I stayed at the Cliffdene for 3 nights with my 2 1/2 year old son. The hotel gave me a very good rate for a double room with breakfast and were very understanding that sharing with a small child is not the same as 2 adults using the room and having breakfast.
The room was simple, functional, with pleasant furnishings and very clean with crisp white bedding and soft white towels in the shower room. Everything worked just fine and the room was not in any way tired or scruffy. We had very cold weather but were easily able to maintain enough heat and ventilation. I didn't request a sea view so our room overlooked a courtyard but it was very quiet and out of the ripping wind.
The public areas of the hotel are basic but perfectly in line with expectations for this price range and the dining room was very pleasant with a light feel and not stuffy or too hot as they often are.
The staff were very friendly and were happy to store and heat milk at bedtime for the little one. The restaurant staff were very charming and we enjoyed the breakfasts where there was a decent choice of cereals, some fruit and a nice cook-up (they had a vegetarian option which was great for me).
The only slight issue for me was that parking directly outside was limited and I had to park in the off-site car park (only approx 200 metres) away twice at night. Normally it would be no problem at all, but the logistics of loading, unloading and taking kit to and from the room with a very tired small child made the process a bit more complex and physical than normal.
The location is great for central Newquay with a beach and clifftop walk directly opposite. Newquay is a bit scruffy generally with a few disused hotels and premises and lots of fast food/surf shops, but I knew that and enjoy both it and the amazing coast in the area. There is a derelict cleared site on one side of the hotel, which isn't attractive but neither is it dirty or an issue that affects a stay there.
We had a very pleasant stay indeed by any standards and taking into account the price, for me this was top value for a short break. I would definitely visit again.
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