5 ways to make her stay extra special

A romantic weekend break in a luxury hotel in Cornwall is just the ticket for a special anniversary or birthday. Here at The Old Quay House Hotel, we offer an adults-only retreat on the picturesque waterfront of Fowey. A much needed break from work and family commitments, it’s also a chance for couples to relax and spend some quality time together creating memories that last well beyond dinner.

Present buying is no simple task but a stay in a luxury boutique hotel in Fowey outshines all other choices making the decision easy. So, there you have it, you’ve mastered the art of gift giving and are feeling pretty happy with yourself. But have you thought about how you’re going to make this stay unlike any other?

We’ve put together some simple and thoughtful ideas to add an extra ‘oomph’ she’ll never forget:

1. Every women loves flowers

Picture her face light up as she walks into the room to see her favourite flowers brightening up the space. Every bouquet we order from fleurtations is beautifully wrapped and elegantly arranged for maximum effect. They’re a classic romantic gesture and a sure fire sway to swoon your lady.


2.   Champagne chilling on ice

Start as you mean to go on by spoiling her to a bottle of Veuve Cliquot, one of the most prestigious champagne houses in France. Pop the cork whilst enjoying the panoramic waterfront views from the super king bed. When the sun goes down, run a hot steamy bath for you both to set the mood of pure indulgence and relaxation for the few days ahead.


3.  Dinner by candlelight

Enjoy good food, handpicked wines and engaging conversation over dinner in our intimate waterfront restaurant. Tuck into a starter of fresh local seafood, followed by the best quality rump steak and the piece du resistence, a trio of rhubarb dessert. Running low on champagne? Order another bottle to take up to your room as a night cap!

–          Chocolates are a girl’s best friend

Indulge her with some Cornish clotted cream fudge or chocolates from the old fashioned sweet shop in Fowey.  Place a few on her pillow at night as a sweet gesture or save some for a naughty afternoon treat. You can always walk it off later!  Just remember to buy a little for yourself so there’s some left for her!

–          Romantic picnic by the sea

Have our chef prepare you a delicious picnic of fresh crusty baguettes and Cornish cream teas. Pack a rucksack and set out for the beautiful Gribben Head on the Cornish coast path –  the perfect place to roll out a blanket and enjoy the moment.


Go on, let spontaneity get the better of you, we promise she’ll love that you thought of the little things. All extras can be purchased when you make a booking and placed in your room for when you arrive.