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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
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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
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Home from home comfort. Beautiful immaculate room, bed so very comfy, linen and towels of lovely quality, Mike and Carole are lovely genuine hosts offering exceptional breakfast. Excellent location, tucked away therefore very quite hence a fantastic nights sleep. Would have loved to have stayed longer but needed to move on as walking the SWCP.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Spent two nights at The Keep to attend Wedding in St.Ives. Gem of a place as a minute to Porthmeor Beach & 2 mins to the shops. Parked at Island car park. Carol & Mike perfect hosts, friendly yet discreet! Soooo tasteful & immaculate! Will come for longer next time. Thank you

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Umberleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Superb B and B, excellent location close to coast path,Tate and beach, friendly hosts, immaculate rooms tastefully decorated, comfortable bed and lovely breakfast. Couldn't be better. Hope to return soon!

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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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Perfectly situated in the heart of St Ives, a stone's throw from The Tate, the many superb sandy beaches, shops and restaurants, THE KEEP, a recently-converted former Pilchard Palace and Sail Loft, provides a peaceful hideaway despite its very central position. Two stylish bedrooms, both on the ground floor, offer simple luxury and excellent value for money. Each room has a spacious en suite shower, flat screen TV, underfloor heating and KS beds. A locally-sourced breakfast is served every morning in the part glass-covered atrium in what used to be a central courtyard. We have year-round availability; please contact us for further information. ... more   less 
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