Went to St Ives for a weeks Holiday with my boyfriend for his 30th Birthday.
Never been to Cornwall and was convinced it was going to be boring; I could not have been more wrong!
We stayed in the Starboard 30 apartment and to be fair, it had the tiniest of sea views but that was completely made up for with the beautiful quality, cleanliness and tidiness of the apartment. Just beautiful. No little detail was overlooked, there was even kitchen scales and a muffin tin if you wanted to bake! We had bubbly and scones on arrival, which was a lovely little touch as well.
The apartment is in a beautiful location, and we travelled ALL over Cornwall in a week and truly nowhere is nicer than St Ives! (Maybe apart from the Eden project...but you can't stay there! Definitely worth the 50 minute drive if you get chance). Be prepared to walk, there is NO parking in St Ives, unless you want to take out a loan to pay and park at the Quayside. But you have secure parking at the apartment which is excellent, so you don't need to worry about your car :)
LOTS of hills! The coastal route past he hotel and into St Ives is lovely and a takes about 30 mins (Great leg work out!). The apartments are in such a central location you can get to most places with no fuss. Plus, the train station is 2 mins down the hill into St Ives or to Penzance! AND it costs buttons! :)
It's very easy to find the apartment, the correspondence before and after the stay was excellent. Cannot rate this place higher, great freedom to come and go as you please, eat, drink and relax in your own space.
The only tiniest tiniest downside is the lack of storage. Its fine for a weeks holiday as you dont take much with you, but this could easily be rectified by changing the base of the bed to have draws in.
This is the first review I've ever written on Trip Advisor, I read one about a hotel we had booked in Morocco last year (Saying it was rubbish) and didn't listen..HUGE MISTAKE.
All in all, the holiday was brilliant and Hawkes Point made the holiday.
St Ives: Would move there if we could!
- Also Known As:
- Hawke`s Point Hotel St Ives
- Hawke's Point St Ives, Cornwall