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Pedn Olva Hotel
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I've stayed here a few times but this latest weekend was the best. You couldn't ask for better service anywhere - reception staff, breakfast service and bar staff were all fantastic. Nothing was too much bother.
The selection at breakfast is great with a buffet style choice of cereals, fruits, yoghurts and pastries/cakes. The vegetarian cooked breakfast has Quorn sausages which was a winner with my partner.
We tried the food from the bar snacks menu one evening - good food at good value.
I wouldn't stay anywhere else now. It's an easy walk into town and the train station is almost next door.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. Every member of our team works extremely hard to ensure that all our guests receive the best customer service at all times, so it is always pleasing to have such positive feedback from our guests. We will pass your comments onto the whole team. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your most recent visit to us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We love St Ives and we found out about a super deal on Bookings.com (half price!). A fabulous room, with incredible view directly over the sea. The staff are friendly and unfailingly helpful and there is an excellent choice of brekkies, full English, full veggie English, cereal, range of fruit, cereal and yoghurt, smoked salmon, smoked haddock, eggs Benedict/florentine. Not that I'm obsessed. The bar's great with incredible views,I could have stayed and stayed... Oh, and it's right next to the station which connects with the London Paddington to Penzance line so straight off the train, drop off the bags and have a pint of Cornish Korev lager or Rattler cider. Very, very nice and very good value.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at the Pedn Olva. We are lucky enough to be situated to give both our guests and patrons spectacular views of Porthminster Beach & St Ives Harbour. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our customer service and our selection of breakfast on offer. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel itself is warm and comfortably lit. The bar is comfortable and comprehensive. Bar snacks are fast, good value, tasty and well presented. The hotel restaurant offers a fair range of food and does not disappoint in terms of quality or value. Other restaurants in St Ives can offer a higher level of excellence, however. Location is fabulous for a short break, so if you're in doubt l'd advise you to book anyway - you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Views from balcony rooms overlooking the harbour and bay are wonderful and well worth paying a littl...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experiences. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our customer service and food. We’re pleased you were able to take advantage of the wonderful views we have to offer of St Ives and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Room 10
January 15th

Good check in. Room 10 is a single. The shape of the room is such that the bed is next to the door - light leaks under the door but I managed to plug the light with towels.

Tea and coffee facilities - small tv and shower no bath.
I found it hard to get much heat from the heater which I had on max. I suggest this needs checking?

Breakfast was great - very good in quantity and quality.

The lounge was quite a nice place to sit in for the evening.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experience. Please be assured that all your comments are discussed by us a team and acted upon accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I spent the New Year celebrations here, the first time in several years over the celebratory period.It was just as good as it had been in the past.New Years Eve entertainment was a disco where the DJ kept his trap shut and just played the music-perfect.Many stayed in the lounge bar rather than go into town and leave the place almost deserted.
The following evening we had a trio playing old swing band music and this was an excellent choice despite the fact that no one decided to get up and dance around, it still provided a great nights entertainment.
I was also interested to see the refurberations that had been undertaken earlier in the year and were concentrated on the public areas.These were obviously done with great care and have added greatly to the atmosphere of the establishment and well done for taking the tv out of the bar area, a VAST VAST improvement.
It was a great personal pleasure to be back over this period and my grateful thanks to Drew, Andrew and all their hardworking staff who once again made a stay at the Pedn Olva one of the years great highlights for me.

Room Tip: All the rooms have great views.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experience. It is always pleasing to receive positive feedback from our guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us over the New Year period and it was as good as you have experienced in previous years. We’re pleased you enjoyed the entertainment provided over the New Year period and are glad you like the new look interior. We’re so pleased we could once again make your stay over the New Year period a great highlight to your year and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Enjoyed wonderful two night winter break at the Pedn Olva. Fantastic location, our room overlooked St Ives harbour, restaurant and bar have panoramic view over whole of St Ives Bay. Good value accommodation, superb breakfast choices both hot and cold. Staff very attentive and helpful at all times. Excellent pint of Tribute bitter in the bar served by friendly staff.

Room Tip: Have the smoked haddock for breakfast!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Thank you for your review- we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experience. We are so pleased that you were able to take advantage of the panoramic views that we have to offer of St Ives, Porthminster Beach and the West-Cornwall coastline. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our customer service and we are so glad you enjoyed our choice of food and drinks on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have only lunched here, for our honeymoon weekend. Our experience was excellent. The view from our table was up in the top ten views we have had pleasure of eating with, been to the scillies, Alps etc. The food we had was superb. (Haddock chips, mushy peas, bit special). When busy, table clearing was too slow all around. But a must visit for lunch, evening meal on your visit.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Many thanks for the feedback following your recent visit. We are pleased you were able to join many others, taking in the spectacular views of St Ives that we have the privilege of offering. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our food on offer. All comments are discussed and acted upon accordingly. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Additional Information about 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
#4 Family Hotel in St Ives
#6 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
Price Range: $128 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pedn Olva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 30 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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