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10 Best Newquay Hotels with Swimming Pools for 2024

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Cornwall Holidays
List Updated
January 2024

Newquay is one of the top tourist destinations in the United Kingdom and the top destination in Cornwall today.  It’s known for its white sandy beaches, great surf, and beautiful sunsets.  It’s not the UK’s surfing capital for nothing.  While there are great beaches to choose from in Newquay, sometimes you just want to be able to enjoy a swim in a less crowded environment.

Today, we’re going to take a look at our pick of the Top 10 Hotels in Newquay with a swimming pool where you can have a relaxing swim away from the crowded beaches.

Here are our 10 top picks, hand-picked by Cornwall Holidays.

At the top of our list is the Headland Hotel and Spa. This redbrick Victorian hotel is at the edge of a headland overlooking the ocean and the two bays in Newquay: Fistral Bay and Newquay Bay. It has a great location, as it promises one of the most stunning views on either side of the hotel. It is a few minutes away from the famous Fistral Beach and just about a mile away from the main town center of Newquay.

Aside from the main building of the hotel, you can choose to rent one of the many cottages, all of which have a fantastic view of the sea. You can get many of the modern amenities you would expect from a posh hotel like this. They even have a surf school available for you to try out surfing for the first time.

One thing that Headland Hotel and Spa is also known for is its indoor heated pool and spa facilities. Relaxing in the indoor heated pool is great no matter what season it is in Newquay.

Second on our list is the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa. This hotel derives its name from Newquay’s most famous beach, which is just a few meters away from the hotel. This contemporary hotel sits atop a cliff facing Fistral Bay and has some of the best ocean views of any hotel in town. It boasts some of the best hotel rooms with a scenic ocean view, with some select rooms having a private balcony.

Rooms are airy and come with some of the most modern conveniences, including free wifi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee and tea-making facilities. Some suites even have gaming consoles or whirlpool baths. Rooms come with light wood furnishings, and you can get a taste of sleeping in one of the many designer beds. Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa brings relaxation to a whole new level.

While you are staying at the hotel, all guests have access to the spa’s fitness center and pool. While the pool is not that big, you can take a dip and just relax as you watch the view of the ocean from the pool. It’s indoor, so you can use the pool at any time, and it’s semi-private, as only guests have access to the pool.

Sandy Lodge is a family-run hotel located just minutes away from the stunning Newquay seafront in Cornwall. Their dedicated team is here to provide you with fabulous and friendly customer service, ensuring a memorable stay.

Throughout the year, the rooms on the property are designed to offer every guest a comfortable and affordable stay. They cater to leisure travelers, groups, families, and business travelers with a variety of en-suite guestrooms. Choose from singles, twins, doubles, and family rooms, some of which are conveniently located on the ground floor for easy access.

The Kilbirnie Hotel is located overlooking Tolcarne and Lusty Glaze beaches. With just a short stroll down onto the golden sands or into the surf, this hotel features comfortable suite bedrooms, some with fantastic sea views, and our leisure facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness suite, and an outdoor plunge pool.

This property offers families a spacious and comfortable choice of rooms. Laundry and ironing services are well available for families staying at the hotel. They have especially hot deals during the Christmas season for families looking at Kilbirnie as a prospective holiday destination.

Located overlooking Fistral Beach, the Esplanade Hotel is the perfect vacationer’s hotel. It has a great scenic view of Fistral Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and is less than a 5-minute walk to the beach. It’s a family-focused hotel that offers many activities that kids will surely enjoy.

All the rooms have modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, wifi, and tea and coffee-making equipment. Rooms facing the beach have ceiling-to-floor windows to give you a great view of the beach and the sea. Some rooms even have balconies where you can step out and enjoy the sun and the wind. There is even a surf school where you can learn to surf at the famous Fistral Beach.

If crowds are not your thing, you can enjoy your time at the indoor pool. The pool has a kids’ splash area, so kids can also enjoy the water. There is also a hot tub and a sauna where you can sit back and let your stress melt away during your holiday.

Probably one of the most iconic hotels in Newquay is the Atlantic Hotel. Located on the headland, just a few short meters away from Newquay Harbor and about a 7-minute walk from the famous Fistral Beach, stands this classic hotel. Built in 1892, the Atlantic Hotel has long been serving locals and tourists as an upscale waterfront hotel with its equally popular bar, the Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar.

