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Rivendell Guest House

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7 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
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Ranked #28 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
emmaashley2015 London, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Rivendell is the best in Cornwall to stay, fantastic couple who own it, so friendly, clean, fantastic breakfasts, so convenient for the shops, quaint cafes and beach. A must for anyone wanting a great holiday. We loved it there.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A wonderful welcome sets the scene and everything goes on from strength to strength. Good rooms, excellent breakfast, tea and coffee making in rooms. Each guest is made to feel important and to be honest it feels like you are staying with friends, even if it is your first visit!! It is well situated for all that St Ives has... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Rivendell in May. Angela and Barrie made us so welcome. Its the sort of guest house that I would really like to keep a secret as it is quite perfect really. The breakfasts are lovely. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean.The parking is a real bonus too. Will certainly go back.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great place, great hosts. Was thinking about staying with a hotel but very expensive. This was cheaper so was a risk, paid off massively as it was a really nice place. Breakfast could not be faulted. Room had everything required. Space was limited in room 5 but thumbs up regardless. Ace view from room. I hope they get good business... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stay at Rivendell as often as we possibly can. Fantastic clean and comfortable rooms, with all the little extras that you may forget. Good to have parking. Only a very short walk down to the town, bit of a hill to come back but gets easier everytime you do it, or get a taxi or bus, not expensive. Stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a visit to the rivendell.stayed here many times and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.Angela and Barrie are wonderful and always very friendly.the rooms are lovely and clean and have everything you need.We stay in room 3 which has lovely sea views. There is parking at the front. Don't bother looking at other places to stay,just stay... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was our fifth stay at this outstanding and friendly guest house. We stayed 14 nights at the beginning of July and Angela and Barrie were once again wonderful hosts. The breakfasts are lush and the selection is great. The downstairs lounge is a lovely, comfortable and relaxing room, ideal if you fancied a reading session or watching a large... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On our first to St Ives in July, we stayed at the Rivendell Guest House and it was a wonderful experience. Angela and Barrie are super hosts and provide perfect accomodation for a break in St Ives. Our room was spotless with a very comfortable bed and delicious breakfast every morning. Great location, only a few minutes walk to the... More 

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