I was recently lucky enough to stay at Fowey Hall for two night at the end of Nov/beginning on Dec 2012. I went with my fiance, and we were slightly apprehensive as the website goes a bit overboard on how they cater for families (So we were concerned it would be overrun with children.)
We caught the train from London to Par (which normally would be a v easy, direct journey. But sadly due to floods, we had to change trains a dozen times! Upon arrival at Par, Fowey is a very short taxi ride away. Upon arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by a friendly host who showed us around all of the hotel, explaining about breakfast and then showing us to our room. We were made to feel very welcome and the atmosphere was laid back.
The room was great! Very warm with a huge bed and pillows everywhere. Small tv (bit too small for the room actually), dressing table, wardrobe, tea & coffee facilities in the wardrobe, and the bathroom really was incredible! (huge bath, walk in shower and beautiful tiles.)
The breakfast on both mornings was delicious, but we had a couple of niggles. The first morning the waiter got our orders muddled up with the next tables (bringing my vegetarian boyfriend a ham omlette!!) And then the second morning my boyfriend's waffles were still frozen in the middle. Not good, but they did rectify the problems and apologised.
We had afternoon tea on our second afternoon, and the hotel manager served us. We explained that my fiance was a veggie, and asked for an up-weight of veggie savories. We were assured this would happen, but actually they just put on some cheese crackers, and everything else was meat/prawn. Again, not good. The final night we ate dinner in the restuarant. The setting was magical, candles and low light everywhere - v romantic. And they separate families and couples - great! I ordered the duck and whilst it was delicious and flavourful, it was SO chewy I had to stop eating as it was giving me jaw-ache! The scallop starter and the veggies with my main course were lovely though.
Overall a great hotel with beautiful views of the sea and wonderful facilities, but if I go back I would definitely go and eat in the town. Oh, and also bring some grippy shoes - the walk down into Fowey is VERY steep and can be a little slippery when rainy. Totally worth the walk there and back though, the town is amazing, quaint, and filled with lovely places to eat.
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Dear ' KatieFlossam'
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Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on Trip Advisor. I was pleased to read that you were made to feel welcome and liked the charm of Fowey Hall as much as we do but I am sorry to hear that the food was not up to our usual standard for you and your partner.
I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you in person in order that I can try to make amends.
Please give me a call at the hotel at your convenience.
I hope to welcome you back to Fowey Hall soon
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