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“Fantastic views and superb staff”
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Glendorgal Hotel
Ranked #85 of 107 Newquay B&B and Inns
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Fantastic views and superb staff”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I find people are often quick to criticise and slow to praise, so I have to say here that my stay at the Glendorgal was made even better by the staff. They were all extremely pleasant and efficient , in particular Jo on reception. My television didn't work in my room and after trying to fix the problem Jo moved me into an alternative room without hesitation. The food in the restaurant was very , very good and the views from the restaurant are superb. I would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the beach and headland have the most superb views.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

I have stayed here before and I do have to say "It was like coming home again." Clean, modern and a step above whats out there, this hotel offers wonderful ocean views charming accommodations a full service gym for the traveler on the go, the most incredible food made by some of the most charming chef's willing to go out of their way to accommodate your taste, and last but not least the most wonderful young hip and charming staff I have ever met. From the ladies at reception to the women who ensure your rooms are spotless and never untidy, downstairs to the brasserie where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner with cocktails with some of the most energetic engaging women ever! Never a dull moment with this outgoing staff! I have stayed and traveled all over the world and as long as you bring a positive inviting attitude with you I can ensure the best stay you will ever encounter. I would love to name the staff off one by one, but their heads would swell I'm sure with pride rightfully deserved. Do yourself a favor and at least consider a short or long stay here.

Room Tip: stay in room 8 or nine if you want a haunting or any other room on the second floor. Self catering i...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Redruth
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Stayed here to get a night's rest from noisy children that were left with grandparents! It's set in a nice quiet location down a long drive. Rooms are well furnished and very comfortable - ours had a view over Porth beach. Room service (snack and breakfast) were both very good. The bar/restaurant has a good view over Porth beach and the selection on the menu was good. Portions of food were very generous. Didn't try the spa.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Myself and my husband were married at the Glendorgal 3 weeks ago in March this year (See the Father-In-Law's review below!!). I just wanted to add a comment to back up how amazing the Glendorgal was. The staff were fantastic and the day couldn't have gone any better, it was just perfect.
The accomodation, both in the hotel and self-catering, was great. Fairly basic, not luxurious, but clean and comfortable. The food provided during our wedding day was delicious, we have had many comments from our guests saying it was the best wedding meal they have ever had! Brock, Sophie & the rest of the staff really went above and beyond to make sure everything was just as we wanted.
The Glendorgal is in such a beautiful location, the views of the coast are amazing. Even just driving down the winding road leading to the hotel it takes your breath away. If I didn't live in Cornwall already I would definitely go back here on holiday.
I cannot rate this hotel and it's staff high enough! You made our day. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!

Room Tip: Go for one with a sea view if possible! If not, Family Room 19 is spacious, light & airy!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Devon
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

My son and now daughter-in law held their Wedding at this stunning hotel on 24th March 2012.
Many friends and family travelled from all over the country to attend, and no one was disappointed. The wedding organiser Brock was superb and ensured that the day went smoothly without any problems.

The hotel is situated in its own grounds with fantastic views of the coastline and Porth Beach. All the guests that I spoke to were happy with their rooms, although they did vary in size quite a bit. There are about twenty eight rooms, and our Wedding party filled them all. Other guests stayed in nearby lodges attached to the hotel or in other hotels in Newquay.

The actual wedding ceremony was held in a room which looked out onto the natural coastline and everyone was blown away by this. There is plenty of space in the hotel and various rooms to hold different events.

The Wedding Breakfast and Evening Buffet was excellent, as were all the staff from the receptionists to waitresses and bar staff nothing was too much trouble for any of them.
The newleyweds live in Cornwall so could have chosen any of the plentiful hotels nearby, but after looking around settled on the Glendorgal.

I have only one small complaint, and that is that the breakfasts served to guests in the morning are quite small, and for £10.00 each should be improved on. This observation was muted to me by several guests, so come on management take a look at what other hotels have to offer and make your hotel the the best in Cornwall for everything!!!

I would not hesitate to visit here in the future.

Room Tip: If possible, avoid Rooms 8 and 9 at all costs. They are VERY small compared to other rooms, with on...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Essex
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

A hotel that promises much but ultimately falls short. Good points:
- People very friendly
- Service ok (Room service and Breakfast for instance)
- Great view from restaurant
- Generally pleasant atmosphere
- Fabulous views over cliffs if you walk outside
- Breakfast cooked to order

Poor points:
- Breakfast choice very limited - fruit was some grapefruit and prunes, 2 cereals - toast was do it yourself;
- No proper tea - just a hot water urn and tea bags (Now for me, this is a criminal office in England - water must be boiling for tea and I expect a pot - I might put up with this nonsense in Europe but not here)
- Cleaning of the rooms - my room had some (apple?) seeds in the carpet, and in the bathroom more alongside an elastic band - these remained there throughout my stay
- WiFi - whilst cheap at £5 and gives an equivalent £5 off at the bar, I still think WiFi should be free

Had room service a couple of times - both good. Apparently they don't do lunches which could be an issue. An odd place really - at this time of year many visitors will be business people like me and really expect better than this. I can see that others may have better experiences, especially in season - but I would avoid returning myself.

You should also be aware that it is not very close to Newquay - so if you want to go out you will need a car. I was also disturbed the first night by noise from other rooms (WC being flushed and snoring next door).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Booked through late rooms, paid £228 for two nights, room only, for a family of four. Room 19 was spacious and clean with 'sea glimpses'! It was great to be so close to the beach and the views were stunning. We ate in the restaurant the first night. Unfortunately they did not have enough mussels for a main meal. The waitress then explained that there were no coffee beans for a cup of coffee at the end of the meal. She was lovely and made a cup of instant for my wife from the staff area! The following day there was no hot chocolate left in the afternoon! We did not have breakfast - £12 a person without the guarantee of a cup of coffee was a little steep. (try the Lakeside Cafe!). The gym was good as was the pool area. Sadly this was out of action on the first day. Overall it was good value for the money we paid but it was a shame that our dining experiences were not more positive!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Glendorgal Hotel
Address: Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay TR7 3AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Glendorgal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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