5 reasons you should holiday in Cornwall this summer.

 

AVOID THE CHAOS OF UK AIRPORTS AND TRAVELLING ABROAD

 

Traveling abroad currently is showing to be quite a difficult and stressful experience, with long airport delays and many restrictions impacting the joy of taking a holiday.

 

Just a few hours drive from the majority of places within the UK, Newquay Cornwall is a paradise in waiting. Oceans to match those abroad, some of the best beaches in the world, and long warm days finished off with what we believe to be some of the most magical sunsets in the world.

 

 

The Crystal Clear Water

 

Seeing the ocean in Newquay during the summer months might lead you to think you were in fact abroad. Bright, clear, turquoise waters perfect for swimming, and surfing.

Tropical-looking coves and caves exist in abundance, all waiting to be explored in the warm summer sun.

Newquay is awash with water sports including, coasteering, paddleboarding, kayaks, jetskis, and surf hire available at every turn.

Our helpful and informed reception team is always on hands with advice on where to hire, or secret spots to explore.

 

 

The Surf

 

Surfing is simply put, part of Newquay, it’s in our soul. Often described as the surf capital of the UK, there is no better place to try your hand at learning the local’s favourite pass time.

Newquay is home to several great beaches, all with waves perfect for those looking to learn. The perfect family or couple activity, surfing offers so much fun to be had. Everywhere you turn in Newquay you will see board and wetsuit hire, along with lessons available.

The jewel in Newquay’s surfing crown is without doubt Fistral Beach, a short stroll from the hotel front door. Known worldwide as the mecca of UK surfing, Fistral is the perfect place to ride some waves as a beginner or watch the locals tackle big waves as the sun begins to set.

 

 

Watersports

 

An adventurer’s playground, Newquay is the perfect getaway for those seeking fun and adventure on the sea.

Just behind the Atlantic Hotel, you will find hidden caves amongst crystal clear waters, perfect for stand-up paddleboarding.

For those looking for a high adrenaline activity why not try coasteering. Leap from high rocks into man-made plunge pools and hidden coves.

Surrounded by the ocean the Atlantic Hotel is a short stroll from the local harbour where you can hire jet skis and take to the sea exploring and creating your own adventure.

 

 

The Sunsets

 

There truly is no sunset like a Newquay sunset. In summer warm oranges fill the sky as the sun begins to drop into the sea.

A mere few minute’s walk from the Atlantic Hotel is Fistral Beach, where you can relax on the stunning sandy beach and watch the locals take the last waves of the day as the sky begins to fill with the most magical warm colours.

One thing is for sure, you will never forget your first sunset on Fistral Beach.

 

 

The History

 

When we say we are proud of our history, we really mean it. A stay with us at The Atlantic Hotel is a stay walking the same steps as some of the most famous people in the world.

The world’s most famous band ‘The Beatles’ stayed in this very hotel during their now-infamous visit whilst filming the iconic Magical Mystery tour in 1967.

Trace their steps in and around the hotel and have your picture taken in some of the places included in the movie, such as the outdoor pool, the Huers Hut, or perhaps on the grand steps to the rear of the hotel where the infamous group photo was taken.

 

To find out more about the Atlantic Hotel or to book your summer break this year call our friendly team on 01637 872244 or email info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk

 

5 Benefits of Cold Water Swimming

 

With our health more important than ever right now in the world, more and more people are becoming open to looking at alternative methods to increase their general physical and mental health. 2021 took a big toll on everyone, both physically and mentally. During the past two years, and various lockdowns, access to our gyms, pools, and sports centres were limited or removed, and many people turned to cold water sea swimming for their daily exercise.

 

The past two years have seen such a rise in cold water swimming, that it is now one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the UK. Swimming in the sea is nothing new, especially for locals here in Newquay, however more now than just a fun pass time, there is actual science behind consistent exposure to the ocean.

 

If you are looking for a boost in your physical or mental health, or are just curious to find out what the buzz is all about, here are our top 5 benefits from cold water sea swimming:

 

 

 

Boosted Immune System.

 

Scientific studies have found that exposure to cold water increases the amount of white blood cells in your body. These blood cells protect your body against diseases. Researchers believe that this process is related to an increased metabolic rate, which stimulates the immune response.

As we approach Christmas the perfect opportunity awaits to try your hand at cold water therapy with the New Years Day swim down on Fistral Beach just a short walk from the hotel. Join in with the many locals as the beach is awash with smiling faces and cold toes!

