My husband and I have just returned home after an over-night stay at this wonderful hotel over-looking the Harbour in Fowey ! Check in was quick and efficient and the staff extremely helpful ! we were also offered a "complimentary" tea or coffee to have in the lounge during our stay !
Our room was on the 3rd floor and was reached either by stairs or - a fabulous old lift with 2 sets of doors to open with an open view as it went up ! the room itself was absolutely gorgeous ! quite big ! the bed was beautifully "dressed" with the throw-cushions-and curtains all matching making it look very luxurious ! a complimentary tea/coffee tray with biscuits was laid out nicely with bottles of still/sparkling water ! a decent size T.V was also there !! the bathroom was nice too ! lovely toiletries again nicely laid out ! a nice hot shower and the most fabulous soft white-big towels I have ever used ! heaven !!
Only one slight niggle was the car parking ! you could only park on site if you had booked a "premium room" at a charge of £10 per night ! as we hadn't booked a premium room we had to go to the "public car park" approx. 10-15min walk away from the hotel itself ! I wasn't happy leaving it there overnight and when we went to check on it later that night about 9pm the car park was pitch black and our car on it's own ! we didn't want to leave it like that so we drove around and found a place not too far away from the hotel on the road and under a light ! parking here is at a premium and not easy to find and the roads are extremely narrow ! but at least we felt the car was much safer !!
Breakfast the following morning was wonderful ! freshly cooked and brought to your table as was the coffee and toast by very friendly staff !! there was also a buffet where you could get cereals / fruit juice etc. very tasty indeed ! set us up nicely for our journey home !!
We didn't have a meal in the hotel that night ! we walked down to the Harbour and found a lovely pub ! "The Galleon Inn" the food was fabulous and very reasonably priced ! really enjoyed it !
The walk down to the Harbour and up again ! is very steep so take care if your not too mobile although they do have a little bus that runs from the main car park to take you down and up again !
Would we go back to this little gem of a hotel ? absolutely 100% yes ! it was a shame we couldn't stay longer !! so if you go ! enjoy !!
- 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