The Blue Hayes sits high above and overlooking St. Ives. Each of the four days we were there, the weather was perfect so we enjoyed breakfast from the elegant porch/patio overlooking their very green backyard, all of which looks out over the water in the foreground with the city in the background. The breakfast...unbelievably extensive...was as good as the view.
Michael recommended unfailingly good choices for dinner each night we were there. They also have "light" cold dinner that look/sound scrumptious. That was inviting after a long day of walking, driving, sightseeing...to simply come back, get a bottle of wine, sit on the porch and watch the sun descend...but each of our four nights, we opted to find another good restaurant, guided by Malcolm's good judgment. That said, we ended up at one of his recommendations...Porthmeor (wonderful tapas) on two of the four nights. Alba and Porthminster were the very good choices the other two nights.
The room and bathroom were very large and comfortable. The place is spotless...largely an off white color...hard to see how they manage to keep it spotless.
We asked Malcolm for suggestions of walks, driving tours, and gardens. He produced in short order customized, color itineraries of multiple options. I have never had a place respond so thoroughly and on point. This made for four incredibly good days, driving throughout the area, stoping for terrific one or two mile walks and on two occasions spending a couple of hours in beautiful gardens...one, The Lost Garden of Heligan near St. Austell's is particularly worth a visit.
We recommend the Blue Hayes with highest accolades.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small private luxury hotel in its own grounds above Porthminster Beach, overlooking the harbor and St Ives Bay. Six luxurious rooms - one has a balcony, another a roof terrace, and another a patio and garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Hayes St Ives
- Hotel Blue Hayes
- Blue Hayes Hotel St Ives, Cornwall