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“What a gem, and what a view!”
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The Harbour
Ranked #24 of 105 Newquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“What a gem, and what a view!”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was by far the best hotel I have stayed in, in Newquay. It is out of the way - but close to everything. It is small but stylish. It is traditional with a modern twist. The breakfast was fantastic. Then the icing on the cake is the view - wow! Looking out over the harbour, Newquay and all of its amazing bays with the local seal bobbing around just below our balcony.
Having visited Newquay countless times with my surfer husband, this visit proved to be a busy weekend as the Ladies Rowing County Championships were taking place (which made an amazing view even better). The hotels we have stayed in previously were full or extremely over-priced. This proved to be a blessing as it caused me to research other hotels, which is when I came across The Harbour.
There is a restaurant associated with the hotel - Harbour Fish and Grill which was amazing and complemented the hotel perfectly.
We had an amazing weekend and I would happily recommend this hotel. I cannot wait for our next visit.

Room Tip: We had The Dove room, I don't think there is much to choose between them as they all have amazin...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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alsieb5980, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Thank you so much, and so very glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This was our fourth trip to the Harbour Hotel in Newquay and as always we had a wonderful stay.
As a family we have stayed in Newquay many times over the years in hotels and
B and B's and The Harbour is definitely the best place to stay in town. The views from all the rooms are wonderful and there is nothing better than sitting on the balcony with a coffee or a glass of wine and watching the world go by.
Alan and Russell are fantastic hosts,they run a very efficient operation and nothing is too much trouble.
The rooms are very comfortable and quiet and the food is excellent.It is an easy 5 minute walk into the centre of town or there are some stunning cliff walks just outside the front door.
We will definitely be back

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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alsieb14, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you so much for your positive comments.
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

What a delightful little hotel. We had the pleasure of staying for just two nights but were so glad we chose this hotel. Firstly the views are spectacular - perched above the old working harbour it has just the most marvellous outlook across the harbour, Towan Beach and the Island and down the coast. I really think it has the best views in Newquay. All the five rooms have balconies, so it is so lovely to sit out, watching everything while knocking back some decent wine. Very civilised. Very friendly and helpful staff and a warm welcome. Really good breakfast. We had dinner in the restaurant, which rather obviously specialises in fish, and it was very good indeed. The hotel was very quiet except for the early morning start of some of the fishing boats but that is part of the fun of being on the edge of working harbour. Be aware that some people might find the road to the hotel a little steep, and the parking is a bit limited, because the hotel is on the way to a working quay of the harbour, so it is best to park in the public car park one minute away. All in all a little gem of a hotel, great chef, great location - what more could one want. Check the pictures on their web site. Great, and we even had fabulous weather...

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies and face the harbour, so your choice will be based on size and the number i...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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alsieb14, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you so much for your review.
It was much appreciated, and so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
The weather has been an added bonus virtually throughout the year!
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Durrington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here a week ago. The position of the hotel is probably the best in the town. There's a very nice feel to the place and the breakfast was very tasty. Staff very friendly. We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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alsieb5980, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
thank you for your kind words!
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

My wife and I have stayed in lots of b and b / guest houses and we have decided that The Harbour has to be the best.The views of the beeches and harbour are fantastic The breakfasts are wonderful The staff are exellent and you can't get a better hotel owner than Alan
All in All a fantastic relaxing experience Thank you.

Room Tip: just go for a room facing the harbour and the only back ground noise you will here is the sound of t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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alsieb5980, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
thank you so much for your review
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Believe the positive reviews. This is a fabulous place to stay.
What a view from the rooms. Overlooking the harbour adjacent to the hotel (hence the name?!) and the beach/town. What a pleasure to sit on the balcony.
The hotel and rooms are tastefully decorated, the latter on the snug side but with all the amenities either at hand or available from the staff. And the staff are brilliant. Friendly, helpful, professional. Good staff make a hotel great and this establishment is great.
The breakfast is plentiful and tasty, the evening meal we had in the restaurant delicious.
Couple of slight negatives. Parking is limited and it is on a typical Cornish road - narrow with limited turning. Also, the chest of drawers in the room was somewhat beaten up. Some would call it characterful...
Do not hesitate to stay in this hotel. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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alsieb5980, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
thank you for your review.
We do character, and hopefully not beaten up!
I will look into the chest of drawers. It is antique and will either be repaired or replaced.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This hotel is the best! My husband and I have stayed in many of the larger hotels in Newquay over the last few years, but having found The Harbour about 4years ago we would not stay anywhere else. We have just come back from our latest stay there (8 nights) and felt we had to write a review. The hotel is like an oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Newquay. The hospitality shown to us by Alan, Russell and their staff is second to none whilst our room overlooking the harbour was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The food was superb whether it was breakfast or dinner in the evening. Fortunately the weather was wonderful - sitting on the balcony looking at the seals swimming in the harbour. What a way to spend a holiday! Many thanks for a wonderful time -we will be back! Andrea & Bill - Chelenham

Room Tip: Views from all rooms are amazing but room 1 is the largest with dual aspect view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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alsieb5980, Owner at The Harbour, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a nice review, particularly as Bill never made it to the finals!!!!!
Best wishes
Alan
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Property: The Harbour
Address: North Quay Hill, Newquay TR7 1HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Harbour 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wonderful location.Relaxed unpretentious personal service.All bedrooms with balconies and all public rooms directly overlook the sea.Free wifi and fluffy duvets. ... more   less 
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