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The Old Quay House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, England
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96 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Brilliant stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

My partner and I stayed for two nights at The Old Quay House this weekend - a surprise, last minute get away from the everyday stresses of life. Plus, we'd never visited Fowey before.
Three things initially spring to mind when I think about our stay at the Old Quay House.... service, location and the restaurant.
What a change to find a hotel where all the staff (and management) are enthusiastic, professional and friendly young people!! Quite something. From the moment I reserved our room with Samantha, I knew Old Quay House was going to be special. She was polite, knowledgable and patient! Then we were greeted by the manager (Alex..?) who again was very courteous, friendly and welcoming. All the housekeeping and waiting staff were equally as friendly.
Then there's the location - arguably the best spot in Fowey. The outdoor terrace was fantastic for breakfast in the sun, and early evening cocktails (recommend their Fowey Punch!). The view is ever changing and very distracting.
And finally the food... exquisite. All of it. What more can I say!
Our room was room 3. A standard double (I booked late!). I have to admit I was a little worried it might be a bit small and dark, being at the back of the hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised. A reasonable size room, large window allowing lots of light in, and a proper, full size bathroom. We particularly liked some of the little touches, like the rain macs, White company toileteries, fresh milk for tea and coffee and good choice of reading material.
Would we return - yes, most definately, and we shall also recommend this hotel to all our friends.

Room Tip: Book in plenty of time, to get the estuary view rooms
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Briercliffe
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

We were lucky enough to stay in the penthouse. The many flights of stairs were worth the amazing views of the harbor. The penthouse was furnished to perfection with all the luxuries one needs to make their stay special.
The hotel itself was in the heart of Fowey's gorgeous narrow rows with unique shops and goreous tea rooms. A gem of a place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NPH83
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

Wow. What an amazing location! The hotel is great. Very attractively furnished. The staff are also so friendly and helpful. The views of the river are to die for. Wonderful choice at breakfast also.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MonsieurFemme
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Wirral
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81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

Could only get a front room as a last minute booking. Room was a very good size modern but chic. Very good size bath and on suite. OK TV is a bit on the small side but not a major point. Bed was a Queen size and is probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in - sheer luxury.
Excellent breakfast and dinner menus. Staff extremely efficient, helpful and friendly.

Only downside was that it was a little niosy for half an hour or so when the pubs kicked out and woken early by the sea gulls - but soon got back to sleep again. Double glazing might be a solution.
Again £180 for a front room is a little steep but with a dinner deal thrown in felt good value overall

Room Tip: Rear river view if possible but you will enjoy the hotel which ever room you book
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PE07
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CambridgeUK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

Small room - well maintained
Great terrace and willing staff (we hung out there a lot)
Breakfast food good
Dinner was very poorly done (fish and sides for two)
Couple of local wines and beers - could do with more
We enjoyed hiring boat, ready money cove etc...and nice cornish pasty from butchers
Liked it enough to head back!

Room Tip: Go for a room with estuary view
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HadP
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

Wonderful decor, quirky location, superb service. Small but perfectly formed. Heading back for a couple of nights late July

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David M
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

This is a lovely little hotel, comfortable bedroom, great views. The food was excellent. The hotel manager Andrew Chapman was a star and did everything possible to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lilyappledore
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Additional Information about The Old Quay House Hotel

Property: The Old Quay House Hotel
Address: 28 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Fowey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fowey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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