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The Headland Hotel & Spa

Fistral Beach, Newquay TR7 1EW England
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#7 of 36 hotels in Newquay
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Stylish, elegant, and beautifully unique The Headland Hotel & Spa is a luxury five-star hotel in Newquay, Cornwall with private self-catering cottages set upon an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral Beach. Offering the perfect blend of discreet English ambience and decadent hospitality, we take pride in our individually designed luxury hotel rooms and suites, rosette-worthy dining in our Samphire and Terrace restaurants and award-winning pampering in the five-bubble awarded Headland Spa. We are very excited to introduce you to The Aqua Club, our new £10 million swimming and wellness space. The Aqua Club completes the five-star Headland experience with six pools, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, and a sun terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to one of the most personal spa hotels in Cornwall.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Electric vehicle charging station
Paid private parking nearby
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Lithuanian and 1 more
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bexmum wrote a review Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire13 contributions1 helpful vote
This must be our 15th visit to The Headland Hotel. We always stay in the cottages, on our most recent visit we had two three-bedroomed cottages for all the family, after we left our Daughter stayed on for one more night in the hotel. For us this is the best place ever! The assets are… • Location - could it be any better?? The hotel and cottages are literally on the headland - all the beauty and drama of the Cornish coast can be witnessed from the cosy hotel or from the cottages… Wild seas, amazing sunsets, bracing winds, hot sunshine (we always seem to get a few days great weather, even in mid-October!) It is a tonic for the soul... • Hotel - The Hotel is amazing, like a little piece of history, timeless elegance unchanged since the roaring 20’s. Big roaring fires, grand windows, grand pianos, oversize flower arrangements, creaky floors! Every inch is charm, yet the bar area and Terrace restaurant add a cool vibe… The Samphire restaurant is restrained, elegant and a little bit grand-modern… Opposite the Samphire you go down the master staircase to a Monte-Carlo style spa world! It really is amazing!. • Cottages - For us the cottages are the main thing. They are wonderful, like a beautifully designed fishing village. Each one is different in layout (we have stayed in most of them). You get really lovely seaside scandi interiors with vaulted ceilings, quirky skylights, gas log fires, hi-speed internet, kitchens you can cook a proper meal in, tables you can sit a family around to eat the meal and for me the best bit is the most powerful showers ever! I stay in a lot of hotels through work, The Headland has the best showers BY FAR! Lots of the cottages have balconies for a sunset view with a glass of something nice, lots of them have seaviews. some have village views and most have a little garden area with decking. • Aqua Centre - In addition to all this, the new Aqua Centre has recently opened. A truly stunning, modern separate building dedicated to chilled-out lazing around huge hot-tubs & aqua-jet therapy pools. There is a childrens’ pool and a 25 metre swim pool in which the water is cooler and so refreshing, all this under a huge lantern ceiling. To one side of the indoor pool area is the largest tiled wave-wall I have ever seen! The changing rooms are fantastic! Spacious & modern with digital lockers, lots of showers etc. There is a central restaurant, The Deck – this serves lovely salads, flatbreads, coffees etc. • Evening vibe – we make a thing of making sure we have a last drink in the lounge, the staff bring whatever you want and there is lots of comfy seating, but the best bit is the other guests… Always interesting people, everyone is so friendly, lots have their dogs with them which is great! • Food… Sat out in the sunshine on the terrace deck couldn’t be nicer! Lots of lovely comfortable seating facing the most amazing view! Fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers etc - great coffee, good beers and great choice of single malts! • Staff – can’t fault them - helpful & courteous from the moment you arrive to the day you check out! We love this place, there is nowhere better for so many aspects of what makes for a great holiday break, a bonus is Fistral beach literally a minutes’ walk away, the epicentre of surfing cool! This is a character hotel with loads of charm and quirky delights… it is not a corporate cookie-cut establishment, expect imperfections, they only serve to highlight the intrinsic nature, if something is truly wrong the staff will always sort it out. For me, this hotel is unique, in value, service, location – I could go on! I hope to return many more times. Thank you everyone at The Headland, this truly is my favourite place! x
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Date of stay: October 2020
Heather wrote a review Yesterday
Nottingham, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the witches afternoon tea and were not disappointed. The food was superb as were the staff, exactly what you would expect in a 5 star hotel. The witch was wonderful and really made the experience. The hotel is stunning, so much character abd charm, we will be booking a storm watching stay this year.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
rct3div wrote a review Oct 23
Bristol, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Another great stay in a cottage and we keep saying that we must try the hotel but we love the cottages so much. This is the first time that we have dined in the Samphire restaurant it was superb and not out of the way price wise for a 5 star hotel. Whilst we did not use the new Aqua centre we did have a walk around and it is fantastic.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Iain family wrote a review Oct 22
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Booked an afternoon tea with the witch appearing for the kids and did not regret it in any way. Very busy traditional experience! Great scones, witches hats and sandwiches. Very friendly staff and fantastic views.
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Date of stay: October 2020
jfrancombe wrote a review Oct 19
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom163 contributions99 helpful votes
We knew the room was classified as 'cosy' and boy it was. No view, but bed was comfy, over bath shower was powerful with lots of hot water, but really an over bath shower in a 5 star hotel!!!???. The aqua spa was a complete let down, the 3 small indoor pools were ok, the lap pool temperature was good for swimming, the other pools a bit cold and water jets not working. The main attraction of being in the outdoor hot tub was empty of water and the infinity pool looking over the beach was freezing so all in all very disappointing. The indoor spa pool was lively as was the hot tub, saunas etc not working due to Covid. We tried to book Saffron on our first night but told no space-but we are guests. Complained to manger who got us a table that night in a near empty restaurant! The food was excellent. Staff were all amazing, friendly, polite and efficient as if nothing was too much. Without doubt the best staff in any hotel I have stayed in in the UK, Views amazing from the hotel with ample parking.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Wyn Pheby, Guest Services / Front Office at The Headland Hotel & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to see that you found our wonderful staff team to be the best you have known in any hotel you have previously visited. That is such a marvellous accolade to the whole team and greatly appreciated. Thank you, too, for your comments on our food. It is good to see that you enjoyed the lap pool and our indoor spa pool, but I am sorry that you found some of the Aqua Club pools too cool during your visit. I will pass these comments on. I do hope we will be welcoming you back before too long. Kindest regards Wyn
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Headland Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Whiskers (0.7 miles), Fistral Beach (0.2 miles), and Lighthouse Cinema @ Newquay (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a fireplace, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fish House - Fistral, Box & Barber, and Kook.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Headland Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Lithuanian.