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The Olive Branch
Ranked #11 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“PERFECT!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Olive Branch for 4 nights. We had room 3 which was such a lovely room. Bright and very spacious with fantastic sea views. The place was spotless and Justin and Julie made us feel very welcome, not to mention George the dog too. The location is perfect with only a short walk into the town. It was easy to find and offered parking which is always an added bonus. The breakfasts were spot on, nice quality ingredients cooked to your liking. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone, we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon.
Warmest Regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

My Husband and I had a fabulous stay at The Olive Branch for our Honeymoon, It was so friendly and accommodating nothing was too much! We were really well looked after and are already looking forwards to booking in again next year.
The room was absolutely gorgeous,with a great view it was very spacious and so clean!
Bed, sofa coffee making faciliies (coffee, tea, hot chocolate provided) and even a small table.
The Location was great with the town centre and the beach a very short walk away
Thank you so much!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon, perhaps for your anniversary?
Warmest Regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We have just returned from a three day break at The Olive Branch. I have read previous reviews and find it difficult to think of anything new to add, past reviewers have said it all !.

The house is beautiful, tastefully decorated with original features and spotlessly clean. The rooms are light and airy with tv and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and lovely fluffy towels. The bathroom was clean and functional with a good quality shower.

The breakfasts were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Good quality ingredients cooked to perfection and served by Justin the landlord who is a very friendly host.

The fact that the B&B had parking was such an incredible bonus, it is a five minute lovely walk down into the harbour and shopping area, parking spaces are like gold dust and we were able to leave our car outside for no extra charge, perfect.

I would highly recommend this B&B, a great location, beautiful house and very friendly hosts who have lots of local knowledge and really do make you feel so welcome, breakfast to set you up for the day and in summary a great find. We will definitely be back for longer next time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon.
Warmest Regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

My friend Sue and I stayed here for 4 nights from 14th October. Having originally asked for a twin room we asked if we could have a room each as they were not fully booked and this was soon sorted at no extra cost. The rooms were lovely and clean and comfortable, shower was excellent with plenty of hot water and was nice having tea and coffee making facilities in room.Justin and George (the delightful Tibetan Terrier) collected us from station which was only just a little way down the hill. Breakfast, cooked by Justin on couple of mornings, was excellent. Cereals, fresh and dried fruit,yoghurts and full English breakfast or vegetarian option plus toast etc on offer. Justin's final touch of a bit of parsley on scrambled egg made it look very appetising! On the Wednesay, as it was quiet, Justin took my friend and I plus George on a "jolly" in his bright orange van down to Sennen Cove where Sue and myself walked George along the sand. It was a beautiful day with not many people about. From there, Justin drove us to the Minack Theatre where we sat outside the Cafe looking down and across the bay. The view was just breathtaking! We were totally unprepared for it. The sky was so blue and the sea and the waves were just so beautiful! We could have stayed all day.It was a lovely day and we were both so grateful to Justin for taking us.We also enjoyed walking around St Ives and wandering around all the little alleyways especially around the Digey area. Went to the Tate and to the Porthmeor Beach Cafe which was excellent and such friendly staff. Recommend the tapas for lunch. Also had lovely cream tea at the Porthminster Beach Cafe and if it is cold, there are blankets on the chairs outside to keep you warm! Also had nice meal at the Sea Food Cafe in town. We met Julie on our last day. They are a lovely couple and made us very welcome. They are very friendly and helpful and we hope that they, together with the lovely George, have many happy years there welcoming people to their home and sharing it with them. Justin said he is "living the dream" and we sincerely hope that they do for many years to come. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.

Sue and Sue X

Room Tip: Room 3 (the room with sofa and small table and chairs in window) was lovely, especially for a couple...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon.
Warmest Regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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Staffordshire
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Justin, Julie and not forgetting George (the Tibetan terrier) where very welcoming and great hosts. Nothing was too much trouble at all. Rooms where lovely, clean and of a very high standard for the price.
The B&B was suitably placed, just a short walk from the town centre. Situated on the hills with great views of the coast. Also adequate free parking.
Definitely will be going back very soon.
Mr & Mrs Holbrook

  • Stayed October 2013
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you both for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again very soon.
Warmest Regards
Justin, Tink & George x
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Justin and Julie are great people...and they go the extra mile to make sure their guests enjoy not only their fabulous accommodations, but also the beautiful town St Ives itself. Prior to arriving for our 2 night stay, we had been walking a 60 mile segment of the coastal South West Trail. After hand washing and hanging our laundry all around our room and on every available protrusion before going out to explore St Ives, we retuned to find all of our laundry dry and folded neatly in an impeccably clean and made up room. When we commented on this unexpected surprise, Julie said she had some washing to do anyway, it was no bother!! Add to that our escorted walks with them and their charming dog Charlie and....well you get the picture....friendly attention to detail and their guests needs that were 'value added' to say the least. Highly recommended and very reasonable as well. Thank you Justin and Julie. Remember us when you visit Vancouver!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your comments, we were very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we enjoyed having you all.
We hope to see you again when you next travel to Cornwall.
Warmest Regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have just returned from St Ives and stayed here for one night and probably had the best nights sleep ever! The hosts, Justin & Julie were so friendly and couldn't do enough to make me comfortable and welcome. Fantastic location and just a few minutes from the town centre and the breathtaking beaches. Porthminster beach is fabulous. My room was spotless and the en-suite was great. I have to mention George who is such a character and sat by my feet, snoozing. Try the Seafood Cafe, their food is amazing but you may need to book in advance. Have already booked a second vist in December. Can't wait to go back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon.
Warmest Regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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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 #11 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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