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“Homely yet boutique B&B” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gekko Lodge
Ranked #45 of 106 St Ives B&B and Inns
Norwich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Homely yet boutique B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Gekko lodge is a perfect blend of homely and boutique. As it only has 2 bedrooms there is a real personal touch, with quirky art and photos on the wall and bespoke, hand-made furniture throughout the house, along with a much-appreciated parking space. Catherine also whips up a tasty breakfast with plenty of choice and is very welcoming without being too 'full on'. This personal approach sits nicely alongside the boutique touches including big fluffy white towels, a trendy wet room with monsoon shower, a super comfy bed with luxury sheets and other touches such as iPod docking station and eco-friendly toiletries.

We stayed in Room 2 in the attic which has lovely sea views from the window seat (although not when lying in bed – try Room 1 for this) and is nice and spacious for a couple. The steps to the room are quite narrow and steep, but were fine for us. We had a lovely relaxing stay with Catherine and Sam in gorgeous St Ives!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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london
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Very hospitable, excellent hostess. Rooms are a bit more modestly sized than I imagined from the photos, but we were two adults and two young children - and it's difficult to find accommodation for a family like this in upmarket B&Bs in St Ives- so this was acceptable.
Very comfortable bed, fantastic view, kettle supplied with coffee, tea, etc, digital TV, bathroom with very modern fittings, wonderful breakfast. Catherine was helpful with information, lending umbrellas, hanging out wet waterproofs downstairs, etc.
This is no real 'communal' space except the bedroom and front room at breakfast time. Location is excellent near Porthmeor beach and a short walk also into town.
A bit pricey (like everywhere in St Ives) but OK with family discount and the high quality.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We had a really lovely stay in the Gekko Lodge. The room was great, tidy,clean,nicely designed. Breakfast was delicious. And Catherine was very nice and helpful. If I go back to Cornwall, I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank claudi800
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Wales
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Can't fault this B&B the rooms are light and airy and kept perfectly clean. You have sky tv, a fridge, nice comfy beds with feather pillows, pure chronos iDock alarm clock, tea and coffee ect. The breakfasts were very tasty and good quality, you get exactly what you see on their website. With big enough portions to set you up for the day freshly prepared for you by Catherine the host. We loved the chillout music at breakfast made a nice atmosphere. You have a great view out to sea from the front of the house. There is a cool wet room and you also have essence of serenity soap, shampoo and body wash containing invigorating natural essential oils. You get the added bonus of somewhere to park with only a 10 min walk to town. The steep hills to town will help you burn of the extra calories you will get from your Cornish treats you no doubt buy, like cream teas, cornish pasties and ice creams. Catherine the host is very chilled and does her best to please. I would recommend this B&B to anyone it's fantastic.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a great little B&B away from central St Ives, given how small the town is this wasn't much of an issue. The host was great, friendly and informative on the local area. Could not fault the breakfast, Cornish portions certainly set you up for the day. The room was clean, bright and more than enough room for the two of us and had more facilities than our stay in a hotel in Padstow. The only faults I would say are the pillows on the bed are a bit thin and hard and the walk back up the hill to the B&B is one of the steepest walks I've done in along time. But every night we got a good night sleep and was never woken by the seagulls in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Very nice and caring host. Family room is spacious enough to fit 3 people. Location is great - only 10 mins walk from town centre. Breakfast is excellent with a lot of choices. Overall it's been a great stay for us =)

Only little comment would be that the mattress is ever slightly too soft, other than that everything is perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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chard
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a fantastic B&B and we highly recomend it. The room was lovely,the beds comfortable and the showers are so refreshing.The veiw from the bedroom over the beach is beautiful I wish I could wake up to that veiw everyday. Breakfast was lovely and with our two little girls (3and1) we were made to feel very welcome. We will definatley be going back to geko lodge next time we go to cornwal.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gekko Lodge
Address: 7 Carthew Terrace, St Ives TR26 1EB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gekko Lodge is a contemporary newly renovated Victorian bed & breakfast, located in St Ives, Cornwall. It is situated overlooking the famous Porthmeor Beach. ... more   less 
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Gekko Lodge St Ives, Cornwall

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