We stayed her for two nights as part of a wedding party. The location is stunning, tucked in to the bay looking out over the beach. We had a sea-facing room, and the view was great, with a small balcony, table and chairs. The room was light and airy, with a ‘New England’ feel to the style and decoration, with pale colours, natural fabrics and light wood. The room wasn’t particularly big but had everything you would need (hairdryer, iron, tea and coffee, TV, free wifi, and good bathroom products).
The hotel staff were really helpful and friendly. The hotel feels quite large, and there is a swimming pool and spa downstairs as well as comfy area to relax in which is out of the way of the rest of the hotel.
We ate in the Living Space, and the food was excellent. The room were the wedding ceremony was held was just right for a small wedding, with views out to sea. The Living Space (bar area) is large with a big terrace which you can also sit out on. The breakfasts were standard continental and full English offerings, but were really good quality and were always well stocked. The only meal we ate in the restaurant was the wedding breakfast, but that was really good. The hotel has other places to eat, and there is a Jamie Oliver restaurant next door. They also offer surfing lessons on the beach by the hotel. Parking is in short supply directly outside the hotel entrance, but the large public car park next door allows free parking if you’re staying at the hotel. The hotel is about ten minutes away from Newquay by taxi (about £8). This would be a good base for exploring this part of Cornwall, and I would highly recommend this hotel if you’ve got a bit of extra cash to spend – the rooms aren’t the cheapest you’ll find in the area but the quality is worth it.
- 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