We stayed in room 2 which was described as 'standard double' when we booked (and is now described as a small double) yet we paid the same price as the other 'standard double' rooms. The room is/was not a double room there was barely room to walk round the bed.
When we first arrived there was no offer of assistance with our case, we were just given the key and told where the room was. Then we realised why! When we unlocked the door and started to go in we realised that we had to wait for one to go in to shut the door and then open the door again to push the case in, then shut the door again so the case could be moved out of the way and then the 2nd person could go in.
We did not unpack straight away as I was checking the cancellation policy and looking for somewhere else to stay. Unfortunately, there was no other accommodation for a full week and the cancellation policy was such that we would have had to pay for the full week anyway.
We decided reluctantly that we had to stay put and started to unpack. The wardrobe was about 12 inches wide and we could not hang all of our clothes up. There was a folding chair in the room (god knows why) that we had to put in the ensuite so we had somewhere to put our case. The bathroom door had had a chunk cut out of it so it would open wide enough for you to get in but still did not pass the sink!
The room was far too small for a couple to stay more than 2 nights.
The breakfast was ok, though sometimes a little on the cool side.
This was our 3rd time to St Ives and the 3rd place we have stayed. We will not be staying in this B&B again.
- 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