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Dolvean House

50 Melvill Road, Falmouth TR11 4DQ England
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#6 of 47 B&Bs in Falmouth
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A homely 5 Star Victorian town house offering luxurious B&B guest accommodation, all rooms are individually decorated and come with en-suite, most have sea or harbour views. All beds have pocket sprung mattresses. There is a guest lounge with licensed bar, free wifi & free easy car parking. A few minutes walk away from beaches and shops or a short drive to many of Cornwall's finest gardens, there is so much to do. A warm welcome awaits you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
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Keith Sparks wrote a review Sept 2021
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We have stayed at Dolvean House on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Even with the pandemic the high standards are maintained with extra safety measures in place to protect residents and staff. The location is ideal for us, with places of interest easily accessible and local restaurants within easy walking distance. Shaun and Renate are a wealth of knowledge about Cornwall and are always willing to give advice and tips on where to visit and eat etc. Rooms are very well maintained and very clean. The owners work hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible and always making sure everything runs smoothly during your stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Pags46 wrote a review Aug 2020
Reading, United Kingdom57 contributions18 helpful votes
From the moment I spoke to Sean on the phone I knew we would probably enjoy our stay. On arrival we were met with a smile and a warm welcome to be led to our room which was spotless and extremely well appointed for a bed and breakfast venue. Within walking distance of the beautiful beach and the town centre we never needed to use our car for any of our daily and evening visits locally.
Breakfast was fresh hot and delicious with plenty of choice and to be honest we didn't need to eat until evening it was so filling.
Many thanks to Sean and his hard working wife our chef and hope to see you again soon?
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Date of stay: August 2020
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kim m wrote a review Aug 2023
Guernsey, United Kingdom57 contributions15 helpful votes
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Now this is a first for me, writing a review literally an hour after I’ve checked out of somewhere but I just want to shout praises on this beautiful B&B so you all know!
I stayed here for 3 nights while organising my sons new Uni accommodation.
Shaun is an amazing host (Renate was away when I stayed) and even made me a pot of tea and biscuits in the lounge on arrival (what a lovely touch).
I stayed in the single room on the top floor and it was perfect, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable with crisp linen on the beds and the room had plenty of storage space. There is beautiful views from both windows. There was a fantastic tea and coffee selection along with biscuits and bottled water. The bathroom had a shaped bath and over bath shower, top notch loo paper (😬) and even a rubber bath mat.
The breakfast choice was fantastic with fresh cut fruit, a large cereal and yoghurt (even dairy free) selection and more. The hot breakfast was piping hot and delicious along with fresh coffee and juices.
The walk into town takes about 10 minutes (a little longer on the way back - uphill) and 5 mins to the beach.
All in all a fantastic stay and will definitely book again if I need Falmouth accommodation.
Breakfast photos show my choice, there was options for more.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sarah W wrote a review Sept 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom39 contributions11 helpful votes
Me & my husband stayed in the Dolvean for a week from the 5th September. Beautiful b&b in a fantastic location as across and down a road you have the beach and down the other side a nice stroll down into the town centre. From the offset Shaun made us feel very welcome, we had room 15 which was at the top and a good view of Falmouth a comfy bed and a lovely bathroom, all very clean. Breakfast was outstanding every morning with a great selection of different foods, we will definitely be going back next year.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shaun Davie, Owner at Dolvean House
Responded 21 Sept 2020
Many thanks Sarah for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves and I hope Newquay was equally enjoyable. See you both next year, fingers crossed. :) S.
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AliV wrote a review Sept 2022
Haydock, United Kingdom109 contributions59 helpful votes
We had a 4 night stay and were very happy, parked in their private car park a good friendly welcome and settled in, our room was very comfy all the things you need kettle and bottled water with a variety of drink choices, TV, heater, wardrobe with plenty of quality wooden hangers. The bathroom spotlessly clean looked new, hot water any time of day or night and lovely big soft towels. Breakfast excellent any cooked combination you want, cereals, yoghurts , fruit and the apple yoghurt museili very tasty, my favourite along with honey and toast, Tess was a pleasure to talk to and good luck in all your studies. Overall I would recommend a stay here, thank Alastair and Tui.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We found in town Quayside good value for lemon cider , Amanzi restaurant very good, and overall...
