The Esplanade Hotel
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There's only one thing more exciting than driving on Cornish roads in the sunshine - that's driving in the mist and rain, which we've had a bit of in the last few days. But enough of the commentary. (You can read my blog Bloody Tourists for my rave about Cornish roads.) We shot a clip from our car driving ...
... to get their money's worth. You do feel as if you've covered a large chunk of the castle once you get back to the entrance by which time you've walked through a number of rooms including a study, library, dining room, smoking room, armoury, courtyards, drawing rooms and private chapel where weddings are now held. The village of Marazion lies on the other side of the sea path to the mount. The girls buy earrings and necklaces at a local designer, Silver Mine. I take a nano nap in ...
... extreme westerly point of mainland England.
Day 4 - Saturday 21st Sept.
Today was a free day for us to explore the historic town of Falmouth. We had numerous options for filling in our day. We chose a ferry trip to St Mawes, where we visited St Mawes Castle, built during the reign of Henry VIII. Another quaint fishing village with more unique galleries & shops.
Home very foot sore & weary.
... came without the bun on a wood board with salad and chips but tasted absolutely delish. Jenny had scampi and chips - a local delicacy. If I had stopped there I might have given the meal an almost perfect score but the squelching slurps and whirring growl of the bright shining coffee machine beguiled me into ordering a cappuccino. It arrived in a giant's tea cup - another peculiarity I haven't quite ...
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, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Esplanade Hotel Newquay
Comfortable and friendly
Stayed for 4 nights, very comfortable and quiet, nice and clean, staff great, fab sea view, couldn't have wished for a better stay. 5 out of 5 :)
Looking for a short break not too far from home and noticing the recent favourable reviews gave it a 3-day trial. What did we get?
Nice hotel 'but'
Nice place, people and teriffic views but the evening meal was poor.
With Friday's evening meal came peas and sweetcorn and with Saturday's a warmed tomato and two strips of parsnip. Where was the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, runner beans,sprouts etc.
I did fill out the hotel's comment sheet and I hope they take note. All veg lovers beware.
In response to a customer satisfaction survey I wrote the following letter. Regretably, it was not considered worthy of a reply:
We arrived and booked into room 138, there was damp on the ceiling and the room was dark and dinghy so I immediately asked to be moved. The next room was a bit better but there were problems and
We stayed for three nights in July 2004, and had a very nice stay. Without exception, every member of staff was helpful and very friendly, which always makes a difference to a holiday. The location of the hotel is great - overlooking the surfer's favourite Fistral Beach, but away from the busy car park area where most bodies seemed to congregate. We paid an extra £6 per person per night for the sea view, which was well worth it, because it is quite stunning. The hotel is a fair walk from the town centre, but this wasn't particularly important to us. The room was a nice size, well maintained, and the bathroom was clean, tidy and seemed reasonably new. The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools (which we didn't try), a bar with entertainment, a nice restaurant, and a lovely conservatory/lounge area right at the front overlooking the beach and sea. The buffet-style breakfast was great - just how it should be these days! If we had to find any faults they would be quite minor ones: the car park is small compared to the size of the hotel, so we had to find a space on the road in front; the hotel is quite 'creaky' (the bed creaked, the floors creaked, the hallways creaked loudly, and the lift positively shrieked!); and the dinner was fine if you like 'meat and two veg' meals (as most people do, of course) but for those of us who aren't keen on the vegetables that came with each dinner option, we were left with a rather basic cheese salad on two occasions. Having noted these minor things, however, we did enjoy our stay and would certainly consider staying here again if we were in the area.
Excellent Location, Great atmosphere. Staff seem genuine. Will Return.
I stayed twice at the Esplanade, and have mixed feelings. First time, room was ok, second time it was terrible. And it cost us Â£150 for three ($270), for one night. When compared to accommodation available in the USA this is daylight robbery. Room was small, bad smell of dampness (lots of Newquay places suffer from this), old tatty furniture, and bath tap that was running all the time. Reception took very casual attitude to this problem, telling us that if it gets fixed than cool, if not, tough luck. Sleep with the noise.I have just returned from 5 week SF/Hawaii/Breckenridge US holiday, and will have to make it my habbit from now on. Huge rooms, clean, with all mod cons and above all, huge value for money.UK travel industry has lots to learn.But, if you are not bothered about these things, or are lucky enough to end up with better room, you could still have good time. Luck of the draw.Two things going for it:* Restaurant sea views over Fistral beach, * World's smallest elevator.
Loved the Esplanade
All our famllyhad great time a the Esplanade, we have stayed at most of the hotels in the area and found this to be the best.