby. However, it can be securely opened to vent only. The adjacent ensuite also has a window which opens into the private courtyard and will also adequately vent the bedroom.
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KennStarr
London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous - The most wierd and wonderful place we have ever stayed at.”
Reviewed 25 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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What can I say? The observatory tower has a unique wow factor about it, right from the moment you see it and up to the observation deck (room) that has amaing 360 degree views of the area.

The observatory tower perches at the highest point of Falouth and from the harbour dominates the sky line. I resisted the urge, whenever I could see the tower, to tell other people that was where we were staying, it really is that amazing.

The Observatory Tower has been carefully restored to the highest specification to create a unique, luxury stay, my only complaint would be the bed in the main bedroom was not that comfortable for us.

The whole place was amazing, right down to the boiling water dispenser taps and the bespoke furniture and kitchen that left us wanting for nothing during our very enjoyable stay.

This is a truly amazing residence, unique in that it is a former weather observation tower but feels much like being in a lighthouse and watching sunsets and sunrises fom the top room is incredible. The stairs were steep and many but worthwhile for the amazing views. Falmouth is a fabulous and the Observatory Tower is almost like the cherry on top, unless you have mobility problems or are extremely fussy, you will not be disappointed with the accommodation.

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Liked best: The truly unique but luxurious residence and panoramic views
Liked least: The bed i the master bedroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 Dec 2012
Great feedback. Thank you.

We have since changed the mattress in the master bedroom and the response we have had has been positive.
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Galabut
Bocholt, Germany
1 review
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Die Aussicht!
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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