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A boutique townhouse hotel in Truro is in the making

Published: 06/01/2022

Our new look is taking shape. We've been busy working on the public areas including the breakfast room, the bar and lounge. There is also a fabulous new workspace, complete with a wall-mounted screen and state of the art polybar which makes it ideal for meetings, online conference calls, or for individuals to set themselves up with a laptop and a coffee.

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Autumn Activities in Cornwall

Published: 08/09/2021 / Author: Merchant House

Summer in Cornwall is beautiful, but autumn might even be better. The beaches, coastal and inland towns and villages are quieter, and we are often treated to warm sunny days.

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Merchant House has new owners

Published: 28/06/2021 / Author: Merchant House

The Merchant House Hotel is under new ownership. We're starting by giving the building and the grounds some fresh kerb appeal! The building and exterior areas are being painted, a new planting scheme is underway, and a small area with outdoor seating is being created at the front.

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Cornwall’s Best Kept Secrets

Published: 07/06/2021 / Author: Merchant House

Head out and about from Merchant House Hotel and discover your favourite Cornish secret. St Nectan’s Glen A place that immediately sparks the imagination and sets the mind rolling with visions of sprites and water nymphs, St Nectan’s Glen is a magical place. Amongst an arboreal weave, this wooded glen along the banks of the...

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The Best Walks Near Truro

Published: 22/05/2021 / Author: Merchant House

Nothing is better than a holiday in Cornwall. After all, where else in the UK can you enjoy such a wide variety of landscapes? From brooding moors to Caribbean-esque beaches to ancient woodland with an orchestral accompaniment of creaking oaks and chirruping birds, Cornwall really has it all. Fortunately, with our central location in Truro...

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Lost Gardens of Heligan

Published: 24/09/2020 / Author: Merchant House

A real-life secret garden, the Lost Gardens of Heligan were left forgotten and untouched for nearly seven decades. One of the most mysterious and magical estates in the UK, Frances Hodgson Burnett would have been left wide-eyed betwixt the luscious sprawl of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A real-life secret garden, this beautiful oasis was […]

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Truro City Guide

Published: 21/08/2020 / Author: Merchant House

Truro City GuidePosted on 21st August 2020 by Merchant House

Get to know Truro city with our guide. Whether shopping, history, culture, food or entertainment is your thing, the city’s wealth of shops and attractions will keep you hooked. History Making use of the hotel’s free parking for guests, you can leave your car and take a leisurely stroll into Truro’s centre. To really get […]

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Truro’s Top Attractions

Published: 10/08/2020 / Author: Merchant House

A leisurely 10-minute stroll from the city, at Merchant House Hotel we are perfectly placed for exploring all that Truro has to offer. From its amazing food to its rich history to its shopping opportunities and more, Truro offers something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of our favourite attractions in Truro: Food, Glorious...

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Cornwall’s Best Picnic Spots

Published: 21/07/2020 / Author: Merchant House

Scattered around the county are some of the most amazing picnic spots imaginable. All the more reason to grab your gear and get outside, our list of Cornwall’s best picnic spots will have you savouring every moment. Brown Willy Overlooking the heather-strewn expanse of Bodmin Moor, Brown Willy is Cornwall’s highest point and a wonderful...

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Dog-Friendly Beaches Near Truro

Published: 13/07/2020 / Author: Merchant House

At Merchant House Hotel, we think that everyone should be able to enjoy the holiday in Cornwall – and that includes four-legged friends! Home to dog-friendly rooms, our Truro-based hotel is the perfect place for canine companions and their well-behaved owners to explore the county together. Only a ball’s throw from lots...

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Customer Reviews


Great hotel, really friendly and helpful staff giving a warm welcome. Superb quiet and comfortable room with spotlessly clean ensuite bathroom.

Easy free parking and good quality Wi-Fi. Continental breakfast was very good, fresh fruit and a good cereal selection. Excellent coffee!

Many thanks.

Simon M - UK

Lovely room and super friendly staff, pleasent location with only a short walk down hill to the town.

Spotlessly clean and good Covid measures in place. Tea coffee supplied as you need it and towels available on the landing as required if you need more than supplied in the room.

Highly recommended.

222gavinr- UK
Very comfortable stay

My wife and I stayed one night in this hotel while touring in Cornwall. It could not have been a better choice for us. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, and the room had a huge king size bed (wider than length) in a very comfortable room. Despite being on a main arterial road into Truro centre, it was very quiet at night and we could sleep with the window open. 10min walk into the town centre that has a wide range of restaurants, shops and facilities, although it seemed like a 20min walk back up the hill to the hotel! Good range of food for breakfast too. No dining facilities otherwise, but the hotel supports guests ordering take-aways if wanted.

barrystuart2017 - Bedford, UK
Truly an old fashioned customer based warm welcome

From the point of walking in the door the welcome was truly felt, nothing was to much trouble. Our dog was met with the same greeting and even had his very own welcome pack, there is a pet friendly walking area, a dog shower and towels to dry your pooch.

As for us humans, we were able to bring in and eat our takeaway in the dining area, hotel plates and cutlery was provided. The bed was amazingly comfortable, the shower room was spotless, all in all I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay again if I'm down this way again.

V8820MTkathyc - Clayton, UK
Gem of a place

We arrived with our Cockerpoo Parker to a very friendly welcome. Our room was clean and to a high standard although compact.One nice touch was they provided a fan as the weather was warm. Everything you wished for appeared to be catered for. We were amazed at all the lovely touches and facilities there were for dogs. You could even order take aways and eat in the lounge if you wished although Truro offers quite a few doggy friendly places to eat. There was also a bar. Breakfast was delicious too. We’d definitely be back we loved our stay thank you.

Alijon1 - Benfleet, UK
Friendly and welcoming

I really enjoyed my stay at the Merchant House. The single room was clean and big enough. We stayed four nights and the system put in place during the pandemic, made me feel comfortable and well looked after.

Staff were welcoming, friendly and very helpful. They wore masks when serving breakfast and had a great system in place for social distancing. Facilities were great. A fridge downstairs and a packed breakfast if you're leaving really early, was a great idea.

I will be going back, it's lovely and comfortable. A great base for when you're travelling all over Cornwall.

Caroline B - London, UK

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Merchant House Hotel

49 Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall

Tel: +44 (0)1872 272450