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Fowey Harbour Hotel

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#2 of 3 hotels in Fowey
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Nestled into the west bank of the River Fowey, with picture-perfect views over Fowey’s estuary, this 37-room boutique hotel offers a quintessential seaside getaway. A full renovation in 2019 has added vibrant and colourful contemporary interiors throughout, inspired by Fowey’s rich history of exotic world travel. Most common rooms and bedrooms have estuary and harbour views. The newly restored hotel features a stunning wrap-around terrace, and two tiered gardens, an upper garden next to the hotel and a lower garden situated down some steps right at the water’s edge.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Karen M wrote a review Yesterday
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What an amazing hotel, we loved it! The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are luxurious and the beds are the best we have ever slept in! The breakfast was delicious, great choice of hot and continental style. We enjoyed a great meal too in the restaurant with an extensive choice of options. The dogs were very welcomed too and enjoyed their sausages! What makes Fowey special are the friendly and welcoming staff; Billy, James, Mandy, Josh, Abbie, Hannah and many others made our stay perfect. Thank you! We have visited a few Harbour Hotels and they have made us very reluctant to stay any where else!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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M71 wrote a review Sept 2022
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Arrive, exhale, enjoy A welcome return visit to this wonderful hotel and exceptional team in beautiful Fowey. Yes, the location is perfect, the views stunning, the decor sublime (not to mention the complementary gin and sherry) and the food consistently excellent; however, it is the Fowey Harbour team's superb care of guests and genuine interest in their experience that sets it apart. The hotel exudes welcome, calm, friendliness and delivers a customer experience which reflects a great team of people and good leadership. Special thanks to Andrew, Emily, Hari (Angharad), Tyrian and Lilly for making our stay special and to the chef and his team for fantastic food once again. Hope to be back soon! Esther
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 2 Sept 2022
Dear F5873ZC / Esther, Thank you so much for this lovely review, it was great to see you both (and the dogs) again. I was really pleased to see you had another good stay and we were all able to keep up the expected standards. I will be sure to pass on your thanks to all the team. We do look forward to seeing you again soon and hopefully not such a long gap this time! kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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Hugh L wrote a review 20 Feb
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What a perfect setting for a hotel and bar/restaurant. The biggest challenge was 'Parking', as anyone who knows Fowey will fully understand! The hotel parking bays were all fully booked with names of guests and as we were only in for lunch, we didn't have a space. The lovely Hannah at reception came to the rescue and put me in a bay where the guests were arriving later that day. The restaurant has the best views over the river and out to sea. We both had the lunchtime 2 course menu for £16.95 per head, which I thought was very good value for money. I had the best mussels ever (cooked in Cornish cider and creme fraishe) followed by the Flat Iron Steak (with a pepper sauce and chips) ... Delicious! We were looked after by Mandy, who was supper friendly and attentive - Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Andrew Jenkins, General Manager at Fowey Harbour Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Hugh L, Thank you so much for your really kind review, it was a real pleasure to see how much you enjoyed your visit for lunch. Our winter lunch menu is a really good deal and I am pleased you enjoyed it - those mussels are a real favourite of mine too. Parking in Fowey is a challenge isn't it but I am glad Hannah was able to find a short term space for you. Thank you for your feedback on Mandy's service, I will pass this on to her as well as your thanks to Hannah. Do please come and see us for another lunch with a view when you can. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager, Harbour Hotel Fowey 01726832551 fowey@harbourhotels.co.uk harbourhotels.co.uk/fowey
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DBR66 wrote a review 16 Feb
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Booked the afternoon tea offer of £40 for our Valentine’s Day… I’ll start with the positives… Really friendly staff, Piping hot coffee, and treats for our dog who we took with us We left feeling like it wasn’t that special a treat we had been expecting unfortunately… We were sat at a reserved table by the window in the bar area as we had our dog with us.. We were shown to this by the lady on reception As we had then been sat 10 minutes I thought I’d best let the waitress know as I don’t think she realised we had arrived.. was offered a comfier chair swap as my husband has a bad back right now which we decided against but was appreciated… I sat next to the old door as a draft doesn’t bother me but may bother others… The view was through lots of scaffolding, again didn’t bother us but if you’re there for a long stay might not be so great… The actual afternoon tea looked a lot less ‘dainty’ than in the photo on the website.. There’s something quite cute about finger sandwiches, never do this at home but came in chunky triangles with crust which I would do at home… Was looking forward to the little macarons and mini pots of dessert too as it showed, but we didn’t get these.. There was lemon drizzle and carrot cake which were nice but I think it was a brownie which wasn’t great, all a bit heavy and like biting into play dough…my friend went the next day and had light eclairs in her selection… Offered more coffee which was a lovely touch, great hot coffee by the way with hot milk! We ordered two gin and tonics