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“Spectacular”
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Pedn Olva Hotel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Newquay, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We were allocated a room with a balcony overlooking Porthminster Beach, the view was simply as good as it gets. The room itself was spacious and clean, as was the bathroom. The staff in the bar and reception were very friendly and helpful at all times, despite being very busy due to the hot weather. This is the first time we have stayed here after numerous visits to St Ives and this hotel is by far the best so far.....we will be back!

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking Porthminster Beach are stunning!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Thank you for your review, following your recent stay at the Pedn Olva. We really appreciate the time you have taken to share your comments. We appreciate your comments regarding our rooms, our housekeeper and her team work hard to ensure that all rooms are to a high standard and equipped with all additional extras that guests may require. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments regarding our staff and their customer service. Many thanks for the comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My partner and myself just love the Pedn Olva , The view from the outside and upstairs decks are fantastic and so comfy .You can order at the bar and your drinks and food will be brought to you .We live in Cornwall and travel over 30 miles to go here just for the lovely atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and even in the winter you can sit inside just gazing at the sea with a hot chocolate .Not booked any rooms yet but they look good with lovely views over the lovely Porthminster beach ..Cannot beat it here , why go abroad when so many from over the Atlantic come here .

Room Tip: Did not stay but told to avoid no 5 unless you are used to small .A room with a balcony is excellant...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Many thanks for your review, we appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experience. It is pleasing to hear that we our one of your favourite places in St Ives and that you travel over 30 miles to visit us and experience the views and atmosphere we have to offer. We look forward to seeing and welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I was recommended this hotel by a friend and i am so glad she did. The hotel is in the most perfect location in St Ives. The views are idyllic, wether you are having breakfast, dinner, or just a drink, you have ceiling to floor windows overlooking the beach, the harbour and the sea. There are also a couple of outside terraces, again giving you spectacular views. I would recommend a room with a balcony as again they all have fantastic views and the perfect way to chill after a long day with a glass of vino!

Whilst there have been comments on here about the rooms being a little small, ok they are not the biggest, but they have every amenity you need and are decorated beautifully, the beds are really comfortable too.

Although we didn't eat dinner in the hotel, we did have breakfast and the quality of the food and the selection was great.

The staff were also fantastic and could not do enough to help you.

I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone that is going to St Ives and if i return to St Ives, I would return to this hotel.

It is a gem of a hotel!!

Room Tip: I would recommend a room with a balcony
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
would return to this hotel.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. We are so glad to hear that we were able to meet the expectations of your friend’s recommendation. We are lucky to be situated in a unique location to offer all our guests and customer wonderful views of St Ives Harbour and the West-Cornwall coastline. We appreciate your comments regarding the facilities in our rooms, our housekeeper and her team work hard to ensure that all rooms have the added extras that today’s travellers require. It is always pleasing to receive positive feedback regarding our staff and their customer service. we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I have stayed at this hotel many times and have had various rooms. My favourite being number 16. However we were given another room this time next to the pool. Although the room was quite small, it had a bathroom with a bath and shower, a queen size bed and enough room for us anyway. The views from the room were again quite stunning, looking over Porthminster beach towards Hayle. The restaurant has lovely views too and we enjoyed a window seat for all meals.
The food was absolutely superb again and the staff were the friendliest we have ever had.
So Top marks once again. Great Hotel in a great place with Superb staff. Not to be missed!
By the way, there is a fantastic Café right on Porthmeor beach. Please do not miss this either it is truly amazing. This is where you get the best ever sunsets too..

Room Tip: All the rooms have a sea view some are quite small though. But who needs a big room anyway. Our fav...
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review following your most recent stay with us. Our superior room is a favourite with many of our guests, offering wonderful views of St Ives Harbour. We appreciate your comments regarding the customer service received, we have invested a lot of time in our “brewing a passion” customer service training, so it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay here but we passed a sign outside that said the roof terrace was open to non-guests. The roof terrace was actually busy but we managed to get a table inside by the exit door so we had an amazing view of the beach and sea. The food here was excellent, we only had light bites but the chicken wings were cooked to perfection and the hummus was completely different to your normal shop bought one (in a good way). As it is a hotel however I do feel they should be offering table service rather than having to queue at the bar to order.

Stayed June 2014
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit, we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experiences. We’re pleased to you were able to find somewhere sit and take advantage of the lovely views we have to offer of St Ives Harbour and the West-Cornwall coastline. We have invested a lot of time developing our menus, to ensure there is something for everyone’s tastes. We appreciate the points you have made regarding table service, unfortunately we do feel this would cause customers to be over-looked if they did not order at the bar. If you would like to experience a table service meal, please feel free to book to dine with us in the evenings, when we offer a different and unique dining experience.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Many thanks for sharing your experience. We thank you for your comments regarding our Brewer and Bean coffee range, we are pleased that you like both our interior and exterior decoration. We will ensure your comments are passed onto our bar team. To ensure that every guests order is completed correctly, as ask everyone to order their food and drink at the bar during the day time; to ensure that both our chefs and waiting staff are given time to cook the meals, along with preparing any additional items such as finger bowls (for sea food) and cutlery the tables. We do hope that this experience has not put you off visiting us in the future and look forward to seeing you in the future.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This hotel has the most amazing setting overlooking the sea in St Ives.
The rooms are on the small size as they are built into the cliffs.However the setting more than makes up for this.
Staff are very friendly and although we did not eat in the restaurant the quality of food at breakfast was very good.
The hotel is within easy walking distance of many trip advisor restaurants in St Ives and we would recommend this hotel if you are visiting the St Ives area.

  • Stayed June 2014
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments, we really appreciate the time you have taken. We appreciate your comments regarding the setting of the hotel, we try to provide a professional and relaxed atmosphere to ensure all our guests enjoy their experiences. We have invested a lot of time developing our menus so it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva soon.!

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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Pedn Olva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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 29 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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