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9 Bahavella Drive, St Ives TR26 2BF, England
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Ranked #18 of 104 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon H Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights over August bank holiday. Well what can I say say but we just had a fabulous time. The room we stayed in was the powder blue room with a white cast iron bed stead & beautiful slipper bath. It had a large balcony with superb views over St Ives bay. Breakfast was delightful so much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our first (and definitely not our last) visit to Rathlena. We have already decided/started looking to book Rathlena again. The room was absolutely gorgeous with everything you would possibly want. We had sea views on two sides and a slipper bath to relax in. There is a mini fridge, iron and mini ironing board so... More

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london, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Rathlena for three nights in August and left very reluctantly with nothing but the highest praise. The house itself is very pretty and well located with the additional benefit of plentiful off-street parking - a luxurious rarity in St Ives! Our room was spacious with a powerful shower, exceptionally comfortable bed and charming outside terrace looking out... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a stay! This was our second visit to St Ives. Evelyn, could not have made us more welcome and more comfortable. The house is second to none, with lovely views and sheer tranquility. Breakkie can not be beaten, Evelyn far exceeds most 5* hotels. Perfection on a plate. The rooms are spotless and our bed was so comfortable. We... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My girlfriend and i stayed here for 10 nights in june/july 2014. We couldnt speak highly enough of the hospitality we received from evelyn at rathlena. The place is spotless, bath and shower facilities excellent, breakfasts exceptional, setting very peaceful and the view from the balcony perfect. Evelyn could not have done more for us from giving advice for good... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I were in England from New York. We found Rathlena through booking.com. It truly did live up to the expectations. Evelyn and her family could not have been nicer from the first moment on. The room was beautiful: nice bed, roof terrace with amazing view, spotless bathroom. The food was amazing: everything from full English breakfast to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have just come back from a 3 night stay at the Rathlena and can honestly say we were not disappointed. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived to when we left. We stayed in the Premier room with sea view having a fridge in the room was a bonus the bed was extremely comfortable... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I can only reiterate the content of the various reviews in that nearly everything about Rathlena is as a minimum very good but mostly excellent. The friendly host, the sound advice on local attractions, pubs and restaurants, the amazing breakfasts, the nothing is too much trouble attitude, the quality of the overall house, the facilities made available to guests, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's hard to know where to start as Rathlena has so many good points. However, the main reason we chose to stay here was the marvellous reviews about Evelyn herself. A friendly host in a guest house or B and B can make a good holiday into a great holiday. Evelyn lived up to the reviews about her - a... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

we enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it due to the breakfast and the excellent bed. there is hilly walk downhill into town which can be challenging in the way back but is manageable with a reasonable degree of fitness. this is a very pleasant place to stay in .

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Address: 9 Bahavella Drive, St Ives TR26 2BF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Sea views peace and tranquility, yet minutes walk to town make Rathlena a real find. In recent years extensive refurbishment has ensured comfort and elegance throughout. All bedrooms enjoy private balconies taking advantage of the spectacular sea view outlook, superb en-suites and all thee added extras one comes to expect from a four star establishment. We provide breakfast of the highest quality and standard. Rathlena is situated in its own grounds providing safe off round parking. ... more   less 
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