We booked the Garlands a week before we arrived and what a pleasant surprise! The room we stayed in was very clean and spacious, more than we could have asked for. The room had tea & coffee making facilities which were replenished daily along with fresh towels which were also changed daily. An added bonus was the parking available!
Garlands has a wonderful atmosphere and combined with the excellent location and outstanding service I cannot recommend it highly enough. Porthmeor beach is about a two minute walk away where we enjoyed some fantastic days learning to surf, we were about five minutes walk from the wonderful town of St Ives and the Harbour and a further five minutes away from Porthminster beach. There are plenty of places to eat/ drink and I would recommend the Hub for its relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Harbour and the Porthminster Cafe for amazing food.
The guest house does not have any en suite rooms and I must say I have never stayed anywhere with a shared bathroom, but it was exceptionally clean! We didn’t had any problems getting showered or having to wait for the bathroom and there was always an abundance of hot water.
The breakfast was superb, having a Full English everyday with tea / fresh coffee and juice, which set us up for the day. There was also the option for a vegetarian breakfast and a choice of cereals/fruit if requested.
David and Manya the Guest House proprietors are very welcoming and friendly, they welcomed us into their home and made our stay there most enjoyable, not to mention Lizzy the dog who we did want to take home with us!
Overall if you want a clean, friendly and relaxed atmosphere which is fantastic value for money, I would sincerely recommend a stay here. Wonderful location and wonderful people and I am looking forward to a return trip next year!
- Also Known As:
- Garlands Guest House St Ives, Cornwall