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Geckos Rest
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   77 Mount Wise, Newquay TR7 2BP, England (Formerly Seventy Seven)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 109 Newquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The perfect place to stay!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a brilliant place to stay and I would highly recommend Geckos Rest. It was perfectly positioned, scrupulously clean and had knowledgeable and helpful owners. The room was very comfortable and stylish and had a magnificent view. Breakfast was delicious and Geckos Rest is close to some great places to eat. Thank you John and Amy for a memorable stay. We will definitely be recommending you to everyone!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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John H, Owner at Geckos Rest, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in the UK. Amy and John.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

John & Amy really are the perfect hosts, that rare thing in the hotel trade, owners who genuinely care about your stay. As previous reviewers have stated the rooms are well appointed and spotlessly clean, the breakfast was delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Johns recommendations for restaurants were impeccable and helped make our stay perfect. I have absolutely no reservations in heartily recommending this B&B.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Arriving at Geckos Rest means going round the back to park, a little tricky, but once done is easy.
The proprietors introduced themselves and asked if we wanted a lift in with our cases/bags. We were given the top floor room and were delighted with the panoramic view of Newquay. The room was modern with plenty of room to move around, cupboard space and en suite bath/shower. The flimsy shower being the only reason its not excellent. We slept well apart from the rainy storm, the worst for some years. We could use their dining area for eating our own food They even made cups of tea at no extra cost, although a special coffee had a small charge. The breakfast was just to our liking with cereals fresh fruit drinks and a full/mini monty breakfast with black pudding, as much toast and tea as we wanted.
We played with their games in the lounge and nothing was too much trouble for John and Amy.
We liked their hospitality and would recommend their B&B to our family and friends.

Room Tip: The top floor front rooms have a superb panoramic window views of the town and the sea.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Amy and John are the best hosts ever and their commitment to their guests comfort and enjoyment is so very impressive. We had a wonderful 4 days - breakfast each day was great - the excellent cooking and service was the best. We wish them continued success and all the best for the future. Should we be in Newquay again, there is no doubt where we will stay.
Every good wish from Lindsay (Davey) and Richard (Thurgood)

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John H, Owner at Geckos Rest, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Amy and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are very grateful for your wonderful words.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights and didn't want to go home .. we arrived on a rather wet day to an extremely warm welcome ! Check in says from 4pm but we arrived 1pm and John was only too happy to see us and let us check in even tho we had disturbed his lunch ! Our room was ready and waiting , very clean and well appointed . The view was obscured by heavy cloud when we arrived but a few hours later it lifted and boy what a view!! Geckos Rest is well placed 5 mins from town and close to pubs shops and restaurants . The Owners Amy and John are warm welcoming and very friendly , NOTHING is too much trouble . By far one of the best places we have stayed ... will definately be back .

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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John H, Owner at Geckos Rest, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words and Cake :-).
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed here in June 2013 and July 2012 and only just got round to leaving a review! Had a wonderful stay here both times, Stayed here for a girlie catch up! John and Amy were extremely welcoming and really helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Our rooms were all lovely, newly decorated, clean and comfortable. We had a problem with our toilet and John fixed that same day and left us some goodies in our room by way of an apology for the inconvenience!
Really well situated for the sea and town centre but far enough away to be quiet and away from the bustle.
Breakfast was superb and a good choice of options, one of our party was gluten free and this was taken care of.
Just a really warm and friendly place to stay, we will be booking again next year without a doubt!
Fabulous!! Well done Amy and John!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Bologna, Italy
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The room was really big (we were 3 a family room made of 2 sleeping rooms - 5 beds - and a bathroom), the staff (husband and wife) very kind and helpful, good cooked complete English breakfast, free parking.
Just 2 very small negative aspects for us: the water for the shower arrived very slowly and e unfortunately our room was on the back, with view on the parking, instead of on the sea.
The price was reallly convenient and you can use the breakfast table for the dinner if you want, just order take away and eat there.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 77 Mount Wise, Newquay TR7 2BP, England (Formerly Seventy Seven)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Geckos Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amy and John would like to welcome you to Geckos Rest a 4 star guest accommodation in Newquay, Cornwall. The Guest House is located on Mount Wise, only a 2 minute walk to the town centre and a 4 minute walk to the beach.We aim to be your perfect hosts, offering comfy accommodation and hearty breakfasts, close to the centre of Newquay. Guests have 24hr access with your own door keys. All our rooms are en-suite, offer free tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryers, digital TVs and have free Wi-Fi internet. We offer superior rooms, double rooms, twin rooms as well as a family suite. Some on-site parking is available free on request. Enjoy breakfast in our dining room with views across the town to the sea. The dining room is also available for you to use in the evenings to bring in your takeaway. Relax in the lounge looking out to sea; enjoy playing our Xbox Kinect, Nintendo Wii, board games or take advantage of the free Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 
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