The Old Quay House Hotel

Krystina Rees
Deal Expert

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
(102 Member Ratings)
"Staff superb - unfailingly courteous and helpful. Room ,although bijou, was comfortable & contained everything to make an enjoyable stay."
02. Sep 2018
Blandford Forum, UK

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-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.

Enjoyed This
(102 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
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Staff superb - unfailingly courteous and helpful. Room ,although bijou, was comfortable & contained everything to make an enjoyable stay.
Other Comments
No parking at hotel is not ideal but following the instructions they provide regarding parking works well.
Angela 02. Sep 2018 Blandford Forum, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food and location
Julie 30. Aug 2018 Wotton-under-Edge, UK
Enjoyed Most
Service was impeccable and all the food was outstanding.
Other Comments
Rooms are quite noisy if you face into the road, but a minor irritant at an excellent hotel.
Laura 30. Aug 2018 Winchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere. Home from home.
Barbara 17. Aug 2018 Crediton Devon, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food was delicious
Other Comments
The room, number 3 So small, no view and only a small pedestal mirror. No dressing table. Very disappointed
Jane 15. Aug 2018 AndoverAndover, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was exceptional and wonderful terrace. Really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere! Staff were all very friendly.
Other Comments
Vegetarian breakfast on the first day was the same as the Cornish breakfast but without the meat! Would have been nice to have had a bit more effort! Room 9, wonderful view but tiny room compared to others. A little surprised it’s marketed as a superior. That said, view was lovely.
Justin 15. Aug 2018 Bishop's Stortford, UK
Enjoyed Most
The excellent food and service
Other Comments
A beautiful hotel overlooking the river. The food is amazing and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are lovely, with very comfortable beds. Everything you could need is supplied in the room. We had a lovely time and would recommend this hotel to couples.
Grant 13. Aug 2018 Preston, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location and food
Alan 12. Aug 2018 Liverpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fab food. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Great location but car park approx 10 mins walk away.
Sandra 09. Aug 2018 King's Lynn, UK
Enjoyed Most
There was nothing to fault. The location was stunning as was the room which overlooked the estuary. The food was equally good as was the service and friendliness from the staff. We were so glad to have taken up the offer.
Other Comments
Pity the car park was a walk away, but as it was, and with good weather, the journey was pleasurable and it gave us chance to see more of Fowey.
Timothy 08. Aug 2018 Exeter, UK

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