 

 

Helps to combat Depression and Anxiety.

 

Depression has been linked to a lack of Serotonin and Dopamine, both of which increase when the human body is exposed to cold water. Cold exposure increases levels of norepinephrine and dopamine in the bloodstream by as much as 530% and 250%, respectively. Low levels of norepinephrine have been linked to poor mood, brain fog, and lack of focus.

As you will see on any of the faces of the countless swimmers down at Newquay Harbour in the morning, the euphoric feeling may cause instant happiness!

Decreased Inflammation.

 

The science is simple, your body reacts to the cold temperatures by directing blood away from your extremities to protect the organs in your core.

The low blood flow to your limbs decreases inflammation and allows muscles to recover much quicker. A bracing dip can give you all the benefits of an ice bath.

Glowing Skin.

Swimming in open water – especially seawater – may have beneficial effects on your skin. Saltwater is awash with magnesium, calcium and potassium which is all good news for the skin. Seawater is also a mild antiseptic and may encourage damaged skin to heal.

The Post Swim Feeling.

The fabled after swim high is a real thing, as the mix of exercise and cold-water exposure triggers a release of dopamine, the bodies feel good hormone. If you swim with a friend or in a group, the chance to share and compare your experience with like-minded people intensifies the experience.

Newquay is home to several cold water swimming groups and spoilt for choice with several beautiful cold water dip spots.

 

As winter approaches the temperatures will begin to drop allowing the perfect time to try this ever-growing activity for yourself. If you would like to book a Winter  Stay here in Newquay be sure to check out our WINTER WARMER OFFER. For more details please visit the link below:

 

WINTER WARMER OFFER

 

Disclaimer: Always partake with a friend or group and only if you feel comfortable in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatles Iconic stay at The Atlantic Hotel

 

1967 – Magical Mystery Tour Beatles Stay

The Atlantic Hotel is extremly proud of its glorious history, and none more so than when the hotel played host to the world’s most famous band ‘The Beatle’s for 3 nights during the filming of The Magical Mystery Tour, in September 1967.

Their stay was part of the iconic Magical Mystery Tour movie, based on a tour around Britain, and brought with it hysteria to the streets of Newquay as Liverpool’s most famous sons arrived to hoards of adoring fans.

It was September 1967, and a few months earlier The Beatles had released their iconic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, considered by many to be the greatest of all time.

The hotel was mobbed by thousands of fans as the band made their way to the main building for meals. The Atlantic was hit by “Beatlemania” with thousands of fans desperate for a glimpse of their idols.

The tour is believed to have been Paul McCartney’s idea. Driven by a desire for The Beatles to shoot their own television spectacular, he accredited its style to home movies he had been making.

A very lucky few holidaymakers and locals even got a chance to star in the movie, with several locations in and around the hotel featuring in the movie.

In The Complete Beatles Chronicle, author Mark Lewisohn noted that the band originally intended to stop in Newquay for only one night. He wrote: “After considerable private discussion, in which they weighed up the merits of either moving on to a new hotel each day or staying put in one location and using it as a base, they opted for the latter alternative and decided to remain at the Atlantic for three nights: Tuesday to Thursday.”

In the wake of their iconic stay, magical stories from locals began to surface. Speaking in 2002, Doris Freeth, who danced with Paul McCartney in the Atlantic Hotel ballroom, said that it had all been like a dream – even though he was not the best dancer in the world. Chris Parkin said that he sneaked into the hotel with a friend by pretending to be a waiter. They met Paul and Ringo in the hotel cocktail bar, and Chris ended up playing billiards with Ringo for much of the evening.

Today guests to The Atlantic Hotel can retrace the famous fours steps and iconic locations they visited including the pool that was used for the above shot, the front garden where Paul Mccartney spent time engaging with fans, the Huers Hut, and the iconic back garden steps where the now-famous group shot was taken.

Are you or someone you know a huge Beatles fan? Why not book yourself a stay and retrace the footsteps of the world’s most famous band. Call the hotel today on 01637 872244 or email info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk.

The 5 best things about an Autumn stay in Newquay

Newquay comes alive in summer, the town is vibrant, the warm Cornish sun shines all day long, and summer memories are made. But rarely is Autumn in Newquay spoken about.

Isolated beaches, quiet surf, brisk coastal walks, magical pink sky sunsets and so much more to calm the soul. Newquay in Autumn is a time of magic, and here we’re going to run through the best 5 things about an Autumn stay in Newquay.

