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The Old Quay House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Just got back from a last minute night away in room 6 at The Old Quay House Hotel. We were looking for somewhere with a view across the Harbour with impeccable service and very central to Fowey because we don't do walking up hills! This hotel was perfect. After whittling down from 13 different establishments, the Tripadvisor reviews clinched it and we weren't disappointed. There seemed to be two negative points on the reviews, one being seagulls (seriously?) which we did not hear at all when in our room. My husband was particularly impressed with the almost hermetically sealed French windows and double glazing which opened out onto spectacular views of boats bobbing about on the water. In fact I took a panoramic video from the bed on my iPad! The second negative point mentioned on the reviews was the parking. Fowey is a harbour town with a single car width road running through it and this hotel is bang in the middle! Once you get there, you realise that it is normal procedure to stop your vehicle and block the road for a short time to unload bags, for delivery vehicles to deliver etc. I have to say that the whole routine is seamless and well advised in advance. You stop, a member of staff comes out to take the bags and give you a parking permit with excellent direction to a car park, 800 yards away. You drive there, and by the time you get back, your bags are in your room. When we checked out, we just carried our overnight bag back to the car park without a problem and neither my husband or myself are particularly fit! So that covers the negative side of the reviews we read. Both proved to be groundless and, if I may say, somewhat spurious considering the reason that most people go to Fowey because it is a small harbour town with quaint roads. So onto the positive reviews! From the moment I phoned to make the booking to the moment we left, the staff were just brilliant. Warm, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We both felt welcome, comfortable and amongst friends. The room was just fantastic, tasteful with everything you could need. The White Stuff toiletries were divine. We ate dinner in the hotel and the waiter was enthused and knowledgable about what was on offer. The meal was delicious, beautifully presented and the cheese board was one of the best I have ever had. Breakfast was also exceptional. A completely guest friendly hotel. We will definitely be visiting again.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were beautiful. We just loved room 6.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Location is perfect, hotel is perfect and excellent food. Not cheap but worth every penny. Attentive staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us. Simple touches like fresh milk for room drinks and blankets to wrap up warm on the terrace as the evening draws in sums up the thought given by the management to make it a special experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We are particularly fussy people, having travelled quite a bit. Neither of us could fault the hotel at all. The staff were lovely, attentive and polite. The room was spotless and the one promised with a lovely view. The little touches, such as blankets to wrap up warm with on the terrace; and real milk for room drinks (not to mention the gorgeous bar of chocolate on check out) were thoughtfully done. I am also a sucker for nice toiletries and the white company are used which was great.
The evening meal was sublime and in my top 5 best meals ever. The breakfast was the best I have ever had at a hotel!
The location was great and I would recommend sitting on the terrace late afternoon watching the various maritime activities, whilst wrapped in a blanket and having a drink!
The only down side was the distance to the car park, which was quite a way, and quite a walk when you have had a long day. On the plus side, you get to see a bit more of Fowey and the reception staff were brilliant at helping load/unload baggage; directing you to the car park efficiently as you have to hold up the traffic.
I have never written a review of a hotel before but felt I just had to say how wonderful the experience was. We will recommend to friends and will go back!

Room Tip: Call to make your booking rather than book on line, that way you can discuss yournrequirements
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FusiBuni
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

First of all: location is simply great, no more words needed. Hotel itself is beautifully designed and everything seems thougtfully arranged. People are amazing and helpful in every single way. Breakfast was the best of our whole journey. Unfortunately it can get a bit loud in the morning, maybe the walls are rather thin, but this was not very annoying to us. In total, our stay here was great. Recommendation!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Markus M
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We spent an Anniversary weekend in this hotel. The room was very comfortable with a spectacular view over the river. Wonderful to wake up & just watch the boats going by.!
The staff were very helpful & attentive. Would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have just come back from a long weekend in Fowey. The staff at this lovely hotel were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. They made us feel very special. The room was beautiful and spotlessly clean with tea and coffee making facilities. The "White Company" toiletries were a nice touch too. We loved the breakfasts, especially the eggs benedict. The hotel is in a great location and we were able to enjoy drinks out on the terrace in the sun watching the busy harbour. Would highly recommend!

Room Tip: Worth paying a bit extra for an river view.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Stayed for one night only but fantastic experience! Staff wonderfully attentive, rooms comfortable and food lovely.The restaurant was excellent, imaginative and the atmosphere very relaxed. Waterfront location is first class. Cant wait to stay again!

Room Tip: Waterfront view is a must!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Quay House Hotel

Address: 28 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Fowey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fowey
Price Range: $187 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Quay House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Cornwall- 2012 winner of a Cesar Award from the Good Hotel Guide - Best Hotel in Cornwall, Wind your way through the narrow streets of Fowey, passing cafés and pubs, boutiques and galleries and catch a glimpse of boats bobbing in the estuary. Breathe in a lungful of fresh sea air and you'll immediately start to feel relaxed. Pull up outside a whitewashed Victorian building and discover that what was once a refuge for seamen is now The Old Quay House, a boutique luxury hotel and a modern-day refuge from the stresses of daily life. With 11 luxurious bedrooms, a renowned restaurant, the best estuary views in town, and staff that are always ready to add that little extra touch to ensure your stay is perfect, The Old Quay House is one seafront hideaway that you might just want to keep all to yourself. ... more   less 
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