afterwards, then realised the table was actually quite crowded.. With our empty cups and saucers, empty tonic bottles and an empty afternoon tea stand, so I did have to ask for the table to be cleared at this point. The bit I was embarrassed about was when the bill came, We had been over charged £10 for the afternoon tea! Which then increased the service charge! I checked their website before questioning this and had to go to the till point and mention. The server apologised and sent a reprint.. which thankfully lowered the service charge… The bit that made my mind up not to try this hotel again was when a male server brought the reprinted bill and said… ‘Sorry again about the small cockup there’ 1) an over charge of £10 is not small 2) don’t appreciate the word ‘cockup’ doesn’t seem very appropriate So a long winded review, some great, some good and some not so good… We paid the service charge as the staff were really friendly, but service really needs looking at in certain areas
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Jenkins, General Manager at Fowey Harbour Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear DBR66, Thank you for your kind and detailed review following your visit for Afternoon tea on Valentines Day, I am so sorry we did not deliver the proper service and experience you were expecting. We do use the tables in the bar for our guests who are bringing their dogs and as you saw we do our best to look after these visitors too. The scaffolding is very temporary and should be removed by the end of the month, if not early March. Our pictures on the website are an example of the differing types of tea we offer during the year, unfortunately we are not able to change these pictures easily, the one on the page with the sample menus is more akin to our current offering. We do tweak the content from time to time which is why your friend had the eclairs later in the week. My apologies for the error with the billing, there are some learning points here for us on not expecting people to say they have booked on the two for £40 offer for us to apply this. We are now making this available to everyone who books for afternoon tea while the offer is available. I have spoken with the team about the language they use and the person concerned has asked me to send their apologies, he recognises that he misjudged his response and will be more mindful. Do please come and try us again, I am sure you will see how we have developed and improved. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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Jane P wrote a review 7 Feb
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Can’t fault this place. Fabulous location, lovely room with a sea view. Great service and food. Breakfast options were great and the gin in the room was a nice touch. They even deliver fresh milk to your room for tea making. Bed super comfortable. Looking forward to when we can’t visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jane P, Many thanks for your kind review, it was lovely to see how much you enjoyed your stay in Fowey. I was really pleased the service lived up to your expectations and that everyone went out of their way to look after you. Thank you too for the positive comments on the breakfast and dinner. We do look forward to seeing you again when you can next escape. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager 01726832551, fowey@harbourhotels.co.uk harbourhotels.co.uk/fowey
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Sue L wrote a review Jan 2024
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Positives are many. Arrived and checkin was quick. The room was excellent beautiful river view from dual aspect windows. Bed and room large and very comfortable with modern decor and comfy pillows and egyptian cotton bedding. Breakfast very good cooked to guests specifications. Few observations now regarding other things:- although the complimentary gin was very good have to comment on the price of other things as being very expensive I.e. glass of red wine £10 inc vat. Mini bar small items like nuts,crisps, chocolate costly average £3.50/2.50 so be aware it can inflate the cost of your stay as can paying to reserve a car parking space £12.50 and the £30 card charge taking on arrival for any extras you incur. So finally lovely place beautiful views great staff great sleep but watch out for extra costs especially alcoholic drinks.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Jan 2024
Dear SuelQ9681UI, Many thanks for your kind and helpful review and I was pleased to read how good a stay you had with us and really enjoyed the design and feel of the hotel as well as the breakfast. I am sorry you found other items a little more expensive than you were expecting, we do buy our wines carefully to get the best value we can, the large glass you had was a 250ml measure so it is priced proportionately to the bottle cost. Mini bar prices are always more than normal as we have to rely on the guests honesty for declaring they have used the items. The parking is a little more than the Town Car Park but the extra most people feel is worth the convenience, there is very little free on street parking in town. Just to clarify the £30 on arrival was purely an authorisation so we could give you credit during your stay, this would have been reversed once you had checked out. Thank you again for your comments and we do look forward to you staying with us again. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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Arthursfather wrote a review Jan 2024
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The hotel has a fantastic outlook and we were lucky enough to get a view over the river to Polruan and out to sea. Condition wise there is external maintenance works being done and hopefully this continues as the building looks tired externally. Luckily guests are looking out and within pleasant surroundings. Worthy of note are the excellent staff; all were friendly, helpful, professional and rather than sit back and let the location do the talking, were engaged and made a good break into great break. Particular mention to the general manager,,Andrew and the new restaurant manager (sorry as did not catch his name).
