We travelled here in April last year and must be said we had an enjoyable week at a very good price. Arrived early and were able to gain access to our chalets a couple of hours earlier than the stated time, which was good. First impressions of the park is that it was very much like any other large holiday park in the UK, though in a pleasant woodland setting.
The chalet itself was ok, we booked 2 silver chalets. One had new sofas, the other had a very old sofa that was on it's last legs and a couple of small bucket type armchairs. Other than this there was a large dining table and chairs, well equipped kitchen and 2 decent size bedrooms. Bed wasn't particularly comfortable, and it was sometimes a struggle to keep the chalet warm for any great period of time. Shower room was fairly standard and pretty clean though getting enough hot water for more than 1 shower was also very tough... we also found it difficult to get the water temperature to a point between scalding and freezing though ended up managing it each time. Double glazing was a bonus, we did see chalets that must have been bronze or budget level and they did look pretty miserable from the outside. Parking also wasn't easy. 2 spaces outside a courtyard of 3 chalets doesn't go, so would sometimes have a bit of a trek to the car.
Facilities on site were decent enough, the pool was good with a waterslide and a sauna. Unfortunately it was shut for a few days though I gather this was due to an incident caused by a guest rather than the park's fault. The shop wasn't cheap and wasn't always well stocked. I didn't find the bar that expensive, and service there was good. Takeaway food was standard fayre and not too bad, but overpriced in my opinion. Entertainment was mostly pretty good and we all enjoyed it! Half the games in the arcade were out of order when we visited. The play area wasn't large but was good, my little girl enjoyed it.
Overall I'd go back if I could get a cheap deal. St Ives is really good and the park is well located to visit many places, and it really isn't as bad as made out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our St Ives Holiday Village is set in over a hundred acres of woodland, making the whole park a gorgeous, relaxing place. As for facilities, St Ives Holiday Village has everything you could want during a Cornwall holiday. You won’t have to worry about the kids getting bored with our games room, featuring a pool table and all the latest video games. We also have a children’s play area just for kids, and you can let them swim in our large indoor heated pool without worry as we always have life guards on duty.In the evenings, you’re welcome to enjoy the nightly entertainment we offer at The Rafters Club, our very own club where we put on dancing, discos, competitions and more! You can also order you and your family some pub grub or get a takeaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Ives Holiday Village Hotel St Ives
- St. Ives Holiday Village St Ives, Cornwall