We stayed at the Headland for two nights in August , We had their most expensive room, the best suite, 210
The views from the room were beautiful, full sea views, and we had the advantage of a balcony which had a table and chairs which were brilliant for enjoying early morning cuppas and surveying the waves! There were two patio style windows to enjoy the wonderful panaroma from.
The bed was very comfortable and tea making fascilities good. There was a dressing table and mirror.
The room had a separate lounge area with large flat screen TV and DVD, There was a settee and two armchairs which werent matching but that's what I liked, the individuality and taste. There was also a fire place/surround with electric fire.
Fresh fruit and new magazines were in the room, and I also liked the inclusion of a tartan picnic rug!
The bathroom had a window over looking the village and to the sea beyond. The shower was very good. I felt that this was not one of the newly decorated bathrooms but it was sill absolutely fine and very large and spotless. There was a separate lavatory.
The suite was very clean and spacious and done out in an old fashioned charm. That is what should be expected of a hotel of this vintage, the Victorian elegance is so enjoyable and beautifully kept and should be, we think it would be detrimental to turn all of this establishment into a 'boutique style' hotel, so if you like that kind of atmosphere then maybe you should look at staying else where.
The Headland seems to excel at old fashioned charm and service. We found all the staff welcoming, professional and very friendly and everything was done with a smile.
The public rooms offered a similar atmosphere, elegant and inviting. There is an area by the bar which is more modern in decoration which is absolutely fine but I hope is not extended through out the whole hotel, as I dont think it would be in keeping with the grand fascade to include too much modernity!
We hope they keep the wonderful original style!
We loved looking at the room with the vintage photo's and press cuttings from the hotel in days gone by. It made you appreciate the history of the place.
We ate only in the main restuarant although we did order a full cream tea to our room which was delicious and served with great warmth from the staff members. Indeed we found all the staff were very oblidging, and nothing seemed too much trouble for them.
The meals in the main restaurant were beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. My only slight negative comment was that the inclusion of more meat dishes on the menu would make the experience even more enjoyable. There was a large amount of sea food, which could prove a problem if you dont enjoy fish! There was also only one vegaterian meal offered.
But overall I would reccomend eating in the main dining room which also offers amazing views.
The breakfast was good with lots of choice with a buffet style serve yourself option . There was also a cooked order option which offered a varied selection. The Eggs Benedict comes highly reccomended!
The hotel is in a enviable position being so close to the sea. Bracing cliff walks and the beach are on your doorstep.
The out door pool looked very inviting. I would love to see what the new indoor swimming pool complex will be like when it is completed.
We can only go by our experience but I can highly recommend staying at the Headland. It seems well run and offers great charm and elegance and I hope that it retains these qualities.
So well done to all the managers, and staff for making our stay very enjoyable.
We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newquay's original 4* hotel and 5* cottages, surrounded on three sides by the sea. With stunning views of Fistral Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and Newquay Bay, this is your perfect beachside escape. Families, surfers, businessmen, couples - everyone is made to feel at home. Don't forget you can also bring your dog! Our stunning Leisure Area is complimentary for Hotel and Cottage guests to use. Facilities include a heated spa pool with bubble seats and a jet stream, hot tub, aromatherapy showers, Swedish sauna and Cornish salt steam room.The Headland Spa, Cornwall's first five bubble rated Spa, includes a host of exciting features including a robed dining area and relaxation lounge, a nail salon for manicures and pedicures, a Rhassoul mud chamber, St. Tropez tanning room, a hydrotherapy bath and a suite of luxury treatment rooms including a VIP suite for exclusive use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Headland Hotel Newquay
- The Headland Hotel & Spa - Newquay Cornwall