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Chy-An-Albany
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 29, 2008

Having read earlier reviews, I am mystified by certain remarks. We arrived at Chy an Albany on Friday, 23rd May and were given a warm welcome. Our room (double De Luxe Sea View) was absolutely superb - decor, comfort, view over the ocean - all wonderful. The little extras (sparkling and still water etc) were all there. The en-suite was very good and very spacious.

The dining room was first class - very friendly, helpful staff and a fine breakfast and Dinner menu. The food was good - very enjoyable.

We stayed for five nights and nothing was ever too much trouble for manager Paul Rees and his staff.

Yes - it was a little "pricey" but you get what you pay for and my wife and I were delighted with our stay at Chy an Albany. St Ives is a place that we visit each year and, having found the Chy an Albany, we will not even consider staying anywhere else in the town in future.

TPSRL
Kent

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2008

We arrived with high expectations but they were quickly drowned by the wall to floor floral jungle. The friendly staff and cleanliness couldn’t be faulted but considering the astronomical room rate and quality of the amenities the experience was subpar.

If you’re in the mood for a 1970’s floral themed British hotel experience and happy to pay handsomely for the privilege then this place is for you.

Sending a SOS to the Hotel Inspector!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2008

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Reviewed January 17, 2008

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 29, 2007

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2007

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 18, 2007

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chy-An-Albany

Address: Albany Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#5 Family Hotel in St Ives
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
Price Range: $81 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chy-An-Albany 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Providing comfortable accommodation with every amenity you would expect from a luxury award winning AA 3 star rated Hotel in Cornwall. The Chy an Albany occupies a wonderfully elevated site with magnificent views overlooking Portminster beach and St Ives Bay in Cornwall.Only a short walk into town and with ample free off road car parking.The hotel provides an ideal base to explore St. Ives and its renowned Tate Gallery, as well as the quaint harbour side, cobbled streets and collection of beautiful beaches that have captivated artists and tourists for over a century. The hotel is also just a short walk from the train station at the bottom of the hill (approximately 3 minutes). The new 'Lighthouse Bistro' is an art-themed restaurant, showcasing a wide range of art from local artists. The gallery-style restaurant offers contemporary dining using the very freshest local vegetables and produce, fish straight from the sea and Cornish made cheeses alongside exotic foods and wines from around the world. ... more   less 
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Chy-An-Albany St Ives, Cornwall

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