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Watergate Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham England
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“As great as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Stayed with family, including the dog, in the coachouse building. Been here many times before and enjoyed it immensely. Hotel has had a big make over and seen much modernisation since my last visit, approx 5 years ago. Nothing has been spoilt at all. It is still family oriented and pleasant. The coach house rooms are immaculately clean, the staff should be commended. We arrived following a week staying in Villa accommodation very near to Longleat. The contrast between the two accommodations is unbelievable. We will be bak to Watergate Bay again.

Room Tip: Coach House great.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

We love this hotel and this beach. We have stayed for years at this hotel, many times with our children when they were young and as teenagers. Both are married now but they still enjoy an annual holiday with us each year at this beautiful Bay and this wonderful hotel. We have very special times here - memories are made of holidays like these! Also good deals are on offer during the year - it is always worth being on their mailing list. The 'Taste of the Bay' deal - where you can eat in the hotel, in the beach hut and in Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant is a particular favourite of ours. As our children grew we started to stay as a couple too as the hotel is able to offer a range of experiences and environments to meet the needs of a couple on their own. The hotel (and the facilities on the beach) have undergone a series of upgrades and refurbishments over the years and each time it has led to a real improvement in our holiday experience. We were really interested this time to see that more changes are planned and we feel confident that this hotel will continue to delight us for the years to come. We always chose to stay in the 'Ocean Wing' - you have fantastic views of the Bay and, in our experience, it is well decorated with a relaxing atmosphere. To leave the door onto the balcony open at night and to fall asleep to the sound of the sea is one of life's pleasures

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

this was our third visit to The Watergate Bay hotel and it is still a very special place to go for superb rooms, fantastic food and the most wonderful beach walks before breakfast!!
make sure you have plenty of time for the buffect breakfast, as it is fresh, home cooked and so much choice that it takes time to relax and enjoy the start of the day - definaletly not to be rushed. Take the time to watch the sunrise over the ocean and plan for the day.
The rooms are all very clean and very trendy with fantastic top of the range bathrooms and crisp white bath robes to relax in.
the Living Space offers great views of the beach and the sunsets are magical especially with a cocktail from the bar.
there is alao a wonderful Beauty Salon where we always have a top to toe massage before the big night out to Jamie Olivers Fifteen. This is the real treat and the main reason to stay at the hotel as Fifteen is 50yrds away, perfect.
Watergate bay is an ideal location for visiting the coastal towns and villages in the area but STAY AWAY from NEWQUAY - its awful. All drunk stag parties and trashy hen partys. The shops are tacky and such a let down. However take your car and venture out, the hotel staff will tell your the gems to visit and all within an hours drive.
great walks, great food and fantastic hotel.. see you next March

Room Tip: ocean rooms are the best but pricey, all the rooms are brilliant so unless its a special occasion...
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Our 5th visit, and as before the excitement and anticipation of checking in and relaxing were replicated when we arrived. Every time we sign our key card and walk into the Living space all the journey, the work and any stress just melts away as it feels we rejoin old friends....
We don't need 24 hours, 24 minutes is more than enough...
A few changes have taken place, call us old fashioned but we like soap not liquid dispensers, but a mention and there it was, delivered with a smile...and a joke..My wife preferred the carpeted bedrooms, but that may not be everyones taste..the bedroom refurbs are on the whole, excellent..
We are excited by the plans and look forward to experiencing the new look next year but hope that the current relaxed feel isn't compromised and there is still the "the quick chill factor" live and well at this fabulous hotel.
We checked out the local competition, The Scarlet, very nice but a different hotel. It's very quiet, sedate even, no hum, no buzz, no energy, no family fun, if that's your bag then fine, but we'll stay with Watergate Bay..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

Have just got home from an amazing week at The Watergate Bay Hotel, and I have never been so sad to head home. The hotel is perfect, comfy well equipped rooms (I had a family suite with bunkbeds in an adjoining room for my children), nice bar and restaurants, brilliant staff, superb food, pools and terrace overlooking the beach. The children loved the evening 'Kid's Clubs' which allowed us to have an amazing meal each night - service was spot-on, the menu was inventive and food delicious. The hotel is right next to the beach which is one of Cornwall's best; surf school is good, rock-pooling, dog-walks, and sand-castles just right. Even when the inevitable rain came it didn't spoil the day as we headed back to the hotel for cream teas, swimming, scrabble and a pint. A great week in a beautiful part of the world - I'd recommend it to everyone (and if you have children and/or a dog it's even better).

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

The hotel is a real find for those looking for great family accommodation coupled with wonderful food - all on one of the best beaches in north cornwall!
We've stayed in many hotels that are 'family' friendly - but watergate simply beats them all in this price range. The kids club is excellent, staff are so friendly, and it's a real treat to have dinner as a couple - knowing the kids are having a good time playing and watching DVDs in their own 'cinema' room!
The coach house refurb is of a high standard - separate rooms within one room for parents and kids, nice size and good quality finish. Have to say the beds are very very comfy and this is one of the reasons we come back.
Agree that the pool areas / downstairs area need updating - and this is happening from end Sept onwards. It will be superb when finished!
All in all, if you are looking for a fantastic beach location, family friendly hotel, that doesn't compromise on beach chic style or food, watergate is for you!
We have already booked for next year!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Back at The Hotel - Watergate Bay for the 6th year running and it's as good as ever. Having stayed for a week in August each year I can say it is always consistently great. Food & Rooms have always been of a high standard. Kids facilities and activities are good and the staff who run them are excellent. The pool area is a little bit tired but by next summer the complete refit and upgrade should be complete. Every year the one area which excels is the staff who are friendly and always helpful in the extreme. It is expensive but worth every penny.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Watergate Bay Hotel
Address: On the Beach | Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#2 Spa Hotel in Newquay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
#4 Business Hotel in Newquay
#5 Family Hotel in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a spectacular surfing beach on the North Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a contemporary beach holiday. It’s a place that’s about the balance in life – being active, getting among the elements, eating and drinking well, chilling out and getting cosy. Most of all, it’s about having a good time. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Hotel And Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay
Hotel Watergate Bay
Watergate Hotel Newquay
Bay Hotel Watergate
Watergate Bay Newquay
Watergate Bay Hotel Newquay, Cornwall

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