My partner and I stayed at St Geroges Hotel over the bank holiday weekend after looking frantically for vacant rooms nearby and failing - the entire town was absolutely packed! The fact that they still had rooms available during this busy weekend made us think that maybe other people didn't want to stay here for a reason, and a tired look of the building and smallness of the rooms offered a good explanation. The owners were friendly and helpful with direction etc, but you would expect that as the least of things. They serve breakfast only for 30 minutes in the morning and we were woken up each morning by a ringing bell to inform the residents it was time to eat - which we didn't hugely appreciate as the main purpose of the trip was to chill out and have a lie in. It would have been better if we were being woken up to a wonderful array of fantastic feast but the offer was pretty basic.
I don't mean to sound negative - everything worked just fine and some rooms seemed to have wonderful view over the beach. And the central location meant that you were a few minutes' stroll from anywhere in Newquay. If you're after a basic, no-frills accommodation where you do not much more than shower and sleep (until the bell goes in the morning), this would be a good, budget bed for you. We are getting to that stage of life where we need a little bit more than 'just basic' in my travels, so we probably won't return unless we absolutely had to...
- Also Known As:
- St George's Hotel Newquay, Cornwall