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About the hotel

  • About the hotel

    History

    Established in 1882, was purpose-built to be a hotel, as the railways expanded into Cornwall. Over the years it has welcomed many famous and notable guests who considered the hotel to be a second home. Original Minutes from the hotel’s regular board meetings are on display in the hotel and references to purchasing hay for the hotel’s carriage horses can be clearly seen!

    Situated amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, Fowey and the surrounding area have been the inspiration for novels by Daphne Du Maurier and Kenneth Grahame. A real must-see are the original letters written by Wind in the Willows author, Kenneth Grahame, to his son Alistair ‘Mouse’, which are displayed in the hotel. The banks of the river Fowey are the inspiration behind the famous Wind in the Willows book.

    During World War One, the hotel was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers, whilst for a large part of World War Two it housed US Naval Officers.

    The Fowey was purchased by Keith Richardson in November 1996. He has since carried out extensive refurbishments and improvements throughout the hotel, and has also created additional bedrooms on the lower ground floor which have access to a sea-facing terrace. The Fowey Hotel is an AA 4 Star hotel and also holds an AA Rosette for Fine Dining.

    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.

    Check in and check out times

    Your room will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival.  Check out is 11am, if you would like to extend your check out time it would be charged at £10 per hour after 11am

    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 charged at £10 per night, subject to availability.  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.

    Dogs

    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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