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Gwel an Mor
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Reviewed 21 July 2009

Gwel an Mor proved to be a fantastic choice of holiday resort during a week of cold and wet weather in Cornwall in mid July. The lodges come fully equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need including washing machine, Wi-Fi and balcony overlooking the coast. Sumptuously furnished the lodges were warm and dry during the storms we encountered with little touches like free DVD's to watch and board games to play.

The resort, although relatively small, had a super fitness suite, sauna, steam room and swimming pool. The pool was great for relaxing in whilst it chucked it down. The restaurant served up excellent food and had a good value home delivery pizza service.

I can't fault the site and accommodation at all except for the location..... The sea views were there but it was not a particularly picturesque location and it was a fair old hike to the beach. Fine for us but if you had very small kids you would drive.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2009

The site is finished off to very high standard, the service is excellent and everything you need is relatively close by but it's more for families with small and opposed to teenage children. We ate in the restaurant once but it wasn't great and it wasn't cheap.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

We booked a week in late june...with partner and small child. Staff were excellent and accomodation first rate. I do not write reviews but had to for this place. 10min walk to beach, private and quiet. Ideal I would say for young families or couple looking for a quiet break.... one small but could be a big point for some.. SPA is a converted lodge with one staff member( excellent tratements)...not a full blown hotel type SPA. .,...

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

This was our second visit and deserves a strong review on all counts: rural location with lovely views and access to footpaths for rural walks (usable with a pushchair/buggy); customer service and cleanliness; facilities - swimming pool, playground and wildlife experience excellent for young children; and lots of open space/grassy areas to run around in. In easy reach of local amenities - very good bakery in Portreath, supermarkets in Redruth and Cambourne, Boots and M&S in Hayle. Lodges clean, well-equipped and comfortable and for babies and toddlers cots, highchairs and stairgates are available. We ordered our groceries from Tesco (Cambourne) to be delivered to our lodge on the day of our arrival - we arrived much later than planned due to road chaos but the staff were very reassuring when we called and ensured our delivery was received - they even put the chilled goods in the fridge for us. They do go that extra mile and the excellent customer service is so refreshing. The Terrace Restaurant on-site is also very good and child-friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2009

I'm writing this from the perpective of a carer of a wheelchair user, who is severley disabled i6 years old and needs lots of care. We stayed in no. 7 wheelchair assisted lodge. We decided to give this place a go and was not dissapointed, the lodge was lovely, clean, modern, comfortable and well equipped everything we needed and was very accessable.
If I had to comment from our point of veiw for a family considering this place and in the same boat as us, I would say that even though the bed was electric it did not raise high enough. You have to hire a hoist which will cost about £60 a week.
There was a shower chair but it was not on casters,and as there was not enough room in the shower room to turn the hoist. it was difficult, I will say though, we borrowed the shower chair on casters from the swimming pool which worked much better.
Swimming pool is lovely but hoist is only suitable for someone who can support themselves quite well, hence we didn't use it.
Weather was quite mild so we changed our daughter in the lodge for swimming because although disabled the changing room in swimming pool was quite large it didn't suit our needs, overall not a bad place and as it was just a week we manged, backs aching a little by the end though.
Dissapointed with terrace restaurant too expensive, food cold on arrival and hair found in food, they did however give us complimentry deserts.
plug in down stairs shower room sink didn't exist and no way of fitting one, when we mentioned this, they said it was a design fault and didn't do anything about it?
Portreath could be nicer? had too many boy racers in the central carpark reving up their engines whilst we were trying to enjoy the sunset.
Going towards Hayle we would reccomend Hell's mouth cafe for excellent food open 10- 5, and Sand Sifters a bit further on for a Yummy burger, get there early though it gets very busy.
Staff were very friendly and helpful on the whole but neglected to inform us on how to use the spa properly, we felt they should of informed us especially when they saw us struggling and we did find it quite rude when they accused us of breaking it?

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2009

The assisted living lodge (No 8) gave us all that we needed for a successful week's holiday. Ample space was the key for a wheelchair user, along with well thought out sleeping arrangements, great loo and wet room, a well stocked kitchen, and abundant friendly & helpful service.
The small swimming pool with hoist proved to be a great hit with our daughter, and the sauna + steam room well used by me!
The easily accessed and conveniently situated restaurant was used by us every evening, and although the menu was a little repetative, the friendly staff made us most welcome.
Gary with his wildlife tour and shows gave us an interesting insight into local flora & fauna.
All in all, we could not fault our brief stay, which helped to re-kindle our memories of a truly great English holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2009

Best Holiday for a long, long while - kids loved it.
We had VIP Tredga Lodge - superb
Swimming pool does get busy however staff do try to help all customers (avoid 5-7pm)
Staff couldn't do enough
Restaurant very good - kids very welcome - again staff superb
Highly recommended, however I don't want too many people knowing about this place!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Gwel an Mor Feadon Lane, Portreath TR16 4PE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Portreath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Portreath
Hotel Class:5 star — Gwel an Mor 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gwel an Mor is Cornish for "View of the Sea." We are a 5 Star luxury self catering holiday resort which sits high on hills above the Atlantic Ocean in Cornwall.Our grand Scandinavian style holiday lodges blend beautifully into landscaped gardens and the surrounding countryside. Truly inviting with a relaxed but luxury style, the two and three bedroom lodges have everything you may need – down to the hot tub on your private terrace and log burner in the living area. Alongside the traditional wooden lodges, we also offer the contemporary style of the Residence. Launched in 2012, these exclusive eco lodges provide the ultimate in high-end holiday accommodation, complete with underfloor heating, mood lighting, DVD and music players and WiFi. You'll even find a plasma TV in the bathroom. Our Clubhouse boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna while outside there is a children’s play area, tennis courts and a putting and croquet lawn.For more grown-up indulgences, The Wellbeing Spa offers an extensive menu of pampering facial, body and cosmetic treatments designed to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate you using marine inspired products. With a great reputation amongst visitors and locals, the Terrace Restaurant at Gwel an Mor is an informal bistro style venue with a locally sourced, innovative menu. With an emphasis on using the best seasonal ingredients the Southwest has to offer, the Terrace even offers a take away service so you can indulge in the comfort of your lodge. One of the truly unique aspects to a stay with us is the chance to meet some of the local wildlife. ... more   less 
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Gwel An Mor 5 Star Holiday Hotel Portreath
Gwel An Mor Portreath, Cornwall

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