We have just returned from 4 nights in Newquay at 21 Rocklands and the apartment really was superb. The view from the balcony in the lounge was fantastic and looked directly over Tolcarne beach and the apartment had everything we would possibly need. Fully fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, oven etc. The lounge layout was very comfortable and contemporary with two small beanbag cubes thoughtfully provided, which were great after a long day. The bathroom and en suite are great, both with rainfall shower cubicles and a bath in the main bathroom. The bed was a double and was very comfortable with extra blankets available if needed.
Nino greeted us on arrival and gave us some great local information and recommendations about some good places to eat, and there was also an information box in the lounge with leaflets and bus information for the local area.
The location of the apartments was great - the view couldn't be much better anywhere in town, and considering Newquay centre is generally a party place with a lots of stag nights, we arrived Saturday afternoon and weren't disturbed in the night at all by any rowdy noise. There is a bus stop just outside to get you into town or towards the airport, or the train station is pretty much directly opposite if you fancy going further afield. Even on foot, it's not very far to get into the main Newquay shopping centre - it took as at a very leisurely pace 10 - 15 minutes walk at the most on a mostly level road.
I think the cherry on the cake was the rooftop hot tub which was fantastic and we spent a couple of hours in there one afternoon, lazing in the jacuzzi and looking out over the town and the sea. The hot tub even has speakers that play local radio stations or a pre-loaded set of MP3's. I would highly recommend sunscreen on the head and shoulders area if you spend a couple of hours in the hot tub as you really don't realise you're getting burnt until you are running around looking for cold things to rub yourself on later on!
If you plan on surfing on Tolcarne beach, or heading over to Fistral beach to surf, there are basement surf lockers and showers in the basement for you to use, and Nino kindly suggested we store our suitcase in there after we left the room on the last day as our flight was not until mid-afternoon, which was brilliant to not have to worry about dragging it around and gave some more freedom.
All in all, I can't fault the accommodation at all, and it is one of the few places I have stayed at where the reality is even better than the pictures on the website. I would happily recommend it to anyone staying in Newquay as a brilliant base for a great holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freedom awaits. Elevated 150ft above Tolcarne Beach is Rocklands. Surround yourself in style, suspended between the sea and the sky. Be mesmerised by the panoramic vistas, overlooking the ever changing Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic Cornish coastline. Our luxurious self-catering apartments range from elegant studios to expansive penthouses. All come exquisitely furnished with everything you need for modern life, leaving you in control to shape the holiday that you want, any time of the year. From Rockland's unique position you are the master of all you sea. Seek adventure amid the Ocean breakers. While away the day with loved ones on enchanted beaches. Spend the evening relaxing on a cosy couch or simply luxuriate in our rooftop Jacuzzi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rocklands Apartments Hotel Newquay
- Rocklands Apartments Newquay, Cornwall