Just returned from a week at the Pentire Hotel, I forgot to Check TRIPADVISOR before making the booking and when I did look I was very apprehensive as to what we would find. Needn’t have worried though as it was fine and much, much better than we thought it was going to be.
The check in was fine and we were also shown our tables in the restaurant.
We had one of the updated rooms (108) It was very clean and comfortable with a good view of the sea and Fistral Bay. Only drawback was the bedside tables. They are very slippery on top, and the first time I put a cup of tea on it, it slid off and into my shoe (honest!!)
To be really honest there was nothing we could find fault with at this hotel. It is currently rated 2 star but I really feel it deserves more and once all the rooms have been refurbished I hope it gets a higher rating. There is an indoor swimming pool and entertainment every night which was pretty good, A lot better than you might expect.
The food was fine and the drinks are very reasonable, a good bottle of the house wine was £10.95 and it really was pretty good. The only suggestion we would make though is to serve breakfast from 7.30 - 9 rather than 8 - 9. The evening dinner is served 7 - 8 which we found to be fine.
We had a good holiday here but….
Like all holidays though there are always some downside and the cost of parking in Cornwall is one of them. It really is a rip off and they also charge the same exorbitant rate if you have a Blue disabled badge. The charges also apply 24 hours a day. We didn’t find any parking where it was a couple of hours. Someone on Cornwall council should realise that a lot of people do not want to pay for all day parking when they are only going to be there an hour or so
St Ives parking was a truly spectacular rip off. You pay £5.30 for the parking and then another £1.60 return for the ride ( about 600 yards to the harbour ) and of course none of the pay and display machines give any change. It really is a ripping off people. No matter how tiny or remote the place may be it has its very own pay and display machine and loads of signs asking “Have you paid and displayed”.
So what about Newquay itself ? Well It’ s about 40 years since I was there last and the best way to describe it now is a cross between Chatham High Street, Margate and Blackpool.
You can come to your own conclusions !!!! We really thought it was going to be like Bournemouth. It isn’t.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Pentire headland in Newquay, just a mile from town centre, we have spectacular Fistral beach views. The River Gannel estuary and south west coast path is on our doorstep so we're ideally positioned for surfers, families or groups. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, steam room, childrens play area, beauty salon, fitness studio and a friendly bar. Licenced for Civil Weddings, we provide a beautiful venue for Weddings and receptions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pentire Hotel Newquay
- The Pentire Hotel Newquay, Cornwall