This is a good hotel in a spectacular location. We booked a premier room for the views of the harbour and estuary and the extra cost was worth every penny. The room was comfortable, although beginning to show some shabbiness. The shower was far too powerful for the small cubicle. The bed was a super king - vast and comfortable. We did not go for the expensive fixed price dining room menu, but ate in the bar - good priced food, with those stunning views. Many of the other guests seemed to be like minded as the bar food appeared to be as popular as the dining room. However, breakfasts in the dining room were very good - and those views again!!
Biggest gripe - the car parking. This is very limited and pre-warned by other Trip Advisor reviews, we tried to pre-book, to be told they had no available spaces. First night then in the distant public car park. The hotel do offer to drive you to the car park to collect your car, but this can be a bit of a wait, although for anyone other than the able bodied the steep walk to the car park could be life-threatening! Big tip, you do not need to buy a 24 hour ticket if you move your car before 9.00 am the next morning, just pay for the remainder of the day and the overnight rate. Could save you over 50% of the cost, so do not follow the hotel recommendation. I was told that hotel spaces were allocated daily from 9.00pm, so ensured I was at reception at exactly this time to enquire about the next day - guess what - no spaces again. THEY OBVIOUSLY DO NOT ALLOCATE DAILY THEREFORE! but have some other method of deciding who gets the special treatment. We were in one of the more expensive rooms, so it cannot have been that as a decider either. Anyone else who works out how this is done, it would be nice to know.
Other than that, a lovely hotel and well worth a visit.
- 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