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St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Buckinghamshire
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“Perfect again...”
Reviewed February 24, 2011

Arriving for what promised to be a wet weekend in cornwall was turned in to a perfect getaway and a real treat by the staff at the Porthminster/Harbour hotel and wonderful St Ives. The changes that were well under way on my last visit appear to have been wonderfully implemented, the bar and restaurant being the star attractions of the hotel, truly stunning views from which to sip an early evening (and well earned) glass of wine. The management seem to have all in order and nothing was too much trouble, we were again made to feel very much at ease and truly welcomed by the reception staff and the restaurant service was fantastic. The food is served in a beautiful environment, really classy. There are lots of great places to eat in St Ives but really it's hard to beat the restaurant for ambiance in the evenings and breakfast is a joy looking out over the sea. Locally I visited Cape Cornwall for the first time on teh advice of the management and it was truly stunning, I promised myself I will pack my golf clubs next time to have a go at the course there! Of course St Ives has the usual gift shops, art galleries/shops etc and it all made up to a lovely visit, nice and quiet out of season with great food, dramatic views, cosy pubs and the best bed i have ever slept in!! Top stuff and I will visit (yet)again..

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Reviewed February 21, 2011

St Ives is a special place for me as its where we used to go on family holidays as a child,it has many fond memories. My husband bought us this weekend away as a Christmas present. To stay in a hotel of this caliber was a real treat. Nothing was too much trouble, incredible service and excellent food, I would not hesitate to recommmend it to anyone wanting a little 'us' time with a loved one, we were so relaxed that we didnt want to come home.

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Reviewed February 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed for two nights and got a really good deal. I had read some of the trip advisor reviews so was fairly confident..... but actually I was even more impressed! The hotel is in a great location with lovely views, our room was fab, really clean and contempory, the staff were very friendly, the food was good and there was even a free car park, which is a huge bonus! All in all, we had a lovely break away, St Ives is our favourite place (in the world!) and we hope to return to The Porthminster!

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Poole, England
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

The service was great before we even arrived. Reservations were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. When we were arriving and couldn't find the car park the Receptionist talked us in through the winding streets of St. Ives. Our room was a huge sea view room with a gorgeous view. The breakfast was lovely and the staff very friendly all over the hotel. We are already planning our return.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We would highly recommend this hotel. It was clean, food excellent (menu changed daily), staff friendly, welcoming and helpful. A few minutes walk to the beach and harbour. Short walk to town where there was plenty of local interest and shops and if you did not want to partake in the excellent food at the hotel there was some great resaurants and cafes in the town. Train station a few minutes walk from hotel and appeared to run regularly. Lots of walks in the area. Something for everyone.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

After a fraught work morning/week and a car breakdown upon arriving in St Ives after a 4 hour journey, we were not in the most relaxed frame of mind when we arrived at this hotel! But after a sympathetic, warm welcome from the reception staff and porter and then to find a wonderfully warm, comfortable room with a great sea view and an aquabath, the stresses just melted away. So much so, that the exquisite dinner with attentive staff was just the icing on the cake. Breakfast was also great and we had a lovely 2 night stay which unfortunately was all that our work commitments allowed us. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2011

I stayed at the Porthminster Hotel this week, and can honestly say it was one of the most exquisite hotels I have ever stayed in. Everything about it was perfect, the staff couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming, the room was outstanding, fabulous sea view, perfect pillows (one of the best nights sleep I have ever had), and the breakfast was to exquisite. I have already rebooked for another stay, and told all my friends and family about it.

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Property: St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
Address: The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in St Ives
#6 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is perfectly positioned directly above Porthminster beach boasting stunning views across the water. Watch as the waves lap against the famous Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance and feel your troubles disappear. Explore the local harbour, as you meander through the cobbled streets, and then return for dinner at the Terrace Restaurant, serving up seasonal and local food, along with stunning sea views. The Harbour Spa provides the perfect hideaway, as you indulge in a soothing treatment and then unwind by the pool, gazing out to sea from the comfort of a lounger! Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea, cocktail or light lunch on the alfresco dining terrace and soak up the sea air and sensational views. The 46 bedrooms offer complete comfort and some of the Superior Bedrooms have balconies - a perfect place to relax over a morning coffee with the papers or afternoon tea watching the boats sail by... ... more   less 
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Porthminster Hotel St Ives
Porthminster St Ives
St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa St Ives, Cornwall

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