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“Our New Favourite Hotel in St. Ives!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Nook
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Ayr, St Ives TR26 1EQ, England   |  
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Ranked #47 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Poole, England
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Our New Favourite Hotel in St. Ives!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was our first stay at The Nook in St. Ives but it won't be our last. Everyone at the hotel was lovely and helpful. Our room was really comfortable with two great views over the water. Everything in the room was lovely and new and we could adjust the radiators in the bedroom and the bathroom to match our own comfort level (something very rare in hotels these days). We slept very well as the hotel was very quiet even though most of the rooms were occupied. I love breakfast and The Nook had an amazing breakfast menu and really quick service. The scrambled eggs with salmon on toast the first day was generous and very tasty, as was the Full English breakfast the second morning. We cannot praise this hotel and staff enough and we will recommend it to anyone going to St. Ives. P.S. the hotel even has its own car park!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have been staying at the Nook 3 or 4 times a year, for the past 5 years, whilst on shortbreaks to Cornwall, from Bristol.
Ever since the very first visit John and Joan have done nothing but make us all fell very welcome. We have been so impressed each time we visit that we have, on separate occasions, taken my mother and the in-laws for a stay at the Nook; to "show off" our prize find!!
All the rooms are always spotlessly clean and well appointed, with everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable base for the duration of your stay. The whole hotel was fully refitted the close-season before we first visited the Nook and every close-season since the owners (John and his wife) undertake redecoration, carpeting and repairs where needed.
We have stayed in room 2 and room 11. Room eleven is a family room, with beds for 4 guests, while room 2 is a large double room that has the benefit of a sofa-bed, which, as we only have 1 child, is perfectly acceptable. Room 2 also has a sea view from 1 of it's 2 windows!
The breakfast selection is superb, with everything from cereal through to a full English, with the likes of croissants and salmon completing the roster! Whatever you choose, it'll be quality produce and will taste delicious!
John and the team do a great job - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
1 or 2 reviewers have mentioned that they thought the Nook was a bit pricey - well, we cannot find anything close to this standard, with on-site parking for anything like this price! And believe me, we keep looking; just so that we can feel smug about what a good deal we're getting!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The Nook is a modern, fresh and clean b&b. Rooms have been designed with pride and the finishing touches are clear to see. Staff and owners are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is great and variety appreciated. The only small drawback is the walk from the harbour is a little steep, but the taxi ride was £3.50 so really couldn't complain. Highly recommend this as a great b&b to stay in.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Guests are made to feel welcome from the moment they arrive at this small hotel/large B&B. The property is well decorated, modern and clean. My room had everything you would expect within this price-range. The cooked breakfast is excellent (but avoid the croissants, just frozen and reheated).
I had a very enjoyable stay at the Nook, with the only negative point being the location. No picturesque views unfortunately! It's a fair walk up a steep hill and further from the centre of St Ives than I normally stay. If you're a bit unfit I suggest getting a taxi when you're heading back to the Nook (not so bad when you're going down into the town!)
I'd be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Sheffield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stayed here for a couple of nights earlier this month on a whistle stop tour of Cornwall (with a bit of Bath thrown in on the way home). The place is lovely. The proprietors couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, even organised a bit of late summer sunshine for us (shame they couldn't iron out the hills a but though!). Food was excellent. We love St Ives and we will hopefully be staying at the Nook again next time we visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Cornwall, England
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Lovely welcome on arrival, spacious lounge for use of guests. Spotless bedroom, nicely decorated and smart en suite. Breakfast has everything - and so can you- nothing was too much trouble and all served with a smile.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

the nook is a wonderful hotel, clean, friendly, great hosts and great breakfast, near to the beaches and attractions, good size tv, and shower room. However Ace Taxis in the town should be avoided, booked a cab for my return journey and they did not arrive and kept diverting my call, as I had a booked train ticket I had to travel on a certain train, thankfully a guest got me to the station in time. Poor firm. Very unprofessional. The Nook however is wonderful, I would stay again and again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Ayr, St Ives TR26 1EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nook 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nook guest house in St Ives, Cornwall, is close to the Porthmeor Surfing Beach, the Tate Gallery, St Ives Harbour and town centre.Our on-site car park means the guest house is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall’s spectacular coastline, gardens and countryside. If you want to stay closer to home you could simply soak up the beauty and atmosphere of St Ives with its art galleries and cobbled streets. The Nook offers bedrooms with full en-suite facilities and a modern and contemporary feel and has been awarded an AA 4 Star Gold Star Award for Guest Accommodation.For the safety and comfort of all our guests we operate a no smoking policy. Guests wishing to smoke may use the outside patio area. ... more   less 
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