Stayed at The Garrack for one night on a tour of Cornwall this summer. It was practically the only place in St Ives that allowed us to book one night only. The hotel is hidden away in a quiet residential area. We got what we expected ie a hotel with a need of refurbishment. It is quite old fashion but I guess it has it's charm.
Our room was big, eighties decor but the view made up for it. We had a beautiful view of the garden and then sea. The hotel has a pool which we didn't use.
Unlike some of the reviews we have read we didn't find the staff that helpful and the receptionist wasn't very friendly. He basically did the deed of giving us our keys and showing us to our room and charged us when we left but he was a man of few words.
At breakfast I asked for some honey and was told that if it wasn't on the table they didn't have any. It felt as if they couldn't be bothered to go and get it as I can't imagine for one minute that a hotel of that size did not have honey somewhere in their kitchens.
On departure date we were struggling with our suitcases, up some very steep stairs, when a man who worked at the hotel popped out of one of the rooms and asked whether we were off - I half expected him to ask whether we needed help, instead he said 'bye' and left us struggling with our cases . Not what I would call helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garrack Hotel and Restaurant. Small, quality 3 star hotel with stunning Atlantic sea views overlooking Porthmeor beach and the town of St Ives in Cornwall. Award winning restaurant, indoor pool, sauna and terraced garden for quiet relaxation. Private on-site car parking. 10 to 15 minutes walk from the harbour, town centre, beaches & coastal footpath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garrack Hotel St Ives
- The Garrack Hotel St Ives, Cornwall