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“10 out ov 10”
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Pedn Olva Hotel
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Leigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“10 out ov 10”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

just back from our 9th year at the hotel ,brilliant holiday ,hotel ,staff ,thanks to drew and all the staff for a gret stay again ,special mention to steve ,jess,dean ,and the waitress from austraila who all work so hard all the time thanks again

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for your review, following your most recent stay with us. We’re pleased you enjoyed you stay with us. We will ensure your comments are passed onto the mentioned team members. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva for your 10th year.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Me and my husband have just returned from our mini moon at the Pedn Olva in St Ives and although we had a lovely break we were slightly disappointed with our stay.

We booked the honeymoon suite and the view is absolutely breathtaking! The room was really lovely and so much bigger than the photos online. There is a lovely freestanding bath and we loved the complimentary toiletries.

However, we found the staff to be quite rude! Especially they ladies on reception (apart from Sue!). On our first evening we tried to book room service for the morning and when we were asked what we wanted we said we didn't have a breakfast menu in our room. Rather than just give us another one, the lady on reception went up to the room to check that there really wasn't one there. We also had to ask for a hairdryer (which was also meant to be in the room already) and an iron & ironing board.

We were also disappointed by the lack of cocktails in the bar although the food we had was really delicious. We were unable to eat our meal on the terrace though as it was also open to non guests and we weren't able to find a table.

Overall I would recommend the Pedn Olva (if only for the incredible location!!) but I do feel that the hotel maybe relies a little too much on it's fabulous location.

Room Tip: The suite is amazing - the views are fabulous!
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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. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experiences. We’re sorry to hear that your stay with us, was not to your satisfaction. Our state room does have some of the best views that we are able to offer from our unique location. Our housekeeper and her team work hard to ensure that all guests have any additional extras they may require in their rooms. We thank you for bringing the comments to our attention regarding our reception staff while asking for room service breakfast, we will ensure that all rooms are equipped with a breakfast menu. We will pass your comments onto our housekeeper to ensure that all rooms are equipped with a hair dryer; we do have iron and ironing boards available on request. If you are visiting us again and looking to dine al fresco, we can offer you to dine on our side terrace over-looking Porthminster Beach (weather permitting) with our restaurant dinner menu. We thank you for your comments and look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva. Please be assured all comments are discussed by us as a management team.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had a lovely meal here whilst looking out over the bay very friendly staff and very reasonably priced would recommend and would go back there.
A well located hotel which is open to no residents for meals and drinks with picturesque views of st Ives from the roof terrace and restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Many thanks you for your review, we appreciate the time you’ve taken. We have invested a lot of time developing our menus to ensure there is something for everyone’s taste. So it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback from our customer on both our food and the customer service received by our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We only came her for drinks but would love to stay. The terrace over looking the beach is lovely. The slightly pricey drinks are worth it for the view. Inside is also nice. A bit like a ship. Lovely place to pass an hour and catch the sun with a drink and fabulous view.

  • Stayed June 2014
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the time you’ve taken. We’re pleased that you were able to take advantage of the range of local beers, wines and larger that we have to offer our guests and customers. We’re pleased you were able to take in the wonderful views that we have to offer of St Ives Harbour and the West-Cornwall coastline. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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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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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: 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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