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Pedn Olva Hotel

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West Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is like a costa with amazing views. We waited quite a while to be seated even though only 4 tables were filled. We waited 45 minutes for our starters which were very small for the price (mussels). The mains were poor and the deserts awful. The pavlova being the worst. Yes they can ruin a pavlova! Wine was... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I am sorry if you were left waiting to be seated at your table and will speak to the the dining room staff about promptly seating guests especially if the dining room is not busy when guests arrive. Again im sorry if you found the portion... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights June/July 2015. Hotel Receptionist on arrival friendly, knowledgeable and customer service was excellent. Every member of staff ensured our stay was first class. We had meals in the bar and resteraunt and the service and food was 5 star rating. You could stay in the hotel and never leave throughout your holiday, sun terraces,... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your lovely review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. I am very pleased that you found everything to be to a 5 Star standard. I will of course pass your comments on to all the staff involved. I am glad that you found all of your dining experiences to be t our usual... More 

Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going there for meals for about a third of a century, and indeed my parents even stayed there towards the end of WW2. Originally the restaurant was a "linen cloths on the tables and waitress service fine cuisine" type. One of the big problems with St Ives is the execrable car parking facilities and poor road access.... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. It was of course traditional in bygone days to have clothed tables with table service and a higher end menu during the day and evening. Unfortunately we like many other places have had to change this so as to remain competitive with the various other eating... More 

Suffolk
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72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

ive only been here for drinks, but it's well worth a visit if you're in St Ives. The bar area is nice with great views and there's a great view from the rooftop sitting area. I can't stand the lager choice in St Ives, but it seems to be the same choice everywhere...

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I am pleased that you found the location and views to be very enticing, we are indeed spoilt from every part of the hotel for views. We do offer a varied range of bottled lagers if you do not like the draught... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in on Monday to book a table for 4 of us and asked if this could be on the terrace. The friendly bar man on duty at that time said he could do this and to book at reception, which we did. We arrived tonight and were told by bar person - in no uncertain terms that we... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent dining experience at the Pedn Olva. I am sorry if there was a break down in communication between the daytime and evening staff. We do have 4 outside tables on the side terrace over looking the beach that can be booked for the restaurant menu during the evening. I will remind the... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you consider the view of St Ives Harbour and Smeaton's Pier the best view in the World, then this is probably the best hotel in the World. The hotel looks directly across the harbour and Smeaton's Pier. The rooms have balconies which either look on to the harbour or Porthminster Beach. The beach gets the sun all day, but... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. I am pleased that you think so highly of us here!! I might be slightly biased but have to agree 100% we are indeed spoilt for stunning views from every aspect. I will of course pass your lovely comments on to all involved. Once again... More 

Adelaide
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the hotel in Week commencing June 21st. What a fantastic location and the dining and terraces are among the best alomg the North Coast of Cornwall. Service in the catering and bar was excellent. Refurbished during the last few years, a quiet location within a busy resort. Although St Ives has lost some of the magic of the... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent visit here at the Pedn Olva. I am pleased that you found everything to be to a high standard and will pass this on to all involved. As I like to mention on numerous occasions we are indeed spoilt for views from every aspect. I look forward... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family lunch at the Pedn Olva on the rooftop terrace. The setting was fantastic, it was clean and above all the staff were all fabulous. It's just a shame that the food fell below par, which is really the most important part of the experience. The menu has a number of BBQ style dishes, so I opted... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent dining experience at the Pedn Olva. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our location, cleanliness and Staff. I must apologise if our usual high standards fell short on this occasion and will of course speak to the Kitchen Team regarding consistency of the quality of food before it... More 

Cornwall
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70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked for a group if friends to have lunch in the restaurant - at the time of booking I asked if we could be outside in the terrace. I was told no, that terrace tables were for availability as you turn up. An hour before our meal we went to ask if we could be seated outside and 4... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent lunch visit to the Pedn Olva. I must apologise that the initial start to your lunch was less than smooth, unfortunately we are unable to reserve tables on the terrace as you can imagine they are very popular and we try to make it as fair as possible for all guests using... More 

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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a birthday present from my son to St Ives and stayed in this Hotel for couple of nights . Although the double was a bit small but we had awesome sea view from the room . The hotel was just on the cliff and looking down is the sea and at night we could hear the sea breeze... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. Happy Birthday!! I am pleased that you chose to spend your special day(s) with us. As mentioned our Cabin Rooms are compact but do have stunning views from every aspect. I must apologise for the less than professional manner that a... More 

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