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“Fabulous Fresh Food!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Fowey Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Fowey PL23 1HX, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fowey
Looe, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fresh Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Reviewing Spinnakers restaurant at the Fowey Hotel only here. Ate here with my wife and Mother in law as a birthday treat for her, and what a treat it was!
A warm and friendly welcome greeted us and we were seated in the bar area for a pre dinner drink and to browse the menu.
We all elected to start with the gravadlax and quails egg with Russian salad to start, followed by a fillet steak, duck breast and for myself the Cornish hake.
We sat down to a selection of lovely fresh breads to nibble on swiftly followed with our starters. The gravadlax was superb as was all dressings and accompaniments, Mains followed, I was lucky enough to sample all 3, the fillet was one of the tastiest I have tried, the duck superbly cooked and my hake was perfect. Again all the accompaniments matched perfectly with the dishes.
Desserts were equally as good, as was the cheeseboard.
The restaurant itself is for my taste, too brightly lit and a bit open but this is really a very minor criticism - it was dark when we visited but still a lovely view across the Fowey - stunning in daylight. Friendly and attentive Maitre de although one of the young waiters was slightly out of his depth!
Highly recommended and I will be saving up for another visit soon!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Fowey Hotel is our favourite hotel in England - first stayed there about 14 years ago and keep going back. The food is excellent, very high quality and the staff are really friendly.
Well worth paying for a parking space as alternative is the main public carpark.
The location is to die for and the actual town interesting and quaint.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Old fashion quality hotel with great views and a good restaurant which can't always be said of UK hotels. Staff very friendly but car parking was a bit awkward in view of restricted space. One plus point was a Real Ale on tap - well done to the management as most hotels are not bothered about offering good quality beer.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Efficient and welcoming. A diplomatically worded charter for your dog encouraging them (you) to be thoughtful, a lovely doggy bag for your dogs including blankets, poo bags, treat. A great view from the room over the estuary. Bed a bit soft for our backs but the bath was great after walking the coastal path for the day. Excellent meals, good choices. Car park small but efficiently managed to get everyone in, your name posted on the car park slot is a welcome sight when you arrive. This was our second visit to this hotel, we took two large dogs with us and received smiles from all staff.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Fowey Hotel is quite quaint with a crazy lift but fabulous views which are reflected in the price. We paid extra for a sea view and to wake up each morning and see the river meeting the sea was a joy. The food was very good and the staff friendly. A lovely break in a gorgeous location

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We booked two nights dinner bed and breakfast at a special autumn offer price and were very pleased with our stay. Large and comfortable room up on the top floor, two good dinners, large breakfasts kept us going all day and one little touch we particularly enjoyed was the complimentary cream tea. We enjoyed that after we came back from a day's walking across on the other side of the estuary and sat in the lounge as dusk approached and watched the lights come on across in Polruan.
In the comments I left on the hotel's own form, I mentioned the heavy condensation on the inside of the windows after a cold night. I think they need to invest in double glazing, although not because the room was cold. It was very comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our first visit to this Richardson hotel we have stayed in three other ones, always good value for money.we found it very comfortable, staff very helpful and excellent food. Ideal situation in Fowey Hotel car park is not big, but every effort is made to fit you in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Esplanade, Fowey PL23 1HX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Fowey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fowey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fowey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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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Also Known As:
The Hotel Fowey
Fowey The Hotel
The Fowey Hotel Cornwall

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