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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the location, there is little to recommend the Carlyon Guest House! We were 3 female friends who booked 2 rooms at Carlyon for 4 nights. My single room was on the top floor - great view but oh - it was so grimy! The shower base filled with water when I showered - and when I told the... More 

Thank MaryRoseNSW
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

poor descriptions on web site do not match the reality. limited access for disability not admitted to until a non refundable deposit was taken, despite questions being asked first. staff rude and unhelpful.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say and what do people expect from a guest house 🏡 guest houses are not Hotels some people pick over pathetic things !! Any way apart from moaning about other people this little guest house was absolutely lovely great breakfast,nice clean room lovely lady running the house,st Ives is an amazing little place can't wait to... More 

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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this guest house whilst on holiday, Christine the manageress is lovely, very welcoming, friendly and definitely sets you up for the day with her lovely cooked breakfast!!! The guest house has a prime location looking over porthminster beach if you are lucky enough to be in the front bedrooms,however we had the family room right at the top... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is the second time I've stayed at the Carlyon, 4/5 years and a change of owner apart. What brought me back here was two simple things: Location (and therefore also the view) and price. In terms of the price, St Ives can be an expensive place to stay, and the Carlyon was at the more realistic (for me) end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Lovely manager/landlady but room poor and overpriced, even for this part of the world. Let me get straight the point. I know you don't get much for your money as far as accommodation goes in St Ives goes but our room (2A) didn't have a proper window (I mean one you could actually look out of!) - extraordinary!! The room... More 

Thank Jon P
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The Carlyon Guest House is just round the corner from the Railway station and the bus station. I was in Room 1, which is a single room on the first floor with a sea view. The room has a large bay window with a great view of Porthminster beach. Breakfast was at 0830-0930, service was quick and the staff were... More 

Thank Jo C
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Avoid smoked salmon breakfast and don't try and bend over in the bathroom as no room to do this. The room was shabby and in need of modernisation - as many have been crammed into the space as possible. Also the great view comes at the expense of being on the main road into St Ives that is really noisy... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The B&B was in a good position, but needs updating. Our room was extremely small, there was a window in the roof which had a dirty old blind. The bathroom was terrible, dirty toilet, shower which kept going cold, the floor flooded every time we showered too. All the tiles in the bathroom looked old and grotty, the whole bathroom... More 

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Great Wakering, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The family and I have just returned home from an extended new year break and yet again the the team delivered a fantastic family holiday. Special thanks to Peter, Ali, Hamilton, Josh, Andy, Kathy, Marta, Rob French in fact a special thank you to everyone from housekeeping, chefs, children's entertainment team (Beth, Jess and Sophie), the girls in the spa... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small friendly guesthouse in St Ives with most rooms having bay windows with stunning sea, beach and coastal views. We have single, double, twin and family rooms and they are all en-suite with TV, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlyon Guest House

Address: 18, The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: £67 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlyon Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Ask for a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles 131jonp, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid front rooms as very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Adamthecritic, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose another B&B!!”
 of 5 bubbles elainehX2351DW, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room one and three ( single rooms ) have a good view”
 of 5 bubbles 209011Carol, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 has no wifi. But can use the lounge instead. Insist of a sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles mikebG3439JM, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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