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The Borthalan Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   off Boskerris Rd, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2NQ, England
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Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in St Ives
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4nights in aughust 2014 upon arrival the owners were very welcoming they shown us to our room before we paid wich was very nice. the room was a sea view room and it was a decent size with a bay window the only down side is the ensuit wich was quiet small and dated but dont let... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I think I now know why there are such mixed reviews on this hotel. Stayed recently and originally stayed in room two which is pictured on here. Room two is disappointing, small and outdated. The ensuite is in a very small cupboard and the sink is in the bedroom itself. In my opinion room two is not worth the price... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I thought this was good value for money. Even if the rooms are small they are clean and well-maintained. Martin and Margaret are lovely people, friendly, hard-working, helpful. it is a simple, straightforward b&b: good wi-fi, good breakfast, hot water, good location near to railway, carbis etc. I prefer a homely place, run by genuine people to a corporate, bland... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at The Borthalan Hotel. We booked because the hotel has parking, was well located for getting into St Ives by train and was affordable when compared to other hotels in the area which had availability during peak season. The hotel is well located - just a few minutes walk up the hill from Carbis... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We have just spent 4 nights here and wanted to give Martin and Margaret 5 stars. This is a comfortable clean well run small hotel run by exceptionally hard working people. It isnt a corporate 4 star bland chain hotel with white linen and magazine finishes if you want that then stay somewhere else! We found this hotel a delight... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We spent 4 days at the Bortholan and our opinion is totally positive. Our room was very nice, not very big to be sincere, but very comfy anyway. It also had such a lovely view over Carbis bay and it was a real pleasure to enjoy it every morning at the wake up. The breakfast provided was really good too:... More

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Ely,united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a lovely week at the Borthalan Hotel,Carbis Bay. The breakfast was excellent ,the rooms lovely and clean,ten minutes walk from a really nice beach. Martin and Margaret were really friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Thanks for a lovely stay Lynne & Dave.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

For the 2 of us, it worked out as £530 - that's 6 nights for 2 people including a good cooked breakfast... which is not expensive; considering that the Travel Lodge will set you back at least £75 a night. The bed was very comfortable and from the window, I could see the sea... my only complaint would be that... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had high expectations as a result of reading the TripAdvisor reviews of Martin & Margaret's B&B. Whilst booking the trip they were really pleasant and we were really looking forward to the trip. When we got there we were very disappointed. The gardens have not been cared for in seemingly years (they are overgrown and the seating arrangements look... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our room was the best they had! cramped, dirty, out of date! On suite is a cupboard in the corner!!! The grounds were overgrown and looked awful. The lock to our room did not work! Everything about this guest house sent us into depression. It is no hotel!! We booked two nights and did not stay one, it was that... More

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Address: off Boskerris Rd, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2NQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borthalan Hotel 4*
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