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“REJUVENATE WINTER SPA BREAK” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“REJUVENATE WINTER SPA BREAK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Realy good value for your money. Was booked as a fistral spa break so had the use of facilities in the Bay hotel as well. Pool, sauna and Jaccusi were nice in the esplanade hotel (although the chlorine was a little strong) but we walked the 100m distance too the Bay hotel which has a gorgeous pool and spa facilities. Rooms were to a nice standard but would recomend a sea view room as we started off in one of the rooms around the back and found the kitchen extractor fan rather noisy (we are fairly light sleepers). The staff were great and moved us into a front facing room at 1am in the morning. Food was lovely, we ate in the restaurant all 3 nights of our stay and enjoyed all our meals.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have a lovely view of fistral beach and i think are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here whilst visiting Padstow, the views from the hotel were beautiful, we had a window table at breakfast and watched the surfers. The staff were very friendly and had a good sense of humour, we will return again to stay longer

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

I was there with a coachload of fellow singers for the weekend. I think as a single person I had the best room of all - an enormous, second floor family room with a king sized double and twin single beds! I could even see a bit of the sea from the very large windows, although I imagine it could be noisy as it also overlooked the children's play area. Unlike another reviewer here, I approve of their energy-saving lightbulbs, which do get brighter, given time, and the bathroom was clean and adequate, though needs somewhere to put one's stuff! Would have liked a clock radio, as the radio on the tv means having its bright light on all the time, which is not good for night time listening. The buffet breakfast was excellent, as was the one evening meal we had and all service was good, particularly a nice young Glaswegan waiter called Nick. It is a hike into the town, which is only worth doing if you want cheap, unhealthy food, amusement arcades and nasty shops but there is a cheap taxi service. Our one packed lunch was very uninspired. A reasonable hotel for a beach holiday or for exploring elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele_G186370
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I stayed 2 nights as my daughter got married there and I have to say it was a lovely venue and the staff were very friendly. Very clean rooms well stocked. Plenty of hot water and loads of towels and a dressing gown too. They transformed the dining room for the wedding and the drinks and canapes were very good as were the staff who were extremely helpful and attentively. Only slight moan the rooms were very hot. I was looking after grandchildren and they loved the soft play area and outside pirate ship, but unfortunately didn't get chance to try the pool!

Room Tip: It would have been nicer with a view of the sea
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mobcj
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LauraCameron, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your kind review and we were so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and that your daughter and new son in law enjoyed their special day!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

You can forgive the Esplanade it's slightly tired rooms (ours anyway) and enjoy the stunning view.The room was underlit (energy saving bulbs) with nowhere for M to put on makeup except for sitting in the windowsill during the day.Bathroom cramped and shower rather limp!
The restaurant evening food was a small but well cooked menu,very good. The breakfast was OK but understaffed when we were there. The staff generally were friendly and helpful throughout. We were intending to stay in the nearby Bay Hotel but it was full so being the "sister hotel" we were booked into the Esplanade which is I imagine the second choice.

Room Tip: Try fote top floor balcony rooms
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tourist1943
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LauraCameron, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write a review, we are constantly looking to improve and have a programme of refurbishment each winter, we are refurbishing the Bay Hotel this winter and look forward to welcoming you back to The Esplanade or The Bay in the future
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed here over the 1999 / 2000 Millennium celebrations, everything was great about the hotel especially as the world famous Fistral Beach is just outside.
The only down side was that it is quite a hike if you want to go into town or to visit another of Newquay`s fabulous beaches.

Please ignore where it states that it was 2011 when we visited this hotel, it was over the Millennium.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OldClimber19
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LauraCameron, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased that you still remember fondly your stay with us over the millennium, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a great ocean view! The hotel is geared to family vacations. The surf school is right beside the hotel. Great food on the beach hut restaurant! If you want to surf this is a great economical way of having the surf, beach and sunsets local to your hotel room. Make sure you have a second floor room to get a view.
Breakfast is a bit bland but has the basics. Hotel lunches were not that great so might be best to find alternative food if you want something healthier.
Can be a bit noisy at times but it's geared for family and kids. It's all about the location, location location!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sidetracked
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LauraCameron, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your kind words, we were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed being so close to the beach!
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Property: The Esplanade Hotel
Address: Fistral Beach Esplanade Road, Newquay TR7 1PS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#8 Business Hotel in Newquay
#9 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
#13 Family Hotel in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Esplanade Hotel is a contemporary family-focused hotel overlooking the world-famous Fistral Beach in Newquay with stunning views from inside and out. The Hotel is more than just a place to sleep - it's a place where you can enjoy quality family holidays on the North Cornwall coast; from splashing about in the heated indoor pool and dining together in the informal family-friendly Ocean View Restaurant to exploring the indoor and outdoor play areas or chilling out in the reception lounge whilst soaking up the view and enjoying a coffee. The hotel is also home to the Quiksilver Surf School and all guests receive discounted surf lessons and equipment hire- the Esplanade Hotel really does have something for all the family! ... more   less 
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