Why We Love This Hotel
- The hotel is kitted out with an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant & a champagne bar
- Set in 10 acres of headland, the hotel has "sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean", says The AA
- There's an outdoor pool & a spa with a sauna, a steam room & a Jacuzzi
Atlantic Hotel has an enviable location on the headland between Fistral Beach and Newquay Bay, a 5-minute walk from the South West Coast Path, and features an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant on site. The property retains its Victorian charm, with marble floors, a wood-panelled reception desk and chandeliers alongside modern pieces such as zebra-patterned chairs and oversized lampshades.
The hotel was built in 1892 and has been an important part of Newquay's history -- during the First World War it was an RAF hospital and it has hosted several famous faces, including The Beatles and Frank Bruno. It also featured in ITV's "Doc Martin".
Guests can chill out in the outdoor pool or in the wellness area, which has an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room.
Breakfast is served in the Sea View dining room, while Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar is open for lunch and dinner.
Surfing mecca Fistral Beach is a 7-minute walk from the hotel, and Great Western Beach is 20 minutes' walk away. On the way into town, which is a 10-minute walk, stop off at Newquay Harbour to watch local fishermen bring in their catches, or go crabbing off the harbour wall and spot the seals that sometimes drop in for a visit. In the town centre, visit the Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay or browse the many surf shops and boutiques.
National Trust-run Carnewas at Bedruthan is eight miles away, and is where iron, copper and lead were once mined. From here you can see Bedruthan Steps, a series of volcanic rock stacks, and walk along the marked paths to explore this dramatic coastline.