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The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BP, England
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Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel
Ranked #16 of 25 hotels in St Ives
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelled with a coach party and stayed for a week during August. The room was sea facing with twin beds. Although it could do with redecorating, the sheets and towels were clean and fresh. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was acceptable but not exceptional, service was quick and efficient. It is a large hotel with a dining room... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a week in July, although Hotel is a bit dated, it is spotless, staff are lovely and food was excellent. Walking distance from St Ives town which is lovely. We were half board and had a great choice of 3 course dinner in the evening and breakfast was to order. We were at the back of the... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

The views that we have from the hotel overlooking the bay are stunning whatever the season. The hotel is in a great location. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and I will pass on your comments to the staff. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from the Bay from positively the best holiday ever with the most lovely of hotel experiences in a clean and comfy room that overlooked one of my favourite beaches. What a room! Like others, our first impressions of the hotel were disappointing. The hotel looked dated and the toilet area is in much need of modernisation,... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would like to return in the future. By doing this you will be able to see the changes that will be taking place in the public areas later this year and into the beginning on 2015, along with more rooms being refurbished. The staff try their... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a scary start to this Shearings holiday (when we were left standing at the pick-up point on our own for about half an hour awaiting a local taxi), we eventually arrived that night at the hotel to find a disappointing first impression. Weeds needed clearing along the front of the hotel and the decor was very dated, and -... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments regarding the staff I will pass them on. With reference to refurbishment work being carried out within the hotel, a number of rooms have been upgraded each year and more will be done again this January. October sees the start of the public area work being carried out. More

Nantwich
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had booked a standard room for the one night at this establishment. Upon arrival we found few places to park the vehicle. Having raised queries with the reception I was informed that parking was limited. Nonetheless the receptionist kindly showed us to an available parking space. Once we had arrived at the front desk I was... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

We cater for a wide range of ages. The hotel is undergoing refurbishment and having 85 rooms means that it takes time to complete all of them. The front of house areas are planned for October this year and the dining room being refurbished January 2015 together with more bedrooms to add to those already done, a total of 50... More

Largs, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for a week with a coach tour.so we did have reservations about the hotel as some reviews were not very good. However we found it to be very clean and comfortable throughout and although we did not have a sea view the bedroom was fine and had tea and coffee making facilities which was... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay .I will pass on your comments to all the staff. St Ives is a beautiful place to have a holiday whatever the season. More

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just come back from 3 day short break. We went independently so were not reliant on any body for transport. Firstly the room we had was quite good, room 105. We had prebooked sea view room and it cost us approx another £42.00 plus £10 to ensure room we got was one requested. It was also £5.oo per day to... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Its good to hear that you enjoyed room 105, the views from there are stunning. I am surprised to hear about your issue with the salad as the chef is renowned for the salads. The hotel does have WIFI in the lounge area and reception. The hotel caters for a wide range of customers and many are returning guests. The... More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hotel is situated in a great location we went the half board option full English breakfast was the better meal as me and my friend had the steak and kidney pie signature dish that was a steamed pudding with only gravy inside was a joke absolutely discusting so we ate out the next day and we're glad we did,... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel is old Victorian buildings so as you can appreciate all rooms are different. Some have baths, some have showers and some have both. There has been and still is a refurbishment programme in place and a lot of work has been carried out over the past two/three years. Special requests can be made at the time of booking... More

Poole, Dorset
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Prime location and beautiful views. Unfortunately the hotel does not capitalise on it's prime position. The hotel staff are friendly and attentive but the common areas in this hotel are very dated and in need of complete refurbishment. We ate in the hotel on the first night and that was enough! There is not much I can say that would... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel has had some refurbishment work carried out over the past two years and more is planned for the end of this year. As you can appreciate these things take time. Many of our guests are returning and are happy with the food, service and hotel in general having read the comment cards for the week many praised the... More

folkestone
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We came here on a Shearings coach trip. The journey to St Ives from Folkestone, took 12.5 hours each way, with a 1.5 hour wait at the exchange point on the M1. The driver spent a large proportion of the time "selling" the trips out and giving us "useful" information en route about the motorways we were travelling on and... More

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gm123stives, General Manager at Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel is old Victorian buildings so to install air conditioning would be a mammoth task and spoil the hotel. The weather in England is not so to warrant this either. Of late St Ives has enjoyed some great weather. We have many returning customers who enjoy the food and service provided by the hotel and I think this speaks... More

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Address: The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Situated in an elevated position overlooking Porthminster Beach, this welcoming hotel commands stunning views across the bay. St Ives is renowned for its fantastic beaches, picturesque harbour and bustling streets full of interesting boutique shops. Bay St Ives Hotel is in a perfect location only a short walk to most holiday attractions. With open plan lounges to enjoy the views whilst listening to the evening’s entertainment, a break here is truly relaxing. A courtyard is open spring and summer for alfresco seating and you’ll be able to sample the wonderful light that has made St Ives such a mecca for painters and artists. For the more adventurous, St Ives makes a wonderful base for visiting many of Cornwall’s finest sights and attractions. ... more   less 
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