We have just returned from the Bay from positively the best holiday ever with the most lovely of hotel experiences in a clean and comfy room that overlooked one of my favourite beaches. What a room!
Like others, our first impressions of the hotel were disappointing. The hotel looked dated and the toilet area is in much need of modernisation, which is why I have given this four and not five out of five.
However, our initial concerns were overshadowed by the many positives to this holiday. I would like to apologise to airing our concerns to Shearings as to how wrong we were and to thank Shearings and the staff for making this one of the best holidays I have ever had (been staying in St Ives for 30 years and first time with Shearings).
We stayed on a four night break - my two eight year old children and me (aged 41) shared a magnificent and enormous room with views over Porthminster beach to die for! My mother and her partner stayed on the second floor.
While this hotel may need some tlc, its location and views are stunning. My room was like a ballroom and the beds were among the most clean and comfortable I have stayed in. I would sit at the table and gaze out over the beach - waking up to sunshine and sea every morning. The setting was idllyc.
The staff were wonderful - Lucie, the waitress was lovely and deserves a special mention - and even made my son's toast into soldiers! Nothing was too much to accommodate and Caroline on the reception made it clear that they could sort our every need.
The half board option was great. Breakfast and dinner wonderful - accommodating our vegetarian and children's needs.Ample food, served quickly and delicious.
Entertainment was as expected (traditional singers and dances) and my children loved the bingo!
The hotel was warm, friendly and safe and the guests were nice.
This hotel boasts an enviable location. The value for money is second to none - kept the children fed and entertained. It felt special to dine and to be served. Thanks to Shearings and the team at the Bay - we will be back!
- 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