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About The Hotel

  • About The Hotel

     Overlooking the working fishing harbour town of Padstow, construction of The Metropole Hotel started in 1900 and was completed in 1904. The hotel’s prominent position and elegant late Victorian architecture quickly found favour with guests, who would often arrive by train, thanks to the railway expansion into Cornwall in the late 1800s.

    The Metropole has had its share of famous visitors, including the Duke of Windsor when he was Prince of Wales in the 1930s. A keen golfer, he used the hotel as his base when playing at St. Enodoc Golf Course – and rumour has it that Mrs Simpson joined him on a number of occasions. During World War Two, the hotel was requisitioned by the Admiralty and became an Operational Base for the W.R.A.S. The Metropole was expanded in 1960 to its current size.

    With its superb views, well-proportioned interiors and excellent food, The Metropole continues to hold pride of place in Padstow. Keith Richardson purchased the hotel in 2002 and has carried out a number of refurbishments that highlight the hotel’s heritage and striking architecture.

    The Metropole is an AA four star hotel and also holds an AA Rosette for Fine Dining.

    Hotel facilities

    We have 58 individually and comfortably furnished bedrooms, spread over 5 floors – many with wonderful views.

    We offer a variety of room categories, including standard double and twin rooms, family rooms and premier rooms.  All have en-suite bathrooms and offer tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, TV and toiletries as standard.  Our premier rooms, which include 2 rooms with beautiful 4-poster beds, offer some extra special touches to make your stay even more comfortable. WIFI is available in all public areas of the hotel.

    Rooms on our garden level open straight out onto a sunny terrace and overlook our gardens and the Camel Estuary.

    Disabled Access

    The hotel is wheelchair-accessible and the lounge, restaurant, and bar are all on one level.  We also have a wheelchair-accessible lift which goes to all floors.

    A number of our rooms feature walk-in showers, and shower stools can be provided for your use.  Some bathrooms have slightly narrower doorways, so please let us know all your requirements when booking so we can ensure you are allocated a suitable room.

    Car parking is available but disabled parking cannot be reserved.


    We welcome well-behaved dogs and have specially-allocated dog-friendly rooms charged at £15 per dog per night. Please ask about these when making your booking.

  • Special Offers

    • Romantic Break In Padstow

      Romantic Break In Padstow

    • Garden Breaks

      Garden Breaks

    • Christmas And New Years Breaks 2014

      Christmas And New Years Breaks 2014


    What's on

    • Guided Walk Around Padstow 19 November – 10 December 2014

      Guided Walk Around Padstow 19 November – 10 December 2014

    • Padstow Christmas Festival 4th-7th December 2014

      Padstow Christmas Festival 4th-7th December 2014