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“5* service”
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3 Porthminster
Ranked #16 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“5* service”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This was our first visit to St Ives and our first stay at a B&B. Porthminister B&B met all our expectations and beyond. Our room was beautifully decorated with a gorgeous view, very comfortable and probably the cleanest place weve ever stayed. John & Lynn are so hospitable – John gave us good points on places to visit and on his recommendation we spent a day at Port Isaac which was incredible. Cant wait for our next visit to St Ives and Porthminister B&B.
Thank you Lynn & John for making our stay/holiday so pleasant. 

S Hussain

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

From the moment I made the booking, nothing was too much trouble. I made this booking as a thank you to my parents, and Lynn helped me to make it truly special.
Above and beyond the fantastic services available, Lynn went out of her way to do some shopping for me ahead of my parents stay,so I could give them chocolates and champagne too.
My parents had the most amazing 2 nights, and said that the room was gorgeous, overlooking the sea, the breakfast was great, and that Lynn and her husband were both so lovely.
We will definitely be booking again (this time for ourselves!)

Thank you so much for making this little treat so perfect. xx

Room Tip: Room 1 was big, airy and had great views.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This was not only our first visit to St. Ives, but also our first experience of staying in a B&B (have always stayed in hotels previously)....and It definitely won't be our last! St. Ives is beautiful, charming, quaint, quirky, and in a superb position for visiting other locations in Cornwall. As for 3 Porthminster, Lynn and John have developed a gem of a B&B here. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel so welcome, they both work extremely hard to provide top class customer service and facilities with a warm friendly atmosphere. They have good knowledge of the area which is very useful when planning trips out and booking restaurant reservations etc. We stayed for four nights and wish we could have stayed for longer. Room 3 is bright, spotlessly clean, comfortable and attractive due to Lynn's lovely choice of furnishing accessories, and it has the most amazing view of the bay. Breakfast is great in every way, with the hot selection expertly cooked by John according to individual preferences, and we loved his home made compote. There is a delightful sunny terrace at the front of the property with chairs and a table and more beautiful views of the coast. Top marks to 3Porthminster!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Both my partner and I had never been to Cornwall before and were delighted to find 3 Porthminster and the lovely John and Lynn. From the moment we arrived they were so hospitable and gave us some good points of interest in St Ives and in Cornwall generally, all whilst having a welcomed tea and biscuits after our 6 hour journey. The room was lovely, our view was looking out over the harbour, gorgeous. The room was immaculate, the B & B was not in the centre of St Ives, luckily, yet we were only 5 minutes from the centre and the hustle and bustle. Breakfast was lush and very welcomed, John knows how to set you up for the day and all served by Lynn, . We will definitely return to St Ives and 3 Porthminster. Thank you both so much we had a hoot. Peter and Paul. xx

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

When our usual B&B was fully booked for my birthday break away with my boyfriend we were worried to try anywhere else, but can safely say that 3 Porthminster was the luckiest find we could have wished for! It was perfect! ...and now our firm favourite (and can't wait to come back).

Lynn and John were superb hosts; the breakfast was spectacular, the room had the most incredible view of St Ives harbour (Room 3) and the bathroom had a really great, strong shower! (we love strong showers! Yay!) fluffy pillows and towels, a selection of teas and biscuits were a lovely touch too.

A great location too where you can walk down to Porthminster Beach in minutes. And parking was a bonus!

Thank you for making my birthday a special one, Lynn and John.

Best wishes for a great summer!
Angie and Matt xx

Room Tip: Room 3 had a priceless view of the Harbour - wake up to the waves!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

On arrival we received a warm and friendly welcome and taken to our spotlessly clean top floor room with a spectacular view over St Ives. A very comfortable bed with lovely fluffy pillows complemented the tastefully decorated spacious bedroom room. The breakfasts include a vegetarian option as well as a full English option. Homemade compote made by joint proprietor John provided a delicious addition to the fresh fruit and creamy yogurt. ‘3 Porthminster’ is conveniently located with only a short walk in to town. What more could one ask for? Our stay at ‘3 Porthminster’ was delightful and is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room facing St Ives provided you are comfortable climbing the stairs!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went back to St Ives to celebrate our first wedding anniversary after getting engaged there a few years ago. We wanted somewhere within walking distance to the town and beach, a sea - view and at a reasonable price - 3 Porthminster ticked all of these boxes. A gorgeous B&B with comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast. John and Lynn were lovely and really made us feel welcome. Will definitely be visiting again in the future

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 3 Porthminster

Property: 3 Porthminster
Address: 3 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England (Formerly The Willows)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 Porthminster is an elegant period house enjoying spectacular sea views over St Ives harbour and bay. 4 En-suite rooms with private parking for our guests. We are ideally situated being only a 5 minute walk to the town and it's beaches. Easily accessed for those arriving by car, bus or train. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Willows Hotel St Ives
3 Porthminster St Ives, Cornwall

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