The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel is a four star hotel in Cornwall and is situated overlooking the famous 'foodie' harbour town of Padstow and the stunning Camel Valley Estuary. The combination of splendid Victorian architecture with relaxing comfortable rooms, superb award-winning food and fantastic views, makes this a perfect base for a visit to this fascinating and beautiful part of Cornwall.
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Gardens, lawn and decked area to relax in
- AA Rosette Harbour Restaurant
- Lounge, conservatory and bar
- River Spa for a pamper session during your stay
- Car park
Rooms at The Metropole
- 58 individually and comfortably furnished bedrooms, spread over 5 floors – many with wonderful views
- Standard double and twin rooms, family rooms and premier rooms
- All rooms en-suite, with tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, TV and toiletries as standard
- Premier rooms, which include 2 rooms with beautiful 4-poster beds offer some extra special touches
- Rooms on the garden level open straight out onto a sunny terrace and overlook the Camel Estuary
The hotel is wheelchair-accessible and the lounge, restaurant, and bar are all on one level. There is a wheelchair-accessible lift which goes to all floors. A number of rooms feature walk-in showers, and shower stools can be provided for your use. Some bathrooms have slightly narrower doorways, so please let them know all your requirements when booking so a suitable room can be allocated. Car parking is available but disabled parking cannot be reserved.
The hotel welcomes well-behaved dogs and has specially-allocated dog-friendly rooms charged at £15 per dog per night.
- National Lobster Hatchery
- The Camel Trail - walking and cyling route
- Prideaux Place - stately home
- 7 fantastic beaches to explore, one for every day of the week
- Padstow Town Museum
- Stunning coastal walks
- Award winning Camel Valley Vineyard
History of the Metropole
The Metropole got under construction in 1900 and was completed by 1904, costing £12,000 – including fittings. Constructed and owned by John Cory and Sons, a ship owning company, the hotel was built at the time the railways extended into Cornwall.
The Prince of Wales, a keen golfer, stayed at The Metropole, occupying room 6, whilst his valet and detective had adjoining rooms, and he used the hotel boat – ‘The Rosalie’ - to cross the river and play at St Enodoc. It is rumoured that Mrs Simpson stayed here with him on a number of occasions but the hotel holds no record of this.
Trust House brought The Metropole in 1936 after the death of the founders and, later, it became part of the Forte Group. During the Second World War, it was requisitioned by the Admiralty and became an operational base for the WRAS.
During 1960, the hotel was extended to its present size. Keith Richardson purchased the hotel in 2002 and has since carried out an on-going refurbishment programme to modernise the hotel but also to highlight its period features.
Check out our wedding page for details of using the Metropole as your wedding or civil partnership venue.