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Great Western Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cliff Road | Narrowcliff, Newquay TR7 2NE, England   |  
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Ranked #20 of 50 Hotels in Newquay
Shaldon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Birthday stay”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Booked as 60 birthday treat.... how the Internet can deceive!! Kerb appeal was dissapointing, lobby and the honey moon suite reasonable looking but lift and central stairs looked no better than a youth hostel. Left after 10 minutes as you only 60 once and forfietted booking deposit. Very dissapointed.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Sorry I have only just got around to writing the review!
I stayed here with family in October 2011, we had two superior rooms and they were brilliant. The views were captivating and there were chairs close to the windows so you could sit and take it all in. We had a bit of a problem with the wind whistling on one of the windows and when we reported it to the staff, the problem was dealt with straight away.
We didn't eat in the restaurant because there was so much choice in the locality.
We booked a parking space and this was super. When we arrived, our name was in a marker on the wall indicating our space. This was well worth the money.
The staff were courteous and friendly and most of all, very efficient. We will definately be coming back to stay here. For the money, it is fantastic value for money.

Room Tip: Superior rooms are well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I booked this hotel for myself, fiance and 2 friends to celebrate my 30th B'day & New Years Eve in Newquay. Having been to Newquay many a time before, this was the 1st time I had even seen the hotel, let alone stayed there, but after this visit, it will be the ONLY place I stay there again!! FANTASTIC!

We had a reserved car park space right in front of the hotel - very secure & easy to find.

The reception staff were welcoming, very friendly & had a little chat with you every time you came & went. Getting an additional hair dryer, extra tea/coffee was no problem.

We reported that our curtain rail had come slightly loose at one end, and within a few hours whilst we were out, the maintenance guy had been in and re-plastered the area with no mess or hassle - brilliant service!

The bar was clean and welcoming.

2 minute walk along the main road to the bars and restaurants and on the cliff top with amazing sea views - couldn't ask for a better location.

But the best but was our room!!! We paid slightly more for a superior room, and it was well worth the money - the BEST hotel room we have stayed in! A HUGE bed, lovely & clean, sofa and coffee table, dressing table, 2 lovely long mirrors, clean & spacious bathroom, and best of all, a gorgeous full length bay window with a table & chairs from which you could look out over the bay of Newquay, watch the sea & waves and all the surfers - FANTASTIC!

By the time we had to leave, it felt like home! Didn't want the trip to end, but will definitely be returning and would highly recommend to anyone for any occasion!

Room Tip: If you are willing to pay a little extra - go for the superior rooms, gorgeous & well worth the...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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torquay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

The hotel was amazing all the staff were great, service was great would recommend . will go back again and again

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

excellent value for money, very friendly and welcoming staff, fantastic view from room,
room was basic, but adequate,clean and comfortable, bed very comfortable, I would reccomend this venue for a works do,the food was good and the d.j was good also with a kareoke

Room Tip: our room was basic but adequate for a short stay
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

We didn't actually stay in the hotel but popped in for some food whilst in Newquay. The bar/restaurant area was well decorated, clean and spacious. They even have a new 'dog friendly' section which is great as we'd been for a long walk with ours. The staff were very welcoming with managers Ed & Barbara even popping out to say hello! They even gave 'moo' her own bucket of water!

The food on offer was brilliant with a wide selection and the staff very knowledgeable. It arrived in good time, was well presented and tasted delicious. We'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011 via mobile

Can't say much really apart from this hotel was amazing we loved it even though we had a cheaper room with no view, we loved the food there service was great, 10min walk away from zoo and minutes away from 2 beaches and about 15-20 min walk away from fishtral beach high street got lots of cool shops..

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Great Western Hotel

Address: Cliff Road | Narrowcliff, Newquay TR7 2NE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#16 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
#17 Family Hotel in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Western Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3 star Great Western Hotel in Newquay is a perfect spot to stay, eat and drink on Cornwall’s breathtaking Atlantic coastline. Set in the heart of Newquay, with a superb sea view, clifftop garden and terrace and only a few steps from the golden sandy beach and the sea, the Great Western Hotel offers some of the best value accommodation* in Newquay for relaxation, informality and comfort. Steam, the Hotel bar and restaurant, offers the best in informal dining and socialising throughout the day and into the evening, with a menu of locally sourced dishes which blend Cornwall with the Mediterranean. All the food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible while the well stocked and stylish bar offers a full range of drinks. For a weekend break or a holiday in Newquay, The Great Western Hotel offers a great seaside location to enjoy your time in Cornwall. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Great Western Hotel Newquay, Cornwall
Great Western Newquay
Hotel Great Western

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