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“Great breakfast, great staff make this an enjoyable well priced weekend away”
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Western Hotel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in St Ives
Reviewed June 28, 2010

I stayed here for 2 nights with a small group. To be fair I was looking for a reasonably priced place to stay which is close too, but not on top of St Ives Sea Front and this ticked the box. On arriving don't park in the private car park 100yds up the hill use the council ones further up and left. The hotel is a short walk to the sea front via all the nice shops that St Ives has. It is connected to the pub underneath that has friendly locals and music events most nights. Well placed shop over the road for morning papers etc, the staff are very helpful and friendly and the breakfast is great. The room I had was a triple and all beds were comfy, the room was clean and had tea and coffee. The toilet was cleaned daily and the shower was great ! The area/road is quite noisy 24hrs a day at busy times of the year, so if you have a choice go for one of the back rooms. I wouldn't look for anywhere else to stay in St Ives, I think it is fair to say that the decor is a bit tired but they in the process of refurbishing and when they finish i would imagine the price will go up 25% so you are kind of getting what you pay for and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2010

This hotel, due to its location and size has such great possibilites but is in much need of renovation. I have a feeling that they have rested on their laurels considering St Ives is such a magnate for tourists. You can get away with the dullest decor and tired furnishings and still be full to capacity. Our room had one light, in the ceiling that was such a low wattage that it was difficult to see anything. The bed was uncomfortable and the sheets didn't fit so that during the night the bottom sheet practically disappeared to the bottom of the bed. The carpet was old and stained, the bathroom in need of serious modernisation, the TV hooked high on the wall near the ceiling so you got neck ache looking at it. The hall carpets were from a by gone age and the whole place was dark and dingy. Having booked a few nights we desperately left the next morning and booked into the nearby brilliant Pen Olva Hotel for only 10 pounds extra a night. For not much investment you could do so much with this place. I'm not criticising the staff, who were helpful and friendly, but that is only part of the experience in staying somewhere. Put some money into it, change the colourings and furnishings, paint the place white and bobs yer uncle..they could put their prices up....

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

We have just recently returned from a three night stay at the Western Hotel.

The room was very small and the furniture dated but the main problem was that it looked like it hadn't seen a hoover or a duster in a very long time!!
Also there was never anyone on reception, no phone in the room and the key had to be collected from the Kettle and Wink bar next door.

Also as we stayed over New Year we booked tickets to the New Years Eve party. This turned out to be a good decision as our room was right above the function room so you can imagine how noisy it was!!

On the positive side the breaksfasts at The Western Grill were lovely and the hotel is ideally located. This could be a really nice hotel but is in definate need of a refurbishment or even just a good clean!!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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alanfgillam, Owner at Western Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2010

As a result of this review we have changed our procedures for checking room cleanliness and also we now make a point of asking guests if they are happy with the condition of their room. This review did come as a surprise to us as we have never had any previous adverse comments regarding our housekeeping and none were made at the time. It did relate to New Year's Eve when all rooms in St Ives are full and even small rooms command top prices. As other reviews generally confirm, the Western is friendly, cosy and good value for money at most times of the year.

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Reviewed June 7, 2009

The Western Hotel is an old hotel in the centre of St Ives. The rooms are basic but cosy, clean and comfortable. Always plenty of hot water for showers when required. An Excellant Full English Breakfast is served in the Western Gril which in the evening becomes a restaurant. There is an open kitchen where one can see the food being prepared. Sometimes the service is a little slow when busy but the food is well worth the wait.
There is a bar called the Kettle and Wink where on Mondays and Fridays local musicians come and play - admission is free.
Tuesday nights is Jazz night in the function room. Jazz musicians come from over U.K. to play.
Sunday a Carvery is served in the function room which is great value.
Hotel and Bar staff are friendly and helpful and are an excellant source of information on local sights and events.
There is parking but it is limited however there is a 24 hour car park about a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2008

Had the pleasure of spending a weekend at the Western whilst on a surfing trip with friends.

As we were driving up from London on a Friday night, we rang the hotel to let them know that we wouldn’t be arriving until about 12:30am. They were fine with this, and upon arrival, we were greeted with plenty of smiles, and even had time for a quick whisky at the bar before heading upstairs to our rooms.

The room was HUGE!!!! There was a double bed and two single beds along with a television and two windows with vies of the street. The bed was comfortable, and the room was exceptionally clean. Bathroom was comfortable and clean.

Breakfast was included in the price, and we all had a full English which was YUM!!! Large serves, with plenty of toast, coffee, tea and juice. Great way to start the day.

The owner of the hotel was very friendly and even found out the tide times and recommended some beaches to surf at. Our car actually broke down, and he even went and found the train times and explained the cheapest and fastest way to get back to London.

Overall a GREAT hotel, in a perfect location, smack bang in the middle of town!

Will def. Stay there again!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 4, 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Western Hotel

Address: Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
Price Range: $89 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Western Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in the centre of town, close to the local art galleries, restaurants, shops, harbour and beaches. Sixteen en-suite bedrooms including doubles, twins, family rooms and singles. A great place to stay in the heart of town. The hotel has a large function room which can cater for a variety of events and occasions - parties, weddings and other functions. Wireless broadband available free of charge. Live music in the bar next to the hotel on most nights and a popular carver on Sunday lunch-times and evenings. ... more   less 
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