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Great Western Hotel
Ranked #13 of 37 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

My husband, 4 month old and I stayed here for 6 nights in a premium room which had sea views. The views were spectacular. The room was very nice perhaps a little small for 2 adults and a baby but I think that maybe that was because the bed was huge. The only issue I had was every morning I could smell what I presume were the drains/sewer waste pipe which meant I couldn't stand at the window and take in the views fully. Room was very clean and was serviced daily. Cleaner very honest as we must havr dropped £10 and she placed it on the dressing table. Had breakfast every day in the steam bar and it was tasty although worked out to be quite expensive. I would suggest pre-booking the car park as although its £5 per day its cheaper
than other car parks in the town. Laundry cost £5 per bag which was great value. Very happy with our stay and I would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Had a budget room which over looked the main road at the front which was a shame as the sea views from this hotel are spectacular. The hotel building is from a previous age and has been extended, more than once I would suggest. The maze of corridors can get a little bewildering, however clear room signs and directions helped a lot. The bedroom we stayed in was more than adequate for our needs. We had twin beds in a large room with an en suite. The bathroom was many years old but was clean and tidy. The suite must of been fitted sometime in the sixties I think judging from the colour ! It was fitted with a sliding door which in truth never really closed properly but it wasn't a problem to us. The only oddity in there really was that the bath was situated directly under a sloping ceiling and if you stood up without thinking you cracked your head on the ceiling ! The downstairs bar was light and airy with a moderate range of foods available, all at typical holiday resort prices...! The beers were rather expensive I thought which was a disappointment. I'm sure the hotel would attract more customers if they reviewed their prices. I paid £3.85 for a pint of guinness, yet 200 yards up the road a witherspoons pub was charging £3.15 (£2.15 on a Monday). Witherspoons was busy all day everyday whereas the hotel wasn't ! They had an extensive outside eating and drinking area which was ideal in the hot weather. Access to "their" beach was down a very steep winding road which NO CARS were allowed to negotiate. This means to get there it's a steep walk not one the elderly could manage very well, shame really as it looked to be a nice beach. The staff at the hotel all came across as friendly and co-operative and answered any question asked of them. The food quality was also reasonable and the portions seemed adequate .The hotel parking leaves a lot to be desired. You have to pay £5 per day to park there and there is only a few spaces, they have an "over flow" car park which accommodated a further 12 cars but only if they are small. This is situated a little way from the hotel. Overall the hotel was more than suitable for our needs, which was a short 4 day break with 3 families in total. If I was looking for another short break in that area of the world I would certainly consider this hotel as an option.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, pay for a sea view room, the views are quite good.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Spend the little extra to get a sea view room. The sunrise and sunsets are amazing!

The hallways are crazy to navigate, so if you tend to get lost, get good directions from the front desk. Some of the desk clerks are more pleasant than others. But basically the customer service was nice.

The restaurant is a basic pub, and the breakfast was nothing special. You must order at the bar, standing in ridiculous queues at times. So don't wait until your hungry to wander down in the evening for a snack.

If possible, park yourself on the patio for the sunset and a glass of wine - and take in the views!

Room Tip: Pay a few extra pounds for the sea view!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

The thing this place really has going for it is the location. Step out of the front door and you are on the main street of Newquay with the bus stop right in front of you for trips to Padstow (via the airport), Truro, St. Ives, Penzance and virtually everywhere else you might want to go. Tour buses stop there, too and it's only 5 minutes to the station, the shops and everything else in Newquay. At the back there is the fantastic view that everyone remarks upon, with the path down to the beach. You could hardly do better.

Wee had a superior room, at the back with the famous view. It was a very good size and decently furnished, including one of the best hotel beds we've slept in. The bathroom was very nicely fitted and very modern, too.

Breakfast was quite good, really, but spoiled by having to order it pub-style at the bar and collect a tray with crockery and cutlery before you could sit down. We didn't eat there in the evening, so can't comment on that.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful if not the quickest in the uptake.

There was a certain amount of noise at night from beach parties etc. ,but it didn't disturb us too much.

If the room had had air conditioning, or even a fan we would have been a lot happier in the heatwave, but as it was we were perfectly satisfied.

Room Tip: The superior rooms at the back are well worth it.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Fantastic views. Sat outside and ate over looking the sea. Food was good and value for money. Was unable to get breakfast before 8am despite saying the night before I had to leave at 7.30. The room was ok but had seagulls nesting outside room so was kept awake by them as room was too hot not to have a window open.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in the Superior Room which had the most amazing views across multiple bays. We were blessed with fantastic weather and the Hotel provided a great base and location for activities. We didn't have breakfast included as this was rather expensive and ate at a local cafe instead, which was fine. Unfortunately we did not book parking and so there were some rather early starts moving the car in order to avoid tickets so I would recommend buying parking beforehand.

It was somewhat expensive but the room was very luxurious and the views absolutely stunning (see pic) staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was spotless and overall had a great stay. I think 3-4 days is the perfect amount of time to stay as longer could be very expensive and you really should pick the superior rooms to fully enjoy your stay here.

Room Tip: Always go for the Superior Room!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

We paid nearly £900 pounds for seven nights rooms lovely and clean great veiws staff freindly but breakfast dissapointing same every day wish we hadn't booked it minimum requirment entertainment every night we got one live band and a pasty eating competition won't be going back bored by end of holiday

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Great Western Hotel

Address: Cliff Road | Narrowcliff, Newquay TR7 2NE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Newquay
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#14 Family Hotel in Newquay
#15 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
Price Range: £33 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Western Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3 star Great Western Hotel in Newquay is a perfect spot to stay, eat and drink on Cornwall’s breathtaking Atlantic coastline. Set in the heart of Newquay, with a superb sea view, clifftop garden and terrace and only a few steps from the golden sandy beach and the sea, the Great Western Hotel offers some of the best value accommodation* in Newquay for relaxation, informality and comfort. Steam, the Hotel bar and restaurant, offers the best in informal dining and socialising throughout the day and into the evening, with a menu of locally sourced dishes which blend Cornwall with the Mediterranean. All the food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible while the well stocked and stylish bar offers a full range of drinks. For a weekend break or a holiday in Newquay, The Great Western Hotel offers a great seaside location to enjoy your time in Cornwall. ... more   less 
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