our lunch was a bit of an anti climax due to the extremely long wait. We called into this hotel with the most spectacular sea and beach views for a coffee initially. The coffee was excellent and we were so impressed with the interior and layout of the dining areas, roof top and deck areas, that we decided it was the no.1 place to linger longer and stay for lunch.
We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and outlook and although very relaxed, the wait on our lunch seemed excessively long. It was apparent that they were understaffed. The guys at the bar and coffee barista were pleasant and friendly, but they needed help. The place was not full, but there seemed to be a constant long queue of people waiting to order both drinks and food. Because we waited so long (still waiting for the water),and the fact that our crab lunch was tasteless (could have done with some lemon juice on it), it just took the edge off what would have been a wonderful experience. I've rated it 'very good' for the position, ambiance, location, friendliness of the staff, but don't rest on your laurels re the food.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pedn Olva St Ives
- Pedn Olva Hotel St Ives, Cornwall
- Hotel Pedn Olva