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  • 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 Sea views 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 as well as all bedrooms 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 currently 46 gins for you to choose from, and counting!

    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. Dinner bed and breakfast rates are unavailable, but children are welcome to choose from either the children’s menu or restaurant menu and will be charged individually. 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 dogs are not permitted in the formal dining area, but are given access to the communal areas such as the bar / brasserie.


    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.

    Nearby Car Parks

    Fowey Main Car Park
    Hanson Drive, Fowey. PL23 1ET.
    269 spaces.
    Situated on a hill above the town and less than half a mile from our hotel or about an 8 minute walk.
    £10 per day session. £42 per week.

    Readymoney Car Park
    Fowey. PL23 1JD
    60 spaces.
    Close to the beach and coastal footpath. Half a mile or about a 10 minute walk to the hotel.
    £8 per day session. £42 per week. Free from the beginning of November until mid-March.

    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 wheelchairs 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 is 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.



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