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Pedn Olva Hotel
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol UK
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62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Pedn Olva, perfect location, parking a bit of a challenge if you havent booked a space with the hotel. Wonderful view of St Ives Harbour and Porthminster Beach. We booked the suite and it didnt dissapoint. Large comfy bed, large room with seating, requested feather pillows from reception. Bath with a view, great complementary toileties, over bath shower with good power but not suitable for anyone with mobility needs. Breakfast range and quality excellent. Hotel can get busy with non residents so if you are planning to dine at the hotel make sure you book a reservation. Small swimming pool but useful for a quick dip before breakfast or dinner. Staff friendly and helpful Will we be back? ABSOLUTLY YES

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experiences. We have a limited number of reserved parking bays in the station car park charged at an additional £8.00 per day that we advise customers staying with us to book at the time of reservation. We’re glad to you were able to enjoy in the unique views we have to offer of St Ives Harbour and Porthminster Beach. Our housekeeper and her team work hard to ensure that all our cabin rooms have all complimentary items that travellers require today including, toiletries, fresh towels and well stocked tea & coffee facilities. We do advise our guests to make a reservation which is explained during the check-in process, as we do not guarantee tables, especially window tables as these are popular with the wonderful views we have to offer. We have invested a lot of time in our customer service training, so it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Fabulous place to eat. Views to die for over the bay. I took my husband here for his birthday while in St Ives and it was great. We booked a table with sea view for the main meal and then moved outside for coffee and brandy and had amazing views. We had starters, steak for my husband and I had vegetable lasagna as I am a veggie and of course a bottle of merlot. We then had cheese and biscuits. The meal was superb and with the views it was the romantic evening I had hoped it would be. One evening we sat in another part outside which is the terrace and had a snack meal which was also great. This hotel is not listed as a restaurant so we were lucky to find it and spent most early evenings there sitting with a drink and taking in the views. Very average pricing. We also saw a seal and some people saw dolphins. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We’re pleased you were able to take advantage of the great 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, so it is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva again soon. We appreciate your recommendation.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights for a birthday celebration. Very cute little rooms, although they are quite small they are clean and comfy.

Breakfast was lovely, plenty of options and it would recommend the poached eggs and salmon on toast.

There are lots of little bars and restaurants in walking distance and the hotel holds a spectacular view of portminster beach.

Ideal location for a romantic weekend.

Stayed June 2014
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you've taken. Due to our unique location some of our cabin rooms are slightly bigger than others. Our housekeeper and her team work hard to ensure every cabin room has the essentials that every visitor requires. We have invested a lot of time developing our menus to ensure there is something for everyone’s taste. We are pleased you were able to take in the views we have to offer of Porthminster Beach from our unique location. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva again soon.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

After visiting the website and reading the reviews we booked our holiday at this hotel. We can honestly say the hotel and room with balcony over looking the harbour was superb. It was the best holiday we have had for years and will definately be booking again next year. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one. We cannot wait to return.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you for your comments after your recent stay. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, your balcony cabin room and look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva again soon.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed at the Pedn Olva at St. Ives, Cornwall for a week in June. The hotel is absolutely fabulous. The hotel has been refurbished and is immaculate. The rooms really comfortable, all with sea views, and what views. The beds top class, so very comfortable. The staff are excellent, so very helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. We have stayed in St. Ives since the 1980's but usually always in self catering. This year we decided to be pampered, prior to going into our self catering flat. Just one thing we couldn't understand, I can only eat a small portion meal no later than 5.30 - 6.00 p.m., and because the dining room menu was too large a meal for me, although my husband would have chosen the dining room menu, we were not allowed to eat in the dining room. I would have thought that the fact that you were resident and choosing a hot meal whichever menu should have qualified you to eat in the dining room. Maybe that is something the management could take notice of? Apart from that our stay was fantastic. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

Room Tip: All rooms have a fantastic sea view. We opted for a room without a balcony as there a several terra...
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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, 16 August 2014
We appreciate you review after your weeks long break in Cornwall and glad you like our refurbishment. We’re pleased that you found our rooms comfortable and were able to take in the unique views we have to offer of St Ives and the West-Cornwall coastline. We have invested a lot of time in our customer service and the knowledge of our staff, so it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback. Our daily changing restaurant menu is only available from 6.30pm and we advise both residents and the public to make a reservation. We offer the bar menu daily from 12 noon until 6.00pm and from 6.30pm until 9.00pm, during lunchtime service your welcome to eat the bar menu in the restaurant area however, during the evening we separate the menus between the areas to provide a fine dining restaurant experience. We thank you for your views and this is something that we will discuss as a team and consider. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva again soon.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very slow service, we were about to complain when the waitress finally arrived and took food and drink order. However the waitress apologised for this and was very friendly. Another long wait for drinks to arrive and managed one sip before starter arrived. Personally I like a drink before my meal but anyway....Starters of goats cheese pannacotta with salad and chorizo Yorkshire pudding. Pannacotta was very bland, not strong enough goats cheese, more like a pot of soft cheese, Yorkshire pudding was very good. Both had salmon with crushed potatoes and beetroot for mains which was excellent. Dessert of poached pear was lovely and lemon curd profiteroles which were disgusting. The waitress explained that they had been made incorrectly, apologised and removed them from the bill without us asking. The main course and friendly waitress were big plus points but slow service and food quality meant we wouldn't go again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that your restaurant experience was not to our usual standards. We appreciate your comments regarding the goat’s cheese pannacotta starter. We use a mild local goat’s cheese and will ensure that your comments are passed to our kitchen team. It is pleasing to hear that both your mains were to your satisfaction. We have invested a lot of time in our customer service training, so it is pleasing to hear that our waiting team handled the situation. We hope this one experience not to our usual standards hasn’t put you off visiting us again in the future.

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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had a fabulous meal here, we ordered across the menu and it was all very tasty. The service was also good. The terrace was lovely and had great view of St Ives. We would not hesitate to come here again. Overall a very good experience.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for your review, following your recent visit. 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 such positive feedback about our food. We’re pleased that you received a great service and were able to take in the wonderful views of St Ives Harbour and the West-Cornwall coastline. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva again in the near future.

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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:
#4 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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