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Malcolm V

St Ives best kept secret

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 Sept 2023
The ambience and the views from this hotel are simply stunning .The menu options have clearly been designed to tempt your palate ! The staff are really helpful and happy to share their advice and knowledge to ensure you have an enjoyable evening . The service we received can only be described as platinum standard !
Date of stay: September 2023
Room Tip: Make sure you book early in order to avoid disappointment. This is the premier hotel in St Ives i
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

This is an absolutely delightful small hotel. The location offers beautiful views of the ocean; the hotel is a 3-minute walk from the train station where a ride into St. Ives also takes 3 minutes; the staff could not be more helpful and pleasant; and the restaurant offers astonishingly good food---astonishing for an establishment of this size. The room we stayed in was small but exquisitely clean and comfortable. If you want a place with easy access to St. Ives but is not right in the middle of the chaos of the town, this is the place for you, (And if you want a tour of Cornwall, ask the hotel to arrange for Oliver of Matt's Taxi to provide it. He was top notch!)

Room tip: Eat your means at the hotel. You don't find a better place in St. Ived
Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

We stayed at the Boskerris for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The hotel is smart, quiet and comfortable; the staff could not be more helpful and friendly; the food at breakfast and dinner was delicious; the view of the bay is amazing; and the local train to St Ives is conveniently just a few minutes walk from the hotel.
We would strongly recommend the Boskerris to those who are looking for the ideal base for holidaying in this part of Cornwall.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

We received a warm welcome on arrival. Our room had sea views and was very comfortable. Breakfast was served by staff and was excellent, our evening meal likewise. The terrace is a great place for drinks pre or post dinner. Lounge was small and very comfortable. The beach and train station is turn left at the hotel and down the very steep hill, a short 10 minute walk. We caught the train to St Ives and left the car in the hotel car park. We stayed for 2 nights. A few things we would have liked to see in hotel were better wifi network, it never really worked for us no matter what log in details we used. We were told by hotel it was patchy when we asked. Without wifi we had to leave hotel and go out into road for mobile reception. And secondly there was not enough tea and coffee left in room, and fruit teabags would have been nice. We did ask for more teabags and fruit tea and fresh milk which was provided on asking. Good hotel and we would stay again.

Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

We loved our stay at the Boskerris.
The location on the hillside above Carbis Bay gives extraordinary panoramic sea views especially from the terrace. The exterior of the hotel and its garden are beautifully maintained. You just know that a lot of love is poured into this hotel.
The hotel’s furniture and fittings are all of the highest quality. Starting with the terrace there are comfortable outside sofas and cast iron tables and chairs - no plastic rubbish which you think may collapse under you at any moment.
In our room the shower was very good though it did lack a separate hand wand. It did have a good drench head and seemingly limitless hot water. The bed was excellent and we slept as soundly as we do in our Hypnos at home which doesn’t happen in most hotels. The wi-fi signal was generally acceptable but a bit patchy in parts of the hotel. Perhaps worth checking if another repeater is needed? Our tv was showing it’s age and when refurbishment allows a new Samsung would be a lovely touch. These are minor suggestions which for most hotels I wouldn’t even list but the Boskerris aims for the perfect holiday experience and I offer them as a genuine comment to a wonderful hotel.
The staff team at the Boskerris are what elevates the hotel from very, very good to superb. Catherine is a subtle, low key but very active manager who is to be seen around the hotel ensuring her team deliver the best experience to guests. If culture in a business comes from the top Catherine deserves a medal. The entire team from housekeeping, kitchen, serving and reception staff have an attitude of trying and succeeding in delivering as perfect a guest experience as they can.
Our main point of contact was Anne without whom our holiday would not have happened. Her ready smile and willingness to do anything she could to ensure the best possible holiday experience for us was something quite special. Thank you, just thank you.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of August. The staff were all very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Dinner every night was amazing. The hotel has parking and is a short walk to the Carbis Bay station and also down to the sandy beach.

Date of stay: August 2023
Thank 814gavins
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