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Chy-An-Albany
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Very impressed”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

After requesting a sea view room - we were allocated a lovely room at the front of the hotel. The view was amazing. Price is reasonable for a seaside location hotel. The hotels restaurant was amazing!!!! The food was gorgeous and the service was good [a few hick ups but there was a large loud party aswell as u] Breakfast was plentiful and lovely. Staff were only too happy to help with queries etc..... This hotel is well worth a visit, even if it is just to dine in their lovely restaurant.

Room Tip: We had room 24 and we had a brilliant view of the bay
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stayed two nights and it was wonderful. The front desk gal Claire was exceptional. We had requested a sea view room, and at check-in, the room we were assigned did have a sea view room, but from the ground floor, a bit of a disappointment, but still a view of the sea. Upon our return from exploring St Ives, Claire had left a note on our door, and she upgraded us to the top floor with a spectacular view of the sea, many thanks Claire. St Ives is a beautiful place and the beaches are amazing. Claire also assisted us with our further travels to Penzance. Many thanks Claire and Chy An Albany for a very memorable stay in St Ives.

Room Tip: If your are booking a sea view room, ask for a higher floor,, amazing views!!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I have enjoyed 3 stays at this wonderful hotel the last being June 2013 with my whole family 11 of us in total. I enjoyed a de lux family room with an amazing view and plenty of room to relax, my parents and brothers had double rooms which have everything you need. The staff are extremely helpful and make you feel very welcome. The whole hotel is laid back and relaxing just what you need after a busy day out enjoying all the attractions St Ives has to offer, the beach and town are easily walkable from the hotel. To top it off the restaurant is fabulous we have enjoyed many 'to die for' meals, the menu is varied and there is something for everyone from the varied starters to the mouth watering desserts. They do a great kids menu and the quality of the food is excellent I would recommend you trying it. Overall a great hotel, we will be going back next year for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms with sea views are worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Booked through booking.com only the same day we were going! Called the hotel to inform them that we were going to arrive after midnight and they were so helpful as there was a night porter on duty. Plenty of on site parking at both the front and rear of the hotel.
In the morning we had a super breakfast.... Plenty of it and very tasty!
The staff were so helpful and well informed so were the perfect people to ask for recommendations for beaches and attractions to visit.
We loved our stay at the hotel and would recommend it to everyone!
Thank you to everyone who made us have a lovely stay.

Room Tip: Choose one with a view.... Although we didn't mind our windows looked out onto a wall so no view...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Visited the restaurant, food was excellent, combination of various starters brilliant, main courses also superb and the desserts what can I say to die for. Definitely worth a visit and will go back again.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Lovely hotel with beautiful views. Just a stone from the sea front. We had a room 11 with no sea view but this room was really big and comfortable. A little bit old but lean and tidy. Everything was ok until 10pm when troubles had started.
There was a footballers party in the Bistro and ....this was a complete disaster. The level of noise was enormously high, our room walls were shaking!
As we understand later the hotel has never had this group at the hotel before and did not expect that level of noise.
My husband called to the reception and complained about this issue and within 5 minutes we were move to the executive suite apartment, the most expensive studio wish gorgeous views on the top floor where noise could not reach us.
Happy to say that we had not enough time to become furiously angry - this is because our problem was fixed ASAP.
Also we received a letter from management team with apologies. That was sweet.
Breakfast was really good with many varieties and tasty bakery.
Would recommend this hotel if on the time of your stay no party will take place in the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Highly recommend the bistro in this hotel, food was excellent and very good value. Easy walking distance for the town and lovely views from bedroom and bar / lounge area. Staff very helpful and cheerful.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chy-An-Albany

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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