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“Relaxing place to stay”
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The Olive Branch
Ranked #10 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my husband John.given a very friendly welcome as soon as we pulled up on the drive.plenty of off road parking for hubbys beloved motorbike.we stayed in room 5, decent size and good size en-suite with powerful shower.tea making facilities and hair dryer supplied.very quiet street and within 10 minute walking distance of harbour and main streets.Justin made sure we were well taken care of with choice of breakfast (with help from lovely Victoria in the kitchen) and with helpfull advice for sightseeing and bus numbers etc. We were also given fab advice on nice places to eat and drink.I honestly can't wait to go back next year and John has already booked to go back next month (unfortunately without me) thanks again Justin.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay, we will see you again soon.
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Justin
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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visited with my wife and stayed for two nights. We stayed in room 2 which was spotlessly clean with a superb power shower. The hosts Justin & Julie are a lovely couple, they made us very welcome throughout our stay. Justin is very helpful with local knowledge and ideas for days out. Try the open topped bus trip to Lands End and Penzance, beautiful scenery and extremely good value. Julie provided our breakfast which were delicious. On the whole our visit to St Ives was enhanced by the superb accomodation and excellent hosts. Thank you again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again soon.
Regards Justin, Julie & George
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Nuvolento, Italy
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had great time at The Olive Branch.
Justin and Julie are the perfect hosts. Very friendly, helpful and they make you feel at home.
Breakfast is amazing with so many choices for all kind of hunger.
Rooms are all you need with comfy beds and unspotted clean.
Location is great. Just 5 mins walk from the town centre (10 mins uphill to come back).
Moreover St. Ives is a beautiful tiny town and its beaches are absolutely gorgeous.
We highly reccomend this place. If we come back again to Cornwall we'll stay at The Olive for sure.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Olive Branch. As and when you visit Cornwall again, we would love you to come back and see us.
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Justin, Julie & George
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a fantastic B&B the new owners Justin and Julie made us very welcome. We had room number 1 and the views where amazing, also the breakfasts were very good. Justin was very very helpful on what places to visit and what was the best places to eat. We can't forget the adorable George the dog who was very friendly. We have jus't booked for next year, choosing room 5 with Juliette balcony.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again next year, it'll soon be here.
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Justin, Julie & George
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London, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Immaculately clean, quiet, short walk down to harbour, lovely breakfast, will definitely visit again. Friendly hosts, George the dog is adorable. While you're here, try prime time boat trip to seal island and the terrace bar at the sloop inn!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again.
Regards
Justin, Julie & George
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a fantastic B&B with new owners trying very hard to make your stay a memorable one. Very welcoming on arrival, even upgraded at no extra charge to a bigger room due to someone not turning up. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Breakfast was very good and gorgeous George, the resident dog, will expect a little treat. 5 minutes walk from the harbour and car parking provided, all in all a very good experience and will definitely book again on our next visit to St. Ives

Room Tip: We like room 5, big, with a sea view and Juliet balcony
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to the next time you visit St Ives, please come back and see us again.
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Justin, Julie & George
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Olive Branch is a Victorian house that is a clean and modern B&B a few minutes walk to the centre of St Ives. We were welcomed like old friends upon our arrival and immediately felt very at home in the house. The room and ensuite was very clean and the bed very comfortable, we had room 5 which had double opening doors with a Juliet balcony and a view of the back gardens and sea view. The breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day. Nothing was to much trouble for our hosts. There is no road noise, as the B&B is off from the main road. A big plus is that there are parking spaces for the residents cars. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in St Ives.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you for your review, we would very much like to see you visit us again, next time you are in St Ives.
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Justin, Julie & George
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Property: The Olive Branch
Address: 6 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Olive Branch 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Olive Branch is a superb holiday location in St Ives, Cornwall, just minutes from the harbour, town and 5 sandy beaches. Our Rooms We have five ensuite double rooms, four of which have sea views. Two of our double rooms can be converted to twin bedded rooms. There is also a single ensuite room. Breakfast We serve a traditional full English breakfast as well as vegetarian breakfasts and lighter options. St Ives St. Ives has a Mediterranean feel about it, with its maze of cobbled streets and alleyways, crescent shaped beaches with golden sands and turquoise sea - all set in the uniquely rugged granite landscape of West Cornwall. The holiday visitor in St Ives can find everything that they could wish for in a seaside resort. From the moment that you arrive in the town you will be stunned by the panoramic vistas that seem to greet you on every turn. ... more   less 
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