We stayed for three nights at this charming hotel. The first thing you notice is that all the staff are very young, don't be fooled. the staff are excellent, always smiling and nothing is too much trouble for them. Everyone of them gave us a warm welcome and made our stay extremely enjoyable.
The hotel has a lounge bar with a sun room which has the most fantastic views over the bay.
Ours bedroom also had a sea view which gave us a great view of the bay. We saw a pod of dolphins from our bedroom window while we were there!
The food was excellent with the menu being changed everyday. We dined there twice and on both occasions were delighted. Breakfasts were equally as good.
The hotel is just a short walk from the town centre (10 mins).
If there was a criticism it would have to be that the decor and furniture in our room was a little dated.
But other than that bring on the next holiday there! Oh, and make sure you keep the staff, they are fantastic.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chy-An-Albany Hotel St Ives
- Chy-An-Albany St Ives, Cornwall