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The Keep
Ranked #8 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 September 2011

We stayed for the bank holiday weekend in August. We were made to feel very welcome and the room was perfect; great size, very clean and nicely furnished. Breakfast was excellent, something for everyone and the hosts went out of their way to make our short break extremely enjoyable. Will definitely be visiting again!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hollie J
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

This is a lovely b&b-modern and stylish ; you will get a great welcome from the owners: mike and carol.the keep is in 2 mins from the beach yet it is totally private - an oasis of calm.there is secure,designated parking and the centre of charming st Ives,with all its amenities, on your doorstep!the breakfasts are lovely and full of variety.Mike and Carol are lovely people;they are helpful,attentive but respect your privacy. Go!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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1  Thank Maura-Farrell
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

I have never felt so welcome at a B&B before. From the outset Carol and Mike were the perfect hosts, welcoming and friendly. The B&B is situated in such a lovely secluded section of St Ives, hidden away from noise, yet steps away from the activity. We (unfortunately) could only stay for two nights, but had I known how lovely the stay would be I would certainly have stayed longer.
The room was well decorated and the bathroom was stunning. It was the personal touches that make this such a magical place, I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

My husband and I have stayed at The Keep once before in 2010 before we got married and so I decided I wanted to surprise him with another weekend away in St Ives so booked us two nights at The Keep.
On arrival we were greeted like old friends by Mike & Carol and had a bit of a catch up. We stayed in The Pilchard Press room this time around, which has a very comfy four poster bed and a fabulous bathroom.
The breakfasts are delicious with plenty of food to keep you going, one morning we had smoked salmon, and fruity pancakes the next.
I would recommend The Keep to anyone wanting a relaxing and comfortable stay in St Ives. It is a beautiful place to stay and Mike nd Carol make you feel very welcome.
We cant wait to go back in October to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

What a stunning B & B, recently refurbished to the highest standard, right in the heart of St Ives the location couldn't be better right by all the beaches and harbours. Carol and Mike are really friendly and helpful. Meal at Porthmeir restaurant was delicious and great value for money with a gorgeous view. Got sea sick on boat trip.

Room Tip: £85 room is bigger than £75 room, both are beautiful
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

The Keep is a beautiful little house near the Tate and nice beaches, furnished with much love for detail - very elegant . We loved it from the first minute of our arrival!
Never had such a nice and delicious breakfast before! Fresh fruits every day, wonderful arranged....the best egg-creations - so our tip: watch out for the daily specials :D
Carol and Mike are really great! They know a lot about the region and were very willing to share their personal experiances with us if we asked them to- lots of good tips, by the way.
Such a beautiful place we will always remember and definitely come back soon!!!

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

We have just returned home from a fantastic break staying at The Keep.
Immaculately presented, small and friendly B&B. Set right in the centre of St Ives, but just off the main drag, so very quiet, The Keep has been recently renovated to a very impressive standard. The feel is more of a boutique hotel rather than a B&B, everything has been done to a very high quality finish. The beds are huge and soooo comfortable with lovely crisp white linen. The breakfast is fantastic, lots of fresh, local produce. The rooms are spotless & bathroom lovely & modern and with only 2 rooms, it felt really comfortable too. Mike & Carol were the perfect hosts, very friendly & couldn't do enough to help. All in all outdid all of our expectations & we will definately be back. Thanks!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah9114
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Additional Information about The Keep

Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range: £83 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE KEEP B&B occupies a unique, central position tucked away in the heart of coastal St Ives, only a few yards from Porthmeor Beach and the Harbour, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a recently converted 16th Century Pilchard factory, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the many amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. We provide a tasteful and relaxing bolthole exclusively for one couple, with sole use of a comfortable dining/living room. Visit us for a romantic stay in the Pilchard Press room, with KS four poster bed, generous storage, large flat-screen TV and spacious drench-shower en-suite. Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. (NB For two couples travelling together, or two singles wanting separate rooms, we can offer a second bedroom on request.) ... more   less 
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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall

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