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The Garrack Hotel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
England
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic short break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

We booked the Garrack through a Groupon offer, always a bit weary of these but we had no need to be, it was lovely. The room probably wasn't one of their best rooms because of the offer but we were very happy waking up to a fantastic view of the lovely cornish sea for 2 mornings. The room was very clean. I dropped an earring under the bed and not a spot of dust under there. The bathroom was modern and clean.
We used the swimming pool and sauna one evening, very peaceful and relaxing and only us in.
An evening meal was included which was very nice, we paid a supplement for the steak and wasn't disappointed. The dining room also overlooks the sea, fantastic views. Breakfast was a good selection, the salmon and scrambled eggs was very nice, there was also croissants, cereals, toast etc. Was nice to let your dinner settle in the comfy lounge by the log fire.
It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the beach downhill and only another 5 minutes to the shops.
Staff were very friendly and welcoming and the views from everywhere in the hotel make this hotel a very worthwhile stay. Only wish we had stayed longer instead of moving to another hotel higher up Cornwall which was the complete opposite.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

stayed here for 1 night in january. what a nice hotel , brill views of the sea as you are high above st ives. the room was very clean and fresh. even though it was cold at this time of year rooms and hotel was warm, food was very good and i had a nice 3 course meal. try the local cornish beer, nice.
the hotel has an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi, even a small snack bar by the pool.
overall a good hotel, well placed for st ives and great views.
would defo stay there again .

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Garrack but I must say it was even better than the first time. Amazingly we were given the same room as we had previously - the cottage in the garden. We had been in the summer on our first visit and the view had been partially obstructed by foliage but with shrubs and trees bare of leaves the view was absolutely stunning. The food too was fantastic - dinner was delicious and my husband loved the smoked haddock at breakfast. Definitely my favourite hotel in St Ives. The only small point was that it rained really heavily whilst we were there and we managed to get pretty wet accessing the bar or restaurant so an umbrella in the cottage might be a good idea.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Our party of two couples stayed on a Saturday night. We had a lovely welcome in reception and were given a brief tour and shown to our rooms. Wow, the view was amazing with views across the bay and town. In the evening we were joined by two more friends who live nearby and enjoyed an excellent meal. The menu included a range of locally sourced ingredients that were well cooked and presented (good portion size too). I had really tender cornish duck breast. Breakfast was also good, as much toast and coffee as you like with all the usual continental and cooked options. I really enjoyed the scrambled egg with salmon. For a 3* establishment this is an excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Don't miss this fabulous place to eat with stunning views overlooking Porthmeer Beach, the town and way down the coast. The location is only surpassed by the amazing range and quality of the food. Staff excellent, well stocked bar and very comfortable. You need to look out for the signs to get there but well worth it.
Having sampled the cream tea, dinner and breakfast we will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We have just had a short break in St Ives staying in two hotels. Both of which were excellent.
The Garrack Hotel was just a walk into town with good accommodation, quietly situated, lovely views and gave us a superb meal in the evening, and delicious breakfast. Can really recommend
a winter break in this lovely town and at this charming hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

I stayed with colleagues at the Garrack while visiting Cornwall on business. The staff were efficient and welcoming; the bedroom excellent and very well appointed (I wanted a ground floor room which had no view but others upstairs said their views were also excellent!). We ate dinner in the hotel which was exceptionally good with unobtrusive service and coffee and port by the open fire afterwards. A very welcome interlude in a busy couple of days which I would unreservedly recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Property: The Garrack Hotel
Address: Burthallan Lane, St Ives TR26 3AA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in St Ives
#3 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
#8 Family Hotel in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Garrack Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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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