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The Rookery Guest House St. Ives
Ranked #38 of 101 St Ives B&B and Inns
Bristol
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98 reviews
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“Great Location”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights over New Year , Fantastic view from Top floor , Car parking included Good Breakfast although as previous posts is Timed

Would definatly stay here again

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

It's worth starting any review of this Guest House with the phrase "Ron is a character", because that's the abiding memory I'll have from our couple of night stay here! The Rookery is perfectly situated for St. Ives, you can walk anywhere in town within 5 minutes. This important, as St. Ives does not like the car, and parking is at a premium. Thankfully the Rookery provides parking in a numbered space in the station car park below.

The rooms are nicely sized, bathroom is clean, and those rooms on the front of the building look out over the glorious harbour view - albeit with the bus station in the foreground. Breakfasts are excellent, and - hoping you like such - come with off the cuff entertainment from the genial Mr. Rook himself!

The price is pretty good for the area, and it's a lovely town well worth visiting...

Room Tip: If you can, get a room at the front of the hotel, the view is spectacular - if you lean back and ign...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We have been going to St Ives for many years,usually two or three times a year, to supplement our main vacation abroad.We had never stayed at the Rookery before, although we have known Ron, the proprieter, to speak to, for some time. We booked in advance for a short,4 night, break and stayed in room no.3.This room has two large windows that look onto the harbour area,and also out to sea.You also look over the bus terminal turning area, so if you are into "people" watching before you go out you've got it made.The room is a good size and the adjoining en-suite is also well proportioned with a large shower.The bed is large and comfortable, and everywhere is spotlessly clean.Ron and Barbara provide a number of options for breakfast;traditional full English along with a number of other options.Ron is quite a character with a good sense of humour,and once everyone has been served with their breakfast, he will appear from the kitchen for some light hearted banter.We enjoyed our stay and will be returning, hopefully,for our winter break in February.If your looking for a top class B&B then you will not find one better than The Rookery.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have views over the harbour area and beyond to the sea, so are the ones to try a...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We stayed last weekend and I have to say it was a perfect choice.

We travelled by train and it took us about 5 minutes from the station to the front door. We had a heavy bag with us, so it must be a shorter walk without.

Our room, number 3, had a fantastic view over the beach, a good shower and a comfortable bed. We had mini cheddars in our room along with the usual biscuits which I found hilarious and really appreciated when I came back from a wedding quite drunk.

You don't get a very long period for breakfast (8.30 - 9) but the quality is fantastic and I challenge you to leave not feeling satisfied.

The service was great too, there was no iron in the room so I asked about getting a shirt done. I left it with them at breakfast and when we came back from the shops it was in my room and ironed perfectly.

Ron is a character as has already been covered by many people, he visits you whilst you eat your breakfast so be aware he will interact with you daily! I don't think I saw Barbara at any point, but was aware she was around.

I can't fault this B+B at all, we both really enjoyed our stay and when we next come back to St Ives I doubt we'll consider going anywhere else.

Room Tip: Book room 3, its on the first floor and looks out over the docks.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

We had a great break in St Ives and enjoyed our stay here. Our room wasn't the largest and could do with a little renovation but it was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The best aspect of it though was definitely the view which is fantastic.

Breakfast is only served between 8:30 and 9:00 and you need to decide what you want the day before. While this isn't ideal the selection is great with the usual meat/veggie fry ups and three fish based dishes. We tried as many as we could during our stay and found them all to be cooked very healthily and mostly delicious.

As other have mention the front man of this operation is Ron who is a big character and something of an old school comedian. We found him entertaining but also very considerate and thoughtful.

If this was scored out of 10 I would rate this place a nine because it's not perfect and we'd usually look for somewhere a little more modern but I'm rounding the 4.5 up to a 5 as the little thoughtful gestures here and there we very much appreciated.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

A little gem - stayed 3 nights and will definitely go back - comfortable, quiet, clean rooms, lovely breakfast and excellent hosts, great service nothing was too much trouble- beautiful views from bedrooms and well situated for all amenities

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Very impressive B&B. Amazing views of the harbour from our room (No 3) - clean, spacey and bright. Superb choice of breakfast to set you up for the day. Great hosts, friendly, welcoming, lovely people. Have no problems in recommending the Rookery and will definitely be back. Ron is a card!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Rookery Guest House St. Ives
Address: 8 The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
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Ranked #38 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rookery Guest House St. Ives 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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