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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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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location is excellent with fantastic sea views, if you go for the sea view rooms, there ends the real features of this hotel! The rooms are small and en suites/showers tiny and located in what amounts to not much more than a cupboard. The food is average at best. The friendliness of the staff is inconsistent, the breakfast and reception... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, quiet, stylish decor, very clean, staff friendly and chatty. Great coffee in the conservatory overlooking st ives harbour and right over the sea. Bonus of coffee card, 6 coffees get one free! mmmmmmm

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

I'll start with the negative....parking!! Don't wait until you get there to try and find a space to park at the train station. It was full. Try and get a parking permit beforehand. There was also no place to stop to get your luggage out of the car. We ended up parking in the long stay car park (£7.50 for... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. Firstly I must apologise about the parking situation as, if available, we do have a limited amount of reserved parking which should have been mentioned to you if you booked direct with reception. Unfortunately St Ives being so popular does have the drawback of limited... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has to be one of,if not the best located hotel in St Ives. So close to the sea you can hear it at night from your bed. Same applies to the bar and restaurant. Friendly staff too. Parking is just up some steps opposite by the train station Come out the hotel and there are two walks available, turn... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. I have to agree that we are quite possibly in one of the most enviable positions in St Ives with our unobstructed views from every aspect and I don't think we could be any closer to the sea without getting wet feet!! I am glad that... More 

Dubai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having heard this was a nice place to eat with a view we were looking forward to a memorable dinner. Sadly we were left disappointed by poor service, average food and high prices. Arriving at 7pm and being told the terrace was shut was both baffling and frustrating ... We probably won't be back.

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PednOlva_Hotel, 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 can only apologise if our usual high standards fell short on this occasion and can only hope that you would give us a chance to redeem ourselves on another occasion. I will talk to all involved and reiterate the need for... More 

Redhill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the pedn olva vital for 4 nights with family and friends and it is one of the best hotels we have stated in( and we've stayed in a lot of places in Cornwall!!) The rooms are very clean and comfortable, not the biggest but this is St Ives! The restaurant for all meals was excellent with friendly... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, 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. Im glad that you found everything to a high standard and I hope this helped to make your special break that much better. I will of course pass on your comments to the staff. I look forward to seeing you at the Pedn Olva... More 

Ledbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did not eat here but spent several lovely evenings sitting with the best baileys latte overlooking the sea - absolutely beautiful. Lovely rooftop terrace overlooking wonderful beaches - heaven! Food looked really good but fully booked when we were there so couldn't try.

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

Thank you for your great review of your recent visit here at the Pedn Olva. Our views do have to be some of the best around and our outside terraces take full advantage of this. Its a shame that you were unable to taste the culinary delights from the kitchen but as im sure you observed the terraces are very... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend. Our room was fab, spacious and light with stunning views. Very comfy bed and very clean, loved the Orla Kielly bathroom products. Food was excellent, great selection reasonably priced and generous portions. Staff were friendly and attentive. Overall a very chilled atmosphere, we spent most of the time lounging around the pool overlooking... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay here at the Pedn Olva. I am glad that you found your room and the complementary toiletries to a high standard. I will pass your praise on to all the staff involved. The poolside is indeed a very relaxing place to while away the hours on a nice sunny day.... More 

Cornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a local The Pedn Olva is somewhere we have visited often, the views are fantastic and the staff are very friendly however, our last visit to the restaurant was not great and not value for money. Some of the meals my family and I had were very good and tasted very nice but the majority of the starters were... More 

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PednOlva_Hotel, 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 must apologise if you found the food not up to our usual high standards and being a regular visitor you will know that this was a one off. With regards to the pricing we do source our ingredients locally every day... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a 5 night stay in the fabulous Pedn Olva. This is our 3rd time staying here and it just gets better and better every time! We stayed in the Superior Room 16. Okay, it's not cheap but well worth the money if a little bit of luxury is what you're looking for. The Staff on service are... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your recent AND return visit to the Pedn Olva. I am happy that we have managed year on year to exceed your expectations and that we are your first choice when having a break in St Ives. The staff do indeed work very hard across every department... More 

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