Wonderful hotel. Friendly, comfortable, Good atmosphere. Stunning views over the beach near the (over-rated) Tate Galley. Very nice staff, a proprietor who clearly loves his gin (the hotel tonic water was Fever Tree so that's proof enough), and convenient for Penzance town (though the walk home, back up the hill, meant that I kept looking hopefully over my shoulder for a bus).
Dinner was superb. I can still remember the grilled Monkfish starter, and the apple cobbler with sauce anglais for pudding. Main course could have been slightly more generous (one extra potato and another medallion of pork-loin would have been just perfect) but with hindsight that would have taken the edge off the best breakfast I have ever had in a hotel. So nothing to complain about there.
Even more impressive, we filled in the questionaire and gave the hotel 5 marks for everything, except the room (Room number Seven) to which we awarded a 4, because of an intrusive noise outside at night which we put down to air-con or the boiler. The owner was standing by in reception as we were leaving, and I showed him the form. No "Mr Fawlty" angst, just a ruminative: "Well, there's a cold store nearby. Might have been that, as it cut in and out. Hope it didn't spoil your stay;" It didn't.
We will definitely be going back a number of times (not in Room Seven though) and otherwise I throughly reccomend this excellent, high quality, family-run hotel. And every night we'll be dining in the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garrack Hotel and Restaurant. Small, quality 3 star hotel with stunning Atlantic sea views overlooking Porthmeor beach and the town of St Ives in Cornwall. Award winning restaurant, indoor pool, sauna and terraced garden for quiet relaxation. Private on-site car parking. 10 to 15 minutes walk from the harbour, town centre, beaches & coastal footpath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garrack Hotel St Ives
- The Garrack Hotel St Ives, Cornwall