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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chy-An-Albany

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Chy-An-Albany
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
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“Great room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stayed for two nights in October. Had requested a twin room but none were available so we were up graded to a family room. It was great. Two large beds and a balcony with table and chairs with water views. Easy walk in to St Ives. Parking in the front a bit of a squeeze but plenty of room out the back. Able to access the hotel through the back entrance. Room was clean and well looked after. Breakfast was good. We dined in the hotel restaurant on one evening at\nd it was excellent. Served by pleasant and friendly young staff.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 7
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We wanted a quiet few days away on the coast without costing the earth and this hotel was perfect. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially with my gluten-free diet needs. The location was brilliant and the free car park meant we could leave the car there without having to venture through the horrendous tiny roads of St Ives. We had one of the cheaper rooms and the bathroom was in need of a bit of an upgrade but, other than that, a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

The location of this hotel is excellent, situated above the little train station at St Ives, so just a 5 minute walk up to the hotel.
Our room and bathroom were small, but clean, comfortable and cosy.
The staff were very friendly, polite and efficient.
We would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for one night on business, did not use restaurant (although looked very good food and value) but rest of hotel felt a bit tired, no wifi in room which was shame as no phone signal in this part of town for me. Bathroom was okay but again it was very small. The bed was two singles pushed together and even with the mattresses zipped the joint us always there. The BIG plus point was the breakfast overlooking the bay, fantastic food and view. In summary an okay hotel with great food!

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

A few friends and I were invited to a 60th Birthday near St Ives, so one of the group found us this hotel at the last minute. The reviews looked good on the internet and so did the photo's. When we arrived, the reviews were definitely true. We were greeted by very friendly staff who made the check in very smooth and also we were escorted to our bedrooms and given a tour of the rooms and facilities by a very friendly and personable member of staff. Nothing was too much trouble.

The rooms were spotless, as was the rest of the hotel and the facilities although basic, were good. There is a tv and tea/coffee facilities in each room with a very comfortable bed and compact but modern en-suite.

There was a wedding taking place when we arrived, but this didn't make any difference to our visit. We were out for the evening later, so it didn't matter that the hotel were unable to provide food that evening.

After a few drinks in St Ives, we all headed back to our rooms, showered and headed to our friends party. The following morning we all met for breakfast and found again a very friendly welcome and a great selection of foods on offer. 3 of us chose the Local catch of smoked Haddock and poached egg, along with granola and fresh fruit to start. There was fresh toast, rich fresh coffee and if you wanted, a full Cornish breakfast with my favourite Hogs pudding. The breakfast was the best I had eaten when staying in a hotel in England, so hats off to the chef.

The views from the lounge and bar area over look the coast and despite the forecast rain, made us feel happy we had chosen this hotel. There is some parking at the front of the hotel and the town of St Ives is about a 10 minute walk down the hill.

It was so nice to see a hotel run professionally and with such friendly staff. Well done to the staff and managers, you made our flying visit to St Ives an enjoyable one. We hope to come back I the near future.

Room Tip: See if you can get a sea view!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We really like this hotel. The staff are friendly and efficient. It has a really good restaurant called The Lighthouse which you can book even if you aren't staying there. Parking at the front is very limited so you are better off going straight to the back car park.

The front room we stayed in was very spacious which often isn't the case in a lot of hotels I've stayed in. When we arrived we were supposed to have a bottle of wine waiting but there wasn't which was a disappointment and they'd lost our booking for the restaurant however they made up for it by giving us complimentary wine so we were happy.

All that considered it's still a great hotel and I would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Very warm reception, staff very helpful and always available, excellent service. The room was very comfortable and importantly so were the beds, light and airy room, very clean. Only fault we could find was bathroom on the small side and towels could be nicer. Stayed 3 nights with a group and we had dinner in the bistro each evening, a great choice of food and the food was excellent, breakfasts brilliant. Beautiful views of the bay from the bar and lounge area and some tables in the bistro.

Room Tip: We had room 1 and more than happy.
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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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Chy-An-Albany St Ives, Cornwall

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