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“breath taking, the best ever, recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shun Lee House

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Shun Lee House
Ranked #60 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
lancashire
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“breath taking, the best ever, recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

terry and paul are the best host ever, it was my 3rd visit and every time the hotel takes my breath away, the fantastic views, the quality of the hotel is oustanding, i really dont think terry and paul realise what they have got and what such special people they are, they can not do enough for you, from getting up in the morning to going to bed, i would recommend this hotel to anyone, it will not be my last time for going, i am addicted to the breakfast menu and also the hotel, thank terry and paul for making our stays perfect xx anne and dennis xx

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2010

Paul and terry are excellent hosts, we were looked after from the moment we arrived on our motorbike, they had even made space in their garage (carpeted !) for our BMW. We had travelled from Lancashire on our first biking holiday and were welcomed with a glass of wine in the drawing room. Rooms are fantastic and the view is outstanding . Highly recommend this whole experience. We will definately be back, nothing was too much trouble. An Oasis x

  • Stayed July 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2010

Our stay at Shun Lee delivered everything we we're after. The welcome from Paul and Terry after a long haul down the M5 was terrific. Once they'd showed us to our room and offered us a glass of wine to enjoy while sitting in the lounge overlooking St Ives bay, we knew we had made a good choice.

Shun Lee has a fantastic vista over St Ives and the bay. You could watch the view from your room or the beautiful garden changing hour by hour and never get bored. The beauty of Shun Lee is that although it's very peaceful and feels away from the 'hub bub' of St Ives, you're 5 -10 minutes walk from the town.

Terry and Paul are full of knowledge about great places to dine in town. We ate at three different restaurants which they recommended and none of them dissapointed, so please take their advice, they know their food. With regards to food, don't skip the breakfast, it is fantastic. Served in their conservatory overlooking the bay, everything was beautifully prepared and presented, and of the highest quality.

Our room was exceptional. It had beautiful linen, was spotlessly clean with extra finishing touches (fresh flowers, complimentary perfume and cologne, fresh milk for making tea/coffee etc). We couldn't recommend Shun Lee highly enough, ideal for couples 'getting away from it all'. We'll certainly return!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Our honeymoon at Shun Lee was truly special. Instead of airports, resort buffets, and crammed accommodation we experienced first-class service, delicious cooked-to-order breakfasts, and comfort - all thanks to our excellent hosts. Paul and Terry really went out of their way to look after us, packing takeaways with delicious breakfast pastries and catering to our vegetarian diet with variety and flare. (Can you tell we loved the food?) The house is immaculate yet still feels like a home, complete with two adorable Yorkies; we fell in love with the lovely views from basically every window. We can't imagine anyone being disappointed after a stay at Shun Lee and especially recommend it to any overworked couples - a week here is what you need!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

We were met at the train station and whisked off in splendour.

The hotel has a magnificent outlook over St Ives and only a few minutes walk to the beach by a charming footpath. There is a lovely garden with an outside terrace. Breakfast is in the conservatory, next to the ample lounge. The breakfast is five star with a daily special! - I cant remember better! I went to sleep thinking of the omelette next morning.

We settled down onto the perfect bed in our bathrobes admiring the classical decor and the little touches such as the vase of roses.

Terry and Paul were previously Flight Directors for BA and it shows. They really took care of us. Yes you had the best tea and coffee facilties in your room but they still offer you (in my case at 6am!) a freshly made cup every time you bump into them. What this all adds up to is an experience which allows you to quickly unwind and feel that you are being taken care of.

We left with a pack of croissants, pastries and muffins for the five hour journey. I joked that we should have asked for some cheese rolls. About to eat a croissant, it came as no surprise that they had been filled with cheese. Next time I'm not enduring the railway coffee and will be bringing a flask!

What makes the visit special is that you are so obviously sharing their very grand house and unlike most proprietors you actually think they like it that way!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2010

One of the best accomodations that we have experienced. Service and surroundings were par excellence. Breakfast menu was truly remarkable with choice to suit all, and cooked to order. Wonderful terrace and vista with views over bay and harbour, and also access from garden to coastal path and beach.
Peace and quiet, and good hosts....... made for a memorable relaxing break.
We will return.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

We have just returned from a week's holiday at the Shun Lee and it proved to be one of the best holidays we have had in years! As soon as you walk through the front door you know you have arrived somewhere very special, Shun Lee's excellent location providing beautiful views over St. Ives Bay. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, and those little extra touches don't go unnoticed. The food is.... Superb! Terry and Paul have got it just right. We arrived as guests but felt that we left as good friends. And even the hardest heart couldn't fail to fall in love with the Yorky girls! We will certainly return!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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 #60 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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