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Watergate Bay Hotel

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On the Beach | Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AA, England
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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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having spent many happy holidays at Watergate Bay, both in the hotel and in other accommodation using the bar and restaurants at the hotel, we have watched it's genesis from laid back, slouchy and relaxed to plastic wrapped nursery creche. The latest incarnation of the restaurant, Zacry's, is so child friendly and wipeable, it has no soft surfaces to absorb... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for just one night but really would have liked to stay longer great experience started with an email a couple of weeks before we were due to arrive giving us loads of useful information ie informing us that there was road works on the Bodmin Road and rather than be stuck in traffic then they would be happy... More 

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Buckinghamshire England
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67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dropped in for a drink after running our dogs on the beach. This is an informal bar where baggy shorts, a t shirt and flip flops is the norm. Some people had their damp dogs with them - our two were in the car. We sat having our (London prices) drinks watching the kite surfers. We ate from the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been recommended to stay here by friends so knew it would be good but it was amazing! The staff were all lovely, helpful and available but not pushy. The room was beautiful - gorgeous decor, great bathroom facilities and super comfy bed. We tried out the outdoor bar overlooking the beach, the living space restaurant and the downstairs cosy... More 

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Nadi, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been to the Watergate Bay Hotel a couple of times, the experience has never wavered. I have always had a great time here and the food is second to none. A great experience and such a brilliant view; anybody could spend hours here eating, drinking and watching the world go by. A good time had by all.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our very very favourite place in England. We've been five times and have never been disappointed. We love the restaurant, the relaxed feel, the location, the view, the weather always seems to be better than other parts of the UK. The staff are amazing, the beach is heavenly. You just can't go wrong. Would happily spend a week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No other words needed but trip advisor wants me to say more! This is truly the best holiday I have ever had. The hotel is first class luxury but so relaxed. If you like to be surrounded by children running around laughing and dogs allowed all areas then this hotel is for you. The beach which is a minutes walk... More 

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights as a birthday celebration, because we couldn't get into Rick Stein's in Padstow. Whilst the food is not as good, the clean, crisp modern decor, with relaxing open spaces, friendly staff and a lovely sun deck in the Swim Club, surpassed our expectations. Service in Zacry's is relaxed, and there's plenty of time between courses... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long journey from Herts we arrived at this hotel for a 4 night stay. It has surpassed our expectations - not just because of the beautiful location and stylish decor and ambiance but the most important factor of all- the staff- all of whom I met without exception were absolutely first class. My husband and I were truly... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for our tenth wedding anniversary for two nights and absolutely loved it. The whole place is gorgeous - decorated beautifully, lovely and clean and (on the whole) really pleasant staff without them being too over the top. The view from the room was to die for, I could have sat and watched the sea all day. The breakfast... More 

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