reach out and touch the sea…

​Serene contemporary spaces fused with warm, helpful welcomes. Elegant cuisine set against stunning vistas. Deep soft beds calling out to sleepy heads. Salt on the breeze. Our Cornish hotel, perched on Falmouth’s historic waterfront, is an experience like no other.

At The Greenbank, our unique location, characterful heritage, contemporary styling and outstanding levels of service keep guests coming back, year after year.

From the moment you book, to the day you arrive at the water’s edge, from your first sip of something refreshing on the terrace, to your last night feasting on fine food before a peaceful sleep – we make sure every element of your stay is ship shape, leaving you to simply enjoy.

As well as unforgettable coastal breaks, mind-blowing cuisine, moreish cocktails and a central location for exploring Falmouth, The Greenbank is also the perfect spot to say “I do”, and has been the setting for many dream weddings.

Whether you’re paddling at the shoreline, strolling the bustling cobbled streets, lounging on our sun-drenched terrace or sampling local brews at The Working Boat, we know you’ll be captivated by Falmouth and what it has to offer. Let us share it with you at our Cornish hotel.




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On & off the water

On & off the water

Discover a dazzling array of fantastic things you can do out on the water

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Moor up on our pontoons and float from your boat to your bed

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Our history

Our history

The Greenbank Hotel is rich in history, dating back to 1640

Our story
“With neutral, calming colour-palettes and floor-to-ceiling windows, it's as if the outside harbour is brought inside; you feel as though you could step out of your bed and onto the water's edge….”

Harper's Bazaar

"The Greenbank straddles alongside Falmouth Harbour meaning you have that fresh, slightly salty air surround you which is absolutely wonderful."

Global Mouse Travels

"Back in 1907, author Kenneth Grahame checked into the Greenbank Hotel and wrote letters to his son that would go on to become the stories that formed the classic tale of The Wind in the Willows. The idyllic setting which inspired Grahame remains today. With amazing views across the harbour and beyond, the hotel is a quiet haven located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre."

London Evening Standard

"Sink into an inspiring setting with a characterful history and contemporary comfort at The Greenbank, Falmouth’s oldest hotel and a coastal retreat with lashings of style and maritime heritage at its heart."

The Telegraph

"With all of Falmouth’s charms on its doorstep, not to mention its estuary-side position, The Greenbank is the perfect base for exploring the scenic south coast of Cornwall.”

The Luxury Editor