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Get an overview of this hotelIconic Cornwall hotel perched above Fistral Beach


Close to aquarium

Just 300 feet from Fistral Beach, the family-friendly Headland Hotel is within a mile of Newquay Harbour, Towan Beach, and the Blue Reef Aquarium. The world-famous Eden Project is 14 miles away.

Onsite surfing school

Recreation options include a seasonal outdoor pool, a leisure area with indoor pool, steam room, hot tub and aromatherapy showers. Outdoors we have 3 tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, and a surf school offering group and individual surfing, SUP, and coasteering lessons.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

In addition to flat-panel TVs with satellite channels, the Headland Hotel's 96 non-smoking guestrooms offer complimentary bottled water, bathrobes, turndown service, and super fast WiFi.

The Headland Hotel and Spa

Fistral Beach Newquay England TR7 1EW

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

First opened in 1900, and requisitioned as an RAF hospital during the Second World War, the Headland Hotel has been restored and updated. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in some areas of the property. Leisure options include a seasonal outdoor pool as well as the Headland Wellness Area with an indoor pool with jet streams and bubble seats, a Cornish Salt steam room, aromatherapy showers, hydrotherapy treatments, massages, and a large spa bath. A pool on the property is open seasonally. 3 tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course are also available. An on site surfing school specializes in family lessons. Onsite childcare is available for a fee. For dining, the hotel offers Samphire, a relaxed ocean-view restaurant serving modern English cuisine with locally sourced ingredients; the Terrace, a contemporary, casual dining with outside seating; and a fireside lounge offering fine liquors and Cornish cream teas. Room rates include complimentary breakfast served from 7:30 AM until 10 AM each morning. Room service is available around the clock. The Headland Hotel is entirely smoke-free.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Total number of rooms - 96 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference center 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Garden 
  • Year Built 1897 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

Samphire - Delicious food with stunning views. Seasonal, locally sourced ingredients include Newquay Bay lobsters. Children's menu. Open for breakfast, dinner, and seasonal Sunday lunch. Reservations recommended.

The Terrace - Fresh local seafood, grilled Cornish meats, and daily specials. Indoor dining room with wood floors and oversized windows. Seafront terrace dining overlooking Fistral Beach. Open for late breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations recommended in high season.

In-room dining - Available 24 hours a day.

A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM until 10 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreation options include a seasonal outdoor pool, a wellness area with indoor pool, steam room, spa tub, 3 tennis courts, a short approach 9 hole golf course and a surf school offering group lessons and rock pool exploration.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

The first 'Five Bubble' rated spa in the region, The Headland Spa is one of the most respected yet undiscovered spas in Cornwall. From the sweeping coastal views of The Spa Lounge, to the sumptuous relaxation suite and low-lit treatment rooms, every element has been designed with your relaxation at its heart. The Headland Spa offers a host of specialist spa treatments ranging from radiance-boosting facials to VIP Spa Experiences and relaxing massages in our six treatment rooms, including the luxury couple's suite.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 7 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: GBP 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 80
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 5.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

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