The Rathgowry offers outstanding views of Gyllyngvase Beach. The rooms are well equipped with an excellent tea tray that was regularly restocked.
When first walking into the Rathgowry it presents guests with a stale cigarette-smoke smell, due to the hosts having a smoking table straight outside of the main entrance.
During my stay the carpet in my room was never vacuumed; crucial when coming off the beach, as it can bring in so much sand. I was also forced to close my window at night as the smell from the smoking table came in through my window at night, as the table is so close to the guest’s windows.
Food is fine - if you like your continental breakfasts. However, requests to have an English breakfast without certain ingredients were met by “just leave them on your plate” - a thing many guests would struggle to do, as they do not like wasted food. The ambiance in the dining room is not a pleasant one, as on several occasions there were outbursts of loud, aggressive language in the kitchen, which left guests feeling awkward.
On leaving the Rathgowry the laundry was being sorted out in the main hall - not very unprofessional; guests do not want to see dirty sheets being waved around in the hallway.
Most of these criticisms could easy be fixed if the Rathgowry was staffed with cleaners and waitresses, as the workload for the two hosts could be affecting their attitude towards running the hotel.
The overall feel of the Rathgowry feels as if the hosts are ‘doing you a favour’ letting you stay in their hotel - you do not feel like paying guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rathgowry Guesthouse has stunning sea & beach views and is ideally situated only 60m from the award winning Gyllyngvase Beach and just a 10 minutes walk from Falmouth town centre, where there is a wide selection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars. All of our rooms are light and airy and the fluffy pillows, duvets and quality linen make for an excellent nights sleep. Falmouth is a perfect base for exploring all of Western Cornwall. The guesthouse is exceptionally clean and the rooms are very spacious and comfortable with many offering great sea & beach views. The Rathgowry offers a delicious and extensive breakfast menu using locally sourced products. The owners look forward to welcoming their guests and sharing their local knowledge to ensure you have a fantastic stay in Falmouth. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rathgowry Falmouth, Cornwall