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MoiraAK wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our fourth visit to the Dolvean and it won't be our last. The beds are comfortable, rooms spotless, great shower and everything you might need provided. The breakfasts are excellent with a good selection of cooked and continental. Shaun and Renate are the most welcoming hosts and did everything to make us feel safe during the current pandemic. Great location too for the station, the town and the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Shaun Davie, Owner at Dolvean House
Responded 21 Sept 2020
Many thanks Moria for your generous words. Always good to see you both and hopefully again soon. Take Care. Shaun
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Caroline P wrote a review Aug 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Dolvean House was clean, comfortable, welcoming and all one could want for an enjoyable long weekend stay in Falmouth. Shaun and Renate are wonderful hosts. Rooms were well equipped (tea/coffee making, hairdryer, shower/bath etc) and pleasantly furnished. The breakfast was excellent. All together very good value and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Shaun Davie, Owner at Dolvean House
Responded 21 Aug 2021
Many thanks Caroline for your review. So pleased you had a good long weekend and an opportunity to catch up with family and friends. Hope we might see you again one day.
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Rachel P wrote a review Oct 2020
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom7 contributions
Again we have just had a wonderful stay at Dolvean House. Current restrictions and regulations have been well managed - and the breakfast was as tasty as ever! The thing I find most appealing though is that the bed is so comfortable - almost like I am sleeping in my own.
Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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garry s wrote a review May 2023
14 contributions11 helpful votes
As a mini coach tour driver, I get to travel thru out areas of the UK. This trip involved staying with 14 other European guests who were Touring Cornwall to visit English Gardens. The size of the property meant we were all able to be accommodated within the one site including the mini coach on site, which was a real plus for me.The accommodation was both well appointed very comfortable, and served excellent breakfasts for both continental and traditional foodies. Both Shaun & Renee are most welcoming hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. An added bonus for the guests was that Renee can speak fluent German therefore able to converse on a much more personal level, making them feel more welcomed . Ideal for small or large group as well appointed to local activities and facilities within easy walking distance. All in all a very pleasant stay, will be back again soon 10/10.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Joy M wrote a review Jul 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great attention to detail, spotlessly clean throughout. Guest room fitted with high class fixtures and fittings, decorated to a high standard. Breakfast options were wide ranging and high quality, nothing was too much trouble. Shaun and Renate were friendly and very welcoming hosts. Dolvean House is conviently situated just a short walk to both beach and town.
Would definitely recommend, outstanding!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Quieter rooms at the rear of property
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AliV wrote a tip Sept 2022
Haydock, United Kingdom109 contributions59 helpful votes
"We found in town Quayside good value for lemon cider , Amanzi restaurant very good, and overall everywhere was not at all expensive , mostly cheaper than where we live."
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Joy M wrote a tip Jul 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
"Quieter rooms at the rear of property"
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renatemanfred2019 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Amstetten, Austria1 contribution
"under the roof"
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Fearless12705769380 wrote a tip Feb 2019
Gosport, United Kingdom1 contribution
"There is no tip, every thing one would want has been catered for."
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Tak Chung T wrote a tip Sept 2018
4 contributions
"Lovely breakfast "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolvean House
Which popular attractions are close to Dolvean House?
Nearby attractions include Pendennis Castle (0.5 miles), Gyllyngvase Beach (0.1 miles), and Falmouth Lifeboat (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolvean House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dolvean House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolvean House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolvean House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mulberry Falmouth, Koffiji Cafe Bar Falmouth, and Fuel.
Is Dolvean House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Falmouth.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolvean House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pendennis Castle (0.5 miles), Marlborough House (0.6 miles), and Cliff Road Chapel (0.3 miles).