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Geckos Rest
Ranked #3 of 112 Newquay B&B and Inns
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely room, great location, lovely breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We booked here after reading pleasant reviews. The only bad review was written in 2007. The new owners took over this place not too long ago and the room had a very lush and new feel to it. Very clean, well maintained, not a bad size, kingsize bed and flat screen TV. The bathroom was all clean and looking brand-spanking new. The shower was a bit weak in terms of water pressure, we weren't complaining for a few nights stay and the cost and quality of everything else. The breakfasts were huge and well cooked, a full english fry up that left the belly more than satisfied. They even offered extra bits like fried bread and toast. The menu was flexible too. They even let you bring takeaways in and use their tables, chairs and cuttlery. Jon the owner/receptionist/waiter/cleaner superman was very friendly, welcoming, un-intrusive and helpful. We will definitely stay here again and I'd highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

I was attracted to this hotel for two reasons; firstly the price which I think offered good value for money. Secondly, I liked its name, hardly scientific but there you go!. The Gecko's Rest is run by Amy & John, they are a great couple who made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was a decent size, pleasantly decorated, clean bedding and towels, with a fabulous sea view and had everything we needed. The room had tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a TV. There was plenty of wardrobe space and a king size bed which was very comfortable. The bathroom was a bit on the cosy side but it was functional and better laid out than some other comparable type guest houses.
The cooked breakfasts tasted great and there was enough variety to cater for most tastes, this also included tea or coffee, fruit juice, cereal and toast, more than enough to set you up for the day. Amy & John allow guests to use the dining area for takeaways which must be very useful especially if you are travelling with young children. The communal area is comfortable with a large TV and access to Wii games. There is also wifi available although I had trouble connecting my kindle, I think this had more to do with the kindle than the wifi though.
Its location in Newquay is good, far enough away from the town centre to be quiet but close enough to walk into town within a few minutes. Gecko's Rest offers limited on site parking which you need to pre-book. If you are unable to get on site parking, there is a short stay car park directly opposite the guest house, a long stay car park fairly close by and some free street parking though not enough to rely upon. Newquay itself is a good base to explore the surrounding area, it has plenty of restaurants, bars, quirky shops and is generally quite vibrant.
I would recommend Gecko's Rest as a warm and friendly place to stay. It exceeded my expectations of a guest house by a long way. 10/10.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Fab 4 day stay, great communal area, and could bring your food back and use the dinning area at night. Rooms very well equipped. I had to small children and nothing was to much bother.
I will certainly return.,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Newquay. John & Amy are lovely owners, very hospitable. Staying in a family room the accommodation was fine for the four of us, with separate children's room within and were clean & presentable, with digital DVD TV's plus tea & coffee facilities. Our breakfasts were yummy and suited our varied tastes. Also we could use the dining area for our evening takeouts, ideal with younger children. Newquay is a good location as a base for visitors to Cornwall wanting to get out & about. Gecko's rest is ideally suited for this, plus is situated close to the town centre and Newquay's beaches (Fistral on a few mins by car away). We'd definitely stay at Gecko's Rest again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

we recently spent 2 nights with the gecko and have to rate this b&b five star, we were greeted by amy and john with warmth and smiles, nothing was to much trouble, the food excellent,the rooms comfortable and clean with the best beds in newquay zzzzzzz, nice and central but nice and quiiet too.

we highly recommend a stay here when you visit newquay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

I highly recommend this b&b I recently stayed herefor my stag do and although this is a family b&b the 2 owners were fantastic,rooms were great and food was brilliant.

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Additional Information about Geckos Rest

Property: Geckos Rest
Address: 77 Mount Wise, Newquay TR7 2BP, England (Formerly Seventy Seven)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Geckos Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amy and John would like to welcome you to Geckos Rest. We offer traditional bed and breakfast at our Four Star Silver awarded guest accommodation in Newquay, Cornwall. Geckos Rest is located on Mount Wise, only a 3 minute walk to the town centre and a 5 minute walk to the beach. We aim to be your perfect hosts, offering comfy accommodation and hearty breakfasts, close to the centre of Newquay. All our rooms are en-suite, offer free tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryers, digital TVs, DVD and have free Wi-Fi internet. We offer superior rooms, classic rooms, double rooms and twin rooms. Some on-site parking is available free, but reservation is required. Enjoy breakfast in our dining room with views across the town to the sea. The dining room is available for you to use in the evenings to bring in your takeaway. You are also welcome to relax in the guest lounge looking out to sea. ... more   less 
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