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Fowey

The Old Quay House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • A harbourside Cornish retreat that “radiates quiet luxury” (The Guardian)
  • The historic building was once a retired seamen’s retreat
  • Eleven individually designed rooms have free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide & is known for its seafood

"One of Cornwall's hidden gems" -- Red
97%
Enjoyed This
(104 Member Ratings)
"Food was amazing"
Elaine
Nov 15, 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The Old Quay House is an hour’s drive from Plymouth, and an hour and 40 minutes’ drive from Exeter. The hotel does not have its own car park but will provide a complimentary permit for a nearby car park. The nearest train station is in Par, a 10-minute drive.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Good food, harbour views and a stylish finish draw guests to this waterside Cornish boutique hotel that, “radiates quiet luxury”, says The Guardian . Others agree -- Old Quay House was awarded Cornish Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide in 2013 and the restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide .

Once a home for retired seamen, the 150-year old property has today been finished in earthy tones and natural fabrics, with big windows to make the most of those views. There are only 11 bedrooms but all are individually designed and have Egyptian cotton sheets with goose-down duvets, free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and complimentary still and sparkling water. Many also have small balconies, overlooking the estuary – it is possible to lie in bed and watch the boats sail by.

The penthouse suite is something special, with floor to ceiling windows, plus an enormous bed atop polished wooden floorboards and a claw-footed bath.

Head chef Ben Bass trained under Raymond Blanc and has put together a menu for Q restaurant that showcases local Fowey River oysters and Cornish plaice, alongside West Country meat and Cornish cheeses. The terrace poking out over the Fowey estuary is a great spot for a glass of wine, picked by Britain’s youngest Master of Wine. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional dolphin passing by.

Fowey itself offers plenty to do, whether trawling interiors boutiques off winding streets, eating fish and chips on a harbour wall or walking from the head of the estuary to St Catherine’s Castle. Condé Nast Traveller calls the town “stunningly picturesque”.

Travelzoo tip: Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in Cornwall.

From the press:
  • “Fowey's upmarket trend continues at this exclusive quayside hotel” -- Lonely Planet
  • “Made for relaxation” -- The Guardian

Amenities

General

  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant

Services

  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: The hotel cannot accommodate children under 12. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is a two-night minimum stay required during Christmas holidays and also on Friday and Saturday from April to October.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

97%
Enjoyed This
(104 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Old Quay House Hotel Ltd ( t/as The Old Quay House) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Food was amazing
Other Comments
Very friendly staff
Elaine Nov 15, 2018 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and super food.
S p Nov 12, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff superb - unfailingly courteous and helpful. Room ,although bijou, was comfortable & contained everything to make an enjoyable stay.
Other Comments
No parking at hotel is not ideal but following the instructions they provide regarding parking works well.
Angela Sep 02, 2018 Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and location
Julie Aug 30, 2018 Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service was impeccable and all the food was outstanding.
Other Comments
Rooms are quite noisy if you face into the road, but a minor irritant at an excellent hotel.
Laura Aug 30, 2018 Winchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere. Home from home.
Barbara Aug 17, 2018 Crediton Devon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was delicious
Other Comments
The room, number 3 So small, no view and only a small pedestal mirror. No dressing table. Very disappointed
Jane Aug 15, 2018 AndoverAndover, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was exceptional and wonderful terrace. Really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere! Staff were all very friendly.
Other Comments
Vegetarian breakfast on the first day was the same as the Cornish breakfast but without the meat! Would have been nice to have had a bit more effort! Room 9, wonderful view but tiny room compared to others. A little surprised it’s marketed as a superior. That said, view was lovely.
Justin Aug 15, 2018 Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The excellent food and service
Other Comments
A beautiful hotel overlooking the river. The food is amazing and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are lovely, with very comfortable beds. Everything you could need is supplied in the room. We had a lovely time and would recommend this hotel to couples.
Grant Aug 13, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and food
Alan Aug 12, 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom

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