The Atlantic Hotel
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... one of the more challenging Cornwall circuits. Hopefully the sound uploads with the clip so you get to hear the commentary in the back seat along the way. We shot this Saturday on the way south to Lamorna and Logan's Rock. Since then I've had some even more challenging drives but this one's not bad. ...
... Last time we were here in 1999, I stood near the pub fireplace conversing with a Cornish local. I had no idea what he said to me, his dialect was so strong and for all I know he was speaking Cornish. I just nodded every so often and smiled! This time the pub was full of tourists. After lunch we trekked across misty fields climbing stiles and through kissing gates to find the Logan Rock, a solitary rock piled high atop a rock formation only found my mountaineering over a ...
... villages such as Chysauster, an Iron Age settlement originally occupied almost 2000 years ago.
Our next stop was the historical & medieval castle of St Michael's Mount dating back to the 12th century, previously a Benedictine Monastery, fortress, a port & family home. Here our fitness level was tested, at least 500 very steep steps over rugged terrain, but well worth it.
Our last stop for the day was Land's ...
... which meant I had a double babycino. It was then time for a drive to Zennor, a tiny village on the west south coast, south of St Ives. We wandered around St Senara's Church, which features a barrel vaulted ceiling fashioned like a ship's keel and the Mermaid Chair inspired by a local legend of a chorister being lured to sea by a mermaid attracted by his beautiful singing. Paradoxically, the legend was ...
Well we are into our second day on the road.
First stop was the very attractive tiny market city of Wells with its magnificent Cathedral & saw the oldest continuously inhabited medieval street in Europe. En route to Dartmoor National Park we passed through Glastonbury, Street including Clark's Village, brought back many memories Emma of your time at Millfield - it was great to see it again.
The Dartmoor Plains were as expected very rugged, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Atlantic Hotel Newquay
I worked as a waiter at the Atlantic in 1980. Went back last year to enjoy life on the "other side". Incredibly it had not changed one bit!
What are you talking about??
I don't know where you all think you were staying to complain about the hotel like that, obviously you have nothing better to do with your lives!!! I stayed at the Atlantic for 3 nights and everything was "A OK" in every way possible. Staff, service, room, facilities, food, views and location......PERFECT. Nothing was to much for the staff and i thoroughly recommend the hotel to anyone that wants a relaxing holiday in a superb Hotel. Well done.
Fantastic Few Days
My husband and I recently stayed at the Atlantic Hotel for a few days and had a lovely time. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The food was superb and the service always attentive. The location was second to none, with a panaramic view of the ocean and Newquay's coastline. (Our room had an uninterupted view of the Atlantic). A fantastic break and we will definitely be returning.
Not What We Expected !
After reading bad reviews on this site we were extremely wary about what our stay at the Atlantic would be like but we were pleasantly surprised.
The room was big, airy and clean with a superb view of the sea and headlands.
The staff were all very friendly and the food was excellent.
There were a few areas where a little more attention to detail wouldn't go amiss but all in all we had an excellent 3 nights at the hotel.
Waterway to carry on!
When I asked for a carafe of iced water, the wine waiter told me they do not supply water for free and I would have to order a bottle for £2.
I asked to speak to the manager and she appeared with a small plastic notice which she plonked on the table that said the Hotel would charge £2 for a bottle of water and they no longer supplied it it due to regulations! I called her back to the table and she said most people paid the money and did not complain and that I 'Should go with the flow' (sic). It was a very hot day and we needed water. I found it a cynical ploy to raise profits. Will not stay there again, the Headland Hotel round the corner is much better and about the same price.
Good if a deal is on !!
good hotel - but the Cobleys who own it are known for being money grabbers - you have to make sure you ask for any deals etc.. that are available as they will not offer this information. The standard is good if you get a deal but overpriced on normal rates.
