We usually pay for an upgraded room but we asked for a sea view room and could only get a standard one (must have booked too late to get a superior). The room was OK but the en suite was tiny and a bit smelly. I'm only small but felt extremely cramped in the shower. The TV was very small, one of the old 14" screen types.
The hotel is a few minutes walk from the town downhill but there is a fairly steep walk back up for part of the way. It didn't bother us as we're regular walkers but could be difficult for anyone not so good at hills.
The food on offer varied, the breakfasts were always hot and tasty, but a couple of the dinners were pretty poor - I had plaice the first night and it was more skin than fish - we both had steak pie on the last night...avoid this at all costs! The rest of the dinners were OK.
We didn't see any of the entertainment so can't comment on that.
The staff were friendly and efficient.
On the whole the hotel could do with a bit of a makeover, it was comfortable but we wouldn't stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in an elevated position overlooking Porthminster Beach, this welcoming hotel commands stunning views across the bay. St Ives is renowned for its fantastic beaches, picturesque harbour and bustling streets full of interesting boutique shops. Bay St Ives Hotel is in a perfect location only a short walk to most holiday attractions. With open plan lounges to enjoy the views whilst listening to the evening’s entertainment, a break here is truly relaxing. A courtyard is open spring and summer for alfresco seating and you’ll be able to sample the wonderful light that has made St Ives such a mecca for painters and artists. For the more adventurous, St Ives makes a wonderful base for visiting many of Cornwall’s finest sights and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel St Ives, Cornwall