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50 Melvill Road, Falmouth TR11 4DQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 03/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 80 in Falmouth
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Golf course
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Water sport equipment rentals
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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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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Rob S wrote a review Sept 2021
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Enjoyed a 3 night break at end of August / beginning of September. Dolvean House was recommended to us by friends and I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.. Location was excellent - a few minutes walk from the harbour and beach and even closer to the railway station. The rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. Enjoyed an excellent night's sleep. Breakfast was really tasty and Shaun was a welcoming and helpful host. Not sure of next year's holiday plans but definitely one to be considered.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sarah W wrote a review Aug 2021
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The hosts, Shaun and Renate, were as friendly as always. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the breakfast offering is superb. 5/10 minutes into town and 5 minutes down to Gylly Beach. We always return to Dolvean. You won't do better!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Caroline P wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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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ukfarang wrote a review Aug 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a marvelous experience at the Dolvean. Shaun and Renate were perfect hosts. Rooms were ultra clean and a very comfortable bed to boot. Lucky to get a sea view. Breakfast was ample with locally sourced ingredients, and a wide menu. Many thanks Shaun and Renate for your hospitality. Just wish the weather was as accommodating as the hosts. Mark, Yin &Kai xx
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$116 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCornwallFalmouth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolvean House
Which popular attractions are close to Dolvean House?
Nearby attractions include Falmouth Lifeboat (0.5 miles), Gyllyngvase Beach (0.1 miles), and Pendennis Castle (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 Pennycomequick, Amanzi, and Mangia.
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).