The Old Quay House Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A harbourside Cornish retreat that “radiates quiet luxury” (The Guardian)
  • The historic building was once a retired seamen’s retreat
  • Eleven individually designed rooms have free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide & is known for its seafood

"Sitting on the patio over look the estuary."
May 29, 2019 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Good food, harbour views and a stylish finish draw guests to this waterside Cornish boutique hotel that, “radiates quiet luxury”, says The Guardian . Others agree -- Old Quay House was awarded Cornish Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide in 2013 and the restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide .

Once a home for retired seamen, the 150-year old property has today been finished in earthy tones and natural fabrics, with big windows to make the most of those views. There are only 11 bedrooms but all are individually designed and have Egyptian cotton sheets with goose-down duvets, free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and complimentary still and sparkling water. Many also have small balconies, overlooking the estuary – it is possible to lie in bed and watch the boats sail by.

The penthouse suite is something special, with floor to ceiling windows, plus an enormous bed atop polished wooden floorboards and a claw-footed bath.

Head chef Ben Bass trained under Raymond Blanc and has put together a menu for Q restaurant that showcases local Fowey River oysters and Cornish plaice, alongside West Country meat and Cornish cheeses. The terrace poking out over the Fowey estuary is a great spot for a glass of wine, picked by Britain’s youngest Master of Wine. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional dolphin passing by.

Fowey itself offers plenty to do, whether trawling interiors boutiques off winding streets, eating fish and chips on a harbour wall or walking from the head of the estuary to St Catherine’s Castle. Condé Nast Traveller calls the town “stunningly picturesque”.

Travelzoo tip: Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in Cornwall.



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: The hotel cannot accommodate children under 12. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is a two-night minimum stay required during Christmas holidays and also on Friday and Saturday from April to October.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(116 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Old Quay House Hotel Ltd ( t/as The Old Quay House) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Sitting on the patio over look the estuary.
Claire May 29, 2019 Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Helen May 28, 2019 Truro, United Kingdom
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The hotel is very well maintained, lovely staff , lovely cosy immaculate rooms with white company toiletries ( a lovely touch ) lovely food . Perfect thank you all
Other Comments
The staff are wonderful and sitting out on the terrace having a drink overlooking the estuary is wonderful, the ambience and calm of the hotel is a must for anyone visiting fowey
Brigitte May 27, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
To be totally pampered and looked after by all the staff. Great boutique hotel, modern, very comfortable with excellent service and food.
Other Comments
Loved the attention to detail in the bedroom. Coffee machine with delicious coffee, local tea very refreshing too and much appreciated as were the juice sachets, hebal teas and complimentary sparkling and still water. ( delicious biscuits each day too). Added bonus of a little flask of fresh milk from the fridge on the first floor. As regards the bed, it was extremely comfortable and the room newly decorated and well furnished. Had a lovely view and enjoyed sitting out on the small balcony. Loved the Teddy in the room too and luxury toiletries in bathroom. ( lovely robes and soft towels). Meals and restaurant a delightful experience. Thank you to all the staff for spoiling us. Travelzoo voucher deal used which was excellent value for money. We come regularly to this hotel and each time have received superb service by friendly staff. Always sad to say goodbye but we will be back to this gem of a hotel . X
diana May 25, 2019 Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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JEAN May 24, 2019 Penarth, United Kingdom
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Views from hotel
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We thought the beds were very hard and the back side of the hotel was rather noisy so we didn’t get much sleep . Apart from that it was wonderful... reception staff were absolutely fantastic and also restaurant staff were good. Thanks for a lovely stay
Josephine May 23, 2019 Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Food was exceptional
Other Comments
difficult to unload and park
frank May 21, 2019 Deddington, United Kingdom
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Everything top quality from the room, bedding, service, views, location to the amazing restaurant and wonderful food!
Other Comments
I have to say they have a truly exceptional chef - this really feels like a 5 star experience.
Lynette May 19, 2019 Exeter, United Kingdom
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Delicious dinner
Other Comments
Lovely rooms
Stephen May 18, 2019 Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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Minimal dinner menu. spoiled experience slightly. No choose for vegetarians.
Katherine May 17, 2019 Seaton, United Kingdom

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