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“Biggest room yet on our England Travels!!”
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Channings
Ranked #5 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are from Australia, so were impressed that they took us at our word when we booked a few months ago... Simply because we were from overseas. None of trying to send Money Orders or Cheques. Susan's emails were also very friendly and "chatty". The room "A" was not the best view, but very large compared with most English B &B's. Great to spread out! breakfast had the best Muesli we have had, fresh REAL fruit salad, and fresh yogurt. huge cooked breakfasts also. Susan and Marcus went out of their way to be helpful. Sure, getting cases upstairs is a drag, but large KINGsize bed was fantastic. Well worth it.
Our travelling friends had the top floor, with a fantastic view, and heaps of fresh air. Only thing was... No shower, bath only. ((For those from Australia who would "assume" an ensuite meant a shower, a bit disappointing considering it had the best outlook of all rooms.) When a comment was made that their were no hooks to hang anything.. Miraculously one appeared!! service.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Yvonne and Dean, thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time in St Ives. Good luck with the rest of your travels! Susan and Marcus

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here Aug 2013 in room 3. Susan and Marcus are really friendly hosts and provide an extremely warm welcome. Ideal location for central St. Ives - we walked to restaurants at night. Free Car Parking. Breakfast is excellent. Fresh fruit salad and yoghurt + full English = wow!!

You can tell Susan and Marcus have plans for this place. They took over last year. I guess it will take them a couple of years to get it how they want it. But we'll be going back in the future. I'll be asking for a firmer bed next time though! :-) Oh - and be prepared for seagull noise! It is the seaside after all.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan F
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you very much for writing a review. I may have to consider complimentary ear plugs when the seagulls get going!! Thanks again, Susan and Marcus

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed here again at the beginning of August after staying at channings around 9 years ago!
Sue and Marcus have done a great job of renovating the place and giving it a more modern feel.
The bedrooms have wifi and are spacious and clean, the choice of breakfast is fab, all well cooked and plentiful, i can recommend the mushrooms!!
We met up with my parents half way through their holiday who were also staying here, and we were chuffed that the table had been set up so the four of us could eat together!
We had a brilliant time here, as St Ives has always been a favourite of ours, we look forward to returning!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Gem2705
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Hi Gemma. How kind of you to write a review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased you like the changes so far. Hope you can visit again in the future and see the next phase of changes! Thanks again, Susan and Marcus

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We both had a wonderful stay here. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast was great. The location is very good and the view from the room was also fantastic.

Each day the room was cleaned to a high standard and we always received a lovely welcome at breakfast.

We would definitely return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ruby06London
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very much appreciated. Thanks again, Susan.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have recently spent 10 nights in the Channings Hotel and we had a very pleasant stay. Never been to St. Ives before and we definitely made a very good choice on where to stay. We stayed in a family room with one raised bunk and a double bed. It was a very spacious room and we had plenty of clothing space. Along with that we had a lovely sea view. The room was cleaned daily to a very high standard, even my daughter's teddies were put in a cute position! The hosts were very welcoming and informed us about good attractions in St. Ives. Breakfast was delicious and there was lots of choice including: fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, toast, choice of coffee or tea, orange juice, a cooked breakfast and continental. The standard of the food was first class. Marcus and Susan were also kind enough to loan us a wetsuit for our daughter. We have really enjoyed our stay and will be returning!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
Thank Peter W
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Hi Peter, Jane and Alex! Thank you so much for writing a review for Channings. We really do appreciate it. We hope you made it safely home and the car wasn't too full of bodyboards etc!! We hope to see you all again here. Regards, Susan, Marcus and family.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

My partner and I stayed fro a couple of days here recently and our experience was wonderful. We were met by Susan on arrival who made us a pot of tea and chatted like long lost friends, we found out that my partner and here had been very close neighbours until Susan and Marcus decided to buy Channings and escape the London rat race...I really hope it works out for them as on our evidence thay have made the right decision.
The room was spacious (to the side of the house but as we had made a late booking that was fine), clean and very comfortable. The hotel has free parking which is a huge bonus for St Ives. Breakfast was superbly cooked to order and there was pretty much nothing our hosts couldn't help us with (all while bringing up a family, I think they were born to the hotel trade)
We will certainly be visiting again and may well join their growing list of regular visitors, book early!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you for such a lovely review. It is very important to us that you feel at home here. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope that you will indeed become Channings regulars! Hope to see you again soon, Susan and Marcus.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I've just spent three gloriously sunny days in St Ives and stayed at Channings Hotel which was very comfortable and welcoming. Susan is a warm and friendly host and I felt very much at home during my stay. The breakfasts were delicious and the facilities were good - two sitting rooms, one with a fridge and a good selection of novels to borrow. The cost of my room was very reasonable and I had my own en-suite bath; TV and a hairdryer! It's a bit steep approaching the hotel, but only for a very short distance, and I soon became accustomed to the walk. Channings is very close to Porthminster beach and to the centre of town which is really handy if you don't have a car. I will definitely be going back to stay there when next I visit St Ives.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Hi Allison. Thank you very much for writing a review for Channings. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope very much to see you again, here in sunny St Ives! Kind regards, Susan and Marcus

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Additional Information about Channings

Address: 3 Talland Road, St Ives TR26 2DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range: $79 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family run Guest House with free on-site parking in St Ives. Channings is close to the beaches, shops, station, coach terminal and leisure centre. All rooms are ensuite, with tea/coffee making facilities; some with stunning sea views. We have large family rooms available. The property is centrally heated throughout with breathtaking view from the guest lounges. ... more   less 
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Channings St Ives, Cornwall

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