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“relaxed but high quality”

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Watergate Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Tarrington, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“relaxed but high quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stayed one night in a basic room (all that was available) at watergate Bay Hotel with our dog. How refreshing to find a modern, relaxed, contemporary hotel that caters for every need in such a wonderful location. The accomodation was modern, comfortable and a little retro, the staff were extremely helpful and the food excellent. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Watergate Bay.

Room Tip: 64 in the coach house is a good basic room
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Stunning hotel in a stunning location!
Staff are welcoming, helpful and friendly...
There are lots of public areas with uninterrupted sea views where you eat, drink or just watch the world go by....
Somehow this hotel has managed to combine a relaxed an informal atmosphere with 5*+ luxury/service. Don't be alarmed to find an eclectic mix of people; Some wandering around in their bath robes after a dip in the pool, a few in their running gear after a jog along the beach, Many lounging on the deck enjoying lunch or afternoon tea or at home dressed up enjoying a delicious dinner and fine wine with friends etc...it completely works and it feels like you are welcome to enjoy the facilities as you wish.
For me, the best bit was breakfast! All too often it can be a "bun fight" in a full hotel at the weekend but the restaurant was well staffed and the buffet was replenished before items ran out! a rarity! The staff were charming and v efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and variety and quality of the food was outstanding!
Location wise, this hotel is idyllic and set in a quiet tranquil spot 2 miles from the airport and c.4 miles from Newquay town. However, within a few seconds of the hotel there is Jamies Fifteen Restaurant and The Beach Hut (service and food is far from "hut" standard!) So with these 2 offsite dining restaurants and the restaurant/living space at the hotel the options are plentiful!
Whether its a romantic break, a weekend with friends or a family holiday this hotel is the place to go!
We just can't wait to get back!

Room Tip: The sea view rooms are fabulous but if your budget won't allow it the entire hotel has been desi...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

If you looking for something a little bit different for a special occasion this might be for you. The views from this hotel are difficult to beat, the location is perfect. A very relaxed beach hotel which is also very sophisticated, the hot tub and pool are superb. The best view I've ever had from a bath!!

Room Tip: Book early avoid disappointment
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Great hotel, Great food, wonderful view from the rooms, just a minute and few paddles from the perfect waves. I loved the breakfast. Nice swimming pool, nice dinner fifteen, lovely lunch time and few coffee's at beach hut and living space. all this at same place.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Gloucester UK
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166 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Fav hotel, everything good, location, rooms, service, food. Want somewhere to escape too then look no further. Just round the corner from newquay if you need to go to get things, but feels isolated with a beach to die for. Dog freindly

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Its hard to imagine being in Cornwall and pouring with rain and still thoroughly enjoying the experience.
The location the Hotel the food the whole experience is absolutely top notch. This is the second time and weve just booked again for next year. Faultless.

Room Tip: Room 1 is stunning but all the rooms are excellent. Depends on what you want to spend and what your...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

The hotel has a lovely relaxed ambience about it, pleasant smiling and helpful staff, and while it has an informal air, things are done properly.
The rooms are well appointed and very clean. We ate lunch in the Beach hut which was faultless, and dinner in the hotel, which wasn't. Although there were problems, the staff owned up to the fact quickly, tried to get everything back on track quickly and were generous in their compensation! Not the usual deadpan denials!!
I will definately go again.

Room Tip: If you want wi-fi access you need a room at the front!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Watergate Bay Hotel

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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