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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Stacey W
Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful penthouse, Amazing holiday!”
Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We stayed at the penthouse Sandy lane for 9 nights at the beginning of June. There were 6 of us that stayed (3 couples), the penthouse was more than big enough for all of us. All of the bedrooms are extremely spacious and comfortable, even the twin room where we pushed the beds together. The open plan living space was perfect for nights in and entertaining, and the terrace was the cherry on the cake, with beautiful views over Carbis Bay. We spent many evenings on the terrace taking in the stunning views.
We cannot fault the apartment in any way, the kitchen was kitted out with everything you would need and more, all the furniture was very high quality and gave a very homely feel to the place.
Kelly who dealt with our booking went above and beyond, when I got home and realised I had left my diamond bracelet in the bedroom, she managed to find it for me and sent it straight back to me recorded delivery. I honestly thought I would never see it again so I am extremely grateful.
We would definitely return to Sandy Lane and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit Cornwall.

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Liked best: The terrace with views over Carbis Bay and the open plan living space.
Liked least: Only have one shower was a challenge some days.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michelle...
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation & location”
Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A well appointed apartment, ideally located to travel into St Ives and across the south of Cornwall. The accommodation was spotless clean, the lounge furniture comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. The bedrooms were well furnished and the beds very comfortable. We had a fabulous week with the weather and sat each evening on the patio area enjoying the wonderful views. We are so impressed we are booking again for next year!!!

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Liked best: Beautiful views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Christina...
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Relaxing, spotless, spacious - the comfort of home with piles of added coastal luxury. Go!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Penthouse at Sandy Lane. From reading the reviews and seeing the photos, I had very high expectations of the apartment - all were met!

The penthouse is the top floor of a new built block of 7 apartments in a quiet leafy part of Carbis Bay. Easy access with a buggy down to the station and beach (down a steep little narrow path - the last part through a little wood and under the rather magical railway arches to the big sandy beach). There's also a little playpark a few minutes walk up on the main road. So all very good for little ones.

The apartment is incredibly well-equipped, everything's new, great quality and spotlessly clean. Great TVs that you can get BBCiPlayer etc on (just press the multi coloured button in the middle of the remote control in the living room - only took me 5 days to work out it was there! No DVD player in living room though so don't bother taking any boxsets with you - not that you'll need them as there's plenty of other entertainment) . The views from the 2 balconies are wonderful - especially the one from the bedroom which is super special at night.

The real bonus for me was that we could relax with our 2-year-old running around. Leather sofa, wooden floors and solid tables and chairs meant I wasn't forever worrying about him breaking or spilling things! And the balconies had glass all around making them super-safe while making the most of the glorious views. He loved the TV and DVD player in his room which was a real treat. If you can manage the 2 flights of stairs up to the apartment (which were fine for us), I would definitely recommend it for families with small children.

Kelly was great throughout our stay - popping in to check all was ok and letting us drop bags off early on arrival, which meant alot to us. We often saw her around too as she lives nearby, so i'm sure she'd be straight over if you needed anything.

The luxuries and attention to detail (the new slippers, White Company toiletries, lovely welcome pack with biscuits and jams, fab TV!) gave it all the feel of staying in a lovely hotel, but with the added comfort of home - perfect combination.

Great apartment and we'll be back. Every night i tucked up our little one into his bed he'd say "i love it here!"...what more can i say!

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Liked best: the space and comfort
Liked least: bumping my head on the sloping ceilings
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Iceman_69...
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Fantastic Apartment with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

Absolutely Fantastic Apartment with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. Superb balcony with sea views. Nice footpath to the beach, a bit steep in places. Train service every hour from Carbis Bay between St.Ives and St.Erth. Kelly is very friendly and always on hand if any problems arise. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Liked best: The size of the apartment
Liked least: The sloping roof as the apartment was in the attic
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Louexeter
Exeter, Devon
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

The penthouse is immaculate in decoration and attention to detail. If your are self catering there is everything you could need and more ! The view is lovely across carbis bay to Godfrey.
You can walk into st Ives via the coastal footpath in about 20 mins or the train station is 3 mins walk away.
All in all it's a lovely property - 2 things to bear in mind it is in the roof of the block so watch your head !! And it's Up 2 flights of steps however neither were a problem to us. I will be booking again!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Banging my head!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Staffs
Reviewed June 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Liked best: Location and quality of property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Open plan living areas
Liked least: Lack of another shower
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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