took advantage of the one night offer of B,B EM with a bottle of wine and a game of ten pin bowling--receptionist stated for extra £10 could have a room with a balcony overlooking the estuary-agreed but not sure if it was worth it for 1 night in march but reckoned the room would be that little bit better---well on arrival greeted by friendly receptionist who had taken my booking--advised the bottle of wine was in my room(not allowed in the restaurant) which was a bit of a surprise but luckily we has arrived mid afternoon during this great spell of weather and thought i could sit on the balcony enjoying my chardonnay(that or sauviggnon blanc given as choice on booking)--off to the room--oh dear-small is a compliment--no sign of updating carpets here as mentioned in a previous review, could touch all four bathroom walls without moving--the room itself was clean but certainly needed updating--the view from the balcony was fantastic and we settled down for an hour to watch the surfers heading towards the sea--alas the wine turned out to be a british 8 per cent proof label, very sweet.
the evening meal was good with a choice of 2 from the menu--we both choose different meals and were well satisfied--after dinner we went for our game of bowling to be told the alley was actually closed--however that nice receptionist offered us a free drink to compensate--
the breakfast was good and varied and served by the same waiter as the evening, very charming and pleasant
the reception areas are very nice and welcoming--all in all we enjoyed our stay--deducted a star because of the room and slight conning issue of the wine.
only saw 2 staff but they were very welcoming and helpful
- 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