Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
Stylish, elegant and unique, The Headland Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel in Newquay with private cottages set on an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral beach.
What makes a stay at The Headland Hotel & Spa unique?
The Headland Hotel & Spa offers the perfect blend of discreet English ambiance and decadent hospitality, individually designed luxury hotel rooms and suites with ocean views, rosette-worthy dining from Executive Chef Christopher Archambault, and indulgent pampering and wellness at The Headland Spa.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Headland Hotel & Spa?
The Headland blends classic four-star hospitality with modern amenities for a truly easy-going ambiance. Wonderfully restful, each bedroom is unique, all featuring tactile furnishings, restful hues and enough space to kick back and truly relax. Designed with lazy lie-ins in mind, the luxury hotel rooms and suites feature exceptionally comfortable mattresses and super-soft bedding. All have tea and coffee making facilities, television and free wifi. Some have freestanding baths; all have showers. Why indulge yourself with a spacious luxury suite? All sleeping spaces offer elegant bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, but suites also have a separate living area. With the highest levels of comfort and effortless technology, they are the ultimate in luxury hotel living.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Newquay area?
Newquay offers an array of things to enjoy all year round, from catching a few waves with friends to exploring miles of the south-west coastal path as well as taking in some of the many attractions nearby. The perfect wave is closer than you think, with Newquay's very own famous Fistral Beach which has some of the best surf sports (breaks) around. Can't surf? The Headland is here to help with it's closely linked surf school, Surf Sanctuary. Traverse the coast of Newquay and discover new treasures throughout the 15 listed beaches all made accessible by foot. Or why not visit Cornwall's very own man-made Eden Project compiling of two climate changing domes fit for any explorer.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Uncover a fresh take on seaside dining. The talented culinary team is driven by a passion for cuisine that is as wholesome as it is flavourful. Led by Executive Chef Christopher Archambault and inspired by the dramatic Cornish coastline, discover exciting dishes with undeniable plate-appeal. There are two dining experiences: the two-rosette-awarded Samphire and the contemporary Terrace. Both are equally good. Each is unmissable. Whether you are looking for sophistication and style or coastal cool, The Headland caters for everything from a relaxed breakfast or laid-back lunch to indulgent dinner, all under one roof. Wine, dine and relax amidst the epic seascapes and breath-taking sunsets.
The Headland Hotel & Spa also has a Self Catering, Spa and Venue:
The Headland Hotel & Spa is part of the following Inspirations:
"Clark Gable, Prime Minister Ramsey Macdonald and the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) are just three of the celebrities who have stayed at Newquay’s remarkable Headland Hotel.
In 1951 Clark Gable was filming the Cold War romance Never Let Me Go, with Newquay and Mullion doubling as the Russian coastline while the teenage prince was convalescing here - some decades earlier - after contracting mumps while training at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. His brother Bertie (later King George VI) came to visit him at the Headland and they shared a suite of rooms on the first floor. The boys’ grandparents Edward VII and Queen Mary also came to stay. With that kind of guest list it’s not surprising the hotel, which opened in 1900, was built to impress. It’s even more impressive these days, as an extensive recent refurbishment draws to a close.
Don’t be surprised to hear German spoken in the lobby. The author Rosamunde Pilcher, who grew up in Cornwall and used to attend parties at The Headland, wrote about the hotel and adaptations of her books are particularly popular on German TV. Don’t be surprised to find dogs here either. The hotel is not just dog-friendly, but has even placed dogs statuary in the lobby to help visiting canines feel at home.
The Headland occupies a real headland just above Fistral Beach. This is a very popular place to swim in the summer but afterwards it’s good to be able to retreat up to the hotel and dine in quiet comfort in the Headland's Samphire Restaurant. Executive chef Christopher Archambault makes the most of local Cornish produce, as does the bar team. I can particularly recommend their Cornish martini made with Tarquin Gin from Wadebridge."
"Opened in 1900, the statuesque Headland Hotel rises up above the Atlantic Ocean the lair of some wealthy eccentric. Not surprisingly the Headland was “cast” as Hotel Excelsior in the film version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches (1990). Angelica Huston played the Grand High Witch – despite Roald Dahl’s objections - and Rowan Atkinson played the hotel manager. During a break in filming Atkinson left the bath taps running in his room and flooded the floor below. When hotel staff banged on his door the actor replied, “Go away, I’m asleep!”. Evidently the flood wrote off much of the production team’s electrical equipment.
The hotel had a similarly dramatic start in life. While it was being built in 1897, local fishermen attacked the foundations because they claimed the hotel was being built on common land where they had dried their nets for generations. This incident became known as the Newquay Riots. Fortunately when this imposing hotel was opened in 1900 it was able to attract the future Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to stay and earlier objections were set aside.
