The Old Quay House Hotel

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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
(92 Member Ratings)
"View from terrace and dining area"
Jul 11, 2018
Hatfield, 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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-12 midnight 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.

Enjoyed This
(92 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
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
View from terrace and dining area
Other Comments
Hotel makes the most of restricted space in centre of Fowey and the front rooms, over the Main Street cannot avoid the noise from vocal tourists, refuse collectors and general hubbub! I’d still go back but take a room overlooking the water.
Elizabeth Jul 11, 2018 Hatfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Joanna Jul 11, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
did not appreciate there was an upgrade included and not paid for.. and the cost of car park is not included.. a bit of a walk to the car.. was mentioned but quite a trek with bags..
tim Apr 25, 2018 Lytchett Matravers, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcoming & friendly staff.
Other Comments
Only minus factor was that we reported 2 of the 3 light light bulbs in the bathroom weren't working by nothing was done to replace them.
Mrs Susan F Apr 30, 2018 Alcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The overall ambience.
Other Comments
Well worth return visit.
Christopher Apr 29, 2018 Dorchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable room , excellent food
Other Comments
Staff very helpful
Ann May 08, 2018 Tetbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The great location and the food, which was excellent!
Other Comments
Our bedroom was overlooking the narrow main road and it was quite noisy the room was also very hot although no heating was on in the room.
Roger Apr 15, 2018 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sitting on the patio with a bottle of wine boat and people watching.
Other Comments
Kati the receptionist is lovely always there with a smile and to help you. I did mention that l would like breakfast earlier than 8.30am f you have a long journey home, will be back again this being our 4th visit
Deirdre Apr 25, 2018 Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location, friendly staff, super, comfy room and great food.
Stephen Apr 15, 2018 BEDFORD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Excellent first class hotel in idyllic location
Heather Apr 25, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom

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