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The Sail Lofts
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Location perfect. It is like a home from home with everything that you could possibly need. High quality finish, furniture, towels, bedding etc. We did not want to come home and will certainly stay there again. Loved every minute and could not fault anything !

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Vicky S
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TheSailLofts, Manager at The Sail Lofts, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Hi Vicky,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review - we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you thought so highly of the apartment.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Kelly, Abi & Peter

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Another stay at Curno and another perfect holiday! The Sail Lofts have really nailed it, doesn’t matter which apartment you pick you are always in for a 5-star treat. The apartments are light, airy and spacious with a predominately white theme, wooden floors and tasteful décor. I could bang on about how lovely they are but you just need to take a look at the photos here or on their website to see what you get. These shots aren’t staged, they really are that good!

Let’s try and list the positives and negatives of staying at The Sail Lofts for an easy read.

Positives

• Five stars, and worth every point on every star – immaculate throughout and everything you need to move in permanently!
• Location - slap bang in the middle of town, five minute walking distance to the shops, beaches, cafés, restaurants, galleries. We’ve stayed for a week before now and only used the car to arrive and go home.
• Parking space. Sounds an odd thing to list but if you are in St Ives when it is busy you REALLY need your own space.
• St Ives - a stunning harbour town full of history and character, beautiful buildings, winding streets and walkways, sandy beaches in every direction, and art – lots of art.
• Restaurants. Outside London we haven’t found so many top quality restaurants in such a concentrated area.
• The people – the locals are proud of their town and proud or Cornwall, and rightly so. They are all lovely and help turn a good holiday into one you’ll never forget.
• The harbour itself – whether you want to sit on the beach or on the pier and watch the comings and goings of the various sailing craft or amble along the harbour front in and out of the shops, galleries and cafés this is a beautiful place to wind away the hours.
• The sandy beaches – Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, the harbour beach or Porthminster, all four within a short walk of each other and the Sail Lofts. In fact Porthmeor is so close you could get there with your eyes closed.
• Peter, Sam, Kelly & Abi – Whatever you need, they are always there for you and nothing seems to be too much trouble! Thanks guys for always looking after us!

Negatives
• There isn’t a Sail Lofts in every town!

We’ve stayed at the Sail Lofts many, many times and wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else now. Says it all really.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank Andy M
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TheSailLofts, Manager at The Sail Lofts, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Hello Andy,

Thank you so much for another fantastic review - it's always a pleasure looking after you and we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Curno.

Wonderful to hear that you wouldn't stay anywhere else in St Ives (we love this!) and we hope to see you again very soon.

Kind Regards,

Kelly, Abi & Peter.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our 5th stay at the Sail Lofts and the 3rd time in Driftwood. We can honestly say we won't be staying at any other accommodation in St Ives, this place is top class. You know when you see in the brochure when you book your holiday "100 yrds from the beach" and the truth is its probably half a mile away, well you go out the door at the Sail Lofts and probably one of the best beaches in Europe is 20 yards away....just awesome. All the sights and sounds of St Ives are just a short walk away.

Oh yes and the finishing touch, we had a small observation to make on the feedback form, which was more than likely down to us, well just 24 hrs after returning home Peter rang to have a chat about it. These people care.

We will be back in 2015

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank bisco1963
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TheSailLofts, Manager at The Sail Lofts, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review - it's wonderful to hear that you wouldn't stay anywhere else in St Ives.

Next time you stay with us let us know of any dietary requirements and we'll do our best to tailor your welcome hamper accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Kelly, Abi & Peter

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

If you want a beautiful base in St Ives,close to all the beaches try These wonderful classy apartments. Tastefully furnished with wonderful kitchens and bedrooms you will not be disappointed. Fabulous bed linen and thick fluffy towels add to the luxurious feel of the place.

Friendly helpful staff who will do everything they can to make you happy completes a pretty perfect holiday destination.

Room Tip: All rooms are delightful
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank maggieandbart
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TheSailLofts, Manager at The Sail Lofts, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Hi Maggie & Bart,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. As always it was great to see you both and I'm glad the weather picked up for your last few days so you could enjoy some time on the beach.

