The Old Quay House Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Brilliant location with very friendly staff. Our evening meal and breakfasts were great. The public rooms were well appointed. Our room with en suite had great tea and coffee facilities and was spotlessly clean."
May 16, 2019 - Weymouth, United Kingdom
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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.



  • 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.

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(135 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
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Brilliant location with very friendly staff. Our evening meal and breakfasts were great. The public rooms were well appointed. Our room with en suite had great tea and coffee facilities and was spotlessly clean.
Other Comments
The management and staff made sure were happy several times throughout our 2 night stay. It was very evident that this hotel has a skilled and very well trained team.
Antony May 16, 2019 Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Lorraine May 16, 2019 Putney, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Loved it!
Michael May 16, 2019 Fluxton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
all the staff were very helpful , friendly and professional could not fault the hotel or staff
PETER May 15, 2019 Braintree, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience
Mark May 12, 2019 Dapto, Australia
Other Comments
Amazing location, super accommodation and service and a great meal. We were delighted with our stay.
Andrew May 12, 2019 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We paid for an upgrade to a harbour view room which had spectacular views
Mike May 11, 2019 Chester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The position is good, lovely to sit on the quay with a pre dinner drink. Food excellent.
Other Comments
Rooms at the front of the house very noisy
Geoff May 11, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Warm welcome and excellent staff ethos throughout our stay. Lovely food. Charming hotel.
Other Comments
Arm chairs to sit and enjoy the view from our room when too windy/cold to sit on the balcony
Susan May 09, 2019 Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and location
Patricia May 03, 2019 Pontypridd, United Kingdom

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