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“Wonderful hotel with great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

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St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BN, England   |  
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Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in St Ives
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful hotel with great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Arrived on the train and had a short walk up the hill to the hotel.
The hotel was beautiful and spotlessly clean, all the staff were all very friendly.
The food in the restaurant / cooked breakfast to order was delicious and made even better by the glorious views over the bay.
Reception was helpful giving advice on walking down to the Tate /shops and even providing a map. After checking out the hotel kindly stored our small pull-along case while we explored the town and we collected it just before our train was due to leave.
A stress free break in beautiful St ives and well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Our room was facing the road but was quiet with the window open but a bit on the small size.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you very much for posting such a great review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The views are stunning and I am glad you enjoyed them. I will pass on your compliments to the team and hope to see you at the Hotel in the not too distant future. Kind regards Peter
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed in one of the apartments which was amazing, clean and had fantastic views. All the hotel staff were amazing, really attentive, especially the spa girl who gave me a facial and back massage, I felt very relaxed!!! The food was also excellent. Special thanks to Peter the Hotel Manager for looking after us!

Room Tip: If you have a family the apartments opposite the hotel were amazing, a real home from home.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Many thanks for your review. It is fantastic that you had such a great and took the time to write such a wonderful review. It was a please to meet you and your friend Hayley. I hope you will return to the Hotel again soon. All the best Peter
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The hotel is excellent. The food was good and the restaurant staff were very good natured and attentive as well as being very efficient. The room was very clean with a magnificent view of the Harbour and Bay. If there was a down side it was the parking arrangements which could have been overcome by more communication at reception as my car was moved from the car park, which was very full, to the overflow car park near the station, and I was not informed until it was my turn to collect my car, after a 20 minute wait. I would have gladly parked at the station overflow if I had been informed at the start of my holiday .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Many thanks for your recent review. I am very pleased that you had a great stay with us at the Hotel. Your comments about the Restaurant staff were really pleasing to read and I am sure all the team will be delighted by them. I take on board your comment about the car park and moving the car which we only do if we really have to. Hope to see you back at the Hotel in the not too distant future. Kind regards Peter
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for one night last weekend and were greeted with a warm welcome, offer of a table reservation for dinner and helped to the room by the very friendly Mark. He offered good local advise and even the offer of a wet suit and body board should we be feeling energetic during our stay (we didnt!)

The 2 bedroom suite was spacious and very well decorated with quality bedding.

The view was utterly spectacular

The room offered expected basics like tea and coffee and lovely "The White Company" products in the bathroom

The Spa was above my expectation - as previous experience of smaller hotels often leave allot to be desired but the spa here was so professional and really offered 5 * facilities and treatments.

My travel companion and I had the Indian Head massages, a facial and eye treatment and thought that Melissa out did her self as our therapist

The steam room and sauna were lovely as was the warm spa.

After relaxing we were set for dinner which was in a lovely room over looking the sea. The service was attentive and food extremely hot(!!)

The only feedback that we could suggest was the lack of choice for vegetarians when the choice and quality of plates other diets was excellent

The hotel was quiet and we enjoyed a restful sleep and lovely sun rise.

We have already contacted Peter the manager about a return stay with a group of friends for New Years Eve.

Having seen some of the other hotel option in St Ives I would not hesitate to recommend this above all others.

Really made the stay!!

Room Tip: You have to book a sea facing room - it adds so much to the stay. We had 118 which was a 2 bedroom a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Wow what a fabulous review - many thanks. I am delighted that everything you experienced in the Hotel was excellent. I will pass on your kind comments to Mark, Melissa and all the team who will all find your kind comments very motivating. I sincerely hope you and your friends do come for our New Year's party and to this end please do not hesitate to email me directly and I will oversee your booking. All the very best Peter
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Chester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were going down into St Ives and whilst walking past the entrance of the hotel decided to book a table for dinner. We were staying at a hotel nearby. My husband is a coeliac so all his food must be gluten free. When we mentioned this whilst ordering our meal it was not a problem and he was even offered gluten free bread! We sat by the window and enjoyed the stunning view over St Ives. We had ordered a bottle of wine with the meal but when it didn't arrive we had to remind the waitress - apparently it had been overlooked. However the food was very good especially the mackerel dish my husband ordered. He also enjoyed his Pimms Deconstructed dessert - he had enjoyed this same dessert at another St Ives restaurant and was delighted to try another version. Recommended for the food and the view.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoy your meal in our Restaurant, Good feedback is always lovely to hear, our chef will be pleased. Hope to see you at the Hotel again soon. Kind regards Peter
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visited this hotel as a prospective venue for our forthcoming wedding. Although we booked a room to stay the night, unfortunately our plans changed and we had to head home sooner than expected. We therefore arrived entirely unannounced but within 10 minutes we had the personal attention of the Deputy Manager and a member of staff from Head Office who happened to be there (even the General Manager introduced himself and welcomed us warmly!). We were given a full tour of the hotel and facilities and at no point did I feel rushed or hurried which, when considering we arrived unannounced and unexpected, is a testament to the professionalism of this hotel. Every member of staff we encountered were respectful, welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. I am therefore surprised to read the reviews here faulting the service. Of course the views are stunning, the location is incredible, the decor and interior are of the highest standard; it was however the relaxed, warm and professional welcome we received from the staff which led us to book this hotel as our wedding venue that very night. I can give no higher praise than this.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I remember you both well and hope that you enjoyed your tour of the Hotel. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to help with your forthcoming Wedding ? All the team are all looking forward to hosting it here at the Hotel. Kind regards Peter
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sunderland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay,in this Victorian hotel it is full of character and old school charm,sash windows,high ceilings,sweeping staircase,it has spectacular views from the stylish terrace where you can relax with pre-dinner drinks,the spa is modern,and has all the treatments,steam,sauna,pool.on offer you would need. I found a couple of the female staff in the spa,could have been a little more helpful when asked about bookings/times ect,but the reception/dining/bar/ and housekeeping staff were excellent very friendly,professional and helpful.

Room Tip: We opted for a garden room,as the sea view was a lot more but you could still see a little of the se...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peter H, General Manager at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and constructive review. I am delighted you enjoyed you stay at the Hotel and found the staff to be extremely friendly and professional. Hurry back to the Hotel soon. Kind regards Peter
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Additional Information about St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

Address: The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in St Ives
#4 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#12 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is directly above Porthminster beach, a position which gives stunning views across the water. Watch as the waves lap against the famous Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance and feel your troubles disappear. Explore the local harbour, as you meander through the cobbled streets, and then return for dinner at the Harbour Restaurant, serving up seasonal and local food, along with stunning sea views. The Harbour Spa will provide the perfect hideaway, as you indulge in a soothing treatment and then unwind by the pool, gazing out to sea from the comfort of a deeply relaxing and luxurious Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Porthminster Hotel St Ives
Porthminster St Ives
St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa St Ives, Cornwall

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