We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Go west on the Manthey Trail”
Review of Blue Hayes Hotel

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in St Ives
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Blue Hayes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go west on the Manthey Trail”
Reviewed 18 October 2009

We like small comfortable hotels and with Blue Hayes we found a superb one in the internet. But how to get from Hamburg to St. Ives?
We thought it would be a good idea to go by train and so it was.
Deutsche Bahn offers a London Special Ticket: One way, 2nd class, from € 49,00 up p.Person. To get the best price, book exactly 3 months before.
You can interrupt your journey and so we stayed one night in Brussels and on our way back, one night in London.
We arrived London by Eurostar. On the train you can buy an "Oystercard" which makes London transport much cheaper (http//oyster.tfl.gov.uk provides all information you need). In London you have to change from Pancras to Paddington, which takes about an hour by tube. From Paddington to St. Ives it takes about 5 and a half hours. We bought 2 British Rail Passes in Germany, each for 2 journeys within a month. We recommend to book 1st class.
The trip from London to St. Ives was the best part of the journey. The weather was beautiful and the views were stunning, especially when the train goes directly along the coast, only the beach between the track and the sea.
You don´t need a car to explore Cornwall, you can do it by bus as well. First Group operates a vast grid of regular busses. We used it for our trips to Lands End (until 31st of August with top open busses), Penzance, Newquay and Truro. We enjoyed very much to get into contact with cornish people and english tourists on the bus.
We also visited Eden Projekt and The Lost Gardens of Heligan with a bus of Oates Travel, which picks you up in front of Blue Hayes Hotel.
We also recommend to walk the St. Michaels Way south to Marazion. You can return by bus.
So it was a very interesting and because of Blue Hayes a luxury holiday we spent in Cornwall. Blue Hayes Private Hotel was our hotel for our first visit to Cornwall and it will be first choice for our next.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank admiralbenbowHamburg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

340 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    331
    8
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
22
271
9
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (115)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2009

Stayed at this lovely all suite B&B for 2 nights last week and really enjoyed it. Beautifully kept rooms, fantastic freshly cooked breakfasts and friendly staff, and best of all really comfy beds. I am sure we will return. Thankyou Malcolm, Sue and all the staff.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Deefox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2009

Blue Hayes definately lives up to its good reputation!
Stayed in the Garden Suite. We loved the access from our room onto a private patio area , the luxurious bathroom and all the liitle extra's that went to making our stay even more special !
Attention to detail in this Hotel is exemplary.
Malcom and his staff made us feel so welcome. Even though it was our first stay we were made to feel like old friends!
I cannot recommend it enough and would say that if you are looking for somewhere wonderful to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a relaxing break in St Ives - this is your place !!!

Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Devoncatswhiskers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sedgley
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2009

The Blue Hayes Hotel is a truly wonderful place, set high above St Ives in a lovely tranquil setting. The views over the bay are stunning! It's about a 15 minute walk into the centre of St Ives, but could be a little tough on anyone with mobility problems as it's a steep walk back! However, the location is superb. We stayed in the Garden Room, which has a very large luxury bathroom and it's own private patio area opening out onto the lovely gardens. The place was pristine throughout, and the food was wonderful, breakfast being a feast! enough to set you up for the day easily! The staff were really good and nothing was too much trouble. The owner Malcolm was so welcoming and surprised us with a complimentary bottle of champagne as we were there for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. All in all, a great place to stay and we would strongly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JosSedgley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2009

This was the 6th time we have been to the Blue Hayes and it just gets better every time. From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave, Malcolm and his staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We always stay in the Godrevy Suite which is right at the top of the hotel and has gorgeous views across the bay. The rooms are immaculate and the beds are so comfy. Breakfast has to be seen to be believed and is cooked to the highest standards. The walk into town is quite steep (easier going down than coming back up!), but is very pleasant and only takes about 15 minutes to get there. There are plenty of good restaurants, our personal favourite being The Seafood Cafe. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings, then the Blue Hayes will certainly fit the bill!! We've already booked for next year!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank adamanddiane2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

The owner's name is Malcolm and he and his staff make this place superb. It's decor is stylish and the terrace where you can have breakfast has views over the seaside and beach! I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank medicalshirt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West Midlands
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Parker1971
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near St Ives
0.3 mi away
Tregenna Castle Resort
0.3 mi away
St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
0.9 mi away
The Gannet Inn
The Gannet Inn
#2 of 4 in Carbis Bay
4.5 of 5 bubbles 214 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate
18.7 mi away
The Oceanic Hotel
The Oceanic Hotel
#1 of 24 in Falmouth
5.0 of 5 bubbles 156 reviews
0.4 mi away
Pedn Olva Hotel
Pedn Olva Hotel
#5 of 21 in St Ives
4.0 of 5 bubbles 889 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Blue Hayes Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blue Hayes Hotel

Property: Blue Hayes Hotel
Address: Trelyon Avenue, St Ives TR26 2AD, England
Phone Number:
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
#4 Family 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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing