My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in a 'best' room. The hotel is smart and modern looking and the new pool and spa area with a snug room were great; particularly with rain and gale force winds outside.
The food in the living space and the beach hut were good and we had a great meal in fifteen. It was lovely sitting on the deck when we first arrived with a drink an a meal in the sunshine - and that amazing view. The breakfast was pretty disappointing; not the relaxing experience with great food that I would expect for the high room rate. The buffet options weren't terrible, but could have been much better. Service was generally pretty indifferent with a small number of exceptions.
It was half term and the hotel was full of families, which was fine, although meant the pool area was incredibly busy during the daytime (understandably with the weather). Although it was good to see there were times when the pool wasn't open to families.
Our room was nice enough, but not amazing (curtain for patio doors had a few rips in it and although good to have outside space with a bit of a sea view, the roof with the random owl on it didn't really make it an appealing place to sit.)
I had some spa treatments, which I can recommend and my husband had a surf lesson at the Extreme Academy, which he enjoyed. Watergate Bay is a great location, with an amazing beach and the hotel was a good place to be with some smart new additions. However, it could have been better - and I might pay the extra for the Scarlett next year (?!)
- 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