The ash cloud stopped us going to Italy, so we decided to go to Cornwall and managed to book into the Pedn Olva for a couple of nights. Two nights turned into five! Our quiet balcony room was literally right above the rocks at the mouth of St Ives harbour, looking across at the picture-book image of colourful houses and shops piled up around St Ives. We loved watching the harbour and the sea in all it's moods. At dinner we found ourselves at a corner window table with amazing views - it was like being on a cruise ship except more interesting. In one direction was the sea, the other the beach with people playing in the sand and walking dogs till the sun had gone, and the little train snaking around the coast to St Ives station. It was magical and just what we needed.
And then the staff ... ! It's hard to know how a hotel could build such a completely warm, friendly group of people, but it can only say something very good about the management. Everyone we dealt with, reception, restaurant, housekeeping, they were all professional and caring. You couldn't ask for more.
That's it really - a wonderful experience, hopefully to be repeated. Oh, and as for the food ... and the breakfasts ... brilliant!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pedn Olva St Ives
- Pedn Olva Hotel St Ives, Cornwall
- Hotel Pedn Olva