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Carlyon Guest House

18, The Terrace, St Ives, England
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Ranked #66 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner & I came for a 2 night stay just after easter in 2014. We were very pleased with our stay, room on the small side but very ample for what we needed. We had a double room on the front of the building, close to the road but a view to die for. We would wake up in... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed here based on the location. We are a well travelled young family & what I wanted was a comfy bed, hot shower & tea making facilities. We got all that & more. The breakfast was lovely, our room was clean & warm (with heaters on). When we came back after a day out to find our beds all... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I got there at 2pm had to wait untill 4pm to get in im a 66 year old lady with arthritis it did not say 4pm had to dragg my case around. when i got in i was ask to pay there and then i got to the room and it was so bad iv seen better in a charety... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our bed & breakfast. We do take on board all feedback as it’s very important to our business. However, we do feel we must respond to some of the comments made.>> As with all hotels and bed & breakfast we do have to have a check in time, this is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed here while walking the Coastal Path. We arrived a bit early but there was no problem with leaving our rucksacks until the room was ready ( and they were taken upstairs for us !) beautiful room , with an incredible view. Bathroom was a bit small, but done the job. Breakfast was very well cooked and sevice was very... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This guest house is well situated. The sea views are breathtaking. Very friendly staff and excellent breakfast. The only downside was noise from the road but the room was very comfortable with good facilities.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I visited this establishment for a week as a single holiday maker and was greated by a lovely lively young couple who have taken over the management of this guest house. It is a family business as the owners son is one half of the management team. The guest house is ideally located for stunning views from their rooms (pictures... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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
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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
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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 

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