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  • The Metropole Hotel holds pride of place in Padstow, located on the stunning north coast of Cornwall, with its sweeping clifftops and glorious beaches. The views from the hotel encompass the town and harbour of Padstow, across to Rock on the other side of the estuary and the Camel Estuary itself. Explore the north coast of Cornwall and return to the comfort and luxury of the Metrolpole Hotel in Padstow Cornwall.

  • History

    Overlooking the busy harbour and town of Padstow, the building of The Metropole started 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 Enedoc.

  • Local Area

    One of Cornwall’s most famous harbour towns, Padstow is probably best known for its wonderful seafood. Together with a number of wonderful shops to explore, there is the National Lobster Hatchery – which provides visitors a fascinating insight into the hard work required to keep up a sustainable lobster population in Cornwall.