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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Newquay, Cornwall, England

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Wendy A
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The property was very clean and comfortably furnished. The guide book was very well set out. The man running the property was very pleasant and helpful and easy to approach. The location was spot on, right on the beach, all you need to do is cross a quiet road. There is a shower outside to wash sandy feet off and downstairs storage for all beach stuff.

A bit tricky to get onto main road due to a very steep and blind exit but is is only a 20 minute coastal walk to get into town. Parking very convenient in marked bays in front of the building.

The cliff walk is a must! A very easy walk up the cliffs, across a bridge with waves crashing underneath at high tide and a short climb to await sunset. You can also get a Cornish ice cream at the beginning or end of your walk. The beach is very quiet and family orientated, lots of space for beach sport. At high tide, the sea meets the stream on the right side of the beach and children can easily paddle in blow up boats in the bay.

Ice cream shop on the beach, small shop that sells food and coffee to the left of the beach, pub on the beach for a cheeky pint or evening dinner, small restaurant across the road from the pub (also do breakfasts). Corner shop for milk and paper across the road from the pub. Relatively clean toilets right next to beach.

Grocery shopping easy with a Tesco Express, Sainsburys, Aldi and Asda. All with free parking. The doctors are close by; across the road from Tesco with walk in clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays. Traffic in Newquay is a nightmare and parking hard to come by unless you are in town before 10.

There is plenty to do with a penny arcade in town, Lighthouse movies (exceptionally clean), rowing on the lake, swimming pool, tennis courts, Zoo, Aquarium, surfing schools etc.

Lovely places to eat close by; Jamie's 15, good fish and chip shop opposite Aldi (the one on same side is dirty inside and sauces out of date), Pizza Express with spectacular sea views and our best find was Fistral Surf Diner (don't miss out on not going).

Best about apartment: cleanliness and sea views

To improve: better vacuum cleaner needed, plastic cups for children, stairs get very sandy during the week and could do with a mid week clean.

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Liked best: Views, accessibility to beach.
Liked least: Vacuum cleaner
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sarah F
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fab apartment with amazing views of the beach”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at this lovely apartment between Christmas and New Year and it was perfect. Close enough for Newquay to do a bit of 'sales' shopping but also a stones throw from the great beach for a brisk walk for some well-needed sea air.
The apartment was very spacious and was more than comfortable for a family of 5. The beds were very comfortable and our eldest daughter slept on the sofa bed in the lounge which she particularly loved as in the morning she could open the blinds to watch the sea. Particular highlight was watching a horse and its owner galloping along the beach early morning.... living the dream!!
Would also like to thank James for meeting us when we arrived and showing us around the apartment. Excellent customer service.
Would definately recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: Proximity to the beach and space in the apartment
Travelling group: Other
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: The apartments stunning view and facilities
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The view & access to Porth beach
Liked least: Leaving .
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
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