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Situated in Newquay’s lively centre, this 3-star hotel offers an impressive cliff-top terrace and bright bedrooms. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the restaurant serves fresh local seafood.

The spacious rooms at Great Western Newquay have an en-suite bathroom and complimentary luxury toiletries. All rooms offer tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer, and many have beautiful sea views and comfortable seating areas.

Steam Restaurant serves an international menu with Mediterranean specialities, and features a large terrace for al fresco dining. The bar offers a selection of beverages and a world wine list, and traditional Cornish breakfasts are available daily.

Set on a cliff, Great Western is just 200 yards from Newquay Railway Station. Newquay Cornwall Airport is a 15-minute drive away, and the sandy Tolcarne Beach is four minutes' walk away from the the property. Fistral Beach is 15 minutes' walk away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Newquay, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Great Western has been welcoming guests since 17 Sept 2010.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Newquay, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Closest beaches
  • Great Western Beach

    9.1 Superb beach
    40 yards from property
  • Tolcarne Beach

    Tolcarne Beach

    9.1 Superb beach
    50 yards from property
  • Towan Beach

    9.1 Superb beach
    600 yards from property
  • The Harbour Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    900 yards from property
  • Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze Beach

    9.0 Superb beach
    950 yards from property
  • Porth Beach

    9.2 Superb beach
    1,300 yards from property
  • Fistral Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    1,750 yards from property
  • Watergate Bay Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Crantock Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, do your breakfasts cater for milk and nut allergy sufferers please?
    Hi, We can offer almond or oat milk in replace of dairy milk and in regards to nut allergies, if you query this with our staff, they are always more ..
    Answered on 23 January 2020
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    during the summer month of May-September is a great time if you wish to spend time on the beach. The rest of the year is still good for walks on the beach
    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • Dog Friendly?
    We have some room that are allocated to guests with dogs, These need to be booked directly with us.
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • Hello could you tell me the price of parking please?
    Parking is £5 per day
    Answered on 4 November 2019
  • Is this area on lockdown? Is there parking in the surrounding areas?
    Cornwall is currently not in lockdown. Close by parking: Albany Road TR7 2NQ (Free 4pm – 9am) Trenance (Newquay Zoo) TR7 2LZ (Free 4pm – 9am) Ne..
    Answered on 4 October 2020
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: British, Local

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Great Western
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant (Temporarily closed)
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 10.0 per day.
  • Parking Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Great Western takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 23:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


07:30 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Great Western accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note there is limited parking available at GBP 5 per day. Please contact the hotel in advance.

Early check in is available from 12:30 at an additional cost of GBP 7.50 per hour. Please contact the hotel to arrange this.

Late check out is available until 12:30 at an additional cost of GBP 7.50 per hour. Please contact the hotel to arrange this.

Please note that the hotel cannot accept bookings of more than 2 rooms.

Please note that the lead guest must be at least 18 years of age.

Children are charged GBP 5.95 for breakfast.

Some rooms accommodate baby cribs.

Please note that this property cannot accommodate hen and stag parties.

Guests are asked to inform the hotel if they are bringing children with them.

Kindly note the guest is liable for any lost items or damages made to the property by themselves during their stay, and will be charged if necessary.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Restaurant is closed from Mon 19 Sept 2022 until Mon 19 Sept 2022

Restaurant is closed from Sun 25 Dec 2022 until Sun 25 Dec 2022

FAQs about Great Western

  • Room options at Great Western include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Single
    • Family

  • The prices at Great Western may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Great Western is 500 yards from the centre of Newquay.

  • Guests staying at Great Western can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • The nearest beach is just 100 yards from Great Western.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Great Western by:

    • Car 14min

  • Check-in at Great Western is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Great Western has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Great Western offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Live music/performance
    • Live sport events (broadcast)