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The Keep
Ranked #8 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Home from home comfort. Beautiful immaculate room, bed so very comfy, linen and towels of lovely quality, Mike and Carole are lovely genuine hosts offering exceptional breakfast. Excellent location, tucked away therefore very quite hence a fantastic nights sleep. Would have loved to have stayed longer but needed to move on as walking the SWCP.

Room Tip: You WILL NOT be disappointed if you choose to stay with Mike & Carole
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Spent two nights at The Keep to attend Wedding in St.Ives. Gem of a place as a minute to Porthmeor Beach & 2 mins to the shops. Parked at Island car park. Carol & Mike perfect hosts, friendly yet discreet! Soooo tasteful & immaculate! Will come for longer next time. Thank you

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Superb B and B, excellent location close to coast path,Tate and beach, friendly hosts, immaculate rooms tastefully decorated, comfortable bed and lovely breakfast. Couldn't be better. Hope to return soon!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Tucked away in a small alley within a minute's walk to Porthmeor beach lies the jewel that is The Keep. Run by charismatic but discreet husband and wife duo, the Millwards, The Keep offers top notch bed and breakfast accommodation in the very centre of St Ives.

The two bedrooms are fresh, spotlessly clean and exquisitely designed. The huge ensuite
shower rooms are a particular attraction, benefiting from a very decadent monsoon shower and what seemed like a limitless supply of soft white towels.

Breakfast is served in the atrium area outside the two bedrooms and aside from the usual full English, guests are also offered a daily special, which during our four day stay ranged from eggs Benedict, croque Monsieur to the most delicious berry pancakes that I have ever tasted!

Aside from the accommodation, the owners of The Keep, Mike and Carol, proved to be faultless hosts with his placid, intelligent and unassuming attention teamed with her sparkly and quick witted humour making them a tour de force in the hospitality business.

The other reviews of The Keep reinforce how highly regarded both the accommodation and hosts are in St Ives, with many visitors returning time and again, a pledge that we have ourselves made and intend to keep. Until next time, Mike and Carol...

Room Tip: The Pilchard Press room is slightly bigger than the Mermaid Room and includes a four poster bed.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We were so lucky to get booked into our favorite B and B where we have stayed many times. Now the train line to Cornwall is open we would recommend booking now!
Why book The Keep ?Well the warmth of the welcome as you arrive is a sign of things to come.The accommodation is stylish, comfortable and there is a great attention to detail in the rooms, water decanters and fresh flowers for example. It is also immaculately clean. Breakfasts deserve the award they have won. We love the fresh fruit salads and the specials like ham and eggs, bacon baps etc

This is all served up by Carol and Mike. They give ideas of places to visit and are so friendly and warm. Nothing is too much trouble.

Centrally placed for all the beaches,restaurants ,shops etc.

Fantastic accommodation at very reasonable prices. That's why we return year after year!

Room Tip: We always stay in The Pilchard Press but both rooms are lovely
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Without doubt the best place to stay in St Ives. Stayed here several times and we will definately be back again. Brilliant hosts, great location, lovely beds, pristine cleanliness & amazing breakfasts. What more is there to say? See you again Mike & Carol!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank Sarah9114
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Great location in the heart of the town. Lovely hosts in Carol & Mike and high quality modern accommodation in a traditional property. Excellent quality food for breakfast including a daily special. Perfect for our romantic break.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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: £80 - £118 (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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