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Blue Hayes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2009

Stayed here this week and we were blessed with two full days of incredible sunshine. So the weather for once did not let us down and made a fantastic break, sublime.
The hotel is stunningly located, a touch of the Riviera to it, with panoramic views of St Ives and Carbis Bay. Palm trees and beautifully maintained gardens as far as the eye can see! You need to see it to really believe it.
Malcolm and staff here are a joy. They welcome you, genuinely and spontaneously, the touch is a personal one. You instantly feel at home here. And what a home it is!
We stayed in the Treylon suite which was beautifully presented, and furnished to a high standard. The furnishing is elegant and contemporary. The suite includes a private terrace and although it lacks a direct seaview, it is warm and sunny and very well appointed with a table, chairs, parasol and comfortable loungers, to catch those rays! And its view is of the Riviera style garden below, which is a bonus in itself. The sea is also visible to left and right, so to be fair its pretty damn good.
The hotel stands apart I think in terms of the attention to detail. The rooms and indeed every single square milimetre of the hotel, is spotlessly presented. Furnishings are lavish, cream-contemporary, and lovingly maintained, to a standard I would suggest is unrivalled virtually anywhere. I defy anyone to find even a speck of dust here!!!
Breakfast is heaven, served during our stay, daily on the terrace. The choice is literally jawdropping, and the quality and the presentation, not to say the taste is exemplary. Faultless. Simply perfect.
Nearby St Ives is within walking distance for those who are mobile, via a coastal path, located at the bottom of the hotel gate. The walk takes you directly past the gorgeous Porthminster Beach Cafe, expensive but well worth one visit, for its setting alone. Further into St Ives, "On Shore" provided a pretty decent pizza meal, in a busy but enjoyable setting. Likewise the Ocean Grill, and the Seafood were both recommended, though we didn't get to try them. There is no shortage of places to eat in St Ives, and I'm reliably asssured they are GOOD places to eat too. A word of warning, the coastal walk down is 5 mins, but 20 mins back up, because its steep and a little unforgiving with a full stomach. It was part of the fun, but I'm rather glad that fun is over!! But incidentally don't try to park in St Ives, it is simply not worth negotiating the town centre roads, even if you do eventually find a parking space. Though you won't!!!
In summary, our stay was a total joy. The staff here deserve huge praise. Everyone was a joy to meet. The setting is sublime, especially in the sun. St Ives is a little gem with a stunningly sandy beach, which was unspoilt and underpopulated on our visit, but which must get very busy at times. Flawless presentation, and warm and welcoming hospitality added in, leaves this one pretty perfect. Its not inexpensive, but then gems aren't are they?

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Parker1971
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

This place is awesome. We're staying in the Master Suite, which is spacious, has a great view of the harbor and the ocean and has a bathroom the size of the guest room at our house. The only, and I mean only complaint I could have about this private hotel is about the walk to get into the center of St. Ives. It is a very steep walk, so if your girl is dressed up and in heels, the walk is close to impossible. Oh and parking is a little tight (don't bring your Hummer!). The staff is uber-friendly and the bed is really comfortable.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2009

There is something quite magical about the Blue Hayes. Got married there, have our anniversary there and feel invigorated every time we visit. If you have a wish and request it, Malcolm the owner will dance around the magical yew tree,( you never actually see this dance!). On our wedding day to change the weather, a year later to make me pregnant and then 2 years later to help my new business venture get off the ground! I truly believe there's a healing quality about this place, but then it's like visiting old friends, a smile never leaves our face.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2009

Have just returned from a fabulous day/night at the Blue Hayes!
It was a birthday treat, and what a treat it was! We were greeted by warm and friendly staff, who couldn't do enough for us. We had booked the Trelyon suite and found champagne on ice in the room and were then offered an upgrade to the master suite!!! All rooms are amazing but with panoramic views of the sea we decided to take the master suite! Pure luxury and so clean, comfortable and decorated to the highest taste. The following morning we ordered breakfast on our balcony and as it was delivered to our room, 4 members of staff sang happy birthday to me, with card and kisses!!!! It felt like we were part of the family!! I would recommend this hotel to everyone but want to make sure i can get a room in future so won't tell everyone!!!!! It is a magical place that somehow makes you feel like you're the most important person in the world!!!
This is due to Malcolm and the staff!!! Thank you so so much for a very memorable birthday! See you very soon!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank THindCornwall
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Reviewed 6 March 2009

My wife and I went to Blue Hayes to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and we were delighted to find a card and a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room. It's little touches like that that makes this place so special. As well as, of course, all of the following:

The immaculate decor (it really is the cleanest place I've ever been in). Every room has its own character. The public rooms are beautiful and complement the stunning views.

Breakfast is an event in itself: huge selection, impeccably cooked.

Malcom, the owner, and all his staff couldn't have been more welcoming, helpful and friendly.

Blue Hayes is an object lesson in how to run a hotel. It really is very hard to think how they could improve it. But knowing their dedication to our enjoyment, they're probably working on it!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank NineToTheSky
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Reviewed 18 October 2008

This accommodation is perfect. Location is a little off the main tourist area, so you feel you have your own villa. The rooms are very beautiful! We stayed in the Godrevy Suite. Surreal in a very good way. The design, the colors, the architecture, the lighting, contribute to sensation that you are floating on a cloud by the sea. Great little path to the town. Malcomb and his staff made the visit totally enjoyable. We will visit Blue Hayes again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank scubanini
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Reviewed 29 September 2008

Me and my partner stayed here a few weeks ago, what a amazing place!Clean,fresh,welcoming,friendly,would recommend this place to everyone,we had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay so much we didnt want to leave.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blue Hayes Hotel

Address: Trelyon Avenue, St Ives TR26 2AD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Hayes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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

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