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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Albany Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BS, England
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Ranked #11 of 25 hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed for one night, and we were very pleased. We had a lovely family room (no 27) which was very spacious, clean and had a fabulous sea view. Excellent friendly reception staff. The hotel is on the main road coming into St Ives and on a steep hill. This is perfect for views of St Ives, but a steep walk... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in room room 27 , which is described as a deluxe family room. The first thing we noticed was our double bed was in fact two singles zipped together, not good !!!! The view from the room was stunning out across the bay . Now on to the bathroom , if you wanted a bath , the water pressure... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our 3rd stay at the chy an hotel, and it is still as fab as ever! Very clean, fantastic staff and one of the best breakfasts you could eat with local produce. I would highly recommend paying the extra for a sea view as they are amazing. Those that moan about this hotel should really pay triple the... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had booked this hotel as we were in the area for a wedding (just across the road) We were allocated room 34- a very small single room, with just enough room for 2 people to move around in. We were only staying for 2 nights, so it wasn't a major problem for us. The shower room was again very... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated on a hill above the town centre, this hotel is a very good base for a St Ives holiday. We were allocated a large, naturally well lit and comfortably furnished room (no. 31) overlooking the sea. Breakfast offered both hot buffet and waited on service - tables at the front of the restaurant offered sunny views towards the coast.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We paid £130 for a double room for each of the 3 nights we stayed here, this also included breakfast. The room size was ok but the bathroom was quite small. The shower was a cubicle with little room to move, but did suffice.The taps on the sink were a bit wobbly but the bathroom cleanliness didn't seem to be... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
26 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a standard double room for 1 night which I had booked 6 weeks prior to my stay and paid £130. My parents also booked a standard double room just a few weeks prior and paid the same. The room On arrival my partner and I were allocated room 33. When I walked into the room I thought I... More

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penarth, south wales
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights here earlier this week. Parking at the hotel was a definite bonus. Check in was good. Booked the cheapest room which was rather small and dated for our tastes, but never the less was quite comfortable and clean. Cannot comment on the evening meal as we walked into St Ives to eat (just a short walk although... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... the room was quite small and the bed was not particularly comfortable. (Why do so many hotels skimp on not renewing mattresses at the start of each holiday season?). That aside, the room was reasonably well kitted out and offered free wifi. We both slept quite well though the stud wall to the adjacent room was obviously wafer thin... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the higher spec room - Deluxe with sea view. No regrets - the room we were given (The Brett Humphries - room 7) was spacious, tastefully decorated, comfortable, large bed, good bathroom, beautiful views, patio doors opening onto the large balcony. I particularly liked the 2 comfy chairs and coffee table - it's great to read or... More

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Julia B, General Manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, we appreciate all constructive comments as it enables us to make improvements where required. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your deluxe sea view room and that you were comfortable. It is excellent to hear your feedback regarding the bistro and that you and your wife enjoyed your... More

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Address: Albany Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chy-An-Albany 3*
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#11 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
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Providing comfortable accommodation with every amenity you would expect from a luxury award winning AA 3 star rated Hotel in Cornwall. The Chy an Albany occupies a wonderfully elevated site with magnificent views overlooking Portminster beach and St Ives Bay in Cornwall.Only a short walk into town and with ample free off road car parking.The hotel provides an ideal base to explore St. Ives and its renowned Tate Gallery, as well as the quaint harbour side, cobbled streets and collection of beautiful beaches that have captivated artists and tourists for over a century. The hotel is also just a short walk from the train station at the bottom of the hill (approximately 3 minutes). The new 'Lighthouse Bistro' is an art-themed restaurant, showcasing a wide range of art from local artists. The gallery-style restaurant offers contemporary dining using the very freshest local vegetables and produce, fish straight from the sea and Cornish made cheeses alongside exotic foods and wines from around the world. ... more   less 
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