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Chy-An-Albany

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Albany Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room has all the average facilities . Not good for the price they charged though . Nice small walk to the beach and the town . The location is nice but I could see better placed hotels in there . The service was also average .. the heater stopped anytime ... towels never replaced .. and many things that... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A rather old fashioned but OK room at this large guest house a 10 minutes walk from the centre of St Ives. The service at breakfast was a bit too traditionally "British" too and could have been more helpful but the breakfast quality was fine. Bedrooms and public spaces could do with updating. Lovely view from the dining room.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm always a bit wary of big hotels in seaside towns - they have a tendency to get dated, smelly, and scuffed around the edges, and to be honest I'd feared this hotel would be underwhelming. Thankfully it was a really nice place to stay - it felt cheery, and the staff were lovely. Our massive room (7) had a... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for a weekend in mid August. The communal areas are good and clean, the food is very good and reasonably priced. We stayed in room 2 and I must say I was a little disappointed with the size of the bathroom. When entering the room you look at the size of the bathroom door and would expect to... More 

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

This hotel really shocked me as so many good reviews. It was about £90 for the room which wasn't cheap. It was a lot worse than B and B standard and the room and corridor looked and felt dirty. We didn't sleep well as the room was so small and the bed dusty I was coughing a lot. The bathroom... More 

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Sarah S, Manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this review

As you visited in September 2014 I can only say that there have been a great many improvements and changes to the hotel during the last 11 months with refurbishment of all bedrooms and communal areas. We have invested in all areas of the hotel and we are continuously upgrading and improving our facilities. We have had a large outside... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay here but went for a meal and have to say it was delicious and very reasonable too. Lovely views from the dining room. It was just a shame that the weather was awful the day we went to St Ives. The staff were very accommodating as I'm Coeliac and require gluten free food, they had quite a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at the Chy-An-Albany. First impressions driving into St Ives was beautiful, lovely, clean, extremely friendly place. We drove into the main car park but there were no spaces available so the very friendly reception staff directed us to the rear car park. Hotel it's self was very clean and quite pleasant, room was basic and fairly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dated hotel . Clean, comfortable room. Hot shower but thin, scratchy towels. Lumpy mattresses. Great buffet style breakfast . Dangerous road location due to three way traffic and no crossing. Try to book a seaview room. Wonderful views. Miserable manageress, non communicative bar staff, overall the staff were cold and distant except for Polly the wonderful receptionist. Breakfast staff not... More 

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Sarah S, Manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this review

The hotel team and I all strive to make every guest welcome during their stay with us. We try to offer helpful advice and guidance around the hotel and assist guest in all departments. Your own experience at the hotel disappoints me and I can assure you that although the staff may appear to be gossiping at the reception it... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location overlooking the bay but a good walk into town, about 15 minutes, and a better walk going back up the hill after a few beers later on!! Room was ok but very small bathroom/shower - breakfast was good - buffet style, but the staff could have been more helpful letting people know where everything was.

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Sarah S, Manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this review

I’m glad you enjoyed your breakfast and I am truly sorry that you had difficulty knowing where everything was. We try to advise all guests on their first morning to how our buffet and select menu work. Please be assured I will address your comment with the restaurant staff. I’m glad you appreciated our location and yes there is an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has only one thing going for it and that is the location. The hotel is situated within walking distance of everything in St Ives meaning you can park up and abandon the car for your trip. The website for this hotel is not a true reflection of the reality. The rooms are dated and have a grimy feel... More 

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Sarah S, Manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this review

I am truly disappointed that you suggest our rooms are ‘dated and have a grimy feel about them’ our housekeeping team are very dedicated to ensuring the rooms are kept to the highest standard of cleanliness. We are in the process of changing our mattresses at the present time replacing mattresses & some bases, although firmness of mattresses is always... More 

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