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Pedn Olva Hotel
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2011

I have never stayed at Pedn Olva Hotel but me and my family always go in for drinks and sometimes lunch or dinner and the food is always excellent. The views are brilliant. The staff have always been polite and helpful. The hotel always looks clean and tidy. Pedn Olva is usually the first place me and my family visit as soon as we arrive in St Ives.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We stayed at the Pedn Olva Hotel in September 2010, and I guess this review is quite overdue! However, we have very fond memories of our stay :)
The hotel has a fantastic location in St Ives, on the rocks with sweeping views of the village across the sea. Wonderful sunsets.

Our room did not have a balcony, which would have been the perfect addition! The room itself was rather tiny and the shower cubicle *very* small. But this is the UK, where one pays premium rates for small confined spaces. The breakfast was excellent and we especially enjoyed the vegetarian options which the chef prepared for us (wholesome, hearty and fresh farm food!).

The location was ideal; within walking distance to the beaches and villages. We had travelled to St Ives by car, and there is a parking lot nearby which the hotel provides parking coupons for. Note, we could not figure out if there was an outside parking at the hotel, so it was a bit of a schelp with the luggage.

St Ives is a quaint little village on the outskirts of Cornwall, and the Pedn Olva Hotel offers the perfect base for its visitors :)

Room Tip: Room with a balcony would be nice!
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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

thank you to all the staff at the Pedn Olva Hotel, we stayed here last night, with 2 other couples, whilst we attended a wedding in St Ives, thank goodness we stayed here rather than at the wedding venue,(!) The staff were all polite and helpful, rooms were spotless and what a view..! we had room 27, beautiful. breakfast was brilliant, again nothing too much trouble. I would definately recommend staying here, in fact booked another night in November. In my opinion it is the best and only place to stay in St.Ives. special thanks to Jamie who sorted our rooms and parking spaces for us, what a gem. XXX If I could rate this higher than 5 out of 5 I would. brilliant.!

Room Tip: all rooms have a sea view, so you can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

we spent an evenning in the bar area. the views and atmosphere are suberb! apparently we were too noisy. as a group of professionals we would have adjusted our noise levels if asked!! we were spoken to in an appalling way by a female staff member. made us feel very unwelcome! very very poor. a real shame

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Stayed at this hotel many time through my childhood up through to adulthood.
Staff are very friendly and nothing is a problem. The rooms and communcal areas are just what you expect. Cared for and tidy, whether its coffee or something stronger its a place you must visit whether its to pop in for refreshments or to stay.
The view across the bay to St Ives harbour, St Nicholas Chapel is fabulous and through the seasons the views change but whether is sunny, snowing or a storm the views are to die for.

Each room has its own style and its isnt a huge establishment so you feel very welcomed and personal. If you stay, you wont be disappointed.

Although the hotel has the views and is based high up you still can walk without much trouble from town level however it is close to the car park, station and bus station so anyone should just visit!!!

Have never had a problem in all the years of visiting, thats either sheer luck or just because The Pedn Olva is simply wonderful!!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a sea view. No matter which you get you will be able to see but the higher you...
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Did not stay there but drunk coffee there everyday, the staff were friendly, polite and nothing seemed to much trouble, the location is wonderfull and the terraces have views to die for.

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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Staying at a hotel you've only ever admired from the outside is always going to be a risk, but i found from the moment we arrived to the second we checked out, that the Pedn Olva was everything i expected and hoped for.
The location is very special so the wonderful views are a constant delight. The staff were attentive, friendly, and helpful in all the right ways. The rooms are very clean and nicely furnished and the food was of an excellent standard and beautifully presented. I enjoyed the friendliness of this small hotel and with so many other rooms to try, each with it's own unique style and view, i can't wait to book another stay.

Room Tip: All have sea views, you cant go wrong!
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Additional Information about Pedn Olva Hotel

Address: The Warren, St Ives TR26 2EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#6 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
#7 Family Hotel in St Ives
Price Range: £112 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pedn Olva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pedn Olva, with the sea only thirty feet below and flanked by golden sands, is founded on blue-black granite rocks on the southern shores of St. Ives Harbour and Bay. Contemporary, romantic and breathtaking are but a few ways to describe the Pedn Olva, with its 30 distinctive bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and outdoor heated swimming pool that make it an ideal stay for a getaway break, special meal or relaxing lunch. The plethora of windows facing the sea allows our guests to be as close as you can get to floating on the sea without leaving dry land. A safe haven for watching winter storms in front of a granite open fire, or seeing dolphins and seals playing in the bay from our sun drenched terraces. ... more   less 
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