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9 Bahavella Drive, St Ives TR26 2BF, England
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Ranked #17 of 104 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here to celebrate our third anniversary over New Year, and have to say that Evelyn is indeed wonderful!! Such a beautiful, large, clean room, quiet, tranquil location that is still easy to walk to/ from central St Ives from, and lovely breakfasts (tailored to our requests!- and heart-shaped toast on our last day! So cute). We will DEFinitely... More

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Talygarn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed here September 2013 and it was excellent, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left Evelyn made us feel like it was our own home. Our room had a lovely view, it was clean, spacious and had a large balcony. The breakfast was something else, we were certainly well fed for the day!! We stayed for... More

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LDN
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Never got around to write a review of our trip back in June 2013. When walking through the door, we were met like old friends. Evelyn is probably the best hostess I've ever met!! Great quiet location with great views over the bay from our room and a lovely walk via the back roads to the town center. The breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We decided on Rathlena as it was hard to find accomodation in the area which took babies/small children. Also a bonus was the driveway to park our car which made things much easier with a baby! We stayed three nights in Sept and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rathlena is a luxurious guest house, the spacious premier room we stayed... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We only stayed one night at Rathlena but are already making plans to return. Evelyn the host has a wonderful home that is spotless and is overflowing in ambience.Nothing was too much trouble,the room we had was gorgeous a good bed ,slipper bath,massage chair,laura Ashley toiletries ,oh and sea views from the balcony. In the morning we were treated to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just returned from a three night stay at Rathlena and would recommend this B & B to everyone. We had the premier room which was enormous for the two of us. There was a queen size bed, sofa, massage chair, built in wardrobes and a small fridge (ideal to store our wine in!!) and there was still masses of room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a 7 night stay in the Rathlena. We had the Premier Room as there were 4 of us. The room was fabulous with stunning sea views which makes it extra special when enjoying a drink on on the balcony! Everything in the room was spotless and all you could ever need eg tea, coffee with Evelyns amazing... More

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South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed here for a week recently and loved it! We would definitely recommend Rathlena to others. Evelyn and Tony are great hosts. The rooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are fantastic and we were very grateful to Evelyn for accommodating our children's various requests for breakfast! We found it difficult to find guest houses in St Ives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in July. The hosts are very welcoming and accommodating. The room was lovely as was the balcony view of the sea and St ives. The shower felt like you were in a waterfall!! A short walk into St Ives which was fine as long as you don't mind the hill!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Good sized rooms, one with huge roof terrace for evening drinks with views over the sea. Evelyn is very warm and friendly and always helpful. Plentiful and varied breakfasts. Rathlena is in a quiet location up the hill and can be accessed by the useful bus service from the town.

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Additional Information about Rathlena

Also Known As:
Rathlena St Ives, Cornwall
Address: 9 Bahavella Drive, St Ives TR26 2BF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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