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West by Five Guest House
Ranked #2 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West midlands
2 reviews
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“We didn't want to leave West by Five! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

West by Five is truly a beautiful, special place and calming place to stay; made special thanks to Neil and Sheila. It was a real pleasure to meet such a genuine couple.
My partner and I didn't want to leave West by Five! We stayed in the beautiful, pristine, room 1, with amazing sea views. There were lush toiletries, great shower, soft fluffy towels, and a very comfortable bed made it difficult to get up in the morning! There were delicious home made cookies in the room.
We arrived at the b&b from a stressful working week and delayed journey, and we were made to feel instantly very welcome and relaxed. Neil and Sheila were really helpful and friendly, they spent time sharing invaluable knowledge of St Ives and providing restaurant recommendations. Breakfast was of excellent standard. It was nice and refreshing to chat with other guests at breakfast too. We look forward to returning to West by Five in the not too distant future!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

As experienced travel professionals we have over the years stayed at a great number of hotels of varying sizes and standars, and we can truly say that West by Five absolutely comes out in top. Sheila and Neil have created a great guesthouse, with a unique personal feel from A to Z. Every little detail has been thought of from a fantastic breakfast, homemade cookies in the room and a fantastic atmosphere. Before arrivival for a weeks stay, our expectations were very high, and they were met all the way and more so. Sheila and Neil were most helpful in providing tips and tricks for walks, places to eat, tours etc, and hit it spot on, even information for places in our next destination, London, they provided and again, they knew what they were talking about, thank you both.
After a very relaxing week we could say - Been there - Done that - but given the chance, we will definately do it again as we were quite sad to leave!

So bottom line, West by Five gets our unconditional recommendation.

Room Tip: We had chosen to stay at room 4, because of the spacy terasse connected to the room. Allthough the o...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

From the outset, the whole experience of West by Five was a delight. From chatting to Sheila when I telephoned our booking, to the welcome we received from Neil when we arrived (early!), to the home-made cookies in the room and the organic toiletries in the bathroom. We only stayed one night but would have liked to make it longer!

As in previous reviews, we enjoyed the panoramic sea view from the spotless Room 2. We could have sat and watched the ever-changing colours of the ocean and sky for hours. The bed was super-comfortable and the very efficient double glazing made for a quiet night - no being women by seagulls! Neil and Sheila's breakfast the following morning was worthy of a top class hotel - again the little touches make all the difference; home-made marmalade, beautiful fruit salad, dry cure bacon - all sourced locally and cooked expertly by Neil. We enjoyed the company of the other guests round the breakfast table, and took up many of Neil and Sheila's local recommendations which really added to the enjoyment of our stay.

I have no hesitation in recommending West by Five for a delightful sojourn in the beautiful St. Ives.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful guest house for one night on business, Room number 3, lovely comfortable accommodation after a long drive & day at work. The owners, Neil & Sheila made me very welcome, a beautiful fresh breakfast the following morning, all locally sourced completed my stay. Thank you both, I will return with my wife for a holiday in the not to distant future.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

My husband & I have just enjoyed a relaxing few days at West by Five, from the moment we arrived our hosts Sheila & Neil made us feel at home. We had room 2 which has amazing views over Porthmeor beach, were we could sit and enjoy the wonderful view and beautiful sunsets. After a great nights sleep in the comfy bed we were ready to enjoy one of Neil's tasty beautifully presented breakfasts. I have no hesitation in recommending West by Five it really is the best in every way.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is an absolutely delighful place to stay.

Everything is fresh looking with tastefully done décor and quality fittings throughout.
I had room #2 which was very spacious and light, with fabulous views over the bay/beach below. Even being quite high above I could hear the sound of the waves, and always enjoyed looking out at the surfers below, and watching the sunset in the evening. The bed was super comfortable too! When you have had enough with climbing up and down the coastal paths or winding lanes of St Ives, it is a perfect room to retreat to.

Breakfast is a delicious home cooked feast, with carefully chosen locally-sourced ingredients, and a different "special" each day. Then there is the enjoyable company of fellow guests around the table, which makes for a friendly start to the day.

Neil and Sheila are full of local restaurant etc recommendations - I got a full briefing on arrival, along with a welcome cup of tea, which was very helpful to get my bearings.
When I had some personal trouble during my stay they did not hestitate to put themselves out for me, showing true kindness, which just demonstrates the quality of care and attention they pay to their guests.
I unreservedly recommend West by Five!

Room Tip: Room 2 is spacious and light with great sea views
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We have just returned from the perfect 3 day honeymoon in St Ives. Neil and Shelia were wonderful hosts who truly appreciate that it's the small details that matter. The rooms were beautifully decorated and nothing was too much trouble. I called ahead to see if they could arrange for a bottle of champagne to be in our room on arrival they were more than happy to help.

They really know St Ives and recommended fantastic places to eat. Their breakfasts were superb which meant every meal we had was outstanding.

We stayed in room 4 on the first night, a gorgeous room at the back of the house with a great sun terrace, and room 2 for the other two nights which has beautiful sunset views over Porthmeor beach.

We can't thank Neil and Shelia enough for helping to make our honeymoon perfect!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4 for the first night, a gorgeous room at the back of the house with a great sun t...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: West by Five Guest House
Address: 7 Clodgy View, St Ives TR26 1JG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — West by Five Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West by Five is a stunning Edwardian town house clearly built to take advantage of the uninterrupted sea views. Lovingly refurbished in 2014 to offer our guests three king size and one large single room, all en suite, in a relaxed atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. Breakfast is cooked to order using locally sourced produce. ... more   less 
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