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“Good value for money” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel California
Ranked #33 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
gloucester
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

As others have said its a little tired in places but reasonable for the cost. Staff helpful particularity receptionist. Stayed one night. Had a reduction on evening meal by booking through reception on arrival. Some distance from centre of Newquay but a bus stop with hourly service during the weekdays outside entrance. Wonderful views of the valley from bedroom so try for one at the rear if possible. Little concerned by a stag party noisy in bar on arrival but no significant issues. Not far from the coastal path if you are planning to use that at all. Did not use sports facilities but some appeared to be an additional cost. Experience reasonable for the cost although some breakfast options appeared to be at additional amount which I would normally have expected to be included. Overall I would recommend this place

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

stayed here just one night, the room was a bit dated but otherwise clean and tidy. Very spacious room with a sliding door leading out to the balcony that over looked the outdoor pool. The hotel has a lot to offer with an indoor and outdoor pool, bowling alley and restaurant. Breakfast was included in the price and you could have cereals, toast etc or a full english. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Booked a double room last Christmas for myself plus (at the time) heavily pregnant wife. Room was freezing cold + damp, en-suite bathroom was dirty/grubby. Felt like walking into an old peoples home, depressing decor, not been updated.

Receptionist was rude + unaccommodating, plus made us feel guilty for complaining about our room. So much for any Christmas spirit.

We left within an hour of checking in and found a much more comfortable hotel. Would not recommend this place to friends/relatives.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LetsBFrank13
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

Stayed at Hotel California on a Groupon offer. The staff were great & very friendly.
Is a lovely hotel... the rooms were a little small but were clean and comfortable.
The restaurant served lovely food and the bar area had a nice warm atmosphere with great service.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Just come back from a 1 night stay at the hotel and firstly with a bit of money spent, this hotel has huge potential. The lounge areas, resturaunt and down stairs lounge areas would not look out of place in 4/5 star hotel. There are lots of things to do if your sports minded re snooker, pool, squash, ten pinbowling, indoor pool, golf near by and the beach within walking distance. We booked half board and the food was very good. We only booked the day before and it said on the internet we had the last room. The room was ok, a bit tired and carpets need cleaning but it was what i expected from a 3 star hotel, not sure if there are better rooms available. The staff were friendly and helpful although they appeared to be a bit short staffed

The down side was that the external areas require attention. The roof areas could be fantastic with a new roof covering and some nice seating / lounges as the views over the esturay are superb. This area would be excellant for weddings and parties. The external pool area is also looking very tired and requires attention.

The other downside was that the service in the resturuant was shambolic. The waitresses although freindly enough didnt appear to know what was going on as they took in turns to asked the same customers there orders and didnt always get it right. Not sure if the correct training has been provided. The resturaunt wasnt full with only approx 10no tables being accommodated at the time. This could be easily resolved if they were given certain tables to concentrate on.

I would definetly come back and would be interested if there are plans for improvements to the external areas and rooms.


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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mark649
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: 32 Pentire Crescent, Newquay TR7 1PU, England
Region: 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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,637 - ₹ 11,560
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Gannel Estuary and Crantock beach, Hotel California a 3* listed hotel is just a 5 minute walk from Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach & Vibrant town centre packed with some of England's best bars, restaurants & Nightclubs. There are 2 swimming pools, sauna, games room, Solarium, Hairdresser and free parking. The hotel also has a 4-lane bowling alley, squash court, table tennis and snooker and pool tables.Guests can relax with a drink and enjoy the sun terrace, or sit down for a candle lit dinner in our restaurant with views over rolling countryside, the Gannel estuary and Crantock beach.Away from the town centre, Hotel California’s peaceful rooms each feature a TV, complimentary tea & coffee facilities, Direct dial phone, Trouser press & Hair dryer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Newquay
Hotel California Newquay, Cornwall

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