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The Old Quay House Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This "stylish" Cornish retreat is in a "lovely spot" overlooking Fowey's waterfront (Alasdair Sawday's)
  • It occupies a Victorian former seamen's shelter that has 13 individually designed bedrooms
  • The Eden Project, Lanhydrock and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are less than 45 minutes' drive away

"Very welcoming, fantastic food"
12. Oct 2019 - Olney, United Kingdom
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Good food and harbour views, The Old Quay House is a "stylish hotel" within the Polperro Heritage Coast, which Alasdair Sawday's calls a "lovely spot". The Daily Telegraph says it has "dazzling views" across Fowey Estuary and "front row seats" to the river.

The property is a Victorian former seamen's shelter, that today has earthy tones, natural fabrics and big windows to make the most of the views. The 13 bedrooms are all individually designed and Classic rooms have views of the quaint high street, while Superior rooms have partial estuary views.

The restaurant showcases local seafood, West Country meat and Cornish cheeses, and there is also a "sunny" (The Times The Cool Hotel Guide) terrace with "great" views of the river -- a great spot to stop for a drink and watch the sail boats go by, and even the occasional dolphin.

Fowey is a “stunningly picturesque” town, says Condé Nast Traveller. It has plenty to do, whether it's browsing the independent boutiques and art galleries or eating fish and chips on a harbour wall. You can join the South West Coastal Path and walk from the head of the estuary to St Catherine’s Castle, 20 minutes away. 

The Eden Project is less than 20 minutes' drive away. The National Trust property, Lanhydrock, is less than 25 minutes' drive away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan -- a beautiful botanical gardens -- is less than 45 minutes' drive away.

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



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant


  • 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


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


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


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not 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: Please contact the Hotel directly and as soon as possible prior to arrival, to book a table at the restaurant, specifying any possible dietary requirements.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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.

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(14 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.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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They got our bill wrong as we checked out, but corrected it quickly
Joanne 13. Oct 2019 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very welcoming, fantastic food
Lesley 12. Oct 2019 Olney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
An elegant hotel in prime position. Staff friendly and helpful. Beautiful views over estuary. Rooms spotless with extra thought given to guests comfort. Free car parking is some distance away so may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
Other Comments
We dined in hotel and it was an experience, food was fresh, local and delicious. Chef had given thought and consideration to his creations and we thoroughly enjoyed all our choices.
kevin 12. Oct 2019 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
excellent service and food
paul 11. Oct 2019 Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food first class, staff the same.
Robert 10. Oct 2019 ExeterExeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely room with estuary view ,excellent food and friendly staff.
WILLIAM 10. Oct 2019 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Thoroughly enjoy our stay. Dinner was superb.
Elizabeth 05. Oct 2019 Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing & staff were amazingly helpful.
Frances 05. Oct 2019 Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quality hotel. Excellent food. Staff friendly, efficient and helpful.
Other Comments
Slight downside car park 10 minutes walk away but this would not stop us from returning.
Janet 05. Oct 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful hotel room and setting. The food was excellent as well as the service. We had a 3 course set menu with choices and every course was fantastic. The breakfast was great as well as the staff
David 04. Oct 2019 Haslemere, United Kingdom

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