Completely by luck we found Tregenna by scouring on-line for accommodation after a last minute decision to escape to St Ives. It looked and sounded perfect but nothing prepared us for driving down the long driveway to the main castle styled hotel. "Are you sure this is it? How much are they asking for?" A golf course, outdoor swimming pool, croquet lawn, exotic gardens, gym, bistro, tennis courts & a view that was aided by a stunningly beautiful Cornish morning that was simply outstanding.
This was followed up with a warm welcome at reception and a really comfortable apartment overlooking the stunning bay. The location is probably 1/2 a mile from the bay area and you are on top of a very steep hill so maybe not for everyone. Apart from the benefits of stretching the old legs the walk does mean you don't have to fight for parking in the packed town centre.
Buffet breakfast was busy but filling. Sadly the coffee of all things was really awful and just unnecessarily cheap and nasty!! The Bistro menu wasn't particularly adventurous and there are much better options elsewhere.
I think that the main hotel building could do with some refurbishment as the decor looked a little tired but the separate apartment and lodges were much improved. We made use of all the facilities through the course of the weekend and for a family break this offers loads of stuff for everyone to do and represents great value for money.
We had a fabulous weekend and will definitely recommend to couples or families; something very different and really special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tregenna Castle is the ideal holiday choice and perfect venue for your Wedding, Conference or Banquet. The hotel has 80 rooms and a huge range of self catering options. There is a choice of restaurants, bars and swimming pools – complete with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. A trip to the fully equipped gym can be followed by a visit to the hair and beauty salon, or you can play a range of sports from tennis to croquet. The woodland walks and sub tropical gardens are much loved by visitors and locals and the estate has a challenging 18-hole Presidents Golf Course overlooking St Ives Bay. Catering for families, Castle Kids offers a range of day care activities and is approved by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tregenna Castle Resort St Ives, Cornwall