We have recently returned from a 3 night stay at the California and we absolutely loved it!
There was 14 of us altogether including young children and toddlers.
Luckily i never read these reviews before i go as i think people are quick enough to complain when they have had a bad time but don't compliment when they've had a good one! This hotel is a small family run hotel that offers great deals - if people want hilton quality then they should pay for it and go to a hilton!
I agree that the rooms could do with being modernised slightly BUT they are spotlessly clean, the cleaner was in every day - even folding our childrens pyjamas and laying them nicely with their teddies on their pillows! We also had fresh towels whenever we wanted them.
The public areas are lovely, so relaxing. There were candles lit on all the tables in the evenings and fresh flowers out. It was the perfect place to sit and have a drink after dinner.
The restaurant and the food was fantastic. The waiters, waitresses and bar staff couldnt do enough for us, they even made up small versions of the meals for our toddlers and children rather than just offering the standard 'fish fingers and chips' like most places. They were chatting to us alot and giving us recommendations on where to visit. The menus had lots of choice and catered for everyone, the food was hot and came out very quickly. They were constantly asking us if we wanted more of anything, nothing was too much trouble.
All the staff were great and the hotel really had that family run feel to it which i would have over a large chain anyday!
The swimming pool was quite cold but i don't think the children noticed that!!!!!!
The location is brilliant, overlooking a gorgeous river and just around the corner from Pentire beach.
Overall we loved this hotel and are looking to go back with even more of us soon!
- 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