 

1. Isolated beautiful beaches

 

When the large summer crowds begin to leave, the pace of life in Newquay returns to a slow and calm stroll. Autumn in Newquay is the favourite time of the year for many locals and visitors, as many of the beautiful attractions of Newquay become quiet and calm. Our beaches transform from the buzzing hub of activity they were in Summer, to quiet, serene, isolated spots of beauty.

If your an early riser it’s not uncommon to perhaps even find yourself with a sunrise all to yourself, and perhaps a few of the local surfers in the ocean catching waves as that first bit of Autumn sun catches their boards. If early mornings are not for you, wrap up warm and find a quiet spot in front of the waves as one of our magical Autumn sunsets begins to paint its masterpiece across the sky. Walking, sunset catching, or surfing, the quiet serenity of Newquay’s beaches in Autumn is a home for it all.

 

2. Magical Surf

 

 

Newquay is the home of the UK surf scene, there is no doubt about it. Located on the north coast, it is the epicentre of Cornwall’s surf culture, and in the summer months, thousands upon thousands of people flood to catch waves and take in the culture. The legendary Fistral Beach is a surfing mecca, and when joined with the countless other amazing local beaches to surf available, it’s no wonder Newquay lives for surf. Conditions in summer can be great but the busy sea makes finding that relaxation and perfect wave a challenge.

Come September when the crowds begin to leave, the sea becomes alive with locals catching beautiful waves in much quieter conditions. For anyone wanting to learn lessons are still available locally during this period and with the ocean being much quieter you will be able to try your hand at the local’s favourite pass time with time and space on your side. For those who prefer to watch rather than partake, if the conditions and swell align you may be lucky enough to see Newquay’s infamous Cribbar break. A monstrous wave is tackled by brave locals as spectators gather on the headland. One thing is for certain, surfing in Autumn has everything a professional or beginner could ever dream of.

 

3. Dramatic Coastal Walks

 

 

Newquay is a walkers paradise. Rugged cliffs, stunning coastlines and dream-like views all combine to make some of the UK’s most beautiful walking experiences. Autumn in Newquay is a cocktail of weather all stirred together, ensuring no two walks are the same. Perhaps you will be blessed with a brisk Cornish morning sunrise as you take to the coastal paths, marvelling at the crystal clear water below.

Or maybe you will witness one of our infamous storms. Wrap up warm as you walk and find a safe spot to watch the powerful waves crash into the rugged rocks below. Local wildlife comes alive and can be seen everywhere making a truly magical experience. From the headland path, Bedruthan Steps, Mawgan Porth and Crantock, there is a walk for everyone. Be sure to bring a camera and snap some photos of this lush and vibrant landscape.

 

4. Sunsets of your dreams

 

There’s no sunset like a Cornish sunset. Believe us when we tell you that Autumn is home to some of the most moving, and beautiful sunsets you will ever experience in your life. The warm orange glow of summer changes into magical pinks and purples. The sky is painted with colours that photographs will never do justice to, and to sit in front of one is a genuine experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Grab a blanket and those you love, find yourself a quiet spot and marvel as mother nature weaves her magic. Some of the best spots to enjoy an Autumn sunset in Newquay include Fistral Beach, Porth Island, Crantock Beach, and Watergate Bay.

 

5.  Local Seasonal Attractions

 

Autumn in Newquay is home to some truly magical special events for locals and visitors alike. In October the Eden Project opens its glittering Ice Rink in the run-up to the Christmas period. Surrounded by magical Biomes and hundreds of lights, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. For Halloween, there is the iconic Masked Ball, or even try a silent disco on Fistral Beach surrounded by ghouls and ghosts!

Bonfire Night in Newquay is a spectacular affair with hundreds of people gathering by Newquay Harbour to enjoy a firework display full of treats and surprises. With countless activities running throughout the Autumn period in Newquay you are sure to find something to suit you.

 

 

If you would like to visit Newquay this Autumn and experience all of the magic above then why not call the hotel today to find out our fantastic Autumn rates.

For more information call our friendly reservations team on 01637 872244 or email info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk

 

summer schedule at the atlantic hotel

What’s On at the Atlantic Hotel

summer schedule at the atlantic hotel

Guests and non-residents alike are welcome to join us for Gin o’clock in our champagne bar or terrace and yoga classes on a Tuesday evening and Friday morning.

