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The Keep

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This little b&b is fantastic, the owners Carol and Mike are lovely and so welcoming. They also do the best breakfasts. The bed and breakfast is well positioned for all the amenities in St Ives and very close to the beach. We hope to stay here again and would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our 4th year staying at The Keep.... we have been holidaying in St Ives for over 30 years and have stayed in self- catering with small children but have now been staying in B&Bs for almost 15years .... we never tire of St Ives and the Keep is far and away the best place we have stayed in.... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Barbara Thank you so much for writing such a great review - we always look forward to your stay at THE KEEP, and this year was no exception. See you again soon, and thanks again for taking the time to review us. Warmest wishes, Carol and Mike More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely room, charming hosts, fantastic location. Only two rooms, so if available, book it as you will not be disappointed! Breakfast is served in the communal dining area and is ordered the day before with a daily changing special, as well as the standard choices. Hosts are very knowledgeable, whether you want a hairdresser or somewhere nice to eat. Will... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Jenny Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write such a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at THE KEEP, and do hope you'll return one day. Best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cornwall for a week starting at Padstow and going on to Falmouth, St Ives, Fowey and then Newquay. St Ives was our favourite place, cobbled streets, gorgeous beaches and lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Our stay at The Keep was amazing, not your average b and b by any means.The Keep has only two rooms, we had the... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Ian and Diane Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, and such a lovely review too. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Keep. We do hope you'll return one day, but in the meantime, enjoy the David Bowie print! Carol and Mike More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful hosts, superb breakfasts and a great location. Loved the idea of having a breakfast special each day, which I had each of our three days. My favourite was French toast croissant, maple syrup, berries and clotted cream - best I have had since we visited Montreal!

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Sara, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay (and our specials!) and both Mike and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Carol More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is everything! We came in to St.Ives, not wanting to rent a car. We were looking for a place close to all points of interest. This definitely fit the bill. We took the GWR train from London to St. Ives. Ace car rental from the train to "The Keep" This B & B is within minutes of 3 of... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks, Dan and Gretchen, for your wonderful review. It was lovely to have you to stay in our B&B and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Carol More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We recently stayed again at The Keep, this time with friends visiting from Japan. Mike and Carol run one the nicest B&B we've ever stayed at. The Keep is so great, not only for its perfect location (St Ives' best attractions are on your doorstep), but also as you feel your staying in a property with a fascinating history. Comfort,... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Bob, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was super to see you again, and to meet your friends for the first time too. Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes Carol and Mike More 

Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We spent five nights in the Mermaid Room in this delightful bed and breakfast. The Keep is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and extremely well run by Carol and Mike. Hairdryer, plug adapter, torch, luggage rack, even a water carafe and cups on a tray in the room - they've thought of everything to make you comfortable. Not to mention the... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you both for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your positive feedback (especially about my French Toast!) and do hope you'll return here one day in the future. Our very best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

Snelston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My wife and I spent a lovely couple of nights in this wonderful accommodation, looked after by the charming hosts, Carol and Mike. Tasty breakfasts and comfortable beds resulted in a very relaxing stay in this perfectly located b and b, ideal for exploring all St Ives has to offer. Highly recommended!

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Vaughan and Diane It was lovely to see you both, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll come back to St Ives when you're less busy, and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us! Best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I can't rate this B&B, and lovely Mike & Carol, highly enough. The situation of The Keep is a stones throw away from Porthmeor Beach and Fore St, but the icing on the cake are your lovely owners who are charming and personable from the moment you step through the door. This was my 2nd stay with Mike & Carol,... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Emma Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was super to see you again, and to meet Dai too. Glad you enjoyed the breakfasts! Take care, and we look forward to your next visit. Very best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE KEEP B&B occupies a unique, central position tucked away in the heart of coastal St Ives, only a few yards from Porthmeor Beach, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a tasteful 16th Century Pilchard Press conversion, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. Our guests have a choice of just two individually designed bedrooms, each with spacious modern en suite drench showers, flat screen TVs, free high-speed WiFi, underfloor heating and King-size beds (one a romantic four poster). Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keep

Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: $91 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Keep 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Keep St Ives, Cornwall
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