Booking terms

Booking agreement and cancellation liability
We promise never to over book our accommodation; once your deposit has been paid we guarantee the room for you.

Cancellations will only be accepted in writing. All deposits are non-refundable. For cancellations within 28 days of arrival, if we are unable to re-let the room/s, a 75% charge of your total booking will apply.

Refunds cannot be made for rooms that are not occupied for the full period that has been booked.

We recommend that you purchase cancellation insurance from a reputable service provider as we do not provide cancellation insurance ourselves.

If, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to cancel your stay, we will refund your deposit in full and make every effort to find you alternative accommodation; however, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by you as a result.

If, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to cut short your stay, we will reimburse you in full for nights not taken and make every effort to find you alternative accommodation. We cannot be held responsible for any further costs incurred by you as a result.

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Discounted rates and special offers are subject to availability. Your room rate will be confirmed at the time of booking; we regret that we cannot change the rate or terms of your stay once a booking has been confirmed.


A deposit of 20% of the value of your holiday is required to confirm every booking. The deposit will be credited against your final account. Settlement of your account will be required on arrival. Accounts can be settled in cash or by MasterCard or Visa. We do not accept cheques on arrival without prior agreement.


VAT is included at the current rate but these prices are subject to change if VAT rises above 20%. The effective rate of VAT is determined by the rate at the time you make a payment to us. If VAT rises after you have made a deposit payment on your stay, the balance of your charge will be increased to reflect the increase in the rate of VAT, if that rate is above 20%.


On occasion, Watergate Bay Hotel hosts weddings and events that may result in some public areas being temporarily unavailable. In such circumstances we will always make every effort to provide alternative facilities; however, we cannot offer refunds in the event of any facilities or services being temporarily withdrawn.


Maintenance & improvements
As the hotel is open all year round, you may find that there is necessary maintenance, development or refurbishment work taking place during your visit. We will endeavour to keep any noise and inconvenience to a minimum.


Car parking
Free parking is provided for one car per room. Registration details will be taken at check in. All cars are parked at owners’ risk.

On your day of departure, you will be required to move your car from the hotel car park by 11.30am and use the public car park at your own cost.


Dogs are welcome at Watergate Bay Hotel in specified rooms with a maximum of two dogs per room, on the understanding that they are kept on a lead, are not a nuisance to other guests and that owners clean up after their dogs on the hotel grounds and the beach. Guests with dogs will be given a copy of our dog owner’s protocol on arrival. If you require a copy in advance, please contact us. Dog food is not provided.


Inclusive dinner, bed & breakfast terms
Guests staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis will be dining in the hotel’s restaurant; inclusive terms cannot be transferred to any other dining venue. We cannot offer discounts or refunds for meals not taken. Some menu items carry supplementary charges. Opening times vary according to time of year.


Food and drink
With the exception of baby foods, only food and drink that is purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.


Arrival and departure
Guests may arrive early and are welcome to use the hotel’s facilities, but check-in is not until 3pm. On your day of departure, please vacate your room by 11.30am. Departing guests are welcome to use the facilities on their day of departure.


Smoking is only permitted on The Living Space deck.


Any damage caused by any individual using the facilities of Watergate Bay Hotel will be charged to that individual in full.


All children will be booked onto the same accommodation terms as their parents.


Baby listening
A baby listening service is available; this service in no way allows parents to relinquish responsibility for their children. While using this service parents must monitor their children at all times. Watergate Bay Hotel cannot be held responsible for any failures of the baby listening equipment.


Kids’ Zone
Children’s supervised sessions are closed sessions when no one other than our fully qualified assistants are allowed access to our Kids’ Zone. This session must be booked daily as numbers are limited. Supervision is available for children between the ages of three and seven only.

Outside of closed sessions, our Kids’ Zone is open to all children when accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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