We hope to see you both again very soon (Maggie, I trust you will work your magic on Bart and we'll see you later in the year - perhaps with Mabel as well!).

Take care and good luck with the house hunting.

Kind Regards,

Kelly, Abi & Peter

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

From what I could see, all the apartments have dual (or more) aspect as well as skylights in lofty double-height top floor living rooms so are flooded with amazing ever-changing St Ives light. We stayed in Ocean which also has a sea view down the slipway and a spacious living room and kitchen. Bedrooms were less spacious but still cosy. I am a fussy customer but even I enjoyed using the kitchen and was impressed with the quality of the bed linen, beds and soft furnishings. It wasn't all 100% perfect, mainly in the bedrooms - some of the bedroom furniture was a bit cheap-feeling; the master double bed is two singles pushed together and the mattresses were about an inch different in height; the bedroom windows only have venetian blinds which do little to block the light (difficult if you have children or are a light sleeper); it was a shame there was nowhere to sit and look at the sea views - you had to stand. However these are tiny niggles and more than made up for by the solid quality feeling of the conversion, the spotless cleanliness, spaciousness and general loveliness. The location is also amazing - 20 seconds to Porthmeor beach, 1 minute to Porthgwiddan, 5 minutes to the harbour.

Customer service is exceptional. You feel genuinely welcomed, as if the accommodation is for you to use and enjoy. There are no cross little signs telling you what to do/not do. Staff in the office seem to enjoy their jobs and to enjoy meeting their guests. I needed something very specific on a Sunday when the on-site office was closed. I left a message on the harbourside office answerphone and 5 minutes later Peter turned up with exactly what I needed.

I hope to go back one day but will need to start saving now! Quality like this comes at a price. I got a very good deal but I'm not sure I could (or would want to) pay full whack.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

The accommodation is wonderful and equally so are the team who look after and run Sail Lofts. I would recommend Sail Lofts wholeheartedly and give it a full five stars for all aspects.

We were lucky enough to stay in two appartments and both were furnished to high standards and the finishing touches such as luxury bathroom goods and the welcome basket and tate voucher etc etc, go above and beyond.

The Sail Lofts are perfectly placed in St Ives, away from the main thoroughfare of traffic but still less than a minute from the beach, two minutes from another beach and three minutes from town.

A superb holiday on all counts.

Room Tip: Zennor is wonderful and Surf is delightfully cozy.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DagersD
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed in Driftwood at the Sail Lofts, it was much bigger than I though it would be and was wonderfully light and airy with Velux windows in the ceiling through which you could see the gorgeous blue skies and watch the seagulls soaring overhead. The welcome basket with scones, butter, jam, bread, clotted cream, milk and tea and coffee was hugely appreciated after our 4 hour drive!

The WiFi in the apartment was brilliant, we were expecting the usual sub-standard connection you get in hotels but the speeds we were getting during the week were sometimes better than we get at home; we had no problems watching Netflix.

The apartment was very conveniently located, it was about 5 minutes walk to the harbour front and less than that to the main shopping streets. It was a bit too cold in March to go in the sea but the beaches were beautifully clean and the sea was so blue and inviting! There were two beach towels left for us in a basket in the entrance hall of the apartment which I haven't come across before but is such a good idea as I usually forget to bring beach towels and end up buying them on holiday and throwing them away afterwards. My Boyfriend and I had a seriously relaxing holiday and we are definitely going to be back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SpiderishUK
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Additional Information about The Sail Lofts

Address: Porthmeor Road, St Ives TR26 1GB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 30 Specialty Lodging in St Ives
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sail Lofts 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moments from the ocean and offering the ultimate in laid-back luxury, Sail Lofts five star award-winning accommodation is a rare gem set on St Ives' coastal pinnacle, within the heart of the town's iconic Downalong area. With on site concierge, complimentary car parking and enviable location, the Sail Lofts apartments combine the ultimate in luxury and convenience with a unique personalised service. ... more   less 
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The Sail Lofts St Ives, Cornwall

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