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 18 Jan 2024
Dear Michael E, Many thanks for your very kind review, I was really pleased to see you had such a good stay with us. The views are fabulous aren't they! The work you saw is phase one with more planned for later in the year as well as many other smaller projects to smarten up the outside as the weather permits. The balcony ironwork is looking amazing where we have had it stripped. We do encourage the team to chat where they can and to do this naturally while still maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism, I was really pleased to see this show through across the team on your visit. I will pass on your thanks to James and his team. Do please come and see us again when you have the opportunity. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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Len G wrote a review Jan 2024
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We recently stayed at the Fowey Harbour Hotel over the New Year Break. The service & room facilities were excellent. Expected to be charged for the dog and parking due to the location of Hotel in Fowey. Very surprised that discretionary charges we also applied as we had already generously tipped several members of the waiting team. Did not notice any mention of discretionary service charges in any of the correspondence whilst booking this break. Overall a pleasant stay but disappointed on departure due to the extra charges.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Jenkins, General Manager at Fowey Harbour Hotel
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear leng273, Many thanks for your kind review after your New Year break. While pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and the festivities I am sorry the additional charges detracted from this. While these are not expressly mentioned in our e mails this is on all our menus, including the one we sent out beforehand for your pre-order. As always this is discretionary and my reception team are always happy to remove this on request at departure. Any time you are with us or any other Harbour Hotel please let us know that you prefer not to have the gratuity added. Do please come and see us again when you are able. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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Kaleigh wrote a review Jan 2024
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Lovely Hotel, all the staff were very friendly. We had a wonderful sea view room. The complementary gin & tonic on arrival to the room was a wonderful touch just what we needed. We did book a car parking space for £12.50. There isn't really anywhere else to park close by. The bed was big and very comfortable. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely book a car parking space in advance. And book your Evening meal as the restaurant is...
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Kaleigh, Many thanks for your really kind review, it was lovely to see how good a stay you had and it was a pleasure to meet you both. Having a G & T while looking at the view over the water is a great way to start things off isn't it. As you say parking in Fowey is restricted so booking early to reserve one of our spaces is a bonus. We do look forward to seeing you again when you can get away. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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Emma B wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked a deluxe room with incredible views for a weekend getaway. The room was beautiful with high ceilings and a huge bay window - we couldn’t take our eyes off the view of the sea and bay! Sadly however the hotel had heating issues on a very cold weekend and our radiator didn’t work properly for 24hrs. Hotel staff were helpful - at one point a partial refund was mentioned - but this did not materialise. Food wise we ate out in the evenings, the cooked breakfast on Saturday was not great, but a simpler version served in our room on Sunday was delicious. Overall, we were a bit underwhelmed for the price we paid per night - a pleasant stay, just missed being amazing!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Emma B, Many thanks for your kind and balanced review following your stay with us this weekend. My sincere apologies for the difficulties we were having with the heating, this did take up a lot of our focus while we were working on different ways of resolving things. I will follow up on the refund issue too I am sorry too that your Saturday breakfast was not up to expectation, we will have a look at this to see why it was not as good as it should have been. I was pleased to see that you were able t relax and make the most of your break, my apologies again that we were not as good as we can be. Do please come and stay again when you have the opportunity, it would be good for us to be able to give you the full Harbour Experience. Kind regards, Andrew Jenkins, General Manager
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£145 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fowey Harbour Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fowey Estuary (0.2 miles), Fowey Aquarium (0.2 miles), and Fowey Parish Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quay Bakery, The Dwelling House, and Appleton's Bar & Restaurant.
Is Fowey Harbour Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Fowey.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fowey Harbour Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Fowey Harbour Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry (7.8 miles), Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Army Museum (9.7 miles), and Lanhydrock House and Garden (8.4 miles).