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The Garrack Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Burthallan Lane, St Ives TR26 3AA, England
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Ranked #5 of 25 hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been staying at this hotel for 40 years, so we were disappointed on arrival to find out that it had just changed hands and it became evident that things were not the same. In fact we had been alerted to changes just two days before when we received an email to say that our booked dinners would not... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights as part of our week in Devon & Cornwall. The rooms and hotel are looking a touch tired, we are aware that the property has only just been taken over, so I can appreciate that the hotel is now work in progress. We wanted a luxurious stay, but left dissapointed. It did not have the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third stay and although we were not told of the recent change of ownership on booking, it became clear that things were a little different here. The room was the same, very charming and clean with an amazing sea view over Porthmeor Beach. The handy small swimming pool was still very good, if a little busier now... More

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel last minute from a campsite. Having spent the previous 5 nights in the wilds, we were after a bit of luxury and pampering. At £300 for two nights b & b, we were expecting just that. The room was small and tired but the view was truly lovely and the service at breakfast was good -... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 nights .the room was lovely. It was very spacious and we had a view over the ocean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. As an older couple we had to take the car down to St Ives as it is quite a steep walk back uphill to the hotel. We really enjoyed our stay... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel is situated within walking distance to the town. The seasonal bus will get you back up the hill! The food here is outstanding by any standard. imaginative evening dinners which are beautifully presented. The breakfast menu and buffet are also a high standard. The grounds may need a little attention, but this is compensated for by the lovely... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed for 1 night and really enjoyed it.The views are fantastic.The walk to the town is reasonably short but the walk back is a little steep.I loved the position and the fact the hotel is different to most other hotels.The food is good and the staff very helpful.I couldn't get wifi in my room but could in the bar... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Found through the recommendations of other Trip advisor contributors. A very big thank you to those who had written a review. What an outstanding place. If you are looking for modern and a real happening thing, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for serenity, excellent staff and service, clean rooms, sea and shore panoramic... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed at the Garrack for two nights while I was on business in St Ives. I had a lovely spacious room on the ground floor, No 11. The facilities for a small hotel were impressive, including a bar, beautiful restaurant and swimming pool. It is located at the top of a very steep hill along a lane. Walking down... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I together with my brother and sister in law have just spent 3 days at this hotel. Let's get the good features out of the way first. The location was excellent with stunning views over the The Island and Porthmeor Beach. The waitresses were attentive, polite and efficient. The evening meals were very good and the Cream... More

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Address: Burthallan Lane, St Ives TR26 3AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Garrack Hotel 3*
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The Garrack Hotel and Restaurant. Small, quality 3 star hotel with stunning Atlantic sea views overlooking Porthmeor beach and the town of St Ives in Cornwall. Award winning restaurant, indoor pool, sauna and terraced garden for quiet relaxation. Private on-site car parking. 10 to 15 minutes walk from the harbor, town centre, beaches & coastal footpath. ... more   less 
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