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“Lovely hotel, highly recommended, would love to return !!!”
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Chy-An-Albany
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 March 2010

Fantastic hotel with amazing views of the sea. Super staff and rooms. Had a basic room booked but was upgraded to the Lamorna Penrose room which is used for newly weds ! Just lovely. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Good breakfast, cannot fault this hotel. Many thanks for 2 lovely stays within the last month...

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2010

the hotel was nice and the staff helped out when on arrival it turned out that lastminute.com completely messed up the booking as well as charged too much. as i said the staff were great and managed to sort things and give us a great room even thought they'd been messed about themselves by lastminute.com
would reccomend chy-an-albany for its value and freindly atmosphere in a great location.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

Booked via hotels website that takes you to a general booking website. This showed the deal of offer with discounts, I called the hotel direct to see if we could book a room with a bath, they said they would do there best - but quoted the full price and to get the discounted price needed to go via the booking website which I do not understand - but hey ho I booked that way.

After initial mix up with room (we booked sea view and were shown non SV room) all sorted out without fuss we had a very nice break. The room was lovely and comfortable, stayed 3 nights on B&B terms. Breakfast - plentiful and of good standard, with good service. Room: good views of the lovely bay.

To get to town is a good walk (10 mins) into centre - 15 on the way back as the hill is steepish - but fine really. Parking is plentiful.

All in all a very clean, characterful hotel, friendly staff and a nice bar.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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chyanalbany, manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2010

Glad we were able to sort this out for you but sorry you were incorrectly advised by one of our staff to go via the agency website to get the best rate. We will always match the best rate you find online and sometimes we are able to better it! Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Reviewed 18 February 2010

A really good clean hotel situated about 10 mins walk from St Ives town centre. Free parking and wi-fi.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2010

The Chy-An-Albany Hotel provides quality, comfort and attention to detail and the staff are warm and friendly. The restaurant is a wonderful place surrounded by beautiful paintings and art work and the glorious views of the sea. The food is outstanding served in beautiful candle light, the ambience is perfect.
We had a superb sea view from our tastefully decorated room, it was lovely to wake up and look out at the waves breaking on the beach.
The Chy-An-Albany hotel has a wonderful elevated position looking out over St Ives. We enjoyed drinking coffee in the sun longe just taking in the view.
We would definately recommend this Hotel to all our friends and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 February 2010

I can totally understand why this hotel rates so well. We had an excellent stay from the minute we walked in the door and were met by friendly reception staff. They even took us to our room to show us the facilties and a few little tricks to how particular things worked (lock on door, heating etc).

Room was comfy and newly renovated (we are guessing). Bathroom is compact but modern. Shower has good pressure. We were lucky enough to be given a room with a bay view which was a lovely surprise as we had booked the room at the last minute on 'late rooms' and it was also the first day of half term holidays.

Breakfast was good - buffet of continental plus a freshly cooked to order hot breakfast. Again, excellent customer service and great views over the bay. Parking on site (which can be very difficult in St Ives) and only a short walk down to the town.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2010

Had a one night stay here for a break. On arrival followed the sign from the main road, this takes you to a small, full, car park at the front of the hotel. We abandoned the car and went inside thinking we could not park for the night and was told ‘the main car park is around the back, the front car park is for drop off only‘. This also happened to another couple at the same time so it must be common. Perhaps better signs and enforcing the drop off policy would help, as it was a bit of a frustrating start.

The receptionist was excellent, took us up to and opened the room up, full marks. The room was small and the en-suite only had a shower, not a room for a long stay. It was clean and comfortable though. We had a side non view room, but the sea view rooms would have a stunning view.

The location is on the way out of town and on a fairly steep hill, so may not be suitable for all. It is about a 15min walk down to the harbour.

We had dinner in the hotel £12.95 for 3 courses, it was JUST value for money. The Thai fish cake tasted of potato and was over cooked. My lamb and mash tasted as if it came from a staff canteen and my chocolate brownie was very dry. My wifes’ sea bass was deep fried in batter, shame. The waiter was very good and worked hard as he was on his own. Breakfast on the other hand was excellent buffet style so you could eat as much as you liked.

No real major complaints, just small ones, which stopped me giving this another star.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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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: £69 - £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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