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28 reviews
Back of Smearton's Pier on lovely October day
From Pier view across bay to Porthminster beach cafe in October sunshine
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The Tate St Ives
Starlings on the Pier
The infamous Ice Cream snatcher on Smearton's Pier
Sunset from Clodgy Point 15 minutes walk from apartment
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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newt0n63
Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy couples retreat”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights great location for exploring and soaking up the atmosphere which st Ives has to offer
Shirley our host was very lovely...and having that secret doorway to access the beach was magical !!
Well equipped apartment,very comfortable bed !!!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 31, 2016
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Old Salthouse and found it to be both comfortable and well equipped. Maybe we will see you both again?
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Abi D
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely apartment, great location.”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a great stay at The Old Salthouse, the location is perfect, very quick walks to three beaches and just as quick into town.

The apartment itself was lovely, very comfortable and homely

Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

Thank you!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Thank you Abi for your delightful review in respect of your recent stay at the Old Salthouse. It's really appreciated and makes all the hard work worthwhile and I look forward to meeting you on your next visit.
Kind regards, Shirley
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88anj88
Shah Alam, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We had a lovely time.”
Reviewed December 3, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The salt house is a spacious studio that could easily accommodate three occupants. It is hidden away from the bustle of St Ives yet close enough to a very private beach and only a 5 minutes walk to the harbour of St Ives. It had all the amenities that one would need and a little porch to park for a small to medium car.
Tim who met us on our arrival was friendly and helpful. He gave a quick tour around the studio and there was even a small grocery nearby.
On the whole we really enjoyed our stay at the Old Salthouse. We would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: It was close to St Ives yet private.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Dec 20, 2015
Many thanks for your kind review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in St Ives and the apartment worked well for you. Hope to see you again.
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Ali_D_Lak...
Lake District. UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!”
Reviewed October 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What a find! We stayed here after the school holidays had finished, so it was lovely and peaceful. No external noise whatsoever. The studio was very well equipped, and very comfortable indeed. It was also suprisingly spacious. The exposed stone walls within, made it feel very cosy too. The private access to the beach, together with the private parking space, was just the icing on the cake. The studio is located in a very quiet area of St Ives, adjacent to the wonderful Porthmeor Beach, and lots of little independent art galleries. There is even an 'Open All Hours' type of store, across from the entrance to the complex, which stocks everything you would need, including fresh bread and pastries every morning. We would not hesitate in stopping here again, it felt like a real 'home from home'. Highly recommended! Thank you..

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The sink in the bathroom was very tiny, however, you soon get used to it.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2015
Dear Ali
What a fantastic review, thank you. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Old Salthouse. Many thanks indeed for all your lovely comments and for taking the time to post a review. I hope you will visit us again. What a lovely recommendation.
Very kind regards, Shirley
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Allison37
West Bromwich
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely little studio”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stayed here for the past week and we had a lovely time - the studio has everything you need including a washing machine & dishwasher...

Shirley is lovely and so is Tim...

I have given 4 stars on the basis that we had the recycling bins right outside meaning every morning we were awoken to the sound of bottles being put in the bins and also this is the turning spot right outside the studio which did make us lack privacy...

We really can recommend this place despite the two points mentioned...

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JacksyDai...
London
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed May 22, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

The studio apartment has everything you could want. Loved the bathroom towels - fastest drying towels in the West! The best bit was opening the private door onto the beach - what a sight for sore eyes. We took a video of this and friends and family cannot believe the view of the beach and sea - simply beautiful.

You are just a short stroll from all bars/restaurants and shops so we didn't use the car once.

Will be back that's for sure.

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Liked best: Loved everything from start to finish.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 24, 2015
Hi Jackie

Just to say thank you for your lovely review, absolutely fantastic. I'm very grateful and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Old Salthouse and I very much look forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards, Shirley
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James B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Location, location, location!!!”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A gem in a superb location. Hidden away, nestled alongside quaint yet outstanding art galleries and Hepworth sculpture. St Ives was bustling but you wouldn't have known it thanks to the private and secure entrance to Porthmeor beach, quite possibly St Ives best.

The apartment is compact and well presented with everything you'd need. Personal and friendly service from the owners. We cannot recommend The Old Salt House more.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 25, 2015
Dear Matthew

I would just like to thank you for your very kind review regarding your stay in the Old Salthouse in April and look forward to seeing you both again, in the not too distant future, when you can explore even more of St Ives.

Kind regards, Shirley
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