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“Ageing property, expensive, but not too terrible.”
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Hotel California
Ranked #32 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Melbourne
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Ageing property, expensive, but not too terrible.”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Our experience was that whilst this is an ageing property, which is not good value for money during peak season, the staff were nice and breakfast was adequate.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

this hotel made me think i was in another country with indoor and outdoor pools, the view was incredible, i read bad reviews after i had booked the hotel and was expecting the worst but once we arrived to the hotel,i was impressed. i dont know how some of the bad reviews were written as this hotel was worth every penny, very friendley staff and clean rooms. I would definately go back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Spread over more than 3 floors (including the bedrooms), with both an indoor & outdoor swimming pool, an indoor bowling alley, several bars, a stunning fireplace, a huge flat screen TV in the function room and staff who truly added to our stay (we actually left them a thank you card). The only fly in the ointment was that dinner was disappointing.
PS. Try The Lewinnik (probably not spelt right) restaurant/bar which is a 15 minute walk or a short drive along the headland from Hotel California. The food & view there is fantastic & it's location allows you to go for a walk with great views either before or after your meal or drink

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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devon
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

The first 2 rooms we were given were so dismal and grubby that we asked if we could be moved.Unfortunately we had already paid for the rooms for 5 nights on arrival as requested,otherwise we would have left there and then.The next 2 rooms were slightly better but still grubby and smelled musty.The whole hotel is old and desperately in need of refurbishing and updating.The furniture was ancient and dirty and even the bread for toasting at breakfast was mouldy one morning. By the 3rd morning i felt so depressed that i asked my Dad if we could just cut our losses and go home.We were given a small refund.It was a huge releif to get the hell out of there!I am going to write to the AA to complain about the hotel having a 3 star rating.THe photos on the website were very deceiving.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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We chose this setting for our school prom, and had a wonderful evening.
The staff were welcoming and helpful also the views were stunning for the photographs.
All students and staff really enjoyed the three course meal and the hotel were so accommodating we were able to personalise our many tables with style.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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appleby
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

Stayed 2nd July 2011 everything ok shower a bit iffy but the views were great 2 nice swimming pools and a bowling ally took us about 10-15 mins to walk to the town centre. Brakefast very good to would defiantly go back.

  • Stayed July 2011
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St Agnes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 June 2011

Friday 3rd June we had our wedding at the hotel california, we had looked at lots of different venues to host our wedding, we only wanted something fairly small, with just friends and family, we wanted to do it properly but without all the "circus"
Lots of Hotels tried to charge us a fortune because it was a smaller party with lots of additional extras.

We went to see David at The hotel California he understood straight away what we were trying to acheive, he was very laid back nothing was too much trouble. We chose the california because of the location the beautiful view but mainly because of their approach, they understood it was our day, whatever we wanted was fine and they didn't hear the word wedding and double the price.
We only met with David a few times and everything was organised.

The day itself was fantastic, I had the room in the morning to get ready, in my room was a bottle of wine, fruit, chocolates, their was fresh flowers everywhere. They looked after us all day. The guests all remarked that the food was really lovely and how polite and good the staff were.

The whole day was brilliant we even had stunning weather, which made the photos from the decking look amazing.

If we could do it all again we wouldn't change a thing, great location, great food, great staff, great wedding.

Thank you to all the staff that made our day so special

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: 32 Pentire Crescent, Newquay TR7 1PU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Gannel Estuary and Crantock beach, Hotel California a 3* listed hotel is just a 5 minute walk from Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach & Vibrant town centre packed with some of England's best bars, restaurants & Nightclubs. There are 2 swimming pools, sauna, games room, Solarium, Hairdresser and free parking. The hotel also has a 4-lane bowling alley, squash court, table tennis and snooker and pool tables.Guests can relax with a drink and enjoy the sun terrace, or sit down for a candle lit dinner in our restaurant with views over rolling countryside, the Gannel estuary and Crantock beach.Away from the town centre, Hotel California’s peaceful rooms each feature a TV, complimentary tea & coffee facilities, Direct dial phone, Trouser press & Hair dryer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Newquay
Hotel California Newquay, Cornwall

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