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On the Beach | Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AA, England
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Watergate Bay Hotel
Ranked #6 of 51 hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice stay, during their peak weekend (Aug bank holiday). The sensational setting, the consistently high standards, and the investment in the amount of staff on hand to help, does in our view, (just about) justify the large premium attached to the bedrooms. We stayed in a 'better bedroom,' although annoyingly this was two twin beds put together... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the laid back atmosphere in the hotel and how child friendly it is. We had some lovely treatments in the spa and enjoyed drinks in the lounge looking over the bay. The main restaurant for dinner was a bit of a disappointment, with slightly poor service and average food. Breakfast was nice but very busy and kept running out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel in a very picturesque setting. My husband and I spent a night here on the way to a friends 50th. We will definitely come back with our children. The only thing I would say is that rooms that front onto the road are very noisy. And I would recommend you pay slightly more and have a quieter... More

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What an amazing place. We were booked in (unfortunately) only for one night, but the experience we had made it feel like a lovely seaside break. Highlights: The Extreme Academy - we booked an extreme day (surf lessons and kite buggying) with lunch at the Beach Hut. The activities were great and the service from all the guys running... More

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Ferring, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a fortune on a night at this place and were very disappointed with the disinterest of the staff. We were made to feel particularly unwelcome by the bar staff who made it clear they wanted to go home at 10pm. I mentioned this on the feedback form and got an email 2 weeks after we got home to say... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in an apartment opposite but decided to eat here a couple of evenings and wasn't disappointed. Lovely setting with outdoor seating to watch the sunset across the ocean. Very stylish inside with a separate games area to suit older kids. Staff attentive and eager to please. Will definitely return.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hotel we keep going back to, despite a few niggles, primarily because of its location, the great staff and the opportunities it offers to surf and enjoy life by the sea for a few days. I do agree wholeheartedly with a previous reviewer about school hols though. We too are restricted as to when we can stay... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stay at Watergate Bay, but first in the midst of school holidays. Room in Coach House was large and spacious, it was a Best Room and had a fridge, as some have commented there are no in room fridges. No view, but that is the trade off for larger room and front of hotel has all... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Watergate Bay Hotel as a couple on many occasions but this year our children and grand-children came too for my 60th birthday. We had a wonderful time and the facilities, wonderful location, sunshine and friendly, helpful staff ensured that our stay was perfect. We visited Jamie's Fifteen restaurant at lunch time and were given a... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there with my best friend over the weekend of Boardmasters 2014, arrived on the Friday and the hotel was closed to non-residents as the hotel was fully booked and Watergate was busy with the rest of the festival goers (normally the hotel is open to non-residents). Always have someone at reception 24/7 and security on the doors after... More

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Address: On the Beach | Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Watergate Bay Hotel gives you all the great things you'd find in a mountain resort - on a beach! It's an awesome mix of adrenalin sports, gorgeous accommodation, great places to eat and drink, inspiring people and a relaxed vibe. ... more   less 
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