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“Great child friendly hotel”
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St. Ives Hotel
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Lytham St Anne's
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2 reviews
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“Great child friendly hotel”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

During 2012 my wife and 4 infant children accompanied by a neighbour (recently widowed ), and her 2 children made two separate holiday break weeks to the St Ives . I myself could not attend due to my business commitments . They came back with high praise bearing in mind the relatively small amount they had paid . Comments we read on their return were as follows- food drab, rooms tatty and kids everywhere accompanied by single mums !
If the gentleman who passed this latter comment had taken the time to engage in conversation with these mums he would have found himself talking to my wife and our neighbour !!!!
Having now had the pleasure myself to have stayed here for a short break with my wife and kids here is my honest opinion..... Rooms average n clean, food brilliant with more than enough choice, pool warm n clean, kids entertainment good and with the cinema and games room it has more than I expected.
Having got home this eve and the kids upset to be back home, that's says it all !
I personally have worked and travelled around the globe and to sum up value for money in the hospitality trade at this level it has to be The St Ives !!!! And that's my opinion ( a mere self employed joiner )
Thanks to Pam, Chef and all the Ives crew..... See u again soon .

  • Stayed January 2013
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Been to this hotel about 5-6 times now and love it. Most of the staff are friendly, rooms are a good size and clean. Poop is always warm, restaurant it lovely and food is too. The kids entertainment is just fab my children love this place. We just stayed for New year and will be booking for next new year also.

  • Stayed December 2012
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1 Thank Kimberzpeter
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I have reviewed this hotel before and said it was a great family hotel, I have also stayed here many times. We arrived very late with tired twin boys, checked in and went to our room.The room was cold and damp, however we were shattered and been driving all day so let it go.
In the morning I complained to reception and asked to see a manager, they did their best to avoid me speaking to a manager and said they would get housekeeping to look into my complaints.
After quite a few attempts I finally got to see a manager. We went to the room, which I pointed out clearly had a damp problem, that has been covered up, you can see the line around the room where the plaster has been cut back, patched and painted to botch up the rising damp issue, the bathroom has not been correctly cleaned in a long time & obviously never seen bleach, the tiles in the shower were foul with soap scum & mould, there was mould all around the floor silicon & mirror.
We received pitiful apology and an even more pitiful 20% off our bill, I did say that this didn’t go far enough but no more was being offered, I was also told that she would discuss this with housekeeping.
Clearly, the room issue is underlying and could not be dealt with by housekeeping, however the bathroom was appalling and worthy of head of housekeeping being sacked.
Sadly the hotel requires some major work in quite a few rooms and owners that care, which doesn’t seem to be the case.
In general the reception, waiting and kitchen staff are pleasant & helpful, but the management need to take a long hard look at their quality of product.
WE WILL NOT BE STAYING AGAIN

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank xraybadger
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Manchester England
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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

A large group of us went to the st Ives for our Christmas party on 8 Dec. Great value for money room was nice, staff are always very freindly, this is the fourth year we have been and the only small criticism is with the food at the meal, the vegetables were very hard, which was a shame because in the past everything has been spot on. We will definately be back next year so well done!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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1 Thank Paulmac11
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Blackpool
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

this was our first stay in this hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was quite modern and the bed very comfortable. This hotel is more suited to families and if you do not mind children then for couples is it fine as well. The food was a carvery and average and the breakfast was a buffet but unfortunatey cold.

We will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank kaz1061
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Scotland
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Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Booked a short trip away with our 7 month old daughter. On arrival our room was fine but our baby monitor didn't work to enable us to go down into the bar area so for a small supplement we were moved to room 18 which was fabulous! 2 huge beds, sea view terrace and plenty of space for a cot. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly, food was great (£15 for a 3-course dinner!) and our whole experience was excellent! It may not be the most modern hotel but its extremely comfortable and the staff did go out of their way to help us. Entertainment at night was hilarious (bingo with the bus trip crew!!) and bar prices were extremely reasonable! We'd definitely return, particularly as the hotel was so good at accommodating children.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank lalaboz
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

As always the reception staff were very helpful and friendly. We booked a lovely sea view room that was very comfortable with a very comfy king size bed, but found it strange there wasnt one drawer in the room and also nowhere to put all your toiletries in the bathroom. The food was excellent but the waitresses were very slow to replenish bowls,cups, spoons and milk etc.The hotel is in a wonderful position if you like walking there is a great walk round Fairhaven lake and then onto the coastal path into Lytham.We have stayed here before and always enjoy it and will be going back next year.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: St. Ives Hotel
Address: 7 South Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1LS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Lytham St Anne's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Lytham St Anne's
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lytham St Anne's
#8 Family Hotel in Lytham St Anne's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — St. Ives Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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