My original title of this review was "Yes, a bit shabby, but still pretty chic." That is to say, I reluctantly validate some of the reviewers' observations that the furniture and carpets are a bit run down. That said, after a couple of days you don't care. Your kids are well looked after in the 4 Bears' Den (if your children will submit, take advantage of the breakfast club, our kids were collected at our doorway at 8am and we had a fabulous lie-in and breakfast!). You can feed and put them to bed early (the hotel offers a listening service) and have a quiet meal. You snap your fingers and have whatever you need, for your children or yourself, pretty much any time of day. The staff really went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.
Grounds are lovely, beautiful plantings, playscape, and really if you have a trampoline what more do young kids need? DD went out every morning to look for eggs with the staff and loved that too. Views of the harbor and (ocean? channel?) incredible.
Our bathroom must have been redone recently (we were in the newer wing) because it was lovely, whirlpool tub, strong and hot rainforest shower, etc. The place must be well insulated b/c we never heard a thing during the day or night. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to take advantage of the spa but it looked lovely, Pool area was terrific - warm pool, great outdoor deck, spanking clean changing rooms.
We found the waitstaff attentive and quick, whether you wanted a cream tea or drink in the lounge or a beaker for the baby. We also thought the food was excellent (and having lived in Paris we are picky eaters!). Terrific a la carte menu as well as seasonal set menu and they were kind enough to let us choose from that sometimes. The kids food was very high quality and they would puree or rough chop (my son is 13 mos) whatever you wanted. Nothing above 6-7 quid. My only complaint would be all the servings were so huge! Breakfast included and delicious as well.
Fowey is a steep but short walk down from the hotel, cute downtown area, great little shops and small but quite lively crabbing area! Eden Project and Lanhydrock House also great amenities nearby.
Bottom line: we had a great time. All the complainers can stay home -- more trampoline time and gin and tonics for the rest of us!
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18 May 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on Tripadvisor. I was so delighted to read that you had an excellent stay with your family here. I will pass on your feedback to the team.
I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back to Fowey Hall soon.
With kind regards
Chris Williams (General Manager) and the Fowey Hall Team
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