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Base Surf Lodge
Ranked #24 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Newquay
Hatfield, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

A group of friends and I spent a few nights here in this amazing place. It's one of the nearest lodges near the fistral beach, so it's a great place for surfers or those who are interested in surfing. Rob and Dale has been incredibly friendly to us during our stay and it has made our holiday memorable.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

It was a fantastic choice of accommodation and the hosts are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are pretty cosy, modern bathrooms, sociable lobby/kitchen and the whole place is always clean. They have nice breakfast and a garden where you can barbeque. They also let us borrow the barbeque tools for the beach so that was really kind of them. They are also very negotiable in terms of the surf hire and made it available to us whenever we ask, even when we decided to go for surf at 6am. It's definitely a place to stay if you want a friendly, clean place and right between the shopping centre and fristal beach!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The rooms were rather shabby and the beds were a little uncomfortable with the springs poking at you but I loved the cleanliness of the place. The toilet especially was our favourite feature of the lodge, it was clean and very modern, an added comfort to us who are particular about cleanliness. The price is affordable and the owner was very helpful, he even introduce a masseuse for those who are suffering from the sores from surfing. The surf school which ran out back of the lodge was extremely convenient allowing us 2 leave our things in the lodge while we are out doing our lesson. It is also located only 5 minutes away from Fristal beach where we had our surfing lessons!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

6 of us stayed here and the place is great. The rooms are clean and tidy and the bathrooms are brand new. The chill out area and garden downstairs are also great for hanging out in swapping surf stories.
Rob, the owner, is awesome and really sorted us out when we were there.
Breakfast was great - bread/toast, muffins, croissants, fruit, cereals, juice, tea and coffee. Just what you need before you hit the beach.
It's only a few minutes walk down to Fistral Beach (our room had great view over sea) and a few minutes into the town going the other way. You definitely want to be staying up this end of Newquay - it's so much nicer. Honestly can't fault the place.
There is even a surf school (Big Green Surf School) run out of there too so you don't even need to worry about sorting your lesons out separately - it has everything.

Room Tip: I didn't see all the rooms but we had a sea view which was fantastic. Nothing but the golf cours...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Rob S, Owner at Base Surf Lodge, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for the review, we had a fantastic bank holiday with you guys and hopefully see you in the future.
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I recently spent the weekend in Newquay catching up with old friends and enjoying the beach. Base was perfect for all my needs. It's in a great location with views of Fistral beach and a short walk from the main high street where the shops and bars are located. The room was spacious and clean, with comfy good quality beds. The highlight for me was the newly fitted bathrooms with awesome power showers. Being called a 'surf lodge' might imply that it's just for surfers who want a place to crash for the night but Base is far from that, I was impressed with the service from the owner and the overall standard to me rivalled any of the 'Hotels' I've stayed in in Newquay. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Comfy and clean beds, a cracking communal space, fresh and varied breakfast selection every morning, friendly host, close to Fistral beach and excellent surf supplies and tuition courtesy of resident Big Green Surf School to boot!

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

There were 16 of us staying and we had the place to ourselves. The rooms are clean and tidy and the bathrooms are brand new. The power shower was great for helping clear the hangover away in the morning. Rob, the owner, is great and right on hand if needed. Check out the big green surf school while you're there as well. Dale managed to get us all standing on the boards. Great breakfast included and top location for fistral beach. 5 stars!

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Additional Information about Base Surf Lodge

Property: Base Surf Lodge
Address: Base Surf Lodge 20 Tower Road | Fistral Beach, Newquay TR7 1LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Base is a long established surf lodge ideally situated overlooking Fistral beach, the UK's finest surf break! The lodge is also a short easy walk to Newquay's centre with its buzzing nightlife, restaurants and shops.We have built a strong reputation for quality, comfort, affordability and, above all, fantastic vibes in a unique, chilled-out atmosphere.The lodge boasts comfortable dorm-style accommodation in rooms of 2, 4, 5 or 6 with crisp cotton linen supplied. Most rooms have panoramic views of Fistral or Newquay Bay beaches.We offer bed and continental breakfast from as little as £15 pppn, a cool, med-style basement lounge, free hot drinks, secure surfboard storage, and a sun-trap, BBQ patio set in tropical palms. ... more   less 
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