See more below and contact our friendly reception team to reserve (walk-ins are also encouraged for drinks).

01637872244 or info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk

Gin o’clock – 2 cocktails for £12 5-7pm daily. See the full menu here.

Tuesday night:

5.30 – 6.30pm – Intermediate Vinyasa flow with Leela Yoga

Friday morning: 

9.45am – 10.45am Beginner Vinyasa flow with Leela Yoga

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10 Reasons to book a staycation in Cornwall this Summer

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The Summer Holidays are here.

Here are 10 reasons why a Staycation in Cornwall is the best choice this Summer…

1: Beaches

Cornwall has over 400 beaches, with 14 beaches in Newquay alone.

Stunning golden sands, crystal clear blue seas, with comparisons of California or the Caribbean, and World-class surf breaks, Cornwall’s beaches rival destinations overseas.

With many beaches patrolled by the RNLI, Cornwall offers a safe environment to enjoy a swim, try out the fantastic watersports on offer, or take a boat trip.

Simple pleasures, such as buying fishing nets, buckets and spades from the local shops, enjoying a picnic (our luxury hampers are nice!) and watching the sunset will make memories forever.

           

 2: Cuisine

Cornwall is England’s Cuisine Capital, with its fresh produce shipped all over the world.

Home to World famous restaurants and celebrity chefs, Cornwall has 1000’s of restaurants, cafes and deli’s to enjoy.

Nothing beats a piping hot Traditional Cornish Pasty overlooking the sea, and of course, England’s favourite Fish and Chips tastes all the better when the fish is freshly caught and enjoyed on the beach. Afternoon Teas have raged into fashion, with Cornish Clotted Cream, and Jam playing it’s the famous role (always Jam first!!)

Locally caught seafood from Newquay Harbour offers delicious fresh Lobster, Crab, Oysters and Mussels, to name just a few- you don’t have to travel abroad to try something new!

Cornwall is also home to many fine wineries and breweries- Skinners, and St Austell Brewery are producing first-class ales and beers, while wineries such as Camel Valley are winning International awards for their wines.

 

3: Travel

Hands down a tank of fuel is cheaper than flights for the family, and with children having to pay for a seat from the age of 2 on most airlines, suddenly many families become priced out when looking at travelling abroad. With rail options, and Cornwall Airport’s range of domestic flights at affordable rates from Manchester, Edinborough, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Dublin, you can be in Cornwall within an hour.

Listening to “Are we there yet” from the backseat, packing snacks, arguing with the sat nav, and finally arriving right outside your hotel form part of the holiday and family memories.

                                                                                               

 4: Places to visit

With so many places to visit during your stay, the only thing to do is research and prioritise, the World famous Eden Project is an absolute must for first time visitors.

There are also 100’s of theme parks and family friendly days out ensure that little ones are catered for rain or shine, with discounted entry booklets available in our hotel, the hard part will be deciding where to visit.

Tate St Ives, The Minack Theatre, Land’s End, and Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro offer stunning exhibitions and live performances for a family friendly arts and culture fix.

5: Events

Cornwall has a packed programme of events planned this Summer, from music festivals to food and sailing.

Why not team up your summer holiday with Boardmasters Festival in August (check out our photo below by Tim Borrow!) with Headliners Florence and the Machines, The Foals and Wu Tang Clan. At Fistral beach, live surfing, skateboarding and surf village packed with stalls (look out for our Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar stall!) and bars just a short stroll away from our hotel, this event is for all the family and is not to be missed.  Day tickets are available, so that you can enjoy all the music and events and be home to your luxury sea view room within 15 minutes.

For the foodies there are weekly Farmers Markets all over Cornwall and various famous food festivals, including the famous Rock Oyster Festival in July, and Newlyn Fish Festival in August.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week is one of Britain’s Premier Sailing Events, with spectacular firework displays, gig racing, live music, and an appearance from the red arrows.

 6: Watersports

How would you like a coasteering lesson? Surf lesson? Stand up paddleboarding? Kayaking? Kayak fishing? White Water Rafting? Jet-skiing? The list is endless, and all available in Cornwall, just steps away from our hotel. Surfing remains one of the most popular activities in the area and the Cornish surf scene is thriving. Here in Newquay, Escape Surf School are our go-to for both large group and one on one surf lessons from professional surfers and instructors and top of the range facilities.

