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

"Great room, great location, great staff"
Nov 8, 2019 - Taunton, 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


  • 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.
Crib/Pack 'n Play 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-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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(56 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.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great room, great location, great staff
Ron Nov 08, 2019 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous hotel we had a great time ! The staff were warm and friendly right from the minute we walked through the door, our bedroom was luxurious with a view to die for and a small balcony so we could breath in the wonderful sea air, dinner was delicious. Thank you The Old Quay hotel we will be back.
Julie Nov 06, 2019 Wokingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A great place to stay in Cornwall good rooms and food. Breakfast overlooking the harbour on a sunny autumn morning was fantastic - no parking at the hotel was not a problem with quiet narrow and streets to walk.
James Nov 04, 2019 Launceston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We visited to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and were delighted with the standard of the room we chose, the delicious food for dinner and breakfast; and the exceptional service from every member of staff we met
Other Comments
We were a little nervous of using a hotel with no car park, but the staff were very helpful in giving us clear directions and helping us unload our bags quickly. The car park is a 10 minute walk, but that's no hardship in beautiful Fowey.
Janet Nov 02, 2019 Honiton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room. Excellent staff. The most wonderful location.
Simon Oct 27, 2019 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We felt welcome and well-treated from start to finish... food was exceptional, staff were superb and the whole experience was an absolute pleasure. Throw in fabulous weather and it's got the lot!
Other Comments
Clean, comfortable and classy... and the setting makes a stay here all the more special
Colleen Oct 26, 2019 Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Genuinely very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food and service.
Mark Oct 26, 2019 Nantwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location. We had a superior room with a partial sea view which was lovely. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. In fact, it’s some of the best food we have ever eaten at a restaurant. It was very quiet and it was great not to have the usual corridor noise of a large hotel. It was all beautifully decorated and the view from the dining room was spectacular. There is no parking at the hotel but you can pull up outside and drop off your luggage. We were blessed with good weather so not having the car nearby was fine but it may not be so good if the weather is poor. Fantastic short break.
Other Comments
The clientele was on the older side - we felt quite young in comparison (early 50s)! The price we paid was very good for bed, breakfast and one evening meal but I wouldn’t have paid the usual full price as that would have been very expensive. I would highly recommend this as an out of season break. We managed to fit in a lovely coastal walk which only added to our holiday enjoyment. Excellent.
Amanda and Andrew Oct 25, 2019 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Gorgeous hotel in a stunning location with excellent food and efficient, friendly staff
Other Comments
No draught beer unfortunately.
Christina Oct 25, 2019 Radstock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location, superb food, great service and friendly staff. The best hotel Travelzoo offers.
Other Comments
My mother and I really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again. Everything about the hotel was excellent - room and facilities, staff, service, food. We could not fault any aspect of our stay.
Janet Oct 25, 2019 Redruth, United Kingdom

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