Nestled on the northern coast of Cornwall, just down the road from Newquay and a short drive to Padstow, you’ll find the upmarket Watergate Bay Hotel. With views across the stunning Watergate Bay, a short stroll over the road to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, the location of this hotel will have you sold, before you even walk inside.
Once inside, it’s a sanctuary of cosy, laid-back beachy vibes, with roaring fires, pops of colour and light-filled rooms thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. Although upmarket, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.
One of the evolving Another Place hotel collection, Watergate Bay – like the other hotels owned by the brand – is for “people who want to experience a new environment to its full, without losing a sense of home and belonging.” Hence, the laid-back atmosphere and comfortably stylish interiors.
The beachy decor theme at Watergate Bay Hotel flows seamlessly through each space, somehow managing to stay on just the right side of cliché. Striped wallpaper in the foyer brings an air of beach hut nostalgia without feeling cheesy or overdone, round mirrors in the bathroom and hotel room are a nod to the portholes on a boat and everywhere panelling in soft driftwood hues all add to the coastal vibe. But, interspersed amongst the beachy theme you’ll find features that keep it firmly in a contemporary timezone. Subway tiles in the bathroom, for example, statement industrial style lighting, monochrome floor tiles… all these touches contrast with the classic seaside features to create a look that’s bang up to date.
Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact there’s a bank of waffle makers so you can make your own waffles at breakfast?
Finally, we need to mention the swimming pool and spa area. Located at the back of the hotel, overlooking that beautiful two mile stretch of sand, you can enjoy some breathtaking scenery while taking a dip…
For more views of the hotel and to see a behind-the-scenes look at the trip, check out the post and video over on my family lifestyle blog, Mother’s Always Right.
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