Beautifully decorated and newly renovated Smarties offers you a more personable and comfortable stay than your average surf lodge.
Ideally located, we are a short walk from Fistral beach, nightlife, restaurants and shops.
Sleeping 18-20 comfortably. In a selection of double, triple and bunk rooms, mostly en-suite.
You'll find the friendly, easy going chilled out vibe, created by Jackie ideal, whether you're visiting for, surfing lessons, a romantic weekend away, stag or hen party or a surf trip.
Each room is well equipped with everything from LCD TV’s and wireless internet access to clean towels, hairdryers and two pillows to each bed.
There are tea and coffee making facilities in all the rooms and we offer full English breakfast at an additional charge which you can order on day of arrival if required. Perfect before a days surfing in the Newquay swell or after a heavy night out!
The Sandbar is our communal area downstairs. It has it’s own stereo and sofa and is a popular gathering point for party games, pre going out drinks and as a chill out area at the end of a day. It’s also used as our breakfast room.
All Smarties guests get some homemade cake and a cold beer on arrival. Perfect to unwind after your long journey and start your holiday.
Interaction with Guests
There is a place to store your surfboards & hang your wetsuit out to dry.
There is no curfew, so you can come & go as you please.
A security deposit of £30 cash, per guest will be taken on arrival.
Jackie lives on the premises too, so is always on hand if you need anything or just want to know the best surf spots or watering holes to go to!!!
Jackie was a great host very welcoming, flexible and good fun. Surf lodge is much nicer than most in Newquay... would definitely recommend.
Shower water was brown when she turned it on. Shower didn't work properly, you had to step out of the shower whilst it was still on to turn it off at the main switch - this meant the small bathroom was always soaking wet.
Bedroom damp which meant clothes were wet and smelt.
You couldn't hear the TV when it was on full blast.
No cake and beer on arrival.
Mattresses and pillows were filthy underneath - yellow/brown in colour. Jackie claimed she didn't know about this which worried me further...does she not change the sheets?!
Required to give her £20 each on arrival as bond money - we were not told about this before hand.
We told Jackie some of these comments and she appeared surprised but apologised however did not offer us any money back.
I Love running Smarties Surf Lodge, meeting all sorts of interesting people. I have travelled the world extensively, been a Personal Trainer & i have also travelled on the World Surfing Circuit for many years. So i have a lot funny stories to tell.
Live life to the full & have as much fun as you can whilst doing it!!