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The Borthalan Hotel

off Boskerris Rd, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2NQ, England
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here the end of July for 3 days, very nice and clean. The room was on the top floor with a sea view which was amazing. The only downside was the early breakfast, 8:30 am. It would have been better to have a later breakfast. The bathroom was small but was adequate for what we needed. On the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our room (no. 3) was comfortable and clean, with lovely sea views; parking arrangements were fine, the location is good and breakfast was O.K. although I was surprised that the cat is allowed to roam around the tables and in and out of the kitchen. The owners also have a restaurant in the town and that seems to take up... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

having booked for the weekend at short notice we were pleasantly surprised by how good this hotel was. although the room was small, it was well equipped and clean. the owner was friendly and helpful . only a 30 min walk to st ives via coastal path or a £2 open top bus journey. breakfast was superb . only problem... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were going to be in Paris but due to circumstances beyond our control we made a quick plan to go to St Ives, The last minute nature of our visit was such that we had a limited choice and the cheaper hotels and B&B's were booked. On the Plus side the Parking was really easy and the view from... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Have just returned from a three night stay. The bed was comfortable and the room had a lovely sea view, however, the en-suit was tiny! Breakfast was OK, but some fresh fruit and a greater range of cereal would have been nice. Cooked breakfast only available 8:30 till 9:00, when another guest asked for an earlier breakfast, we could hear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay. We had a nice room on the top floor with amazing sea views. The staff were very friendly and accommodated to our needs (we needed to be out early so they set out breakfast for us), and when we were there, the cooked breakfast was good. It is in a good location and is a 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice and cosy B&B, close to train station (less 5 minutes walk), silence at night, friendly staff (they even gave us chocolate eggs for Easter), good english breakfast (egg, bacon, mushrooms, sausages, toast, tea), comfortable beds, but small bathroom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My boy-friend and I stayed in room 2... Compact and comfortable with an amazing sea view ... Close to the beach ... Good base for kitesurfer since the kite beach is really close and amazing ! Good Cornish breakfast and friendly staff, familiar atmosphere ...

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are lots of mixed reviews, so I'm going to list positives and negatives. My boyfriend and I stayed here during Easter, the weather wasn't great - which was a shame, as St Ives is beautiful in the sun. The positives: Friendly staff Good location from a beach and short drive into town Room 3 - comfy bed Nice Parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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