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    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.

    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 2.30pm 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.


    Please note there is a minimum two night stay when booking a Saturday night at the Fowey Hotel.


    No additional charge is made for children 0-2 years of age sharing a room with parent. However, a charge, based on one child sharing a room with two adults is £25.00 bed and breakfast or £35.00 dinner, bed and breakfast. Children aged 16 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.


    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.

    General Information

    Check-in is from 2.30pm, check out is from 11am although, for a small fee, you can extend your check out time.  Guests should note that Reception closes at 11pm so please advise us if you anticipate arriving late. There is free wi-fi available throughout the public areas and the bedrooms. Please note that The Fowey Hotel is a non-smoking 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.

    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.

    Our Family

    ‘Family’ is at the heart of everything we do. We are not only a family of hotels but we are also a family-run business. We have a passion for hotels and this extends to every part of what we do…from the stunning period architecture, which is being lovingly restored and refurbished, to our individually-appointed bedrooms, award-winning food and our commitment to providing excellent service to our guests.
    At Richardson Hotels, our team is a family too and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends – and to ensuring your stay with us is one where memories are made…

    Keith Richardson




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