The Old Quay House Hotel

Kate Harden-England
Deal Expert

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

"Warm welcome and continued support throughout stay, Views lovely , Bed supercomfy and linen fresh restaurant service fine, food decent though not overgenerous portions and in fresh sea air hubbys appetite increases!"
16 Apr, 2019 - London, UK
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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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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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(107 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
Warm welcome and continued support throughout stay, Views lovely , Bed supercomfy and linen fresh restaurant service fine, food decent though not overgenerous portions and in fresh sea air hubbys appetite increases!
Other Comments
Maybe clean dining room windows to remove gull poo as often as possible? Shame not to maximise what you have . Good Luck with using simple plants and hope to meet again
Helen 16 Apr, 2019 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of all staff.
Other Comments
Location and hospitality of hotel, perfect.
Sybil 15 Apr, 2019 Richmond, UK
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful food
Other Comments
Staff friendly and helpful
Eleanor 12 Apr, 2019 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food was very excellent, View was really lovely and relaxing!
Other Comments
Parking was very far away and an unexpected charge was levied for parking quite far away!
Jill 07 Apr, 2019 LichfieldLichfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
The room and the location
Martin 02 Apr, 2019 RadlettHertfordshire, UK
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Other Comments
An excellent and very enjoyable stay. We couldn’t fault it in any way! Fish on the breakfast menu would be lovely!
john 29 Mar, 2019 Cheltenham, UK
Enjoyed Most
All staff accept the manager
Other Comments
A view of the estuary with balcony!! Practally non existant. The cheek to charge £40. I refused to accept. The car park facility Approaching half a mile away. The manager asking me to lift my dark glasses up so he could see my eyes . I am approaching 80 yrs and have a chronic eye condition and a damaged retina.discusting behaviour on his part.
Joe 29 Mar, 2019 Holybourne, Alton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely friendly staff Excellent food
Other Comments
Well worth a visit.
Anne 27 Feb, 2019 Wimborne, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely Hotel with stunning estuary views, Great location within Fowey, beautifully appointed and the staff were very friendly and professional.
Donna 25 Feb, 2019 ,
Enjoyed Most
The attentive staff
Other Comments
Only issue was parking away from place but totally understand due to its location in quaint tiny streets.could be quite noisey from the street in a busier time of year.
Kate 22 Feb, 2019 Redruthcornwall, UK

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