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Shun Lee House
Ranked #61 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
taplow
1 review
“absolutely fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2009

we had such a great time at this lovely house and were made to feel so welcome that it was hard to leave. .. looking out of every window gave the day a wonderful start. If ever we return to St.Ives I wouldn't look for any other place to stay. It was perfect in every way and a big hug to Terry and Paul for creating such a homey atmosphere. I almost forgot to mention how roomy it was even with all our stuff scattered everywhere...
don't forget to come to vienna guys. you have our email address.
love,elaine and margreeth

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2009

We have just spent a brilliant week at Shun Lee where it is obvious that the customer comes first. The room was beautiful with views over St Ives and the Godrevy Lighthouse that were endlessly fascinating. Terry and Paul made us feel so welcome and their attention to our comfort was constant. Superb breakfasts cooked by Paul served on the outside balcony in the sunshine. Access to the centre of St Ives is simple - just follow the coastal path that passes by the back gate, go past Porthminster Beach and you are there. We filled our days with the beach when the sun came out, and visiting the Tate, shops and the many cafes when the weather changed. We explored and walked and know there is still more to see when we return.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

Shun Lee House is probably the best place we stayed at during our trip in Cornwall. It overlooks the Bay, the harbour and the beaches of St Ives. We couldn't get enough of the fabulous view we had from our room and from the conservatory where we took our delicious breakfast. Besides being a very interesting place, St Ives is also a great starting point to visit West Cornwall.
Shun Lee House is within walking distance from St Ives and the beaches. The garden (a marvel !) opens on a lane which will take you directly to the town.
The house itself is so comfortable, so clean, so cosy, that you feel thoroughly at home. And your hosts, Terry and Paul do everything to make you feel at home. We were welcomed with an excellent cream team with homemade scones, and roses in our room!. During the four days we spent at Shun Lee House, they took excellent care of my husband and me, always thoughtful and kind. We even had the pleasure to enjoy their room service and it was a real treat! (a full platter of Cornish cheeses, salmon, French bread, grapes, apples, wine!) And you must try the Cornish potatoes Terry and Paul grow in their garden.
We had a fabulous time. Thank you Terry and Paul.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2009

Shun Lee is a great place to stay, a real find. It ticked every box for us and certainly deserves its 5 star rating. Location – fabulous: just above Porthminster beach with wonderful views of the sea and St Ives from the bedrooms and terrace. You can leave your car here and stroll down the coastal path to the beach and along into town. Room – first class: immaculately clean, light, spacious and very comfortable. Big bed with goose-down pillows and duvet, crisp linens and fresh flowers. Bathroom – excellent: beautifully clean en-suite bathroom with fluffy towels and bath robes and all the toiletries you would expect from a 5 star hotel. Breakfast – delicious: a great choice of food, all beautifully prepared. Hosts - charming, attentive and professional. Terry and Paul have years of experience and it shows. No detail is overlooked.

We did quite a lot of research before we settled on Shun Lee for our holiday and while we were in St Ives we couldn’t help checking out a couple of the places we had ruled out. We were totally happy that we had made the right choice.

We had a great few days here and left feeling completely refreshed and cosseted. We highly recommend it and will surely return.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

As B&B owners ourselves, we are quite discerning - did our homework, read the reviews, searched the website thoroughly - and found nothing to fault! It is all exactly as it is presented online, with one exception: Paul and Terry don't give themselves enough credit for the wonderful atmosphere and hospitality that they provide for their guests.

"Above and beyond" best describes how Paul and Terry approach everything. When we arrived later than expected for check-in and therfore late for a dinner reservation with family, Paul immediately offered to call them to let them know and then drove us to the restaurant to get us there more quickly. Needing to leave at 6:00am on the day of departure, Paul woke up at 5:00am to wake us and to prepare a breakfast sandwich to-go for the road. Both Terry and Paul were up to bid us farewell. Like two bookends to our experience, the first and last impressions are perfect examples of how they exemplify all that is good about British Hospitality!

The hotel is a BEAUTIFUL stone mansion overlooking St Ives and the sea. While it would have been so easy for the decor to be overdone, Paul and Terry have made their home comfortable and stylish - like all that's best about a home and a hotel combined! The rooms are spacious and bright; the bed amazingly comfortable; the amenities just right - with everything you could possibly need; and the view amazing! Breakfast in the Sun Room was fresh and delicious and served to order.

As hosts, Terry and Paul are attentive and caring, professional and personable, helpful yet non-intrussive. They live up to their promise: "All the best!" No stay in St Ives could compare to a stay at the Shun Lee Hotel. We do hope to return one day.

Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

What a find ! We struck gold with Terry and Paul (the owners). We booked our wedding with them at short notice and their help and advice was brilliant. The day of our wedding was spectacular, they really know how to lay on a bash. Nothing was too much trouble for them and all of our wedding party thought they were great.
The house and it's views are stunning and our bed was so comfortable. When you stay here you will enjoy luxury and first class attention. It will be very hard to find anywhere else that matches up to their standard. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2009
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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2009

The moment we arrived at Shun Lee House in St Ives we knew that we had made the right choice. The location and standard of accommodation are outstanding, and the big welcoming smiles of our hosts Terry and Paul promised – and delivered – a memorable three-day stay. We had been slightly apprehensive about road noise, but the way that the house is positioned meant that it was never a problem. All was peaceful and quiet.

Terry and Paul are the most wonderful hosts, never intrusive, and nothing is too much trouble for them. They provided us with a delicious meal on our first evening, and for the other two evenings we ate in St Ives restaurants which they had recommended. Both restaurants were very good.

The views from our bedroom, with St Ives on one side and the sea on another, were superb. Bedroom and bathroom were immaculate and the bed large and comfortable. Paul’s breakfasts were so good that we seldom felt hungry before the end of the afternoon. This is a true home from home and we cannot recommend it too highly.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shun Lee House
Address: Shun Lee Trelyon Avenue, St Ives TR26 2AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
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Ranked #61 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
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Number of rooms: 2
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Shun Lee House is situated on Porthminster Point overlooking the scenic St. Ives bay with absolutely stunning views of the harbor. We offer two suites to ensure you will receive personal service. ... more   less 
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Shun Lee House St Ives, Cornwall

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