The Headland Hotel and Spa

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On the beach, surfing
4 indoor pools, 3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas
4 indoor pools, 3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas
4 indoor pools, 3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of The Headland Hotel and Spa

The Headland Hotel and Spa

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with golf course, near Fistral Beach

9.0/10 Superb

530 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
Fistral Beach, Newquay, England, TR7 1EW
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 4 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 12 min drive
  • Quintrell Downs Station - 7 min drive
  • St Columb Road Station - 19 min drive
  • Newquay Station - 23 min walk

About this property

The Headland Hotel and Spa

5-star luxury hotel by the ocean
Take advantage of free cooked-to-order breakfast, 18 holes of golf and a poolside bar at The Headland Hotel and Spa. With amenities such as a beachfront location and surfing, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up the sun. Indulge in a body treatment, a Swedish massage and a manicure/pedicure at The Headland Spa, the on-site spa. Enjoy British cuisine, ocean views, and al fresco dining at the two on-site restaurants. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; the property also has a terrace, mini golf and a coffee shop/cafe. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a garden and a playground.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • 3 outdoor pools and 4 indoor pools, with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • An electric car charging station, a 24-hour front desk and water sports equipment
  • A front desk safe, a TV in the lobby and express check-out
  • Guest reviews say great things the breakfast, helpful staff and location
Room features
All guest rooms at The Headland Hotel and Spa feature thoughtful touches, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Shower/bath combinations, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Childcare services, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 96 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls and off-lead area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Mini golf
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Surfing lessons
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (269 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment


  • Built in 1897
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano
  • Fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 4 indoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Headland Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Samphire – Overlooking the ocean, this brasserie specialises in British cuisine and only serves dinner. A children's menu is available.
The Terrace – Overlooking the ocean, this bistro specialises in British cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 28 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and masks are required in public areas.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Headland Hotel
Headland Hotel Newquay
Headland Newquay
Hotel Headland
The Headland And Spa Newquay
The Headland Hotel and Spa Hotel
The Headland Hotel and Spa Newquay
The Headland Hotel and Spa Hotel Newquay

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Headland Hotel and Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Headland Hotel and Spa?
Yes, there are 4 indoor pools, 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Headland Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 28 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Headland Hotel and Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Headland Hotel and Spa?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Headland Hotel and Spa and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as surfing and surfing, and practise your swing on the golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy a treatment at the spa and a relaxing soak in the hot tub after a day out and about. This hotel also offers 4 indoor and 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Headland Hotel and Spa also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Headland Hotel and Spa?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, British cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Box & Barber (7-min walk), Gilmore's (8-min walk) and Cafe Cloud (9-min walk).
What's the area around The Headland Hotel and Spa like?
The Headland Hotel and Spa is located on the waterfront, a short 13-minute walk from Blue Reef Aquarium and 2 minutes' walk from Fistral Beach. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We went for a Mini Moon. The staff were nothing short of fantastic. They were super accommodating. The hotel is beautiful. Amazing views of the sea from room and their restaurant. The only down side we can say that the vegan options in the hotel were there but in some of the restaurants is limited but the food we had was delicious.
Ravi, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great staff, poor value for priciest rooms
The staff were the best thing about this hotel - super friendly and helpful, where hotel policy allowed. Good view on the coast and some nice features, including comfortable sofas in ballroom. We got the Ocean View room - supposedly best available, but totally not worth the £440 per night rate we were charged. The rooms were small and very ordinary, especially bathroom with shower in bath and no mixer taps. Nothing particularly wrong with them - clean etc - and would have been reasonably happy if cost was half that rate. Not sure what the point of the ‘golf’ was. Pitch and putt with barely any evidence of maintenance. Mostly losing ball in scrubland. No point taking clubs and equipment lent out is inadequate even for a bit of fun. Spa has been done nicely. Careful thought in design, attention to detail and execution. Other than water in rooms in glass bottles, no evidence of sustainable or climate conscious practises. Must be huge waste from buffet breakfast. Disposable plastic glasses in spa. No info on how spa is powered - must be huge energy demand to heat outdoor pools, run jets, clean towels etc.
Sonia, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Glad to be back!
Richard, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Spa was fantastic... Our room was internal one which was noisy, I think a fan was on all night and window didn't open, I didn't see that I booked internal room On booking . Room was decorated to high standard but not sure it was expected certainly not the noise
Martin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adrian, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really fab! Staff were great, food was great, location amazing! Can’t complain
Mary-Marie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous location
Bryan, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

The rooms are not sound proofed and the attitude to smokers of which my wife is one lacks any understanding. and the dinining room food is modest both at dinner and breakfast. A head waiter would improve matters
David, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay,wonderful facilities/friendly staff
We had a wonderful stay recently at the Headland with our 1 year old baby. We’d received an email regarding staff issues across Cornwall and contract tracing causing some issue with staffing, this helped us actually feel reassured before we arrived and safe and we appreciated the notification for some extra patience. The staff were brilliant throughout our stay, we visited the Terrace & Samphire which were brilliant, the food was delicious and the staff were so accommodating and engaging with our daughter after a year without seeing many people this was a joy to see. We also visited the adults only spa & aqua club during our stay. They are both wonderful and perfect for different uses. The aqua club was a wonderful place to spend time and swim inside and out with our daughter included. We will be back soon 😊 Our only slight criticism, is when we arrived we were told we owed a balance - and we had to get a little stern to comment it was paid via (also a bit embarrassing to have this happen in a busy hotel lobby) and this was referred to manager who promptly resolved the issue and we were able to check into our room.
Lisa, 1-night family trip
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