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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
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The Keep
Ranked #6 of 104 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just loved our stay at this lovely personal and very well kept B & B. Everything from the service received from Mike and Carol, the owners, to the location made us feel very lucky to have managed to secure a booking due to a last minute cancellation. We were treated to delicious breakfasts every day and great recommendations from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Keep last weekend and it was wonderful. Great location and Carol and Mike couldn't have been nicer or better hosts both before we got there or during our stay. The rooms are spotless and quirky. We got engaged while we were there and they even gave us a card and chocolates to celebrate. In my opinion it's... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3rd time returning to this amazing B&B. High quality accommodation with attention to detail that is second to none. The breakfast is amazing, the only difficulty is what to choose as it's all so good and locally sourced. The location is perfect for the stunning beaches, town and galleries with the finest restaurants on your doorstep! This accompanied by the... More

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London
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We spent a few days with Carol and Mike in June and they couldn't have been more welcoming. The breakfast was delicious and the location was perfect for exploring beautiful St Ives. Highly recommended.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Very comfortable, modern, clean and ideally located for beaches, shops and the harbour. Mike and Carol are friendly, professional and unobtrusive and were always very quick to respond to our emails and texts, which was very helpful and reassuring. We felt very much at home in the mermaid room. Great great value and we would definitely recommend. We plan to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There's a host of glowing reviews for The Keep and in my opinion they are all on the money. Mike and Carol have obviously put a lot of work into making The Keep a five-star brand that can hold its own beside boutique hotels. While it only has two bedrooms The Keep, which at first glance seems tiny, opens up... More

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a couple of days with Mike and Carol . A bolt hole of tranquility In the center of town but so quiet . Shame about the parking but this is a small price to pay . The warm welcome and the quality of the rooms are first class . Nothing is too much trouble .We will return to... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Thank you so much to Carol and Mike for our delightful stay at your beautiful B&B in St Ives. We arrived to a very warm welcome and a beautiful room. We slept extremely well as the bed was so comfortable and breakfast was just so delicious. We had a fantastic day and can't commend Carol and Mike and a stay... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Returned to The Keep this May and had another fantastic stay. Great location, lovely room and Carol and Mike are perfect hosts. The breakfast is delicious and Carol and Mike go to great lengths to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend a stay here.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed for two nights in this lovely little place. Carol and Mike were perfect hosts, even when a family emergency had to cut our trip short. Rooms are modern and well maintained. Felt like we had been welcomed in to a friends home rather than guests in a bed and breakfast. Will definitely visit again and recommend highly to anyone.

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Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Keep 4*
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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall

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Unique position in the heart of St Ives, a stone's throw from the fabulous beaches, The Tate, and the town itself. THE KEEP B&B, a recently-converted Sail Loft and Pilchard factory, lies off a quaint cobbled lane in Downalong. With no passing traffic, THE KEEP offers just two bedrooms, and combines a rare sense of peace and quiet inside, with the the buzz and hum of St Ives a level stroll away. Oriental rugs and furniture blend well with modern facilities, including spacious en suite drench showers, flat screen TVs, free high-speed WiFi, underfloor heating and KS Lombok beds. Enjoy a delicious Locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the 16th Century house's central, now glass topped, courtyard. ... more   less 
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