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“Lovely friendly family run B and B, we would visit again.”
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Channings
Ranked #4 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Lovely friendly family run B and B, we would visit again.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have just spent two nights in the Channing bed and breakfast in St Ives. The owners Susan and Marcus are very accommodating with a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

Our room was a good size with plenty of storage and nice big shower, the rooms are a bit dated but are comfortable with everything you need,

Susan recommended some nice walks and attractions which didn't disappoint and we started each day off with a lovely full english.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. It is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! All the best, Susan and Marcus
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Me and my husband stayed here for a weekend in august and really enjoyed our stay. On arrival we were met by the owners who made us feel most welcome. We had an amazing, spacious room with great views over st ives. We are returning to st ives next year and will definately be booking channings again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you both again next year! Kind regards, Susan and Marcus
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

stayed for the one night Saturday 7th Sept at the start of our walk along the South West Coast Path. A warm welcome and a very nice room, warm and comfortable. Great breakfast to set us up for the day. well worth the money and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is appreciated. Susan and Marcus
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

It was a lovely place and lovely people who would do anything for you. My single room was very clean and tidy and had a comfortable bed, nice shower, tea and coffee and nice other facilities in the room. The breakfast was great, lots of choice. The place is wonderful , It is excellent value for money and i am going back very soon :)

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Jo! Thanks for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon at Channings. Regards, Susan and Marcus
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Now I know why there are no photos of the rooms on the website. Even for a single, my room was *tiny* and extremely dull. There was a single bed, a small night stand, and that was it. Not one picture on the plain white walls. Tired-looking carpet. There were no toiletries; the soap in the bathoom was the end of a pump bottle from the supermarket. There was no luggage rack so I had to leave my suitcase on the floor which in an already tiny room was a challenge. The mattress springs were so creaky that everytime I rolled over it woke me up. No bedside clock and the lamp was up on the window ledge. Breakfast was quite tasty but you had to order it the night before. I don't know what would happen if you wanted to change your mind. Very little local information, and the lounge furniture wasn't very comfortable. It was literally just a bed and a breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
How sad that you felt this way about your one night stay at Channings.

The title “lacking all the niceties” seems unfair. We are a family run guesthouse and this is reflected in the prices we charge. Our aim is to provide our guests with good quality bed and breakfast in a friendly and relaxing environment. In addition, we are lucky enough to have the space to set aside two sitting rooms for guests (one with sea views and the other with TV, fridge, books, board games etc.), plus an outside sun terrace and free parking for all our guests.

Marcus and I bought Channings last year and we have not yet had a chance to tackle all of our bedrooms. We have bedrooms of various sizes. Unfortunately, when you booked in for the one night, the only room we had free to offer you was this single room. We have yet to refurbish it and this is reflected in the price we charged. You have made some valid points regarding this room, and these will be addressed when we close in October for several months, to continue with our refurbishment. However, your description is somewhat inaccurate as there is more to the room than you suggest. There is hanging space, an antique chest of drawers with mirror above, a wall mounted flat screen TV, a Lloyd Loom chair and an en-suite shower room. I do concede that it is our smallest room.

As regards the breakfast slips, they allow for a more efficient and organised breakfast time and prevent unnecessary wastage. This system works well and guests occasionally change their mind in the morning, which is perfectly OK with us.

As regards local information, I believe I recommended among other things, the Porthmeor Beach Cafe which I pointed out to you on the map of St Ives I gave you. As I recall, during our chat that evening, you remarked that you had an enjoyable meal there. I may not have suggested as many local attractions as usual due to the fact that you were only in St Ives for one night. We have free packs for guests in the hallway which are full of all the various attractions in and around St Ives and Cornwall.

Thank you for your comments, and I hope the rest of your trip in the UK and your journey back home to the USA went well. Kind regards, Susan
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

we stayed here for a few day we had a very good time, hotel room location was very good room was excellent ,staff was very friendly
The time we had there is unforgetable the staff was super friendly and we had an excellent view of the sea.

The room was extremely Massive! it was too big and it also had a computer which fitted all our needs so that was good it was worth the money

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated! Susan and Marcus
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed here for a few days and were very pleased with it -- excellent value for money. A lovely welcome with a cup of tea and a good bye at the car when we left. I echo the other reviewers when I say the breakfast was excellent -- Susan and Marcus you're doing a great job

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! Kind regards, Susan and Marcus
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Additional Information about Channings

Property: 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 #4 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 Hotel St Ives
Channings St Ives, Cornwall

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