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Great Western Hotel

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The Great Western Hotel in Newquay is a perfect spot to stay, eat and drink on Cornwall’s breathtaking Atlantic coastline. Set in the heart of Newquay, with a superb sea view, clifftop garden and terrace and only a few steps from the golden sandy beach and the sea, the Great Western Hotel offers some of the best value accommodation in Newquay for relaxation, informality and comfort. Steam, the Hotel bar and restaurant, offers the best in informal dining and socialising throughout the day and into the evening, with a menu of locally sourced dishes which blend Cornwall with the Mediterranean. All the food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible while the well stocked and stylish bar offers a full range of drinks. For a weekend break or a holiday in Newquay, The Great Western Hotel offers a great seaside location to enjoy your time in Cornwall.
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This is an old hotel but has been modernised,the functions room and bar area were nice . We were so lucky with our room 231 amazing views new carpet and looks like not long renovated. A Lovely chaise lounge so we could lie relaxing enjoying the most stunning room.a few negatives
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Hotel's Favourite
Stayed the night as was having a night out with friends in Newquay so decided to book a room and stay over , found friendly helpful staff, excellent food , great service, fantastic views from restaurant , comfortable clean rooms . Would highly recommend.
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I hate to leave a bad review cause the staff were so so so lovely however was quite disappointed with my stay. The room itself was clean but very cold, ordered from the hotel restaurant not only was there £7 fee on top of food price for room service but the foods itself left
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Response from BDMay, General Manager at Great Western Hotel
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Dear Natalie, Thank you for your review of your recent stay. I am sorry that you were unhappy about some aspects of your visit. The hotel is centrally heated throughout, with individual thermostatic valves on each radiator, our reception team would have been able to advise or provide a secondary heater if the room was not warm enough. As is the case with the majority of hotels there is an additional charge when ordering room service, I am sorry if you were not made aware of this when you ordered. Our restaurant food is freshly cooked to order and our kitchen has a 5 star food safety rating, it would be helpful if you could email me details of the food you ordered and the date of your stay so that I can investigate the concerns you raise. My email address is gwmanager@staustellbrewery.co.uk. Finally, I am pleased that you found our team to be welcoming and hope you will consider staying with us in the future.
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Didn't know what to expect after reading the reviews but we were very pleasantly surprised. Despite the hotel being old it is obviously undergoing a face lift. Car parking was secure and easy, reception was friendly and helpful and despite the stairways being a little tired
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Response from BDMay, General Manager at Great Western Hotel
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I am so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that we managed to surprise you with the standards of service. The Great Western is an older building but we are continually redecorating and refurbishing throughout. Our premium and superior rooms do have some very special views over the hotel gardens to the harbour and coastline. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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There was quite alot disappointing with this hotel. When walked in we didn't get a welcome we had to wait 5 minutes to get the receptionist attention even though there was 2 of them. Once in the room it was dirty. The carpet and walls had stains on them. The wall had a whole in
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Response from BDMay, General Manager at Great Western Hotel
Responded today
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us, please accept my apologies that on this occasion we did not achieve our usually high standards. If you had spoken to the duty manager during your stay we would have ensured we addressed the issues you raise.
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It does have a lift on one side of the hotel which serves quite a few rooms, however alot of the rooms are via stairways. They are very good at accommodating wheel chairs etc so if restricted I'd ring and book or state you need access to avoid disappointment.
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Does this hotel have evening entertainment?
Pub next door associated with the hotel.
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Hi there, Prices are for room only. Breakfast can be added on for an additional £8.99 per person per day. Many thanks Reception
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Clean and spacious really enjoyed our stay there
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"Choose a room with a view!"
"get a sea view room on a nice day its prob worth it but get the best deal you can"
"Book a car parking space"
"dont take 221 unless the guttering is fixed"
"Don't expect good views with the basic rooms, go for the premium room although it may cost a little more"
US$43 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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