I m disgusted with the Atlantic service. My husband enquired about having a room for one night at the offer of £85 per couple on a dinner bed and breakfast basis, as it was my 40th birthday and he wanted to make it a special day. When enquiring the receptionist wasnt sure if we could have it at that price for just one night but would get back to him after checking. she rang back later that day to say it was fine, we double checked by repeating its ok for just the night yes she said and took the deposit. We received the confirmation a week later and it said £150, I rang them straight away saying we do not want to pay that amount and was told it was £85. She checked again and said yes thats fine again we checked with her to make sure as we didnt want the day ruined. I asked her to send me another confirmation so we had something in writing. Nothing came and so we trusted their staff and set off. Arriving there early at 2.30pm as we were very excited only to be told it is £150, yet again we explained to a new member of staff, there was nobody there with any authority and was told to go for a walk for a couple of hours when there will be a director. Again we went back to the hotel by now ready to settle into the room to enjoy the rest of the day. The director met us in reception to tell us we can not have it at the price we were told, that the receptionist on both accounts had made a mistake and that isnt their fault. We explained it was my 40th, she wasnt interested she said there was nothing she could do the £85 is for 2 days only and not the one, but we could stay for the night as bed and breakfast at that price. We was shocked somebody could be so rude and hard faced, it totally ruined it for my husband he had tried so hard to get the best hotel we could afford. Instead we went to a hotel in Falmouth and enjoyed ourselves, even though it was getting late in the day by the time we sorted it all out. I would never recommend the Atlantic to anyone.
My boyfriend and I had planned to spend the weekend in Newquay for his 30th Birthday. After a seven and a half hour drive down, we arrived at the Atlantic Hotel. I had pre-booked the room at a cost of £54 for one night for the 2 of us, we were planning on staying for 3 nights. After settling in our room for the night, we soon realised that the seaview room was above the bar. As such the noise from downstairs kept us awake for quite a while, also it was so cold that we had to use another duvet to try and keep us warm. In the morning, we discovered that the shower did not work properly, you either froze or boiled and there was just a tiny dribble coming from the nozzle. None of the bedside lights in the room worked and there was no loo paper and no hairdryer or any normal comforts you would expect in a hotel room. As soon as we got there the owner was too overly keen to get our second instalment of £54 even though we had only just got through the door! The second morning we complained to the owners - Cyril/Gill, but I couldnt believe how rude and unreasonable he was. He refused to refund us any money back for the room. He also said that we should have come down in the middle of the night to raise these complaints. We had more respect than to wake him up at 3, 4 o'clock in the morning. When we went down for breakfast the next morning, the breakfast room was piled high full of the owners belongings (hardly a great sight to view over breakfast) Overall I certainly would not reccommend this hotel to anyone as my boyfriend and I found much nicer b&b's in Newquay itself with really friendly service - I would recommened The light house 109 Tower Road in Newquay as the rooms are comfortable the owners are fantastic and so friendly and we had an amazing view of the sea. Far better than the overpriced and awful Atlantic Hotel. My advise is to think twice before booking at the Atlantic. Save yourself a miserable weekend...
Comfortable, Warm and Peaceful, too
I was in need of a happy vacation, and I did hope for a lovely room, good food and service, a good locale, access to lots of lovely local stuff, and a rapport of the soul...ocean views, a nice glass of ale at night...Oh, the Atlantic delivered it all! And the concerts on the television were fantastic, too...if I'm lucky enough to return, I hope I can get in some dancing in the lovely dancing room!
Glorious Ocean Views at the Atlantic
We stayed one night at the Atlantic Hotel and were impressed by the service. The dinner and Breakfast were included in the room rate. It was off season and the hotel although busy did not seem to be overwhelmed by local coach tours.
The food was excellent and it was really like dining at a fine upscale restaurant.
The views from the hotel windows were beautiful, Atlantic surf on the windswept beaches. We were there in rain and wind but nevertheless it was spectacular.
We were only able to stay one night. It is on the list to revisit.