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“Lovely views from the bar”
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Pedn Olva Hotel
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Dunstable, England
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166 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Lovely views from the bar”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We popped in here twice for a drink and each time we managed to get a seat overlooking St Ives harbour which was lovely. There is a good choice of wines and on a rainy day in St Ives you can't beat this bar with a view and a glass of chilled wine!

  • Stayed September 2013
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Pedn Olva. We’re pleased you enjoyed the spectacular views that we have to offer and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Steve.
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Often when a hotel is re-done or has a makeover the results can be slightly underwhelming. Not the case with Pedn Olva which was beginning to look a bit frayed around the edges anyway. Altthough rooms are small and slightly overpriced they are comfortable enough and all have excellent views which is what you are paying for. In addition on this occasion we had access to our own private terrace with views over the town. Breakfast was very good although they still need to do something about the quality of the breakfast juices. It was also nice to be able to see out of the windows in the residents lounge when sitting, rather than having to stand up as previously was the case!

Overall a very pleasant stay. I would also say that since the makeover the staff appear to have become more business orientated but still helpful and friendly enough. This is not a criticism as overall staff appear to be much more focused.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experience. Thank you for bringing the quality of the breakfast juices to our attention, be assured that all comments are discussed by us as a team and acted upon accordingly. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, Steve Perkin.
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

to die for. A superb location with outstanding views. I had visited with my Father, so we took two single rooms, both of which had commanding views, very unusal for single rooms to be so well appointed. Very helpful and friendly staff made this a memorable short break....will be back again

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your recent experience with us. It is always pleasing to hear positive feedback regarding our customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Steve.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Wow the room, small but with balcony overlooking the bay, and all you need so FANTASTIC. Right in the middle of St Ives so if you are arty farty it is definitely for you, or if you are just a surfer, the beach Is 2 minutes away. Breakfast was Really good try the haddock, while watching them catch it in the bay.....

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the bay
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Many thanks for your recent review- we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experiences and pleased you enjoyed you stay with us, and were lucky enough to take in the spectacular views that we have to offer. It is always nice to receive feedback from our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Steve Perkin
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This hotel is situated in the best spot in St Ives with wonderful views in every direction. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is excellent. Cannot fault anything about this hotel. My stay was only brief but if I ever go back this is where I shall stay.

Room Tip: I think all rooms probably have a sea view. I had a single room and the view was spectacular.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your review, it is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our customer service and food offering. We are pleased you managed to enjoy the “spectacular” views that your single cabin room had to offer and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Spectacular views from the restaurant , lunch menu has good variety

Food was quick to arrive and was presented very well, tasted delicious

Well worth the trip to st ives although the weather could have been better

Not over priced

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback following your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our menu and food offering, we are so pleased you enjoyed you stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Steve.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed at the Pedn Olva on company business for two nights, the location right by the sea and easy walking distance to the harbour is excellent. All the public areas, including the bar, restaurant and outside terraces have great views of either St Ives harbour or the Porthminster beach. The food both in the restaurant and the bar is first class, the are staff friendly and polite.
The only issue we had was that our room was incredibly small, in fact we had to think about where the bathroom was, turned out to be in what we thought was the wardrobe, in fact it wasn't much bigger than a wardrobe. However the views from our window across to Porthminster beach were stunning, and more than made up for the room size.
Car parking can be a problem, not sure where the hotel car park was, but it was always full, which meant paying over £6 in the public car park.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to have a view, but check the size before booking as some are incredibly small.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Martyn G
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StAustellManagement, Duty Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Many thanks for your review following your recent stay with us. We are pleased that we managed to accommodate you while on business and that you had time to absorb the great views that we have to offer. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our customer service and food offering.

As I’m sure you can appreciate due to the structural layout of the Pedn Olva, some rooms are smaller than others due to the fact we are built on the site of the Old Wheal Providence copper mine. Being a hotel lucky enough to be near the station car park, we have a limited number of reserved parking bays with an additional daily charge on top of the price of your accommodation. Overall we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Steve Perkin.
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Property: Pedn Olva Hotel
Address: The Warren, St Ives TR26 2EA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#6 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
#7 Family Hotel in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pedn Olva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pedn Olva, with the sea only thirty feet below and flanked by golden sands, is founded on blue-black granite rocks on the southern shores of St. Ives Harbour and Bay. Contemporary, romantic and breathtaking are but a few ways to describe the Pedn Olva, with its 29 distinctive bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and outdoor heated swimming pool that make it an ideal stay for a getaway break, special meal or relaxing lunch. The plethora of windows facing the sea allows our guests to be as close as you can get to floating on the sea without leaving dry land. A safe haven for watching winter storms in front of a granite open fire, or seeing dolphins and seals playing in the bay from our sun drenched terraces. ... more   less 
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