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Carlyon Guest House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   18, The Terrace, St Ives, England
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Ranked #64 of 104 St Ives B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew_Fulluck Bath, United Kingdom
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really liked it here as soon as I saw the view. You can see all of St Ives from the bay window in room 1. It is clear that the new owners have turned the Carlyon around and it'll soon be expensive so enjoy it now

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly and welcoming guest house. I required a single-occupancy room for my 3 day business trip to the south west - the Carlyon was most accommodating, and not only perfectly located, but also extremely good value. My 3rd floor room faced towards Porthminster Beach, and the view was simply astonishing! My only slight criticism would be that the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Lovely Guest House which has recently been taken over by a charming young couple. The Guest house is within a 5 minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes from the town. The room was great, and recently refurbished. The linen was changed daily, as were all the essentials. Breakfast was second to none- You have whatever you wanted. Recommended... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Carlyon Guest House st Ives. What a great place,The room was beautiful very clean fresh and bright. The Sea views are second to none. Rob and Becky are great hosts nothing was to much trouble. Breakfast was lovely and different every day service just as good. Great location I can... More

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CarlyonGuestHouse, Manager at Carlyon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We're both thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in September! Kind Regards, Becky & Rob More

Saltash, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Let me start by saying we are a very tolerant couple from Cornwall, but to get ripped off (£85p/night) for a very poor service is despicable. Visitors to Cornwall, please find a better place to stay. We believe in good value and good service for tourists to our County, but this place offers neither! Don't believe the hype of other... More

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CarlyonGuestHouse, Manager at Carlyon Guest House, responded to this review

Unfortunately this is not an honest review of the guest house as it has just been taken over 4 weeks ago and the problems that are stated were from a room that so far in our management has not had a couple stay in it as this is a single room. We also believe this has been a single room... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Has a solo traveller i found it hard finding places who dont charge a supplement and dont chuck you in the back of beyond, thats why i would stay here again had a fantastic room overlooking the sea which made a change breakfast great couldent do enough for me cant wait to come back again rail station only a 5... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I read the reviews on this place prior to booking and had mixed thoughts however, are we glad we booked! There is a tiny bit of road noise, far outweighed by the sound of the Atlantic meeting the beach, just across the road. The views from the front facing rooms are comparable with the best 'rooms with a view' that... More

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CarlyonGuestHouse, Manager at Carlyon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, We would love to have you back with us again! Kind Regards William Anderson Smith Manager More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here over Dec/new year period, heard all about new years eve in St Ives, fantatic . Will the manager was very helpful and made the stay enjoyable and couldnt do enough for us, the breakfast was fantastic too, sorry we didnt get the nice ladys name who we chatted to. The view from our room 1A was fantastic, beach... More

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London Town
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went there as a family of four for 4 nights on Boxing day. The first impression was that our rooms were cramped. Not much room to move, not enough room for decent storage of clothes. The beds were comfortable enough but I found it hard to sleep because the noise travels. There is a serious broken gutter so if... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We liked how close it was to the station and that it was only a short walk down the hill to everything in the town. The manager William was very friendly and welcoming, breakfast was delicious, and he made us bacon sandwiches to take with us because we were leaving and didn't have time for a full breakfast was great!!... More

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Address: 18, The Terrace, St Ives, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlyon Guest House 3*
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Small friendly guesthouse in St Ives with most rooms having bay windows with stunning sea, beach and coastal views. We have single, double, twin and family rooms and they are all en-suite with TV, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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