This Hotel does exactly what it says on the tin. It offers budget breaks and delivered in line with my expectations.
To some specifics: The position of the hotel is fantastic. Great views over sandy beach, short (hilly) walk into town and close to the train station which services the coastal branch line to Penzance (£8 return for 4 people return with Group Saver!)
The room was a little tired and ready for the refit scheduled for 2013. However it was big enough and I slept fine which is always the acid test for me.
Dining: Yes you are adjacent to other diners - only a problem if you are sat next to guests who spend meal times moaning (if they want 5 star then they need to spend 5 star money!) Breakfast was good; normal array of cereals and juices, then order what you want from the cooked menu - all good. Dinner was a bit low budget, in line with expectations. That said I enjoyed all three evening meals and the staff were prepared to do a bit of mix and match within reason including additional portions if required.
Agnes is worthy of particular mention - she looked after us very well!
Entertainment: It was just old fashioned good fun. Bingo and a General Knowledge quiz followed by an abortive attempt to get the guests line dancing.
In summary....book this hotel and go with an open mind. The price
point for this Hotel should guide your expectations so adjust them accordingly.
Would I go again? Absolutely with an open mind and conscious of the value for money offered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in an elevated position overlooking Porthminster Beach, this welcoming hotel commands stunning views across the bay. St Ives is renowned for its fantastic beaches, picturesque harbour and bustling streets full of interesting boutique shops. Bay St Ives Hotel is in a perfect location only a short walk to most holiday attractions. With open plan lounges to enjoy the views whilst listening to the evening’s entertainment, a break here is truly relaxing. A courtyard is open spring and summer for alfresco seating and you’ll be able to sample the wonderful light that has made St Ives such a mecca for painters and artists. For the more adventurous, St Ives makes a wonderful base for visiting many of Cornwall’s finest sights and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel St Ives, Cornwall