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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

Enjoyed This
"Very welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and a picture perfect location. The food served in the restaurant was delicious. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return."
4. Dec 2019 - Banwell, 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.

Enjoyed This
(74 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
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and a picture perfect location. The food served in the restaurant was delicious. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.
Louise 04. Dec 2019 Banwell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Facilities were excellent, modern decor, spotlessly clean everywhere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was to much trouble for them . Restaurant was really nice the standard of food and service was excellent.
Other Comments
Fowey is a quaint old cornish village a lovely place. I would highly recommend both The Old Quay House Hotel and Fowey
Derek 30. Nov 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Food was excellent
Tim 25. Nov 2019 Plymouth , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food atmosphere room staff all excellent
Howard 15. Nov 2019 Bidefordbideford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable,clean accommodation. Very pleasant and helpful staff.
Roger 15. Nov 2019 Carnforth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent hotel only problem is parking it was a bit to far to tote luggage. Food divine, room a little bit small , really clean, lovely toiletries & bath robes. Lots of stairs not recommended if you have bad knees
Other Comments
Don't book number 19 as it has the flue pipe going nearly all the time, sounds like an engine in the room it was shown as a large double but is was a standard double
charlie 11. Nov 2019 Callington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed our stay.
Other Comments
Staff were excellent from top to bottom. Nothing too much trouble. In order to give a balanced review I should mention the parking is some way from the hotel, but they do all that they can to ensure if this is a problem, heavy bags etc., to sort this out. Would highly recommend & we don't normally bother with writing reviews but this place was deserves it.
Keith 11. Nov 2019 Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My husband and I spent a lovely couple of days in Cornwall with one night at The Old Quay House. The staff were delightful, the food first class (the eggs benedict for breakfast were the best I have tasted) and the location superb.
Other Comments
The accommodation includes free parking which is great, but it is a ten minute walk away if its raining or you are not very sprightly, but no criticisms at all.
Janine 09. Nov 2019 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very well run hotel, with all staff very helpful and friendly. We had a room with a estuary side view which was slightly bigger than the basic, so would recommend.
Other Comments
It is essential that parking details are sent in advance to clients. It is a long walk from the car park. Best to drive through the town, drop off luggage pick up the parking permit and then park in the “old station yard “ car park.
Timothy 09. Nov 2019 Netherhay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great room, great location, great staff
Ron 08. Nov 2019 Taunton, United Kingdom

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