Established in 1640, the Greenbank Hotel, as we know it today, has always provided accommodation for visitors to Falmouth. During the 18th century it was known as the King's Arms Hotel and during the 19th century as the Commercial Packet Hotel. Its fabulous location on the riverbank has gained it some prestigious visitors, the most notable of which have been Florence Nightingale and Kenneth Graham who both visited in 1907.
In order to be at the top of their market, a great deal of work has been put into the hotel. The extension which now hosts weddings and other large functions elevated it from medium sized hotel status to large sized hotel status. All its rooms, corridors, function suite and bar have recently been refurbished and a new terrace has been created. The hotel has been acknowledged for these improvements by being awarded a 4 star rating.
This year there are 58 weddings booked and most of this business has been generated through word of mouth. Part of their success is that all food is sourced locally, in recognition of the quality of Cornish produce. It also has an impact on the environment and the hotel boasts a gold award for Green Tourism. Links with the local community through clubs and sponsorship of events and participation in networking events e.g. business breakfasts has strengthened the Greenbank’s presence in the town and their special offers in partnership with local attractions reinforces their desire to work with others for the good of the town.
The Greenbank Hotel is one of Falmouth’s success stories and a partner the Museum is pleased to work with.