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“Will definitely stay here again!!”
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The Olive Branch
Ranked #11 of 101 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Will definitely stay here again!!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

When we booked this B&B we could tell it was going to be good from all the great reviews on here, the price was really good value given that parking is included and it is really difficult to get a decent parking space in St Ives near to the town or your accommodation!
The entire stay started out by absolutely exceeding our expectations, Justin met us and greeted us at the door and immediately took our luggage for us, our room was even better than the pictures on the website and we had a sea view which was an added bonus to the stay. The room was also cleaned and tidied during the day which was something we hadn't expected but a great added touch.
The breakfast was gorgeous both mornings with plenty of choices and if you had a request for something different then It was never too much trouble.
The cherry on the top of the cake for us was how friendly, welcoming, and accommodating Justin and Julie were, we really felt like they were our friends by the end of the stay, they remembered all their guests names (and they had a full house) and really got to know each guest individually. They were finding out what things we liked to do and they were genuinely interested, it turned out that we actually had a lot in common and that we have travelled to a lot of similar places so we spent time sharing stories about different experiences we had during our travels.
It is really nice to see a well run B&B with well travelled and experienced owners that give so much effort to making this B&B amazing!
This review must be finished with a mention for George the dog, the most laid back and friendly dog we have ever met (he has definitely learnt from his owners) we would love to stay there again when we go back to St Ives.

Thanks Justin & Julie

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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OliveBranchStIves, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you both for such a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us, we enjoyed having you and would welcome you back any time. George takes after Justin definitely!
Kind regards
Julie, Justin & George xx
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My husband & I booked this hotel as we were travelling to St Ives for a friends wedding, we booked of the back of all the fab reviews on trip advisor... And to say we were NOT disappointed would be an understatement.

We're not really ones to write reviews, but this hotel needs to be shared! Justin & Julie were welcoming from the second we booked, keeping us up to date with texts on the day of the weather report, and couldn't of gone more out of their way to make sure we were happy with our stay! And George the dog... Well I could of taken him home! :-)

The room was beautiful, everything was so clean and quite clearly Justin & Julie are perfectionist, adding flowers to our room on the second day of staying there, and even when there was a problem with the hot water in our shower, Justin was straight up in the attic sorting the boiler out! Nothing was ever too much effort!

The breakfast was gorgeous, and for a little boutique hotel, what a choice! I'm pretty sure they had all options covered, everything was cooked beautifully and really set you up for the day!

We were given lots of recommendations of where to go, maps & directions.

All in all I would highly recommended this hotel to anyone, well presented and well run hotel!

It is a must! Thank you, Justin, Julie & George for making us feel so welcome, you truly made out stay at St Ives a very enjoyable one and will definitely be coming back!

Many thanks
Sean & Kayleigh Powell

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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OliveBranchStIves, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hopefully we will see you again, when you are next in St Ives.
Kind regards,
Julie, Justin & George
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Cannock
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

At the time of writing this review, yes.

Justin and Julie were the perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble.

Rooms were exceptional -decor, cleanliness and facilities were first class

The property itself has sea views, is in a quiet location, yet the main town and local amenities are only a few minutes walk away

  • Stayed May 2014
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OliveBranchStIves, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards
Julie & Justin
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a three-night stay at The Olive Branch. This B and B is an absolute gem. I think that you would be hard pressed to find such a welcoming, well presented B and B in the area.
Our room (room 3) was spotless clean with fresh, clean, comfortable bedding and an en-suite shower. It sported a huge TV. I am not a television lover but could not resist having a peek at this one!!!!!
Breakfast was delicious. I would probably rank the full breakfast as one of the nicest ones that I have ever had in any B and B or hotel. Fresh good quality food, served well and the hot food was hot! Just as it should be.
The owners Julia and Justin are most friendly and Justin's happy banter helps to make the stay with them a truly jolly experience.
We were able to park our car there which was a huge bonus.
I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
This is their first year at The Olive Branch.......GOOD LUCK to them both. They sure deserve to succeed!

Room Tip: Room 3 was great.....sea view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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OliveBranchStIves, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards
Julie & Justin
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stay here was a hit from the moment we arrived.
Meet at Train Station by the lovely couple who own and run this place with George the dog, who has to be the cutest and most laid back dog I have had meet.
Short walk from station and the route was a chance to a look at the beautiful location that is St Ives.
Show to a fresh, clean and comfortable room.
Tons of choice and variety to be had for breakfast.
Beds very comfortable.
Can't wait to return

Room Tip: Ask for lower room if stairs and issue.
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Mogwoldo, Manager at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again, you were lovely guests to have.
Regards
Justin, Tink & George xx
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Lovely clean and well presented B&B. Justin and Julie are friendly and welcoming along with their beautiful dog George. The room was modern and spacious with an outstanding sea view. Parking is a huge bonus and the location is in easy walking distance into St Ives centre. Highly recommend this B&B for a short or long stay holiday.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate them. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again.
Regards
Justin, Julie & George
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We've just had a fantastic Easter break staying at the Olive Branch. Justin and Julie treat you as if you are their invited guests and nothing is too much trouble. Room 3 was immaculately presented with all home comforts and had a wonderful sea view. The wide choice of breakfasts are very generous, freshly cooked and served with a smile. We were honoured that the lovely doggy, George, came out for a walk with us. The parking was a huge bonus and we were able to easily walk down into St Ives. We will definitely return and wouldn't even bother to search elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mogwoldo, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Many thanks for your lovely comments, we appreciate them. We look forward to seeing you again some time.
Warmest regards
Justin, Julie & George x
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Property: The Olive Branch
Address: 6 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Olive Branch 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Olive Branch is a superb holiday location in St Ives, Cornwall, just minutes from the harbour, town and 5 sandy beaches. Our Rooms We have five ensuite double rooms, four of which have sea views. Two of our double rooms can be converted to twin bedded rooms. There is also a single ensuite room. Breakfast We serve a traditional full English breakfast as well as vegetarian breakfasts and lighter options. St Ives St. Ives has a Mediterranean feel about it, with its maze of cobbled streets and alleyways, crescent shaped beaches with golden sands and turquoise sea - all set in the uniquely rugged granite landscape of West Cornwall. The holiday visitor in St Ives can find everything that they could wish for in a seaside resort. From the moment that you arrive in the town you will be stunned by the panoramic vistas that seem to greet you on every turn. ... more   less 
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