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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel California
Ranked #34 of 39 Hotels in Newquay
Bodmin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly receptionist. Our room was nice and clean with a good view. Majority of the staff were friendly especially the waiter! The evening meal was a choice of 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts...not enought variation. The room was hot but comfortable but breakfast was disappointing, minimal and expected to pay for extras like mushrooms.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MrsCW1982
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Like the other reviews the best points are:
Friendly staff, nice entrance( bar area), food was quite nice, some nice facilities(we loved the bowling- we had a free session). Drinks were not expensive.

Bad points:
Rooms are stuck in the 70's (could have been a little cleaner to), also we used this hotel via a group-on voucher so it was very good value for money, however, if I was to pay the standard asking price I would have been very disappointed. I was a little cold in the night.

Some tips for the area:
Use a2b cabs (a lot cheaper than the hotel recommended taxi, THINK it was £2 per person anywhere in town). Furthermore, a good pub/restaurant is the Central inn. They had some great offers on quality food. We had 2 sizzling steaks brought out cooking on a volcanic rock with a bottle of wine for £25, all fresh local ingredients (made the trip for us).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank parcelly
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed here for a 1 night break, dinner bed and breakfast. The first thing to say is that ALL the staff were lovely and did their best to make our stay a pleasant one. Their job however, is made almost impossible due to the fact that the hotel needs some TLC.
The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, snooker room and bowling alley - All of which we used.
The pool was a little cold but ok, the sauna was great - but was a long cold walk away from the pool. The rest of the hotel including the rooms looks as though it hasn't had any money spent on it since the 1970's..
Such a shame as the location is great and the staff first class.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank simonj796
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bristol
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

in desperate need of refurbishment! horrible room! over priced! nature of the car park a true test of your vehicle's handbrake! breakfast the only passable thing about it.......

Room Tip: just don't bother in the first place.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank rosanna s
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Newport
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

we stayed here over new year 2011-2012 .. On arrival the the outside of the hotel looked quite smart along with the reception seating and restaurant area ! Unfortunatly thats where it ended ! The room was an upgraded balcony room with good views over the estury.Very small with a filthy carpet that you would`nt let your dog lay on. The bathroom needed riping out and replacing along with a shower from the 70s which either scalded you or froze you .
The whole hotel was was freezing after being told they had been shut since November and we were imformed that the heating was not on untill 5pm after complaining, as the hotel had a lot of elderly people staying there you might of thought that they would have warmed the place first ??? "Summing Up" Food was great,service good, very expensive,in need of total revamp

Room Tip: "Party of 30 people no good rooms"
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank philsue59
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: 32 Pentire Crescent, Newquay TR7 1PU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
Price range (per night): $94 - $250
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Gannel Estuary and Crantock beach, Hotel California a 3* listed hotel is just a 5 minute walk from Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach & Vibrant town centre packed with some of England's best bars, restaurants & Nightclubs. There are 2 swimming pools, sauna, games room, Solarium, Hairdresser and free parking. The hotel also has a 4-lane bowling alley, squash court, table tennis and snooker and pool tables.Guests can relax with a drink and enjoy the sun terrace, or sit down for a candle lit dinner in our restaurant with views over rolling countryside, the Gannel estuary and Crantock beach.Away from the town centre, Hotel California’s peaceful rooms each feature a TV, complimentary tea & coffee facilities, Direct dial phone, Trouser press & Hair dryer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Newquay
Hotel California Newquay, Cornwall

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