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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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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here on a sunny Thursday evening in July for a drink overlooking the harbour. The place was quite busy, although we were lucky and got a seat right by the window with superb views out over the harbour. It was a friendly bar, and definitely worth popping in for a drink even if only for the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

major plus point is the storm window, we have spent plenty of afternoons sat with & beer or 2 through to evening watching the changing weather. We usually eat in the restaurant one night then eat out for the remainder of out time. I come to St Ives with my boyfriend for a few child free days away and always... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for coffee one morning while wandering round St Ives and sat out on the terrace. It has fantastic views and we decided to book a evening meal for a couple of days later. We had a window seat and could of sat there all night watching the boats and people on the beach. We both had salmon... More 

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Pickering, North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are surprised by a number of bad reviews of this place. We stayed here for a couple of days and were satisfied in most respects. OK, the rooms are what Estate Agents might describe as "compact", but then again this hotel never pretends that their rooms are large, and as they all look out to sea, they are described... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at the Pedn Olva. Unfortunately with our unique location we are restricted on the size of the rooms as we are unable to build in any direction so are rooms as you eloquently described are 'compact' Again with regards to the en-suite, the room you were in was a balcony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the afternoon at the Pedn Olva having a few drinks on the terrace overlooking the beach. How amazing. The weather was perfect for a relaxing afternoon with friends in the sunshine. The view was gorgeous. We definitely would go back again. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Drinks were quite pricey but it's a hotel so it is to... 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 to the Pedn Olva. I am glad that our unique location and lovely weather showcased the best that St Ives has to offer. I am pleased that you found the staff to be friendly and welcoming and will pass this on to them. I look forward... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

St Ives is by far the most beautiful town i have ever visited in England. The Ped nolva was the perfect choice for our weeks break in Cornwall. Firstly the location of the hotel is the best in the area, right on the beach front with panoramic views, its the first time i have ever been having a shower, overlooking... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. We are indeed in an enviable location and the hotel does take advantage of the stunning views from every aspect. I am pleased that you found everything to our usual high standards and will pass this on to all the staff involved, who though young... More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a week here at the start of july. Our room was clean, the bed was comfy, we had a great view of Porthminster beach from the bedroom window, and we had a view of St Ives harbour from the en-suite window. The room had all the usual facilities, but was slightly on the small side. The en-suite had... 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. I am pleased that you found the accommodation to a high standard and will pass this on to the hardworking housekeeping team. Our location and outside areas definitely have some of the best views in St Ives. I am sorry that... More 

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

We found the Pedn Olva by accident whilst in St Ives but glad we did. We didn't stay as guests at the hotel, just had lunch there. We had two dishes from the lunch menu, and they were both superb. We sat outside on the terrace with a fantastic view of Porthminster Beach on a beautiful, sunny day. The restaurant... 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 delighted that you stumbled across us and that you found everything to our usual high standards. I will of course pass your comments on to all involved as positive feedback gives the staff a real boost. I look forward to welcoming you back when... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in st ives for 12 years, this used to be a great place. I have just come to the bar, half of the oroducts have gone, furniture is tacky and dirty, and I have just been charged 90p for a small glass of water with a dash of cordial. Avoide before disapointment, plenty of better places around

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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 visit to the Pedn Olva. Unfortunately you have wrongly stated that 'half our products' are gone, this is not the case as we have moved over to bottled products and now actually offer more choices than we did before. With regards to the cleanliness, we do endeavour to keep everything to a... More 

West Midlands, England
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't stay at the hotel, just had a late afternoon meal in the restaurant. This could be a great place to eat if only a little more attention to detail was made. There weren't all that many people in the restaurant, due I suppose to it being late afternoon. I sat at a table with a wonderful view of... 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 meal at the Pedn Olva. I must apologise if the table was not clean when you sat down and will remind the restaurant team to keep the cleanliness standards to the levels we expect throughout the day. I am pleased that you found the meal itself to... More 

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