I share all the reviews that say this is hotel is wonderful with good service and lovely rooms. When we arrived we were asked if we would like to pay more for a room with an estuary view rather than the room at the back of the hotel which I had booked.The minute I saw the room I said 'Yes please!' Ok it's a lot of money. Why must English hotels be so expensive? The room was perfect and we instantly felt at home. The bed faced the windows so that you could lie in bed and take in the wonderful shifting light (including a perfect rainbow as it happened) and river activity. There were designer white leather Barcelona chairs to lounge on. Luxury! The quality of the conversion of the building is all done very well with lovely design details. The quality of the bedding is all White Stuff and very, very comfortable. The bathroom had everything you could need. Lovely robes to wear great big bath to lounge in and good quality White stuff shower gel and moisturisers etc to use.
The breakfasts were wonderful with the exception that the kipper is a tasteless, tough, boiled in the bag job! Don't choose the kipper. I had imagined with a wet fish shop over the road that all fish dishes would be very fresh. The evening menu didn't really make use of the splendid range of local fresh fish and the portions are designer! However it is beautifully presented food. On the evening we had dinner in the height of English autumn the only fruit on the menu for pudding was pineapple. How about using fresh local, in season fruit for example- pears, apples, blackberries, plums??
Brilliant attention to detail providing fresh milk in a fridge on the landing for tea in the room. I didn't care that there was no mini bar in the room. Much more civilised to have two glasses of Prosecco delivered to the door with nibbles.
With all this beautiful design around I found two or three jarring notes. Why oh why were there two window boxes on the terrace with plastic pretend box plants in them? They are not even box plant colour! Box plants have no place on a sea view terrace. The other jarring note for me is the picture in the lounge!
If I stay here again I would only want room 6 it is wonderful!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Old Quay Hotel
- Old Quay Hotel
- The Old Quay House Hotel Fowey, Cornwall