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“Ideal if you are looking for budget, basic accommodation.”
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Minerva Hotel
Ranked #18 of 37 Hotels in Newquay
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Ideal if you are looking for budget, basic accommodation. We stayed here for 2 nights. The location is fantastic! Right in the centre of town with shops to one side & restaurants to the other. Views out the front are gorgeous. You can't fault the location.
Saying that; if you are looking for a bit of luxury then this is not the place for you. The hotel is very basic. No added extras such as toiletries and only one towel per guest. The room was clean just a little dated and very basic.
A full English was offered for breakfast as well as cereal & juice. There were again no extras such as yogurts, porridge, etc...

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Be warned- if you have any standards of living from the 21st century(other than a new tv) then avoid. I'm no snob and the owners were lovely but the place is old, worn and nothing matches. Our bathroom door was smashed in, the tea bag jar was filthy and everything was just so old. Breakfast again was poor, cheap food- ended up leaving most. No idea who gives these top ratings out (friends?) but 1 night was too long- will not be returning. Ideal for stags and hens but not couples and families- overpriced, I almost reverted to sleeping in the car.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank LeedsUnitedLad
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have been to the Minerva on several occasions now, John and his team are always very welcoming and accommodating. They are very friendly, helpful, always around for a chat and provide excellent customer service.
Its feels like a home more than a hotel.
The hotel is has decent rooms (very clean and tidy), great location in the middle of town, stunning views and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JamesFidler
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are clean and tidy. It is a great hotel in the perfect location with amazing sea views.
It is in the centre, close to all the bars and restaurants.
I came down to Newquay for a short relaxing break and that's exactly what I had.
The hotel team are spot on, friendly, welcoming with plenty of information about the surrounding areas and best places to go.
I will definitely be returning in the summer.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Thank Lisa2miller
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Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

My family and I had a lovely time in Newquay it's an amazing place to visit and the hotel is perfect as it's situated ONLY a few metres from the beach, you have beautiful views when you step out the hotel. The hotel had such a warm welcome when you arrive and when we got to know the owners they're absolutely lovely people and have great advice on places to visit to get the best out of your stay. Really down to earth. You get exactly what you pay for and it's worth the money, ok it's not the ritz/Hilton but it's a place you can relax, the rooms are warm, clean and anything you request is attended to. Felt like a home from home. I will be booking up now for when we come back in July. Little Gem.

Stayed: December 2013
Thank Nanci-123
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Minerva hotel. I couldn't have picked a better place, the location is amazing. john and Maxine were amazing hosts. The rooms were clean and tidy and john made a great breakfast. I will be booking again got the summer.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
Thank doncaster19
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Me my husband and two kids had a marvelous stay at the Minerva hotel. The location is excellent, your literally in the centre of it all, no need to drive as your right by the beach and in walking distance to all the bars, restaurants and shops. We had parking on the property Also which made it more convenient. We paid a little extra for the sea view room which I highly recommend, so lovely to wake up looking at the sea. Rooms had all the necessities we needed for the 3 nights we stayed. The staff go above and beyond. They are very approachable, helpful, friendly and made our three nights amazing. We had breakfast in the morning also which was great for the kids as they had a few choices on what they could have.

All in all I would highly recommend, if your after a great location and friendly staff with a full English breakfast! It's a hit!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank Matthews123
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Additional Information about Minerva Hotel

Address: 2-3 The Crescent, Newquay TR7 1DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Newquay
#7 Family Hotel in Newquay
Hotel Class:3 star — Minerva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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