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“Brilliant weekend”
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The Queens Hotel
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant weekend”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just returned from a very enjoyable weekend stay in St Ives at the Queen's Hotel. Very good food, both in the evenings and for a traditional English breakfast. Great beer - particularly recommend the "Proper Job" from St Austell Brewery. Live music both evenings. Very nice atmosphere in the bar made you not want to go to bed. Good central location for exploring the town, and parking not too far away, at the railway station. Rooms simple, clean and bright. Free wi-fi an added bonus. We will return !!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Although not staying at the Queens Hotel, I would like to say that the several lunches and evening meals which I had during the summer were absolutely top quality. Even when merely
popping in whilst in the area, I have found it to be a very convenient and friendly place to go for a drink.
I also visited on Sat. 15th.September and enjoyed a wonderful evening being entertained by
virtuoso guitarist Terry Lees. It was amazing to be able to hear such a world class musician in
such lovely surroundings, and all for free!
I have found that the staff are always polite and friendly and, as a trained work study engineer,
I have to say that they are all extremely hard working. In particular, staff member Chris worked
particulary well under the pressure of a packed out evening and nothing was too much trouble for him and at other times he has always been extremely helpful with any information which I have needed.
A very convenient location, right in town.
Well done everyone!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

....the rooms were well equiped and perfectly clean, the bed, bathroom, linen, towels and toiletries were of suprisingly good quality, the fact the the linen and towels were changed without asking after two nights on a three night stay was a bonus. Being at the back of the hotel the room was very quiet, Staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast a little limited but very well done and served with a smile.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here in August but when we arrived our online booking for 2 adults and a child was only registered as 2 adults. I had all the documentation and - luckily - the family room was available for al but the first night. That first night in a really magical little room with double bed and camp bed was gratis and they couldn't do enough for us.

So I would advise confirming by telephone as the problem was clearly with the online booking process.

We had a splendid stay at the Queens Hotel. The food was lovely and the atmosphere was charming. Best breakfast I've had anywhere in quite a while. The venison we had for dinner on night 2 was really special. My 7 yr old had a great time and wants to go back.

We were there on open mike night and the noise could not be heard in the family room.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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England
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

If you are looking for accommodation in the heart of St.Ives, then you cannot do better. However, do not expect anything other than the basics. I assume that an inventory of the room's contents contained in the guest information folder was meant to deter would be thieves but to list some of the furniture as "antique" and to include the folder itself in the list was mildly amusing. There was a very weak WiFi signal in the room which in practice rendered it useless. TV reception was also poor. At the price, I would expect a comfortable chair to sit on and a writing desk/table but neither was on offer. Despite the comments contained in some of the reviews, I found the staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good although choice was limited. Bar menu was imaginative with food locally sourced. Comments concerning noise from the bar in the evening, particularly in rooms on the front of the hotel are justified but, in reality, it is to be expected in a hotel of this type and is not a major issue.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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N.Devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Just fancied a Roast Dinner whilst spending a weekend in St Ives. Most places do them...albeit to a standard format and never how you'd have it at home. So having had a great meal at Alfresco the night before,I asked them where I could find one that was any good. What a tip off they gave me! Beautifully prepared..huge yorkshire pudding,melt in your mouth beef, lovely seasoned vegetables, and the best roast I've ever eaten out!! Awesome friendly service and the whole bill for 3 kids and two adults with drinks was Just over £40! We were too stuffed to want a pud!!
Many thanks!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mose1
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Had to park up at the Leisure Centre on The Burrows and walk down (5 pounds for 24 hours) as it is smack in the middle of St Ives. This was not a problem as there is hardly any parking in St Ives. Our room was up high and at the back so we had a nice view and it was very quiet.
The breakfast was good. Would stay here again.

Wireless in room was slow and unusable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Queens Hotel
Address: High Street, St Ives TR26 1RR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in St Ives
#4 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#10 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Queens Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Queen's Hotel is a late-Georgian, three-story building in the heart of picturesque St Ives. 5 mins from the harbour and beaches, we have ten en-suite bedrooms, which have been redecorated with vintage furniture and Cornish artwork hanging on the freshly painted white walls, plus sparkling new bathrooms with new showers. Downstairs is a relaxed and friendly bar with delicious pub food that was awarded an AA rosette in 2011. Everything is prepared on the premises - the menu is chalked up on the board daily using the finest local, seasonal ingredients Cornwall has to offer. Bread baked daily. Homemade ice-cream. Local beers. Warming fire. Children are very welcome: upstairs a camp bed and a travel cot are available to borrow, all windows have black-out blinds; downstairs there are boardgames + toys in the light and airy bar, baby-changing, and children's portions available. The harbour front and Fore Street are under five minutes walk away. Selected by Alastair Sawdays. ... more   less 
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