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Chy-An-Albany
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2011

On arrival the front of house staff could not have been more helpfull and very polite.
The room had plenty of space with a plesant decor.
Food was excellent with very quick and friendly service plenty of choice on the menu.
Easy walking distance of the town center with great views of the sea from the front of the hotel.
A very pleasant stay made more enjoyable with the wonderful staff at the Chy-An-Albany

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

Spent a very pleasant 4 nights in this hotel at the end of March. All the staff seemed happy and cheerful. Our room was clean, tidy, but rather small, (we had booked, and were paying for a delux double room described as spacious, and offering the best sea views that the hotel could offer) This was rather disappointing. Neverthless in all other aspects, the hotel came up to our expectations.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Arflyn
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

Nice little hotel with very (and I mean VERY) small rooms (at least the standard ones). Flat screen TV and tea/coffee facilities in the room. Located within 10 minute walk from shops and art galleries. We went to St Ives for work reasons and had booked this hotel mainly because of the free WiFi but we only got it for a few hours on our first day; we didn't have WiFi internet access again during the 4 days of our stay. When we asked they said that it was because of the rainy weather (!!!).
Comfortable and clean hotel but lack of internet access was disappointing.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Thank ManuelAGP
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

The room was large and comfortable with excellent views. Everyone was so friendly trying to accomodate all our needs. The chef even typed out our own vegetarian menu. He provided tasty, interesting dishes which were very well presented. A little background music for the Bistro would have livened up the atmosphere and serving breakfast until at least 10 am would be good. Convenient location too. It takes about 5 mins to walk into the centre of St. Ives either along the road or the beach. Pleasant place to stay.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

We stayed Mon-Thur late March and was surprised to find hotel full. Probably all read the good reviews on here, like us and happily we got a great value rate through laterooms. Despite this, absolutely nothing was too much trouble for the staff, particularly Emma & Sarah on reception, who repeatedly went the 'extra mile' helping with directions, local traders etc. Breakfast (included in price) buffet and to order, was one of the best we have experienced ANYWHERE in the world, including cruises! Lovely lounge overlooking the Bay, FREE wi-fi throughout, spacious bedroom, reasonable bar & restaurant prices and only 10 mins walk to Harbour & town ensure this is highly placed in our 'top 5 hotels'.

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Reviewed 30 March 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the Chy-An Albany hotel the staff were really nice and very friendly, the food was excellent and our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was from an extensive buffet with lots of choice with hot & cold food on offer.
Our bedroom had a balcony with lovely views of the beach and harbour.
It is only a few minutes walk into the town but beware it's quite a climb coming back to the hotel from town, overall we had a really enjoyable stay at the Chy-An Albany.
Peter & Judith Lloyd.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Great food - amazing choice of breakfast Good value for money.
Helpful staff
Great art work on walls and good local information about galleries and walks
Very quiet in bedroom - no noisy plumbing of yesteryear!
Lots of space in room and we were upgraded and had a balcony too.
St Ives is a wonderful place to visit and staying in a comfortable hotel made the stay all the more enjoyable
Big plus - it has a car park.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Chy-An-Albany

Address: Albany Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#5 Family Hotel in St Ives
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
Price Range: £61 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chy-An-Albany 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Providing comfortable accommodation with every amenity you would expect from a luxury award winning AA 3 star rated Hotel in Cornwall. The Chy an Albany occupies a wonderfully elevated site with magnificent views overlooking Portminster beach and St Ives Bay in Cornwall.Only a short walk into town and with ample free off road car parking.The hotel provides an ideal base to explore St. Ives and its renowned Tate Gallery, as well as the quaint harbour side, cobbled streets and collection of beautiful beaches that have captivated artists and tourists for over a century. The hotel is also just a short walk from the train station at the bottom of the hill (approximately 3 minutes). The new 'Lighthouse Bistro' is an art-themed restaurant, showcasing a wide range of art from local artists. The gallery-style restaurant offers contemporary dining using the very freshest local vegetables and produce, fish straight from the sea and Cornish made cheeses alongside exotic foods and wines from around the world. ... more   less 
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