7: Accessible for all

Travelling in your own vehicle can be the easiest, and least stressful way for families with members who have disabilities. Being able to travel with everything they need, parking outside the entrance to their accommodation, and avoiding long waits, queues, and vast airports can be worth so much.

With full disabled access and our facilities on the ground floor, the Atlantic Hotel can accommodate any guest’s requests and are happy to make any arrangements necessary in the interest of our customer’s comfort.

Our chefs and waiting staff are allergen trained and can adapt our extensive menu accordingly, we are dog-friendly, with allocated rooms for dogs, and we allow guide dogs in all areas of the hotel.

 8: Cost

The cost of staycation can be far cheaper than a holiday abroad, without the costs of flights per person, airport parking, etc, booking a break on your doorstep is often much cheaper for families. With the Sterling at now 1.15 vs the Euro*, gone are the days when you would make double on your cash exchange. By holidaying in the UK you are actively helping the British Economy and supporting the British Tourism industry.

 9: Wildlife

Cornwall is rich with natural wildlife, and offers a wonderful opportunity to educate, and enjoy nature with your children.

Go Dolphin spotting on a boat trip from Newquay’s Harbour, just minutes away from our hotel, and take snaps of sea birds, sun fish and hope to see pods of dolphins jumping in and out the water.

Rockpooling is fun for all ages with crabs, shrimps, starfish, and lots of species of little fish to catch.

Cornish Seagulls often a little too friendly (hold onto your Patsy with a firm grip!) are an iconic image of Cornwall, and waking to the gulls calling in the mornings will stay with you long after your holiday is over.

 10: Accommodation

 Voted “Modern Luxury Hotel of the Year 2016” the Atlantic Hotel offers 4 star luxury, with first-class facilities.

As soon as you arrive at our private headland the panoramic ocean views will leave you stunned, everywhere you turn, you can see the sea, and our Art Deco theme, with black and white marble flooring, sweeping staircases, and twinkling chandeliers rival any luxury accommodation World wide.

With a friendly welcome from our reception team, who will personally give you a tour and take you to your sea view room, the Atlantic Hotel is family-friendly without compromise, with children’s menus, leisure facilities and friendly staff on hand to help, this is the perfect break for all the family.

Our rooms sell out each and every Summer so book early to avoid disappointment. Give our friendly reservation team a call today and discuss your luxury staycation needs.

01637 872244

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Sandy paws welcome – we’re dog-friendly at the Atlantic Hotel

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Cornwall and Newquay are a doggie paradise, and with several long, sandy beaches that are dog-friendly year-round right on our doorstep, it hardly seems fair to leave your four-legged friend at home. Great news, when you’re staying at the Atlantic, there’s no need to; dogs, and their well-behaved owners are always welcome.

To make Fido feel at home, we’ve got pet beds and bowls for your room, so you don’t have to pack them, and we’ll have a special doggie goody bag waiting for him when you check-in.

Dogs are welcome throughout the hotel, except Silks Bistro and the breakfast room. (You can always bring Fido with you and dine on the breakfast terrace if he doesn’t like to be left alone – just let us know). And we’ve got extra beds, bowls and treats in Cafe Atlantica, so your pooch can relax whilst you catch up on the papers with a freshly brewed coffee or a crisp, refreshing beer.

With plenty of holes to be dug, beaches to explore and ocean to romp in, plus a comfy bed for when he’s finally exhausted himself, we bet Fido can’t wait to stay with us at the Atlantic Hotel.

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Contact our friendly team for more info on 01637872244 or info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk

World Jetski Championships 2018

Must-do May, Newquay & Nearby

World Jetski Championships 2018

Check out the Atlantic Hotel’s pick of events not to miss this May in Newquay and nearby.

As the sun makes a much welcomed appearance, the surf picks up and the evenings stay lighter for longer, Newquay and nearby comes alive with events, here are our favourites………

 

May Day (Obby Oss Day) Padstow, 1st May

The Padstow Obby Oss is known to be the oldest dance festival in the country and is said to be traced back to the early 1800s, some 30,000 people descend on the world famous fishing port Padstow for the celebration, and the beautiful little town is decorated with flags and flowers.

The Osses are released at 8am, and dance through the pretty streets of Padstow until sunset with revellers following and dancing in their wake.

Expect an unbelievable party atmosphere and packed streets.

may day, Padstow

 

Pie & Ale Festival at Smugglers Den, 3rd May- 5th May (May Bank Holiday)

Thousands descend on a picturesque thatched roofed pub, gardens and marquee pub set in the countryside just outside of Newquay. The famous Pie and Ale Festival boasts live music from 12pm until the early hours throughout the Bank Holiday weekend plus a huge range of special edition ales, ciders, and delicious homemade pies to try.

