How to enjoy Cornwall without leaving your hotel room

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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A Spa Day with Friends- Our competition winners’ story.

We recently ran a competition via the Atlantic Hotel’s social media to find four friends to enjoy a luxury spa day at our Ocean View Treatment Room, and become the face of our spa.

We wanted to capture images of real friends enjoying our exclusive facilities, bespoke treatments and award winning food and drink.

 The response was phenomenal! Our competition really seemed to strike a chord on social media, with 100s of entries from women nominating themselves and their friends.

Stories of joy, heartbreak, overcoming all odds, women celebrating their size, 4 generations of families wanting to spend a day together, and much more were shared with us, and above all, our entrants recognising that they deserve some time!

Choosing our winners was such a hard task! After laughing, crying, and feeling inspired by so many stories, we finally chose 4 friends………

Meet Carol, Natalie, Sophia and Emma.

We loved the fact that they have been friends for over 20 years and had been trying to organize a spa day, being busy mums taking some time out to enjoy some time together as friends was really important to them.

We were proud to announce them “The Face of our Spa” and invited them to enjoy a special spa day and photo shoot by nationally acclaimed photographer Mike Searle.

Four very excited ladies were shown to our exclusive spa, and welcome Atlantic themed cocktails were ordered, spa introduction forms were filled in, and after changing into their fluffy robes, our photographer got some shots of the ladies by the pool and in the hot tub looking out to sea. Lots of giggles, and selfies were taken and we left the girls to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and relaxing spa facilities, including our heated pool, sauna and steam room.

 

Our Therapist Patsy Bevan performed her signature “Soothe your Mind Body and Soul” back treatments using the relaxing combination oils of Lavender and Chamomile from The Cornish Trevarno Organic Skin Care.

The treatments allowed the ladies to spend time nourishing themselves free from their busy lives and children.

One of our ladies decided to have her nails painted using Zoya Nail Varnish that is also free from all formeldhahyde and harsh chemicals.

With an amazing view, Our Ocean View Treatment Room is pure luxury not to be missed!!

Our ladies opted to stay in their fluffy robes for lunch, which was served in our sea view Café Atlantica, main meals from our extensive specially created spa menu were ordered, with a few more extra cocktails for good measure. Well, you don’t win a luxury spa day every day so celebrations were in order!

Our lovely ladies really did represent our spa beautifully, with images showing friendship and fun that models just cannot match!

Carol said “Thank you & The Atlantic hotel for our amazing day and the opportunity.

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend the hotel and staff.

Beautiful memories made in a beautiful location”.

Ocean View Spa Days start from only £52pp* including a welcome drink, use of fluffy robes and slippers, a stunning 30-minute treatment, full spa use, and a stunning lunch and drink. Our luxurious, exclusive spa offers a wonderfully relaxing day to remember forever. https://atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk/specials/5180/ or call 01637 872244 and book your spa day.

Our Top Three Tips for a Memorable Coastal Wedding

We know how important your big day is and we also know that everybody wants their wedding to be unique. So when it comes to pulling off the celebrations, here are some of our top tips for adding a personalised touch to make your perfect, memorable coastal wedding.

Don’t have an ordinary guest book

Anyone that gets to wander along the coast frequently knows that there’s a whole host of beachy pebbles that come in all shapes and sizes. Why not try taking some of your favourites and placing them on tables with metallic pens for your guests to write on, instead of a traditional guest book. That way you can display them somewhere in your house and enjoy memories of your wedding day, as well as having a token from a nice romantic pebble picking walk for two along the shore. Plus, carefully placed amongst flowers, candles or lights, your guest book stones can act as your coastal table centrepieces.

Spoil your guests, whatever the weather

When you’re planning a wedding somewhere as spectacular as Cornwall, you’re always hoping that the weather will be beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Even if it rains, when you’re getting married somewhere surrounded by beaches and fantastic views, it seems a shame for your guests to miss out. Why not arrange to have some pairs of wellies and umbrellas available to your guests in case they want to get some fresh air and take in the stunning scenery. Additionally, you can put some disposable cameras on the tables and encourage guests to snap some shots while out enjoying the views, giving you some spontaneous photos of guests amid a stunning backdrop.

