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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Ayr, St Ives TR26 1EQ, England
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Ranked #45 of 104 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Just returned from a three night stay in The Nook. The staff were friendly and helpfull so checking in was painless. Our room was a little small but clean and comfortable the only problem we had was that it was to hot. Despite turning both radiators off the room stayed continually uncomfortably hot, we had to sleep with the window... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I booked my room at the Nook on Booking.com and was happy with everything about the room, the breakfast, even the parking. The parking is a bit tight but it was soon resolved. The staff are very welcoming with no job too small. However on leaving i was given my bill which was £20 more than what booking had quoted... More

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TheNookStives, Owner at The Nook, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for any confusion but I am pleased it was resolved at the point of checkout and we have confirmed that all The Nook's correspondence had the correct price. We will raise your points with our Booking.com contact. More

Great Chesterford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We decided to go to Cornwall for our annual October holiday and chose St Ives as it is such a well known hub of cultural and artistic interest. We found The Nook online and after reading reviews on Tripadvisor decided to book a double room with ensuite shower for 3 nights. We chose the option of a room with a... More

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san antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We booked a double room with shower ensuite for 3 nights and were given the smallest room that we ever stayed in. We stayed in Room 6 and the dimensions of the room were about 8ft by 11ft. We could barely function here and had to use our engineering skills to get our luggage and ourselves into the room. The... More

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San Antonio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is an old house operating as a bed and breakfast. There are 6 guest rooms on the second floor but no elevator so beware if, like us, you are of a certain age and have heavy luggage. Our room was quite small and we could hardly manage to get around the bed. The owners, Louise and John and their... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It was our wedding anniversary on the 3rd November and so decided to go away for the weekend to celebrate. St Ives was our choice of destination. A quick search came up with The Nook. We were so glad we found this charming, cosy, welcoming guest house. The breakfast was lovely, with a good choice on offer. The small team... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Very cute room, lovely comfortable bed, had such excellent sleep here, really great staff. Location was pretty good with a short walk down to the waterfront, walk back at night with a full tummy takes a little longer up those hills but good exercise. Breakfast was decent enough. Shower is a bit tricky to get working right but that would... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We recently had a 4 night stay at this very nice B&B, which is run by sisters Vicky and Tamsin, who are both extremely helpful. Our room whilst not overly big was ample for our needs. The room and bedding were very clean and the bed had a firm mattress. The bathroom was modern and all fixtures and fittings were... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We booked this b&b as u could pre book parking at £2 a night. We were a bit worried after reading other reviews that the spaces were small as we have a 4x4. When we arrived the parking was fine, no problem getting in and out of the car. We had a warm welcome and we re really happy with... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Clean, quiet and friendly, Perhaps we were unlucky but the room was way too cramped. Just as well we are both skinny because anyone on the large size would have been unable to get in or out of the 'ensuite'. The door opened into the bathroom and the manouver to get out was awful! The room itself was tiny and... More

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Also Known As:
The Nook Hotel St Ives
The Nook Hotel
Nook St Ives
Nook Hotel St Ives
The Nook St Ives, Cornwall
Address: Ayr, St Ives TR26 1EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nook 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nook guest house in St Ives, Cornwall, is close to the Porthmeor Surfing Beach, the Tate Gallery, St Ives Harbour and town centre.Our on-site car park means the guest house is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall’s spectacular coastline, gardens and countryside. If you want to stay closer to home you could simply soak up the beauty and atmosphere of St Ives with its art galleries and cobbled streets. The Nook offers bedrooms with full en-suite facilities and a modern and contemporary feel and has been awarded an AA 4 Star Gold Star Award for Guest Accommodation.For the safety and comfort of all our guests we operate a no smoking policy. Guests wishing to smoke may use the outside patio area. ... more   less 
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