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Carlyon Guest House

18, The Terrace, St Ives, England
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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Avoid smoked salmon breakfast and don't try and bend over in the bathroom as no room to do this. The room was shabby and in need of modernisation - as many have been crammed into the space as possible. Also the great view comes at the expense of being on the main road into St Ives that is really noisy... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The B&B was in a good position, but needs updating. Our room was extremely small, there was a window in the roof which had a dirty old blind. The bathroom was terrible, dirty toilet, shower which kept going cold, the floor flooded every time we showered too. All the tiles in the bathroom looked old and grotty, the whole bathroom... More 

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Great Wakering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The family and I have just returned home from an extended new year break and yet again the the team delivered a fantastic family holiday. Special thanks to Peter, Ali, Hamilton, Josh, Andy, Kathy, Marta, Rob French in fact a special thank you to everyone from housekeeping, chefs, children's entertainment team (Beth, Jess and Sophie), the girls in the spa... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We only booked to stay one night and that was enough! 36 hours previously there had been a power cut tripping the ring main to the sockets in the rooms the manager didn't know how to push a switch to get the power on! Therefore we had no electricity to the rooms save a light. No shower, no heating, no... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This little gem of a guest house has everything to offer someone who plans to spend much time out and about exploring St Ives. My single room was a perfect size for me travelling on my own. The room was simple but very clean and very comfortable I had everything I needed. Then waking both mornings to a sea view... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The venue overlooks a fantastic beach and I would strongly recommend booking a room with a sea view. The venue as a whole is tired and does require a bit of a revamp in decor. Furnishing is bland and tired. The finishing on the paint work is also of a poor standard such as paint marks on mirrors, light sockets... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with my husband daughter newborn baby and In laws. On arrival a warm welcome from Jenny who was helpful it's the first time we have been away with our 5 week old sock so was a bit on edge. Jenny was very welcoming . Family room was great. Roomy and my daughter loved the bunk beds! The breakfast... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was my second stay in Carlyon Guest House. It is a short walk from the station and town centre so it’s very conveniently placed for travel and entertainment. The views of the bay and beaches are fantastic. I didn’t spend much time in the room (6) but it was comfortable and clean. They service the rooms every day so... More 

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1 Thank Scot D
Moray, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

After reading the reasonable reviews of Carlyon, we booked, via Booking.com, a five night stay in a double room with sea view. The following day Jenny, the proprietor, phoned to say that just as we made this booking, her husband had taken a phone booking for the same room and so it was no longer available. We were then offered... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have stayed in this establishment over several years for the St Ives September Festival . The Guesthouse is well situated for a non driver as it is within easy access to the Bus & Railway Station . It is a short walk into St Ives town centre & to Porthminster beach . The views from the breakfast room &... More 

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