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About the hotel

  • About the hotel

     The Fowey Hotel is perched on the hillside of the historic town of Fowey and has been a landmark building, since first opening in 1882, when the railways extended their reach into Cornwall. With its attractive Victorian architecture, cosy interiors and superb views, the hotel is known and loved for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and award-winning food.

    Situated amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Cornwall, the hotel has welcomed many famous and notable guests throughout its history, including children’s author Kenneth Graham – best known for his stories of Ratty, Mole and Toad in “The Wind in the Willows”, together with TV stars and music industry personalities. In World War One, it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers and during a large part of World War Two, it was also home to officers in the US Navy.

    Keith Richardson purchased the hotel in 1996. Since then, he has carried out extensive refurbishments and improvements, which have restored and brought to life many of the hotel’s lovely architectural features. The Fowey Hotel is an AA 4 Star hotel and also holds an AA Rosette for Fine Dining.

    The Fowey Hotel is just a short stroll into town and keen walkers will find that we are within easy distance of joining the South West Coast Path.

    Hotel Facilities

    We have 37 individual boutique style bedrooms and offer a variety of room categories.  All of our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and offer tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, TV and toiletries as standard.

    Our premier rooms offer some extra special touches to make your stay even more comfortable. Our Premier Plus room – more often known as the Honeymoon Suite – offers the most exceptional view of Fowey, from its own private roof terrace.

    WIFI is available in all public areas of the hotel.

    Disabled Access

    We have rooms with walk-in showers and we can supply a shower stool for your use.
    The lift at the Fowey is slightly smaller than modern lifts and large electric wheel chairs unfortunately cannot fit into this lift.  The dimensions of the lift are:

    • Entrance Width – 70cm
    • Interior Dimensions  -1.62cm x 73cm

    The hotel, bar, restaurant and lounge are all on one level.  A disabled parking space can be reserved whilst booking.  Please contact our reservations team on 0800 005 2244 so we can ensure we meet all your requirements and needs.

    Hotel Parking

    The Fowey Hotel has limited parking. Guests can pre-book parking (subject to availability) at an additional cost of £10 per night. Reserved parking is not available until 14.30pm onwards on the day of arrival and it must be vacated by 11.00am on the day of departure. If you do not have a reserved space, you are welcome to come to Reception on arrival and we will assist with your luggage and direct you to the main pay and display car park.


    We welcome well-behaved dogs and have a number of specially-allocated dog-friendly rooms.  Please ask about these when making your booking.

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