About the hotel
Cornwall’s Hidden Treasure
Tucked away on the picturesque south coast of Cornwall you will find the elegant 37 bedroom Fowey Hotel, Cornwall’s hidden treasure. Offering breath taking views, exquisite service and fine dining in the 2 AA rosette Spinnakers Restaurant, this 4 star boutique hotel is one of Cornwall’s finest.
Time To Relax
The Fowey has individually styled bedrooms so you can choose between a quiet, intimate Inland room or a spectacular Seaview. Some rooms have spa baths which you can request upon booking. Some Seaviews open up onto the terrace that overlooks the beautiful Fowey Estuary, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a good book or glass of your favourite wine.
Executive rooms have the addition of a fluffy bathrobe and slippers and a caftière for freshly brewed coffee, whilst Superior rooms are large and spacious with one offering the most exceptional view of Fowey – from its own private roof terrace. WIFI is available in all public areas of the hotel and there are many quiet corners within the Piano room, Lookout Gin Bar or on a warmer day, the Wind in the Willows garden.
At the Fowey you can enjoy 2 AA rosette dining in the Spinnakers restaurant, expertly devised and executed by Head Chef Mark Griffiths. The best of Cornish afternoon teas are served in the bar and for gin connoisseurs there are over 21 gins for you to choose from!
Please note that on Saturdays there is a minimum two night stay at the Fowey Hotel.
Check in and check out times
Your room will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival. Departure is 11am, if you would like to extend your check out time at 1pm we would be delighted to offer this service at a charge of £25.
We do not charge for children under two years of age. From two to sixteen a child is charged at £25 bed and breakfast or £35 for dinner, bed and breakfast. Children aged sixteen and over are charged as an adult.
We welcome well behaved dogs and have specifically allocated dog friendly rooms for which we charge £15 per dog per night. Please ask about these when making your booking.
Please note that 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 2.30pm 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 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.
History of The Fowey Hotel
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.
The Richardson experience
As a privately owned business, we have a passion for great British hotels. All of our properties have stunning period architecture which is being lovingly restored and individually appointed bedrooms. With award-winning restaurants using the best locally sourced produce, we are committed to providing excellent service and the best possible experience to all of our guests. At Richardson Hotels, our team is a family and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends – and to ensuring your stay with us is one where memories are made…
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