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“Very good hotel on the sea front. Excellent location for Newquay.”

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Best Western Hotel Bristol
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, arriving on Fri 11.11.16 and departing on Sun 13.11.16. I parked my car in the hotel car park at the rear of the hotel. There is a rear entrance to the hotel from the car park.

The location of the hotel is on the seafront, so it is in a nice location.
There is a recently built Tesco Express, within about 1-2 minutes walk from the front entrance to the hotel, which is very useful. When leaving the front entrance to the hotel, turn right, walk along the seafront road (on the same side as the Hotel Bristol) and you will see the Tesco shop ahead.

The hotel has period charm. It would appear to have recently had extensive restoration and upgrading work completed to the ground floor function rooms and dining room, so has a very smart appearance.

The staff that I met were all exceptionally polite and courteous (very rare in hotels nowadays).

I had dinner (2 evenings), light buffet lunch (Sat only), breakfast (2 mornings). All the food was very good indeed, apart from a goat's cheese starter (it was runny, which I thought was unusual so did not eat it) at one dinner.
At all meals there was a good selection to choose from.

1. Check whether the ensuite bathroom has a bath and shower, or only a shower. Some of the bathrooms have a shower and do not have a bath.
2. Some bedrooms have step free access, some bedrooms do not have step free access, if this is important to you, ask before booking.
3. There is a lift, but access to some bedrooms still requires you to climb several flights of stairs!
4. The view from the 3rd floor front corner bedroom that I stayed in (2 nights) has a very good sea view. I paid a premium to stay in this bedroom, compared to other rooms at this hotel. The bedroom was large and excellent. There was no noise from the hotel function rooms. The bathroom was large and excellent (bath & shower, toilet, washbasin). However, the bedroom (on the third floor) was accessed (from the first floor) via several flights of stairs from the 1st floor, so very good exercise! I was able to use the lift to the first floor, then had to walk along the corridor, then use several flights of stairs to access the bedroom.
5. Ask for a recently upgraded bedroom & recently upgraded ensuite bathroom when booking, if this is important to you, but no doubt this will mean a higher cost.
6. The TV in the bedroom worked very well.

Would I stay at this hotel again? Yes definitely.

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed at the hotel for a dance weekend. Our first room was 160 and it was like going in to 70's time warp complete with orange sink in the bathroom, anaglypta wallpaper, single glazed (cracked) windows. We asked for another room and got 152 which was bigger and better with double glazing and we jumped forward in time probably to the 1980's complete with badly worn carpet (with hole) and an antiquated shower mixer where you had to turn each tap to get the right temperature that took ages. Everywhere was showing real signs of age, even in the public areas. They also took the step of closing the bar by the dance floor which meant that everyone had to go to the main bar to get a drink. On the plus side the service in the hotel was very good as was the food. Best Western really need to invest some money in what was once and still could be a great hotel.

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BWHB, Managing Director at Best Western Hotel Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thanks for posting a review following your stay. I am sorry that there were problems with your bedroom and I am pleased we were able to allocate you a much larger room. Last winter we spent a lot refurbishing bedrooms and this will be the case this year. I wish Best Western would provide funds for refurbishment but as all the hotels are independently owned that is our responsibility! We normally only open our second bar when we have larger groups but we will discuss this with your organiser for next year. I am very pleased that you found the service and food were very good.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just stayed overnight for a function,room clean, spacious & comfortable,food delicious & the service was excellent, would recommend to anyone. Beautiful location overlooking Tolcarne beach, staff friendly & helpful

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Excellent function again for 80 people. Silver service is rare to see these days. Excellent service with plenty of staff. High standard of food as well. Accommodation and breakfast were of the same standard.

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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel Bristol

Address: Narrowcliff, Newquay TR7 2PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#8 Family Hotel in Newquay
Price Range: ₹ 3,973 - ₹ 15,010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel Bristol 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional family run hotel. Set above Tolcarne Beach with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Civil Wedding Licence, meeting rooms, free wi-fi, restaurant & bar meals. ... more   less 
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