I think we had a bit of an unlucky experience.. But found our stay in st Ives disappointing.
Firstly, the website says parking at nearby car park.. However this was full for the entire duration of our stay. They do actually have 2 parking spaces - we found out during our stay - bur these were not available for us. We spent about an hour trying to park on arrival.
Hence we were then late checking in. On arrival the lady met us and was a bit rushed and bothered. Showed us to our room and left us to get on with it really.. We asked her a few things but it transpired they were having a dinner party later that evening, so fine.
Room was quite small but clean and smartly furnished. Think White towels would be preferable to leopard skin ones and fresh milk would be a nice touch but otherwise we were pleased. Stayed in the family room. No view at all - well a brick wall, which was a bit disappointing.
I guess the main issues for us were the noise. Having a tired 12 year old with us, we weren't really impressed to be kept awake until 1.30am by the dinner party, guests leaving and clearing up.
Finally getting off to sleep, we were woken at 6 by the room or maybe owners above moving about and in their bathroom - you could hear every word and mpvemnt very loudly.
So going to breakfast exhausted, the food again was disappointing. Fresh fruit was on the turn and when I asked what the cooked options were there weren't any sausages. The cooked breakfast was nice and he'd made an effort, but was a bit greasy.
The 'free entry to tate' advertised on website wasnt available to us - we got it the next day but was a reaso I'd booked so surprised to hear this was limited to 2 residents.
There were some people staying who seemed to be regulars and they were thoroughly looked after- from apologising about the noise to running out and getting marmalade for them.. None of this service for us left you feeling like a bit of an outsider.
Toilet / taps also made no end of noise everytime you used them.
Sorry..but these details would have made our stay much more enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spend your holidays with us in Downalong, a labyrinth of cobbled lanes which used to be the fisherman's quarter in the oldest part of St Ives. Cornerways was built in the 1830s and has been a Guest House for over 70 years. Only 50 yards from the harbour, beaches and restaurants, Daphne Du Maurier stayed here in the 1940's. The Tate Gallery, for which we provide complimentary tickets, and St Ives Art School are only 150 yards away. Two of our rooms overlook the harbour and bay beyond. With a modern feel that echoes the artists’ quarter in which it sits, Cornerways’ rooms have been renovated and totally redecorated over the last 7 years and all have new en-suites. All bedrooms have LCD TVs, DVD Players, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, fridges and complimentary Cornish bottled water. The 3' thick Cornish Granite walls and no passing traffic will ensure you a snug & quiet night’s sleep.Breakfast is served in the uncrowded dining room with only fresh produce being used. We also cater for vegetarians. Fresh local fish is available daily, which includes smoked salmon, local mackerel, kippers and smoked haddock. Tim & Shelley ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cornerways Hotel St Ives
- Cornerways Bed And Breakfast
- Cornerways B&B St Ives, Cornwall