Overlooking the scenic River Gannel, Hotel California is located a short walk from the iconic Fistral Beach, popular with surfers hoping to catch a wave, and families looking to take advantage of the long stretches of sand and seafront facilities. The Elizabethan manor house of Trerice is a 10-minute drive away, while Newquay Zoo, the biggest zoo in Cornwall, is also close by.
There are plenty of dining opportunities on site, ranging from a restaurant to a cosy lounge bar. Nibbles and drinks can also be enjoyed outside on the terrace facing across the river onto the rolling countryside hills.
Guests can take a dip in the indoor or outdoor swimming pools, or opt for a sauna or solarium session. Other communal areas, including a snooker room, squash court and bowling alley, are also available for guests wanting to stay active.
Groupon’s Guide To Cornwall
From Bude to Land’s End, Cornwall encompasses everything from picturesque villages to vast Atlantic coastlines and vibrant surfing hubs. As residents are rarely more than a half-hour drive away from the sea, there is no surprise it plays a huge part to Cornish life, with busy harbours and Michelin star awarded seafood restaurants, where fish go from boat to plate in 24 hours.
With clubs, bars, and extreme sports, Newquay has plenty to offer for a youthful crowd, while family-friendly Falmouth has more sheltered beaches and all-age sites such as the National Maritime Museum. Away from beach life, St Ives is an established art centre, home to Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth’s garden and a wealth of independent galleries. Inland, the Eden Project’s greenhouse biomes create spectacular tropical environs and an otherworldly, space-age feel. Visitors can also buy into the local legends on Bodmin Moor or hike along the rugged landscape to catch a glimpse of the fabled beast.