We stayed for one night at 27 the Terrace, not many high end B&Bs in St Ives give this option when arriving on a Friday. We decided to pay a little extra and go for one of the rooms with a view. The room itself was faultless. The bed was extremely comfy and the bathroom was clean and light and it had the added bonus of a bath. The location of the B&B is ideal, with the centre of St Ives only a few minutes walk away.
This however, is where I start with a few gripes. For the price (£100), our room was opposite the breakfast room, so predictably we were woken quite early by the staff setting the tables etc and by the early eaters. Secondly the room is adjacent to the reception area, so again, you get all the noise of people checking in/out etc. You expect a bit of noise in a B&B but it almost felt like we could be over heard, which was not ideal on a romantic break. The sea view was fantastic. Worth the additional price... no. To enjoy it you have to have the curtains open but by doing that you allow all the people walking by, to see in. It’s a bit awkward lying on a bed looking out to sea with people staring at you. Not relaxing. The added nuisance of being a ground level and by a road meant that you had traffic noise when trying to sleep.
Had we known the location of this lovely room, I think we would have opted for the cheaper option of the garden room (£85).
I do not want this to be a negative review of what is a lovely B&B, which has been thoughtfully decorated. It really is a stunning building. The breakfast was good, with a good choice for the hot options with the standard choice of cereals, yoghurts etc. The cooked breakfast was nice but I must confess to being a little underwhelmed by the quality of the ingredients.
I think we both left feeling that for £100 we perhaps didn’t get the value for money we’d have hoped for but I think if you stay in one of the £85 rooms you would leave feeling like you’d found a little gem.
I must mention the staff, who were more than helpful ad cheerful but did forget about us a little at breakfast but these things happen.
I would return and I would recommend this B&B
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled above Porthminster beach with stunning views overlooking the beautiful waters of St Ives bay, this is one location you’re sure to love. We have 8 elegant and stylish en-suite bedrooms in our period Georgian house, and a studio apartment next door. There is free onsite parking, a private walled garden with sun terrace, and it's only a two minute stroll into town.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 27 The Terrace Hotel St Ives
- 27 The Terrace St Ives, Cornwall