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Geckos Rest

77 Mount Wise, Newquay TR7 2BP England
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#2 of 47 B&Bs in Newquay
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Amy and John would like to welcome you to Geckos Rest. We offer traditional bed and breakfast at our Four Star Silver awarded guest accommodation in Newquay, Cornwall. Geckos Rest is located on Mount Wise, only a 3 minute walk to the town centre and a 5 minute walk to the beach. We aim to be your perfect hosts, offering comfy accommodation and hearty breakfasts, located close to the centre of Newquay. All our rooms are en-suite, offer free tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryers, smart TVs, DVD and have free Wi-Fi internet. We offer superior king rooms, classic king rooms, standard super king room and our smaller basic king rooms. Some on-site parking is available free, but reservation is required. Enjoy breakfast in our dining room with views across the town to the sea. The dining room is available for you to use in the evenings to bring in your takeaway. You are also welcome to relax in the guest lounge looking out to sea.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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dottieoconnor wrote a review Sept 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
Comfy clean rooms, good food, friendly hosts who were relaxed about us taking food back of an evening (eg take away fish and chips) which we were able to enjoy in the breakfast room. John and Amy ensured we had everything we needed for a most happy 3 nights stay in their home. Thank you much appreciated. John has a fun sense of humour too 😂
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 22 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your review. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again in the not so distant future.
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Adam P wrote a review Sept 2023
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Myself and my wife recently stayed at Gecko’s Rest and had a great time. John and Amy couldn’t do enough to help, and we’re friendly throughout. Everywhere was clean and spotless, and the breakfasts in the morning were excellent. We could have whatever we wanted without ever feeling we were being awkward. The location was also good with just a short walk down the hill to get to the shops and beach. We loved our stay and will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 14 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not so distant future. Thank you once again.
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Russell482015 wrote a review Sept 2023
King's Lynn, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
We just spent 3 nights at this wonderful B&B.Amy &John were Amazing hosts,nothing was too much trouble! Wow what a beautiful place ,absolutely spotlessly clean,and the attention to detail on lots of things were second to none!Breakfast was lovely and with plenty of choices,the service was fantastic! A wonderful place to stay if you are thinking of a visit to Newquay! Would highly recommend it! Thank you Amy & John for your hospitality 😍
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 10 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed what we offer.
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Jayne W wrote a review Sept 2023
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom105 contributions35 helpful votes
The room we had on the top floor was at the front of the building and had fabulous sea views. The only downside to this was the loud road noise which continued until around 11pm when the traffic started to become less busy. We had a fridge and the usual tea and coffee making facilities, and fresh milk was available for free from the fridge in the breakfast room. Although we didn't make use of it ourselves, it is possible to use the dining room for takeaways and the proprietors are happy for people to use crockery and cutlery for this. The town centre was a quick downhill walk so location is excellent, but if you have mobility problems beware that the walk back up the hill is quite steep. The breakfasts were very good with tasty hot food. John displayed magnificent skills of memorising our different breakfast items each morning for the 3 people in our party! Continental options not available, just small cereal boxes. Parking was good either at the front or rear of the property, just beware of the very narrow lane to drive around the back! We very much enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: EV charging plug, be aware of busy, noisy road, be aware of steep walk up hill from town unless...
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Responded 10 Sept 2023
Thank you for you very informative review. Amy and I are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always good to challenge the brain in the morning. Thank you once again.
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Cassie L wrote a review Sept 2023
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Absolutely lovely B & B. Will definitely stay here again. John and Amy were lovely and gave really warm welcome. All the small touches they’ve made to the B & B are really nice, the China and cutlery, even the towel’s actually smelt really nice, which doesn’t happen anymore. Only tiny thing I might change is that you can have a takeaway breakfast made for you, bacon bap etc, which is amazing but it’s made the night before so it’s cold in the fridge, I’d love a microwave downstairs for guests to use to heat up that breakfast. Didn’t affect our stay what so ever though. Would love to stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 5 Sept 2023
Thank you for your lovely review. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will have a think and see if there is a way of offering hot breakfast bags for those leaving early. Thank you once again.
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Laura C wrote a review Aug 2023
Essex, United Kingdom33 contributions26 helpful votes
Our stay at Geckos Rest was fantastic. John & Amy were very friendly & welcoming & nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice available. Our room had a lovely sea view & was very clean & comfortable with everything we could need. Great location, a short walk to the town, restaurants, bars & beaches. Parking available was a bonus too. We couldn’t recommend this B&B enough & feel that it is great value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 25 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Shroomer wrote a review Aug 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom64 contributions88 helpful votes
Spotlessly clean room (number 4) with comfy bed, en-suite and a sea view. Overlooks front of the guest house onto busy Mount Wise road so expect a bit of traffic noise. John the owner was friendly and most attentive. Breakfasts were super all 3 days of our stay. Off road parking is also a big plus in busy Newquay at this time of year. The guest house was barely 5 minutes walk to the bus Station and town centre restaurants. All in all, good value and perfectly comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Aug 2023
Thank you for you review. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Ben G wrote a review Aug 2023
Royston, United Kingdom57 contributions15 helpful votes
There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this B&B. Ideally located for many great beaches, ideally located for good food and nightlife. My room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The welcome was warm and the local knowledge was superb. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious and check in and check out was as simple as can be. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone travelling to the area.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The only tip you need is to stay here. You’ll be thrilled.
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Responded 10 Aug 2023
Thank you for such a superb review. It was lovely meeting you if only for a short time. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed our abode and Amy's cooking. Thank you once again.
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Helen B wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had a fabulous stay with John and Amy. Lovely people, beautiful, well-appointed accommodation and excellent location. The room had everything we needed, including an amazing view and breakfast was superb, John an excellent host and Amy an excellent cook. Easy access to everything in and around Newquay, really couldn't fault a thing.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Aug 2023
What a fabulous review, thank you so much for your kind words. Amy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed what we had to offer. Thank you once again.
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jadehook1 wrote a review Aug 2023
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom4 contributions
Lovely couple at Geckos Rest, very welcoming and friendly. Lovely breakfast and comfortable bed and pillows. Also Excellent parking availability. Excellent location for Newquay Town and very close to the beach and amenities that are needed.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Thank you for review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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United KingdomEnglandCornwallNewquay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Geckos Rest
Which popular attractions are close to Geckos Rest?
Nearby attractions include WAX Activity Bar (0.2 miles), Tom Thumb Cocktail Bar (0.3 miles), and Pirate's Quest Adventure Golf (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Geckos Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Geckos Rest?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Geckos Rest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Geckos Rest?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Geckos Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toast Wine Bar, Newquay Food Cartel, and Fore Street Café Bar.
Is Geckos Rest located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Newquay.
Are there any historical sites close to Geckos Rest?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Trerice (2.6 miles), The Huers Hut (0.6 miles), and Holywell to Crantock circular walk (2.7 miles).
Does Geckos Rest have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.