Had the pleasure of a two night stay at the WB. The whole customer experience has been very well thought out, especially for families. A great kids area, well stocked with activities, is open all day, but you can drop your little ones off between 1830-2130 if they are between 3-7 for evenings under the care of the friendly and caring staff.
Best of all (again for families, there's a theme here) you can make use of the simple listening phone devices in the evening. Just dial in from your room, pick up a handheld phone from the hotel or restaurant, and you can spend an evening enjoying the really good food the restaurant has to offer. (Really, really good food)
Some rooms have a new tablet video link thing.
The infinity pool and spa is great, and like the rest of the hotel, nicely designed. The bespoke range of toiletries are available to buy but again they show their attention to detail by making them copiously available to all guests in the rooms etc. Nice.
The vibe is very relaxed but special. Evidently they have taken cues from a ski resort (but obviously translated as surf not ski). Our daughter (4) had issues putting her shoes on as she felt so at home!
The general areas are comfy, lots of space to chill out and take in the amazing views of the bay.
The staff are warm and make every effort - hosting is clearly an important part of the experience and they take it seriously.
It's a cut above the rest but in a relaxed true to its environment way. Yes, it's not cheap, but don't think that means you have to dress for dinner. Come expecting a relaxed but pleasingly considered quality experience, with really great food, and you'll leave happy.
- 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