Situated on an actual headland west of Newquay the Headland stands four square on the South West Coastal Path which makes it great for walkers. It’s also just above Fistral Beach, which houses Rick Stein’s Fistral restaurant so it’s good for bathers and gourmands too."
"For those with a dog with a maritime penchant, we suggest the simply lovely Headland Hotel and Spa in the lovely town of Newquay. Long morning walks or evening strolls along the beach or up on the headland make this serene spot perfect for canine lovers. And the hotel is more than geared up for you too. You will receive a welcome letter detailing everything you need to know about staying at the hotel with your dog, including information on the coastal paths. Expect lovely squidgy bedding, a chew stick, scoop bags and a bowl, for a small fee. You won’t want to leave this Cornish dog haven after one night listening to the waves as you and Fido drift off to sleep…"
"You could argue that Newquay is England’s capital of surfing, with a thriving nightlife to complement the adrenalin-filled days on the beach. The Headland Hotel is a four-star surfers’ paradise, boasting a dedicated surf school. Surfing is Therapy is run by British Surfing Association certified coach and lifeguard Ben Ridding; through him, the hotel can arrange surf lessons and much more besides, such as coasteering, body boarding and even ‘Junior Baywatch’ for budding lifeguards."
"The Christmas lunch at this hotel by the seashore in Newquay may be traditional but its menu is a cut above, rolling out the (Cornish) turkey with cranberry and pancetta stuffing, venison and boar chipolatas and Kahlua gravy. Check in for the four-night “Christmas” break, from 23 December, and you can discover the curious tradition of Headland Horse-racing in the ballroom on Boxing Day."
"Every doggy guest checking in to The Headland Hotel is greeted with a welcome letter explaining the hotel’s pet policies and encouraging them to get out and explore the miles of coastal paths around the hotel. They are also provided with soft bedding, a chew stick, scoop bags and a food bowl. Dogs are charged at £15 per night."
Information on The Headland Hotel & Spa , Headland Road , Newquay
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Best, Splendid, Fistral View, Ocean View, Coastal View, Internal
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£24 per night charge applies, includes dinner, dog bed & welcome pack)
Romantic Details: honeymoon suites, balconies, looking straight out to the sunset
Eco Friendly: Green Tourism Silver Award
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 Star
Colour TV, direct dial telephone, DVD player in Best & Classic rooms, Four poster beds available, Luxury toiletries, Mineral water on arrival, tea & coffee making facilities, 24 hour room service, Twice-daily housekeeping, All rooms except ‘Budget’ rooms have coastal/ocean/beach views, balcony with some rooms
Gardens, In-room beauty treatments, Indoor swimming pool with spa pool, heated outdoor pool (May-Sep), Sauna, The Terrace & The restaurant, The Headland Lounge & Bar, library (with fire), DVD library, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions for up to 300 guests, 5 private rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 300 delegates, Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel, On-site car parking
Board games, Free kids activities throughout half term holidays, Storm watching from the warmth and comfort of a sqaushy sofa!, 5 bubble rated spa within the hotel
18 hole golf course, Lighthouse Cinema, Fistral beach is close by, Surfing, Activity centre, Gardens, Eden Project, Fishing Trips - Newquay Harbour, Horse-riding, Sea-life centre, Walking, coastal footpath
|Local directions:||Travel down the M5 to the end of the motorway at Junction 31, where you can choose the A30 or the more southerly A38 (which has some single carriageway sections and traverses the Tamar Bridge at Plymouth). Both routes rejoin at the Bodmin by-pass. Follow signs to Newquay, and then once in the outskirts, follow signs to Fistral Beach. Map available on our website. For sat-nav directions, our postcode is TR7 1EW.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Newquay (6.5 miles) (15 mins) , Exeter (90 miles) (1 hour, 80 mins)
Newquay (1 mile) (8 mins)
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Tue 14 May 2019 – Mon 30 Sep 2019
Take time out from your busy schedule to enjoy our very exclusive package, designed to add a little in-room luxury to your stay.
What you'll get:
Mouth-watering three-course dinner in our two-rosette Samphire
Rejuvenating Rhassoul mud treatment
Choose one of our wonderfully relaxing Spascape treatments and much more ...(please see our website)
From £150.00 per person, per night
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Sun 01 Sep 2019 – Thu 31 Oct 2019
With Autumn around the corner, celebrate with us and enjoy our Indian Summer package full of those late summer delights. Offering you the charming tastes of our double-rosette Samphire Restaurant and a rejuvenating spa treatment designed to have you ready for the Autumn ahead.
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Best of Cornish Autumn Escape
Mon 02 Sep 2019 – Thu 31 Oct 2019
Get cosy this Autumn and enjoy the late Cornish sunshine. Relish in the very best Cornwall has to offer with food, experience, and relaxation.
What you'll get:
Two nights in a beautiful Coastal room
Cornish cream tea for two to enjoy
Cornish fudge and shortbread in your room on arrival
and much more...
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- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-96562
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