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The Gannet Inn

St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2SB England
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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#2 of 3 hotels in Carbis Bay
Travellers' Choice
The Gannet Inn offers boutique bedrooms with a comfy restaurant and bar area, near St Ives in Cornwall. The quirky building accommodates a range of gorgeous stylish and unique rooms. If you're a Hungry Gannet, the restaurant offers hearty home-cooked dishes, and for Thirsty Gannets, has a range of specially selected wines and local ales served with traditional Cornish hospitality. Each room has its own unique identity and feel, with bold décor and signature interiors. Rooms vary from 'Cosy', 'Quirky', 'Family' or the 'Spot the Gannet' rooms with stunning sea views. Try the 'Oystercatcher', 'Chough' or 'Kittawake' rooms and find your favourite! With unusual prints and cool coastal hues, the rooms are designed to be a home-from-home, where Sleepy Gannets can relax and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep after a busy day exploring Cornwall.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Body wrap
Currency exchange
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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NickHurst wrote a review 26 Sep
Petersfield29 contributions18 helpful votes
Delightful, quirky hotel with a nice lounge / bar and restaurant. Our room was towards the rear so road noise wasn’t a problem. Nicely furnished with a great shower in the en-suite. We stayed two nights and ate in the restaurant for both breakfasts and both dinners. Staff were attentive without being ‘in your face’ or too obsequious. All in all we found it good value and enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michael M wrote a review 26 Sep
Worle, United Kingdom443 contributions222 helpful votes
Went for the first time last night. Was our 38th wedding anniversary and wanted something ‘Special’ and did we get it. Warm welcome from front of house. Sat for a drink and perused the menu, placed our order, very attentive but not ott. The place was very very clean with tables beautifully laid, we had a great table. Unusually we had 3-courses and the food was sublime and tailored with great service it was a brilliant night…If I had one critism the choice of coffee needs to be looked at, it was very bitter. What a great night with thx to you all for making it brilliant.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Zosia wrote a review 26 Sep
Chester, United Kingdom86 contributions32 helpful votes
As part pf our honeymoon and staycation we booked for one night here.....and it wasn't worth over £300 for our room! It was a room with an ensuite! It was bland. No fridge. No bathrobes. No frills whatsoever. It is only by reading the hotel info on the tablet in room did we discover there is a pool ..... where?????? No-one mentioned it or the salon next door but one. Strange? It isn't worth mentioning it is your HM either as unlike other establishments you don't get anything not even petals on bed or Swan shape towels. Our stay the previous evening we received 2 bottles of champagne! Dinner was not a relaxing affair. I HATE deciding my food or reading my menu until I reach my table.....anything before that and the reason we went into the bar earlier was to have a couple of relaxing drinks! We were then advised we don't get up for drinks but will be 'looked after' which we weren't, we had to call a waitress over who was more intent on taking our food order but not our wine choice! Finally (for them) we were seated I ordered the Scallops or at least I think I did.... I couldn't see them! My husband faired better with the Ham Hock. Mains he was also happy with his surf n turf I struggled however to find my fish in the pie..... Sleep was not comfortable. Too hot in the room. Pillow like a breezeblock and goodness knows who or what was above us..... but they banged around until midnight and started again at 7am. Breakfast was a confused affair in that we ordered our breakfast which arrived bit no one had pointed out where the toast and jans were which this time was self service.....to be fair the matradee did do our toast for us and the breakfast was lovely but sadly I did not have a relaxing time here and we have no reason to ever return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RM1 wrote a review 19 Sep
4 contributions
Just had a very enjoyable overnight stay at The Gannett Inn, although I'm not sure why they take a £50 pre-authorisation at check-in? The room was a great size and the only negative was the temperature in the bathroom which was very hot as the towel rail was on maximum and couldn't be adjusted. The restaurant was very good - great food (both evening and at breakfast), ambiance and attentive service.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from helen price, General Manager at The Gannet Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Thank-you for the review of your enjoyable stay. The pre-authorisation of your card is so that you're able to charge items to your room account, more than happy for you to Pay as You Go instead though if you prefer. The towel rail can be switched off from a switch outside the bathroom door - we're really sorry that you didn't get this information. We hope to see you again.
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RetiredCongresbury wrote a review 17 Sep
Congresbury Bristol109 contributions61 helpful votes
A short break of two nights - our first for many months. From start to finish everything was good. A pleasant welcome at reception, and a comfortable clean room. All staff wore masks which was good, and although guests were asked to wear masks when moving about in the hotel, it was disappointing that some didn’t. All the staff were friendly and welcoming, and the food in the restaurant was excellent. For anyone wanting to walk to the beach or St. Ives, it is a bit of a hike down to sea level, so you definitely need to be fairly fit to do that. As part of the Carbis Bay Hotel Group, standards are high throughout. Would I recommend- certainly.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from helen price, General Manager at The Gannet Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Amazing review of our little Hotel, thank-you so much. We hope to see you again sometime.
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US$207 - US$382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCornwallSt IvesCarbis Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gannet Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Gannet Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cornwall Coast Path (0.2 miles), Carbis Bay Beach (0.3 miles), and St Ives Bay (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gannet Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Gannet Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gannet Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gannet Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant, La Casita, and Becks Fish and Chips.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gannet Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Gannet Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the centre of Carbis Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gannet Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gannet Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (4.0 miles), Zennor Head (4.8 miles), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (1.6 miles).
Does The Gannet Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Gannet Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.