I dragged a fairly unwilling companian to this hotel for a couple of days of rest and relaxation. Tension was generated from the off by the hotel porter's fondness for putting large cars in perilous spaces and small cars in enormous spaces. By the way, you really must pay for a car parking space. The public car park is quite a way away and would have added more stress to our tense situation! We were warmly greeted at reception and told that our room 401 was on trhe lower ground floor and therefore not accessible by lift. At this point I was beginning to despair but, after manhandling our bags down the stairs.........What a room!!
401 is at the end of the hotel, with french windows overlooking the gardens and then the river leading into the sea. It was a mesmerising view with all the little boats and yachts coming and going. Our door was designated a fire escape so we wouldn't have been able to take a short cut through the gardens to the road as we couldn't have locked the door from the outside but we could still leave the doors open well into the evening. The rooms to the right of us all had garden chairs outside so they may be the better rooms - but we really did not mind. Our room had seen better days - the odd bit of peeling wallpaper and a couple of cracked tiles on the bathroom floor - but this is an old hotel and everything was scrupulously clean. We also had a whirlpool bath which was lovely after the rain and long walks during the days!
But the main event was the evening meals and the breakfasts which were part of our package. Try the whisky marinated porridge! The evening meals were a joy. Amazing food, beautifully presented. Our only tiny quibble would be that the restaurant staff in the evening were very young and inexperienced (no clue as to the difference between wine and water glasses and twice my companion ended up with a very large glass of wine whilst mine was in a tiny glass! Made us laugh! BUT GO!!!!
- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Fowey
- Fowey The Hotel
- The Fowey Hotel Cornwall
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Made famous by the celebrated authoress, Daphne du Maurier, and ranked as one of the UK’s most desirable locations, the pretty Cornish town of Fowey, is a delight to explore. Clusters of characterful buildings, cottages and shops tumble down the hillside to rub shoulders with those stacked along the curving main street, which runs parallel to the Fowey estuary. The Fowey Hotel, with its wonderful views over the town, estuary and the sea is the perfect place from which to explore it all!There's plenty to do and see too. Shopping is fun, with a variety of independent specialist shops, galleries and delicatessens - with not a high street name in sight! The town is a most pleasant walk from end to end; to be taken at a reasonable dawdle, in order not to miss a bit as there are some wonderful surprises just round every corner.From here you can venture east or west along the South West coast path and walk for miles or drive no more than a short distance, to visit the numerous sights and attractions situated in this lush, verdant area of Cornwall.The Fowey Hotel is part of Richardson Hotels of Distinction. ... more less
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