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The Gannet Inn

St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2SB England
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  • Contactless check-out
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#2 of 3 hotels in Carbis Bay
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The Gannet Inn offers boutique bedrooms with a comfy restaurant and bar area, near St Ives in Cornwall. The quirky building accommodates a range of gorgeous stylish and unique rooms. If you're a Hungry Gannet, the restaurant offers hearty home-cooked dishes, and for Thirsty Gannets, has a range of specially selected wines and local ales served with traditional Cornish hospitality. Each room has its own unique identity and feel, with bold décor and signature interiors. Rooms vary from 'Cosy', 'Quirky', 'Family' or the 'Spot the Gannet' rooms with stunning sea views. Try the 'Oystercatcher', 'Chough' or 'Kittawake' rooms and find your favourite! With unusual prints and cool coastal hues, the rooms are designed to be a home-from-home, where Sleepy Gannets can relax and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep after a busy day exploring Cornwall.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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jollyrobert wrote a review Yesterday
Bridgend, United Kingdom935 contributions797 helpful votes
We spent three nights here recently. The Gannet is located in an upper part of Carbis Bay, and has much to commend it, including ample parking, plenty of space, and a menu to satisfy the widest tastes. Our room was on the top floor, a huff and a puff up three flights of stairs, before opening into an attic room running the hotel's width. We'd asked for twin beds, so no doubt that is why we had been allocated the room, one advantage being the stunning views out over the bay to the waters and coastline beyond; one disadvantage, apart for the exercising stairs, was the slightly oppressive atmosphere despite having both windows, north and south, open... suppose it depends on the wind direction, but we weren't able to achieve air movement. I've mentioned the excellent, fulsome menu choices, the hotel and facilities were well maintained and spotless, and the staff were lovely and helpful. St Ives was already crowded on the 17th May, grand reopening after lockdown, and we were able to wander through the grounds of the Carbis Bay hotel, scene of frenetic last minute preparations for the G7 meeting. On enquiring about the cost of one of the newly-built beach chalets, we were informed that they were unavailable for £21,000 per week, but you could have an hotel prepared barbeque for a measly extra £1500!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Louisa wrote a review Jun 4
39 contributions56 helpful votes
In a really nice location and not far from the beach, approx 10/15 min walk. Although the rooms looked nice online, we stayed in Seagrass and when we opened the door, we were shocked at the size of the room, it was much bigger than we anticipated and the beautiful decor and view. Everything in the room was spotless. Room did get really hot and there was no way to control this, but it was a sunny day and when we asked they provided us with a fan. We ate in the restaurant, which was delicious but it did take 30 mins to get our main course so service was definitely a bit slow.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is busy in evenings. Walk to the beach is extremely steep
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Response from helen price, General Manager at The Gannet Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank-you for the lovely review of the Gannet Inn & Restaurant. We're delighted that you were happy with your room and apologise for the slight delay with your meal. We hope to see you again.
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FoodLover wrote a review May 2021
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom2 contributions
Beautiful rooms amazing service we loved every moment we were there we shall definitely be back!! Food was amazing and well presented staff helpful and informative couldn’t do enough to help us one of our favourite trips
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from helen price, General Manager at The Gannet Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Amazing review - thank-you so much and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Jacqui wrote a review May 2021
Farnham, United Kingdom2 contributions
We had to wait until restrictions were lifted before we could stay at the Gannet Inn. But the wait was well worth it. The accommodation was lovely. The staff so friendly and welcoming. And the food was absolutely delicious at every meal. We cannot fault anything about our stay. We walked to St Ives from the hotel along the coastal path. Lovely walk but there are some steep inclines. We loved out stay here and we will definitely return. Thank you to all the team at the Gannet Inn.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from helen price, General Manager at The Gannet Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
What a great review - thank-you! We will pass your compliments on to the team and look forward to seeing you again.
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marie price wrote a review May 2021
Chippenham, United Kingdom1 contribution
We have stayed at the gannet for a week for our honeymoon. We really loved our stay. The hotel is beautiful and has a really feel to it. The staff our absolutely fantastic on reception and restaurant staff. Nothing is too much for the staff and everyone is really friendly. The food is out of this world, we loved the breakfast. We ate a couple of times in the restaurant and the food was amazing. The hotel is in a great location and we also had a massage in the salon which was so lovely and relaxing. We had a great stay/honeymoon and would definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from helen price, General Manager at The Gannet Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank-you both for the super review - we're so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us! We hope to see you again, perhaps for your 1st Anniversary.
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$207 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCornwallSt IvesCarbis Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gannet Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Gannet Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cornwall Coast Path (0.2 miles), Carbis Bay Beach (0.3 miles), and St Ives Bay (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gannet Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Gannet Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gannet Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gannet Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant, La Casita, and Becks Fish and Chips.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gannet Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Gannet Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Carbis Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gannet Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gannet Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (4.0 miles), Zennor Head (4.8 miles), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (1.6 miles).
Does The Gannet Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Gannet Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.