I can only reiterate the content of the various reviews in that nearly everything about Rathlena is as a minimum very good but mostly excellent. The friendly host, the sound advice on local attractions, pubs and restaurants, the amazing breakfasts, the nothing is too much trouble attitude, the quality of the overall house, the facilities made available to guests, the soft comfy bed, the balcony facilities to escape for a sneaky smoke.
All in all for accommodation and breakfast you'd be hard pressed to find better B&B in St Ives or elsewhere in the UK in my opinion. The only drawback is the location of the house within St Ives which by its very nature is set on a hillside. So if your not pretty mobile and enjoy a 15 minute downhill and steps walk into the harbour area you will need to beware and fully investigate the topography and pedestrian routes - taxis range from £4 to £5 each way depending on the time of day and there is a local bus service nearby that will get you down to and up from the town centre at less cost
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea views peace and tranquility, yet minutes walk to town make Rathlena a real find. In recent years extensive refurbishment has ensured comfort and elegance throughout. All bedrooms enjoy private balconies taking advantage of the spectacular sea view outlook, superb en-suites and all thee added extras one comes to expect from a four star establishment. We provide breakfast of the highest quality and standard. Rathlena is situated in its own grounds providing safe off round parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rathlena St Ives, Cornwall