Make your own wedding rings

Cornwall prides itself on its arts and craft culture which has become more established as the years go on. Whether you live in Cornwall or you’re making the trip to get married here, you can make your wedding more memorable by making your own wedding rings. It’s not only likely to be a talking point amongst guests on the day, but it adds a very personal touch to your marriage knowing you’re wearing a one of a kind piece designed and made by your partner. There’s a choice of places that offer you the opportunity to make your own wedding rings in Cornwall, so why not have a fun experience together ahead of the big day to release any stress from months of wedding planning.

Find out about weddings at the Atlantic Hotel here.

Images by Paul Keppel Photography.

How to find your perfect wedding venue

Picture your wedding day, how does it look? How do you feel? What is your theme? What will you be enjoying for your wedding breakfast?

Your wedding venue in Cornwall is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. We’ve put our heads together to give five questions you should be asking every potential venue for once you’ve said those magic words!

Is it the right size for me?

Size matters when it comes to your wedding, it’s important to make sure your venue can comfortably accommodate your guests. Here at the Atlantic, we have a variety of licensed wedding spaces, from an intimate get-together in the sea view gazebo to a grand dinner in the ballroom for 500 people, there is something for everyone.

Are there packages or can I choose?

Although many venues put together packages to help guide you when planning your wedding in Cornwall, the best venues will let you tailor make parts and even create a bespoke wedding if required. We understand that not everyone wants the same wedding so you can choose your arrival drink, canapés, how you make your entrance, when you make your entrance. Some couples choose to have a sit down lunch, others a black tie dinner and perhaps even an informal BBQ, it really is all about you at the end of the day.

Inside or outside?

Choosing an inside or outside ‘I do’ is a big decision when it comes to Cornish weddings. Join in matrimony under a sea view gazebo before walking into an event full of celebration and champagne!

Will you have any other weddings on the day?

On your special day you want to be the centre of attention (and the only one wearing white for sure). Being the exclusive wedding on that day is really important to us here at the Atlantic. This has to be the most important day of your life and the only person you should be sharing it with is your partner!

Is there an on-site wedding planner?

A dedicated point of contact for all of your questions leading up to the big day is absolutely priceless. We believe in one person, all the time – you have utter exclusivity and our full attention. From last minute niggles, menu changes, questions about the running order and even that last minute email when you decide the night before that you want to do a wedding speech yourself! A calm, confident, collected wedding co-ordinator is worth her weight in gold. Find out more about ours here

There are an infinite amount of questions you can ask about a wedding venue, and at The Atlantic Hotel we love to answer every single one of them. It’s only right that you choose the venue that’s right for you, and make sure you take a look around for yourselves to see if you’ve found your “wow” wedding venue.

Contact us today to book a private show around.

Three ways to enjoy the sea this summer

Ah, the sea…

There’s really nothing quite like a summertime exploration of the planet’s biggest playground. Here’s our guide to how best embrace this living landscape on a luxury summer holiday in Cornwall.

 

Surf’s SUP!

Whether you’re a seasoned boarder or are taking your first tentative steps in a wetsuit, Fistral Beach is a perfect space to let loose and have fun – especially as it’s mere footsteps from our hotel!

The simple pleasure of stand up paddle-boarding combined with the friendly tuition at Newquay Watersports Centre means that anyone can quickly learn to glide across the ocean in style.

 

Coasteering

Our warm, luxurious beds may be hard to leave in the morning, but the thrill of exploring smuggler’s caves, experiencing natural water currents and witnessing marine life in its natural habitat is definitely worth the temperature drop.

Whether you’re a family on your summer break, a couple on a romantic getaway or adventurers enjoying a sophisticated stay by the sea, the coast has hidden treasures waiting just for you. Find out more.

 

Paddle, paddle

If the thought of slipping into a wetsuit isn’t your idea of fun, the simple pleasure of a hand-in-hand paddle after a coastal walk is absolute heaven.

The sea foam swirling around your toes is a simple pleasure as you bask in the sun and walk along the sand.

 

Many of our guests embrace the Atlantic Ocean as much as they do The Atlantic Hotel, and with a sea view from every room, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Call 01637 872244 to book your stay today.