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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel California

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Hotel California
Ranked #32 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Taunton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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“one night offer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

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

Room Tip: mine was 202 and rubbish with a balcony, however saw next door open and that room looked bigger--wou...
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Me and my wife stayed for one night last week, We were greeted by really friendly staff and our room was lovely, But the best thing about the room was the view from our balcony it was beautiful, we were blessed with a day of sunshine! We went for a walk around the hotel and a quick dip in the pool.

Overall we had a great time at the Hotel California, when we are back in new quay we will defiantly pay them a visit again!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

great hotel 10 minute walk from newquey central stunning views good food good staff good location ten pin bowling a bonus also with great staff

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We stayed two nights on a groupon coupon.The hotel is showing signs of age and could do with a refit,however once inside the place was clean and welcoming.The staff I have to say were excellent and efficient.I will say that if you had a balcony room you would be bothered by smokers out on the terrace,so check your room first.The food was good and the service very good.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We stayed for one night on 7th March, having booked with Groupon. After reading other reviews we were expecting to be disappointed. However, even though we were the only guests in the whole hotel (mid-week ) we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were excellent and very welcoming. Our room was a bit jaded as others have said, but all in all the whole place was clean and the view from our window was superb! The wine we received was a decent bottle and the food and service couldn't be faulted. The waitor was very helpful, friendly and full of local information - a real asset to the place. We enjoyed walking around the headland and visiting St Agnes further up the coast. All said, a great value stay and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again especially with the special offer rate!

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Found the staff all very friendly. Food was excelent, well done to the chef. Standard room ok. furniture could do with updating. Bed very comfortable. Great experience bowling. Great views over the river and sea. Enjoyed the stay. Went with Groupon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Having read all the other reviews we were a little worried what to expect but as we booked through Groupon kept an open mind as it was a real bargain.The hotel is a bit dated but value for money it certainley was.We arrived early and our room was ready the location was superb.
Our room was very big with plenty of space,tv,coffee making facilities and large en suite.
the view was superb and clean.A little tired and yes could do with modernisation.
The staff were very friendly and help full.We had a bottle of wine in the room which was lovely.We were aloud to take the dogs which was a real bonus as we love the walks around cornwall.The evening meal was very good and also the breakfast plenty to eat and real value for money as the deal was very cheap.The pool room was lovely and we had a great game of bowls.The men played snooker in the snooker room and all in all a really pleasant stay.Would recomend on a groupon deal.

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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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