This hotel is in an Idyllic position ,
the private beach was never crowded, the coastal path from the hotel to St Ives is a 25min. stroll along a tree lined private road with stunning views on the approach to St Ives. There is a train station overlooking the beach at St Ives which runs every 30 min. to Penzance also stopping at Carbis bay, a picturesque train journey with sea views most of the way
If you like walking there is a lovely walk to Lelant along a slightly harder coastal path from the hotel which passes alongside the golf course and endless sandy beaches before ending at the Badger Inn Pub at Lelant, if you follow the lane at the back of the pub to the Saltings Station you can get the train back. There are many other outstanding coastal walks just a 20 min drive from the hotel.
The food at the hotel was excellent and nicely presented, the menu was changed daily and always had a good selection to choose from. The restaurant was well attended and spacious and overlooked the heated pool and sandy bay. Wine by the bottle seemed a little expensive, but a 250ml glass of excellent red or white was less than £6 per glass.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant from 7.30am until 10am, you could choose from an extensive selection from a buffet table comprising - cereal, fresh fruit including strawberries and rasps, fruit juice, pastries, ham, cheese, nuts, toast, preserves etc, a cooked breakfast of your choice was served at your table.
Our room was comfortable, clean and modern and overlooked the bay, there were no water pressure problems at any time as can happen in some hotel rooms, our shower was almost therapeutic when turned on full.
There is a heated outdoor pool with tables and sun loungers in a screened and sheltered garden area overlooking the bay, ideal if it is breezy, the water in the pool was nice and warm.
The hotel reception and conservatory area has recently been refurbished and looks fabulous, the hotel staff were friendly, attentive and seemed to genuinely want to ensure you had a good holiday.
We stayed 10 days, had a relaxing time and hope to return next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate offers a stunning coastal retreat with direct access to its privately owned 25 acre Blue Flag beach and breath-taking views of one of the world's most beautiful bays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Carbis Bay
- Carbis Bay Hotel St Ives
- Carbis Bay St Ives