Wow! Didn't we get a lot of wind this Christmas??!! No, not talking sprouts here...windy, blustery weather and we were right on the edge of it all in Newquay, staying in the five star cottages at The Headlands Hotel at Fistral Beach!
The cottage was well-equipped...everything thought of and when we were helped down to our cottage we were so pleased to find it cosy and warm with a log-effect gas fire going already. A welcome pack of teas etc and a bowl of fresh fruit awaited us and some fresh milk in the fridge too. The double height ceiling made the kitchen/diner cum sitting room seem even larger. Fantastic views from a large window facing south west, windows and French doors to the sides and even our en-suite window had a terrific view!!! The gales hardly gave up so the sea looked terrific most of the time we were there! Stunning location, hard to beat! Cottages are dog-friendly too so Toby came along for Christmas too! Everywhere very clean, good sized bedrooms and bathrooms.
Staff at the hotel are on the whole, quite brilliant. Top marks go to Marie/Maria who made sure we could have the use of a wheelchair whilst we were staying, as our daughter had ankle surgery in early December...so now you all know who we were!!! Thank you, it was a great help as we had had so much trouble trying to source one local to the hotel, and it would have proved difficult to get one in the car for our long journey as well as presents and the dog! Waitresses and waiters were fun and amusing as well as very busy! They were all kind enough to make sure our daughter was comfy!
We ate most of our meals up at the hotel and although at times the service could be slow, the staff always tried their best and were lovely peeps! The food was very good but real issue is that the dining room probably needs more staff, especially on Christmas Day itself, as waiting times were long. A huge error was a slip-slidey tray of sorbets...most of which ended up down my sister-in-law's dress...ve ve sticky, the waitress was mortified...but they weren't so delicious anyway and thankfully sister-in-law brought plenty of lovely clothes with her!
All three of us used the spa for treatments and the staff there were great and the treatments super. The spa is a beautiful haven and I am not surprised it has won awards...well deserved! I was scrubbed, buffed and polished to within an inch of my life and enjoyed every minute of it!
The hotel itself looked fab - all dressed up with beautiful Christmas trees and the reception staff were very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the Call my Bluff wine tasting quiz and were very happy to win!!! The local Newquay brass band entertained us with great renditions of carols and they were appreciated by many, especially the little children who joined in with sleigh bells!
All in all, a super Christmas break for us as we had a rather stressful year. Would love to go back and enjoy The Headlands' hospitality - storm watching,again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newquay's original 4* hotel and 5* cottages, surrounded on three sides by the sea. With stunning views of Fistral Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and Newquay Bay, this is your perfect beachside escape. Families, surfers, businessmen, couples - everyone is made to feel at home. Don't forget you can also bring your dog! Our stunning Leisure Area is complimentary for Hotel and Cottage guests to use. Facilities include a heated spa pool with bubble seats and a jet stream, hot tub, aromatherapy showers, Swedish sauna and Cornish salt steam room.The Headland Spa, Cornwall's first five bubble rated Spa, includes a host of exciting features including a robed dining area and relaxation lounge, a nail salon for manicures and pedicures, a Rhassoul mud chamber, St. Tropez tanning room, a hydrotherapy bath and a suite of luxury treatment rooms including a VIP suite for exclusive use. ... more less
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