A vibrantly-restored, 37-room Victorian boutique hotel, with picture-perfect views over Fowey’s estuary, just steps from the beach.
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Nestled into the west bank of the River Fowey, with picture-perfect views over Fowey’s estuary, this 37-room boutique hotel offers a quintessential seaside getaway.
A full renovation in 2019 has added vibrant and colourful contemporary interiors throughout, inspired by Fowey’s rich history of exotic world travel. Most common rooms and bedrooms have estuary and harbour views. The newly restored hotel features a stunning terrace, and two-tiered gardens, an upper garden next to the hotel and a lower garden situated down some steps right at the water’s edge.
For eating and drinking, the hotel’s Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace offers casual, all-day dining - with those enviable views. Food is light, seasonal, and locally-sourced to showcase the region’s flavours. The menu also features many of Harbour Hotel’s signature dishes, including the Harbour Fish Pie, sensational seafood burger, tempura prawns, home-cured smoked salmon and divine desserts.
There’s an extensive drinks menu, featuring eclectic wines from around the world, sweet wines, sherries, our own exclusive cocktails (including a selection of espresso martinis and negronis) and, last but not least, local craft beers by bottle and on draught. In keeping with the Cornwall traditions, there’s also a selection of locally-made gins. Perfect for sipping on the terrace whilst drinking in the view.
For those who can drag themselves away from the hotel to go out exploring, it’s a 5-minute walk to the quaint, bustling fishing town of Fowey, with its pretty, crooked little streets, lined with independent boutiques that run down to the water. History and character abound; the town has been in existence since well before the Norman invasion; the local church was established sometime in the 7th century.
In the other direction, it’s a short walk to the beach at Readymoney Cove and the famous South West Coastal Path walk. See our staff’s recommendations of the best activities, attractions & events in the Fowey and wider Cornwall area here.
Much of the hotel is accessible, and help is always on hand for those who need assistance. Families are welcome.
Unlike other hotels, Harbour Hotels pride themselves on having destination, award-winning restaurants in house. The hotel’s Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace serves locally-sourced, seasonal produce paired with sea views. Why wouldn’t you dine in?See the restaurant
Offers & Events
We want you to get the most from your stay with us. There are some great things to see and do in and around the hotel, so we asked our staff to recommend the best activities, attractions and events in the area.
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