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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel California

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Hotel California
Ranked #32 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyed It”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Found the staff all very friendly. Food was excelent, well done to the chef. Standard room ok. furniture could do with updating. Bed very comfortable. Great experience bowling. Great views over the river and sea. Enjoyed the stay. Went with Groupon.

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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Having read all the other reviews we were a little worried what to expect but as we booked through Groupon kept an open mind as it was a real bargain.The hotel is a bit dated but value for money it certainley was.We arrived early and our room was ready the location was superb.
Our room was very big with plenty of space,tv,coffee making facilities and large en suite.
the view was superb and clean.A little tired and yes could do with modernisation.
The staff were very friendly and help full.We had a bottle of wine in the room which was lovely.We were aloud to take the dogs which was a real bonus as we love the walks around cornwall.The evening meal was very good and also the breakfast plenty to eat and real value for money as the deal was very cheap.The pool room was lovely and we had a great game of bowls.The men played snooker in the snooker room and all in all a really pleasant stay.Would recomend on a groupon deal.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We just had a night here, booked via a discount voucher. Probably wouldn't have considered this hotel, if not for the bargain voucher (the name put me off!) but the staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The lobby, lounge and dining room were very clean, tidy and well laid out and welcoming but could do with some updating but saying that, it is charming and very comfortable.
The food was very good and and served promptly, the menu of the day was not extensive and we did note that there was not a vegetarian option but then we didn't enquire about that.
The drinks prices were very reasonable only £4 for a G&T.
We enjoyed the meal, the portion size was just perfect and we had the coffee in the lounge after, along with the company of Sophie the feline resident.
The room was comfortable and clean, everything you needed was there, even a little balcony, which would be great in the summer.
We were treated to wine in the room and a game of bowling, a novel extra to a hotel. The pool was a little cool for me but then I like it warm!
Overall the hotel does need updating but if you are on a bargain trip, I'm not knocking it. Nothing is dangerous or dirty just a little dated.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Similar to other reviews. Staff lovely and very welcoming. Bar and reception area lovely, with a lovely open fire! However, as soon as you pass through the reception area it's like walking into a different hotel. The entire hotel is in need of a complete transformation. Very old fashioned! And not all that clean. The view from our room was brilliant, amazing view of the creek and all the way up to Crantock beach. The room itself was very disappointing.

NOW for the worst part! At 1 O'Clock in the morning, myself and my boyfriend were woken up to a dreadful noise coming from the radiator. At first we assumed it was just ours and frantically tried to sort it out, this failed. After 20 minutes of this, I decided to go down to reception to get someone to fix the problem, only to discover that pretty much the entire hotel guests were also experiencing the same problems. Eventually after about an hour and a half of this, the problem was finally fixed. The following morning, the staff at reception were very apologetic but failed to refund any money or give any coupons! Very shocked and rather annoyed. So all in all, staff lovely. Now they just need a nicer hotel to go with it. Will not be recommending to anybody!

Room Tip: Definitely book a room with a balcony. I dread to think what the other rooms are like!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly receptionist. Our room was nice and clean with a good view. Majority of the staff were friendly especially the waiter! The evening meal was a choice of 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts...not enought variation. The room was hot but comfortable but breakfast was disappointing, minimal and expected to pay for extras like mushrooms.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Like the other reviews the best points are:
Friendly staff, nice entrance( bar area), food was quite nice, some nice facilities(we loved the bowling- we had a free session). Drinks were not expensive.

Bad points:
Rooms are stuck in the 70's (could have been a little cleaner to), also we used this hotel via a group-on voucher so it was very good value for money, however, if I was to pay the standard asking price I would have been very disappointed. I was a little cold in the night.

Some tips for the area:
Use a2b cabs (a lot cheaper than the hotel recommended taxi, THINK it was £2 per person anywhere in town). Furthermore, a good pub/restaurant is the Central inn. They had some great offers on quality food. We had 2 sizzling steaks brought out cooking on a volcanic rock with a bottle of wine for £25, all fresh local ingredients (made the trip for us).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed here for a 1 night break, dinner bed and breakfast. The first thing to say is that ALL the staff were lovely and did their best to make our stay a pleasant one. Their job however, is made almost impossible due to the fact that the hotel needs some TLC.
The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, snooker room and bowling alley - All of which we used.
The pool was a little cold but ok, the sauna was great - but was a long cold walk away from the pool. The rest of the hotel including the rooms looks as though it hasn't had any money spent on it since the 1970's..
Such a shame as the location is great and the staff first class.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Hotel California Newquay, UK - Cornwall

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