The Old Quay House Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
"Lovely atmosphere in a great setting.f"
Feb 03, 2019
Exeter, 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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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



  • 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


  • 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: 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(103 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.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely atmosphere in a great setting.f
Other Comments
From our arrival to our check out, everyone was very helpful and friendly. Everything about our stay was great.
Pauline Feb 03, 2019 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb food, excellent service both in restaurant and at reception
Other Comments
High quality room
Elizabeth Jan 31, 2019 Woodford Green, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Rooms and food very good.
Other Comments
No parking and 20 minute walk to a car park or 15 minutes up a very steep hill. No suitable for anyone elderly or at all disabled. My husband recently had a hip replacement and I have had two knee replacements and although we are slim and fit it was still a struggle in wind and rain. Also, roadside room and room had single glazing so noisy and we felt like we were out in the road when the deliveries started at 6am.
Ruth Jan 29, 2019 Ledbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean, tidy, great location, lovely rooms, friendly staff and delicious food.
Tiffany Jan 27, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff, the food and the accommodation were all superb
Courtney Jan 26, 2019 Newick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic service
mark Dec 03, 2018 Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful service
Other Comments
Best situated hotel in Fowey
Ron Nov 26, 2018 Petersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Helpful and friendly staff, nice and up to date decor, great food.
Richard Nov 19, 2018 Cheddar, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was exceptonal
Richard Nov 19, 2018 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good staff
Other Comments
Our food was okay but lacked that wow factor
Diana Nov 17, 2018 Liskeard, United Kingdom

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