Where do I start? Wanted to book an overnight stay in St Ives and rang so many places that were all booked, but this was free( now I know why!) it was quite frankly hiddeous. The guy said he'd take cases to our room, but left them down bottom of a steep staircase ( not ideal for a family room)so we
had to climb up with a baby and toddler plus cases. Got to room to find dirty, crisp packets under bed, tiny old towels, fowl smell in bathroom, no view ( if you can call roof tops a view?) cables hanging. Just very very grim and depressing. We instantly regretted choosing hotel. Stayed out as late as possible to avoid returning ( not a good sign!) fell asleep and woke up to a racket of noisy seagulls at 2am (what devil birds are awake at that time?!) them again at 3am to a horrible smell which I realised was my pillow which I promptly chucked on floor, the light under big gap in door also kept me awake, woke again at 5.30 to a piercing scream , which was the fire alarm that lasted 15 mins (no fire though???) no staff to contact in building, needless to say we left without trying breakfast. The thought of eating breakfast in a building that smells like am unwashed tramp would have topped off the whole horrible experience. Please avoid this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small friendly guesthouse in St Ives with most rooms having bay windows with stunning sea, beach and coastal views. We have single, double, twin and family rooms and they are all en-suite with TV, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlyon Guest House St Ives, Cornwall