This hotel has individually styled rooms, so the different rooms are never quite the same. Some rooms have scenic windows, and some have balconies so that you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic. There is also an outdoor terrace at the famous Silks Bistro, so you can enjoy a relaxing time viewing the sea, the beach, and even the surfers while having one of the many drinks available.

What’s great about this hotel is that it has two indoor swimming pools to easily accommodate more people, especially during the peak seasons of summer. Both pools are heated, so they’re great even during the winter months. There is also an outdoor pool with views of the sea and even an outdoor hot tub should you want to relax under the sun.

Located on the Pentire Headland in Newquay, this serene hotel is home to some of the best scenic views on this side of Newquay. It also boasts several amenities that any tourist will enjoy. The Pentire Hotel is home to a popular restaurant and bar, an indoor pool, and spa treatments, so you can have a relaxing vacation.

While there is nothing fancy about the rooms, most have a panoramic view of the ocean, making you want to just stay in bed and soak up the scenery. There are many kinds of rooms and suites available, and you can even book a family room with bunk beds. If you are feeling hungry, you can head over to the Pentire Hotel’s Sixty Bistro and enjoy a full meal. You can also have drinks on the sun terrace if you are looking for a more outdoor feel.

The Pentire Hotel also prides itself on having many amenities that people and even kids can enjoy. It has an indoor pool for you to have a good swim away from the beach crowd and a steam room where you can just relax and let all your worries go away. Billiards, table tennis, and even an outdoor kids’ area are present on the property. You can also join in the yoga and fitness classes, or perhaps have a relaxing day at some of the available spa services.

This hotel is one of the highest-ranked hotels in Newquay by reviewers on TripAdvisor, so you know that this place is worth the visit. Many who have visited this hotel have since come back to stay again whenever on a vacation trip to Newquay, so you know it’s worth the visit.

Unlike the other hotels on the list, the Priory Lodge Hotel is unique in that it’s not located near the beach or has scenic views of the ocean. It’s in the middle of downtown Newquay, situated between the Newquay Tourist Information Center and the Pirate’s Quest. What it lacks in a great ocean view, it makes up for in its great service and amenities.

The Priory Lodge is a family-run hotel, so they make every effort to make sure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. They offer great meals and a wide selection to choose from for their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. They also provide entertainment, and you can even inquire from them about other services that they can arrange for you. The hotel also features an outdoor heated pool, so you never have to worry about it being too cold. This place is great for both kids and adults.

Its great location in the middle of town, just a few meters away from the beach, makes this hotel an ideal place to stay.

This once-grand Victorian-style building turned hotel takes the ninth spot on our list. The Legacy Hotel Victoria sits right across the Great Western Beach and a few minutes walk away from the Tolcarne and Towan Beaches. It’s got a great location and is very near the town center.

This hotel has many rooms to choose from, with some upgraded suites coming with views of the ocean and the fantastic Cornish coastline. Don’t let the old Victorian façade fool you. Once you enter, expect to have the most modern amenities available, such as satellite TV and free wifi.

The hotel also offers two on-site restaurants, two bars, and a lounge area, so you have choices for food and drinks. There is also an indoor pool if beach crowds are not your thing, as well as a spa, sauna, and steam rooms. If you’re looking for a conveniently located hotel with an indoor pool, then this is your hotel.

Capping off our list of hotels with a swimming pool is the Porth Veor Manor. This hotel is located just a 3-minute walk from Porth Beach and a 5-minute drive from the center of Newquay. Free Wi-Fi and private parking are on offer at this 4-star accommodation.

The selection of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom villas and apartments shares the facilities of the Porth Veor Manor Hotel. Guests can enjoy light, spacious rooms and modern, fully equipped kitchens. Under-floor heating provides comfort in the winter, and balconies and patios provide outdoor areas for the summer.

The hotel building itself is a charming 19th-century manor, packed with original features such as our winding staircase and open fires. For those who enjoy walking, the place boasts terraced gardens that flourish in the mild Cornish climate, and there is also a private path that will lead you to join the coastal route, with easy access to Porth Beach below.


So that’s our list of the top 10 hotels in Newquay with a swimming pool. Do you agree with our ranking? Did we forget any other hotels?  Let us know by leaving a comment below!

You can also check out our guide to Hotels in Newquay with a Sea View for more accommodation ideas.

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