We booked this hotel at the last minute. The reviews we saw at the time weren't that bad. On arriving at the hotel we walked into the reception area, which looked lovely. Small tables and chairs scattered before an open stone fireplace. The receptionist was really friendly, and gave us a map of the area plus her own advice on where to go and eat etc..
We went to our room. On first inspection it looked ok. The linen on the bed was clean etc. However, the bathroom was dated and had a toilet roll holder that should have been in a public loo...when we used the shower though, it was really nice in that the temperature stayed even and had a good flow of water. The drinking glasses that were provided were not clean though. We had to wash them before use. The furniture was really dated. All window frames needed replacing. Our window pane in the bathroom was literally falling out of the frame itself. The view from the hotel was lovely though and the location was really good too. Not far really to walk into town or down to the sea. Breakfast was ok, but not great. They need more choice. There were 3 jugs of orange coloured juice. We're they all orange juice or were they mango...don't know, not labelled. 3 jugs of milk. Nothing to say whether they were full fat, semi skimmed, skimmed or soya. The sugar bowl on our table looked as though other people had used their wet spoon, then placed it in the sugar bowl, so that it was lumpy and brown. I asked the waitress if it could be replaced. She was very nice, apologised but switched our bowl of sugar with the bowl of sugar from the next table. Not good. The coffee came without teaspoons. So, there's the problem. They need to provide each cup with a teaspoon plus a spoon in the sugar bowl. The table cloth was not clean and the following day it was exactly the same. How often do they change the linen? No napkins either. All of this was disappointing but having said that we actually enjoyed our stay due to the scenery etc. we would go back but, don't know if we would go to this particular hotel.
- 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