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The Nook
Ranked #37 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

would highly recommend this B&B. Usually stay in hotels but everything was booked up so started looking on trip advisor for ideas. I must say that the standard of service and the quality of the rooms were as good if not better than a lot of hotels. Rooms were immaculately clean and had tea and coffee making facilities in them which was a bonus.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent. The hotel is at the top of the hill so be prepared for a bit of a climb back up but only takes about 10-15 mins from the centre. Loved St Ives, one of the prettiest places in the uk. The other bonus is the parking as St Ives is a nightmare.

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Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Good location with parking - walking distance from everything in St Ives (especially The Tate) Friendly staff - lovely breakfast and just a perfect stay - very quiet at night so good for sleep -

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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wiltshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stayed at the Nook for three nights in one of their single rooms. I stay in St. Ives frequently and have experienced the 'St. Ives' standard ridiculously expensive to the sadly cheap and grotty.

BUT The Nook is First Class - AN EXCELLENT PRICE FOR A BRILLIANT STAY. Rooms spotlessly clean and fresh. Bed linen crisp and white. The shower room was amazing, even the grouting gleamed!!! Breakfast was beautifully presented and enjoyable. Professional but thoughtful service ...... and somewhere to park the CAR (and that is good news)!

Totally recommend ... it's really good and believe me I have seen a lot of what St. Ives has to offer!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Lancashire
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed here 7th May to 10th May 2012 for the second time now.

The Bed & Breakfast is a lovely modern styled accomodation with lovely rooms.

We stayed in the small room 6 previously which was very nice, however on this visit we stayed in Room 7 which was well appointed with a huge kingsize bed and nice furniture and fittings.

Joan checked us in and was very polite and informative. We arrived slightly early than expected and our room window was being repaired, so we were asked to wait a little while for the repair to be sorted out. This as followed up by a lovely pot of tea in the lounge while we waited which was no problem at all.

Our stay was great for St Ives, being just a small walk downhill (up on the way back) to all the lovelys pubs, restaurants, shops and sight seeing. St Ives is a fantastic location to Holiday and the Nook is ideally situated for this.

The breakfast is very good with alot of choice and variety should your need it.

We would definately return for a third visit in the near future and recommed this great accomodation for anyone wishing to visit St Ives or the surrounding areas.

Room Tip: Great rooms, modern accomodation, near to St Ives centre.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wimbledon, London
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

I have been coming to St Ives for over 25 years, as it is my favourite place on earth, and now I am pleased to say that at last I have found the perfect accommodation : The Nook !
To me it is not the size of the room that matters ( - after all , I am always out enjoying all that St Ives has to offer for an art lover and beach-bum like myself…)but the quality I find :
-starting with a very professional and friendly receptionist, who made checking in and out easy and provided very useful information
-a very varied breakfast choice, including a well thought out vegetarian option, cooked to perfection and using quality ingredients ( special mention for the chunky brown bread, mild cured salmon and amazing coffee…)
- spotlessly clean room, bathroom and surroundings
-thick, fluffy towels and superior quality cotton bedcovers and sheets, organic bath products
-functional and tasteful furnishings
- everything in perfect working order
-confirmed parking space - very rare in St Ives !
- internet access
-quiet residential location, only 15 minutes walk to the beach.

I will be back and recommend The Nook 100 % !!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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TheNookStives, Owner at The Nook, responded to this review, May 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again at The Nook.

John and Louise
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Dublin
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Lovely B&B/guesthouse. Owners are super friendly but not intrusive. Room (room 7) was good size, set up as a twin and well appointed. Bathroom was spotless. Rooms are slightly noisy, but think we suffered a little from particularly loud neighbours more so than anything else.

On site parking is a bonus and we never had any problem getting a space. It is hilly back up from being down town but with all due respect to The Nook, not sure thats within their control to change!

Breakfast is lovely, great variety and spread available, be aware it finished at 9.15am for those that may like a lie on.

Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again, and I don't say that lightly!

Room Tip: Room 7 is a good size twin.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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TheNookStives, Owner at The Nook, responded to this review, May 4, 2012
Thank you for your comments - we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in England. We can only apologise once again for your neighbour, happily she did not throw the TV through the window as you predicted!

We hope to see you again when you next visit England.

John and Louise
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

A very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Very nice room with a sea view (just). We stay in b and b's all over the country and this is the most comfortable bed we can remember. Very nice room with the best of facilities. Parking is traditionally a nightmare in St Ives and I imagine places nearer the harbour have no parking, so very pleased to see there are spaces here. A bit of a down hill walk taking 5 minutes to get to the sea front which meant an uphill walk home, but after a couple of drinks we never noticed it. This is a great town and an excellent place to stay. Off for breakfast soon and the menu looks great. Highly recommended.

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TheNookStives, Owner at The Nook, responded to this review, May 4, 2012
It is always rewarding to read a great review.

Thank you.

John and Louise
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Property: The Nook
Address: 5 Ayr Terrace, St Ives TR26 1ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
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Ranked #37 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nook 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nook guest house in St Ives, Cornwall, is close to the Porthmeor Surfing Beach, the Tate Gallery, St Ives Harbour and town centre.Our on-site car park means the guest house is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall’s spectacular coastline, gardens and countryside. If you want to stay closer to home you could simply soak up the beauty and atmosphere of St Ives with its art galleries and cobbled streets. The Nook offers bedrooms with full en-suite facilities and a modern and contemporary feel and has been awarded an AA 4 Star Gold Star Award for Guest Accommodation.For the safety and comfort of all our guests we operate a no smoking policy. Guests wishing to smoke may use the outside patio area. ... more   less 
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