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“Excellent Weekend Break”

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Watergate Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Weekend Break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed for one night, mid week in December and thought the hotel and staff were great. The bedroom and bathroom were both large and very well equipped with a stunning view from the balcony.

We ate at Fifteen and will get around to writing a separate review on that at some point (over priced even for the brand) but breakfast at the hotel was very nice. The only minor criticism would be the bar, which was a bit sterile and fact we could not have used the bar on the Friday night as it was booked out for a private function. This is the only reason we did not book two nights, had we known the bar was a bit naff we probably would have booked the two nights and sourced our entertainment elsewhere.

There was a lot of building work being undertaken whilst we were there, but did not feel disturbed once. The staff were delightful and couldn't do enough for us - would we go back, absolutely yes, which is the best compliment one can pay.

Room Tip: Just ask for a room with a view!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

We stayed for one night in early Feb, and although the building work on the new spa area spoils the look for now, the hotel itself is a lovely reinvention of a Victorian building into a chic modern hotel and I’m sure it’s going to be fabulous. Staff were great, and our ‘better’ room in the old building was gorgeous with a turret, fantastic views, comfy bed and good sized bathroom. The beach is fantastic – we had a stroll as the tide went out, then walked up to the headland towards Porth (not as strenuous as it looks!). We had a delicious dinner at Fifteen so didn’t eat at the hotel, but the restaurant and menu looked good. Breakfast was good quality and plentiful. Great location for a short break, we’ll be going back soon.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Quite simply fantastic! Beautiful relaxing location,friendly staff and great breakfast. We went when they were still building the pool and spa, can't wait to go back when this is up and running.

Room Tip: Ocean View everytime!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

2nd time at the hotel, and have to admit, I'm a big fan of the hotel !

We stayed in an ocean view room on a dinner bed and breakfast plan, so we had dinner in the Brasserie, which was very good and a varied selection.

Breakfast was very good and lots of it !

Ocean view rooms are a little smaller than the rooms in the main house, but still very nice, clean and comfortable.

Down side was that the pool was closed due to being extended and upgraded, an alternative was available but we didn't want to drive !

I hate to give this a four start review, would be 4.5 stars if I could, but I look forward to going back again when the new leisure facilities are complete.

It's also worthy of note, that the location is amazing, and even in December, the Living Space was a great place to relax and watch the ocean !

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

Location is fantastic… perfect for a winter break. Room was quiet and bed very comfortable, food great, Fifteen is a must. Hotel was busy but staff remained calm and efficient.

Does exactly what it says.

Room Tip: Choose one of the new rooms on the first floor with access to the gardens.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Watergate Bay Hotel

Property: Watergate Bay Hotel
Address: On the Beach | Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#2 Spa Hotel in Newquay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
#4 Business Hotel in Newquay
#5 Family Hotel in Newquay
Price range (per night): $167 - $435
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a spectacular surfing beach on the North Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a contemporary beach holiday. It’s a place that’s about the balance in life – being active, getting among the elements, eating and drinking well, chilling out and getting cosy. Most of all, it’s about having a good time. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Hotel And Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay
Hotel Watergate Bay
Watergate Hotel Newquay
Bay Hotel Watergate
Watergate Bay Newquay
Watergate Bay Hotel Newquay, Cornwall

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