During the day this event is very family friendly, with a children’s play area, by night, things get a little raucous! Wild dancing, drinking and merriment to be had.

Smugglers Den Pie & Ale Festival 2018

Freeride World Jetski Championships, Fistral Beach, Newquay 11th-13th May

Fistral Beach will become alive to the sound of revving jetskis. The Freeride Jetski event will pit the top 10 riders from France in a dramatic shoot-out between two of the world’s top teams. Also featured in the 3 day event will be a round of the UK Championship tour, with points towards the 2018 UK crown up for grabs!

This year the UK Freeride is coming home bigger and better. Hitting its 5th year the event is well established within Newquay and brings in over 60 competitors from all over the world, all fighting for World Freeride Champion status and prize money for the top three riders of the weekend.

World Jetski Championships 2018

 

Newquay Art 8, various venues throughout Newquay 18th May-20th May

Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival – includes events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature at fantastic local venues throughout Newquay Town. This cool, Arts and Culture Festival set in the UK’s answer to California is not to be missed whatever your age.

ART8 Newquay Arts & Culture Festival 2018

 

 

Cocktail Brunch Club, Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar, The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay Sunday 27th May From 11am-1.30pm

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The last Sunday of every month sees a very special Cocktail Brunch Club in AA Rosette awarded Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar at the Atlantic Hotel.

Live music from an eclectic mix of talented musicians, a delicious Brunch Club Menu using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expertly mixed cocktails, and don’t forget- it’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday on 27th– so you can carry on your party with no dread of work on Monday.

If you are looking for luxury, sea view accommodation in Newquay this May, check out our special offers here….. https://atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk/offers/

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How to enjoy Cornwall without leaving your hotel room

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Although we are enjoying a noticeably balmy autumn, we all know what’s in store……

Winter is coming.

Cornish Winters are stunning. Find out how to enjoy a Cornish coastal break from the warmth and splendour of the luxury 4 star Atlantic Hotel.

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Our Celebrity Guest- Austin Armacost

We welcomed Celebrity Big Brother runner up and ALLSTAR Austin Armacost on our VIP Spa Package this month.

Read our exclusive interview on his first impression of Cornwall, his thoughts on our Hotel, and his 2017 plans……

Austin, We hear this has been your first visit to Cornwall, what do you think?

I found it beautiful even though it was a bit of a foggy day. The fresh sea air blew through the windows and rejuvenated me every couple of minutes. Listening to the sea gulls outside the window also just added to the coastal ambiance. The people were also extremely friendly, inviting, and entertaining. 

You certainly deserve a VIP Spa break after such a busy start to the year- what made you choose the Atlantic Hotel?

First and foremost was the price. I am always nervous about finding a “package deal” that seems to have everything you need with an incredible price. However, the Atlantic went above and beyond in all aspects (food, treatment, facilities) and I thought what a wonderful weekend getaway. The Atlantic is much more than just a hotel & spa… You can truly spend the entire day on the property with so many amenities at your fingertips.

As part of your Spa package, you enjoyed lunch in our AA Rosette Restaurant, Silks- what did you order?

We started with the oysters and followed with the belly pork and sea bass pasta. Everything was hot, tasty, and done with it’s own twist. The champagne and wine selection was impressive. The dining room itself also offered a view everywhere you turned and so much natural light. I enjoyed several cocktails throughout the day sitting in different parts of the dining room / bar area. 

We hope our Spa treatment left you relaxed and refreshed, what was the best bit?

I had a full body massage and enjoyed every second and every inch of it. She was calming and relaxing herself and that helped me to relax. Also getting a massage while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is something I had never done, PRICELESS! Then taking a dip into to the pool and jacuzzi truly helped me get into a “zen zone.” 

Any exciting plans for the year ahead we should know about?

Unfortunately in my business (television) we aren’t always aloud to discuss upcoming projects but you will be seeing me on television again soon. I also am singing with a new film agent in London so may be on the big screen here in the UK sooner than later. In my personal life, my partner and I are headed to America in a few days for him to meet my family for the first time. 

*Big thanks to the entire staff as it was lovely from check in to check out, well done team Atlantic!

Our VIP Spa Break is available until 7th April 2017