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Rivendell Guest House

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7 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Biddulph, Staffordshire
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is spotless at Rivendell. The breakfast consists of fresh fruit ,cereal and a beautiful cooked option. Best of all Angela and Barry make you feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble,they will advise you of the best places to eat and visit. St Ives is a very hilly place and Rivendell is a good 10 min.walk down... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed here for 9 nights. Everything was very clean, nicely decorated, although my single room was a bit small. An excellent breakfast is being served. fresh fruits, yoghurt, cereals, freshly prepared egg dishes. The location is very central - only a few minutes walk down to st ives. the morning on my departure it was heavy rain, and no... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was our sixth visit to this brilliant and friendly establishment. Angela and Barrie are two lovely people and are wonderful hosts. Barrie cooks an outstanding breakfast with plenty of options on the menu. Angela will only be too pleased to give any advice on places you wish to visit. We love staying here, and have met so many lovely... More 

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West Midlands, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I can't recommend this place enough. I've travelled to St. Ives several times, once staying at a terrible B & B in Carbis Bay, and the rest at a hotel geared for walkers. For return visits, and there will be many because I love St. Ives, falling in love with it when I was 12, I'm staying at the Rivendell.... More 

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Widnes, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We arrived after an 8hr journey, and Barrie made us a lovely cup of tea after showing us to our room.. Angela and Barrie were great hosts, it was so nice to chat with Ange during breakfast, with no rush to finish.. Breakfast was great with plenty of choice, and cooked fresh to order. Ange had great knowledge of the... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Angela & Barrie are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them, a lovely friendly b & b.I say the best in St. Ives, Cornwall. The rooms are beautifully kept, beautiful views too, The breakfasts are great, plenty of choice, delious home cooked bacon and eggs, fresh bread every day. Angela & Barry are keen to let you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Angela and Barry were the perfect hosts. The bedroom was more like a boutique hotel, and beautifully kept. Breakfast was not only delicious but was an event in itself as Angela brings a birthday cupcake, card and balloon for guests celebrating their birthday. Barry's beautiful photography of the area also decorates the house. Outstanding hosts and outstanding good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just spent a long bank holiday here and had a great time. Angela and Barrie are the perfect hosts- welcoming and friendly. Rooms are modern, exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfast is great with plenty of choice. Nothing is too much trouble and Angela is keen to ensure you know what's out and about. Perfectly situated a few minutes walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked to stay 3 nights at the Rivendell on a recommendation from a colleague. We were very impressed by the hospitality and the lovely warm welcome we had after a very long drive. On arrival we were greeted by Angela (who we quickly fell in love with) who after showing us to our room (with an amazing sea view)... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We've just returned from a lovely weekend in St Ives & doubt we could have found a better place to stay! Angela is so friendly, made us feel totally welcome & upgraded us to a sea view room on arrival as they were quiet, a gesture we really appreciated as the room was beautiful. The guest house is light, airy... More 

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