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“What a lucky find”
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Channings
Ranked #4 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reigate, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“What a lucky find”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Not realising that I was trying to book a room during the St Ives Musical Festival week, I was getting a little worried, then found The Channings and was offered a double room with a seaview at a very reasonable price. We stayed for 7 nights, and were made to feel so welcome by Susan and Marcus who are kind and enthusiastic hosts, and we wish them all the best for their plans in putting their particular "stamp" on the lovely building which is Channings. For us, a great introduction to St Ives, and we hope to return - the steep walk home at the end of the evening? As Susan said, you don't notice it after a couple of days!

Room Tip: A room with a sea view is great.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 2 October 2012
Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again soon!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

my sister and i had a short break here recently. what started out as one night turned into a four night stay,,hosts were great and made us feel very relaxed and welcome and breakfast was gorgeous especially loved the fresh fruit salad. would gladly return and recommend to all...thanks very much susan and marcus and wishing you all the best for future success

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
So glad you enjoyed your break. It was a pleasure having you both here. All the best, Susan and Marcus
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Susan and Marcus, two wonderful hosts, made our stay quite memorable. We decided at 4 in the evening to go a week's vacation and started scouring for accommodation in St Ives and by 9pm we were on our way.
Just 5 mins uphill (not too steep) from the train station and overlooking the sea from some rooms. And if you know what a BnB is, Channings will pretty much defeat that. They did not have a double room but assured that the room they would provide will suffice and it really did. Bath was clean with good shower (a rarity in BnBs).
Breakfast was really nice to set our day. The main bus station is 2 mins walk and frequent bus service connects St Ives to all other towns and attractions-Land's End, Penzance, Truro etc
There is a small bar near the reception and you can enjoy a pleasant evening with other guests after all the day's work.
Wifi was a bit shaky but I gathered that it is being worked upon. Lot of books in your room and in the bar; you can grab and spend your day at one of the 3 beaches in St Ives.
Ideal hideout which I look forward to returning !

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We have now installed decent Wifi that can be accessed by more than one guest at a time, and what's more.......all over the building!
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

My partner and I went for a while staying at the channings was a joy we stayed from Tuesday 4th September untill Friday 7th September the room had an amazing view the it was spotlessly clean and the owners were two of the nicest people I've met in a longtime helpful to the point where I asked if they could make me a picnic and they did the drinks at the hotel were also great purely because of the range and choice and st Ives itself is an amazing place we wish we didn't have to leave

  • Stayed September 2012
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is very much appreciated.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We recently spent two lovely nights at the Channings Hotel where we were celebrating being recently engaged. Susan and Marcus, the new owners, couldn't have gone out of their way more to make our stay very special. We returned to our room on one evening to find a bottle of bubbles and a card to say congratulations on our recent engagement - a really lovely gesture and one we will always remember. Breakfasts were delicious and we particularly liked the involvement of their children in the serving of breakfast whcih gave it a genuine personal/family style. The location was superb, with easy access to all the main attractions in St Ives a short walking distance away. We will be sure to return again for another great stay. Thanks for a great stay. Hollie and Edward.

Room Tip: We had a sea view attic room which was a little smaller but had amazing views over the bay so would...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us on such a special occasion!
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Reviewed 31 August 2012 via mobile

Booked from Australia and took our chances.We could not have been happier with the quality,service and location just up the hill and a short walk to all of Saint Ives attractions. New owners Susan and Marcus were courteous and helpful and have plans to update the decor and feel of the B and B.We will be recommending St Ives and Channing's to all of our mates in Aussie.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for this review. It's nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope the rest of your trip went well.
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Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

Had a great 5 nights at short notice 2 wks after Susan, Marcus & their kids took over. If their other guests are treated as well & as courteously as we were then I'm sure they'll have a great future ahead of them.

The hotel feels a bit Fawlty Towers in terms of decor but I know all of that is planned for an update. Our bathroom was newer & v nice. We are intrigued to see how they improve it when we return. Everything was spotlessly clean & cosy. Marcus's hearty breakfasts kept me going most of the day & it seemed as if nothing was too much trouble. I got the feeling the other guests felt the same.

It's 5mins walk to the harbour down hill. Private parking at the rear & great sea views from the front. It's not really a hotel, more of a v nice B&B now. They were happy for us to bring our 2 Cocker Spaniels & if we'd have wanted, I think the hamster would have been welcome too!

Happy to recommend!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Susan W, Owner at Channings, responded to this review, 2 October 2012
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your review!
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Additional Information about Channings

Property: Channings
Address: 3 Talland Road, St Ives TR26 2DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family run Guest House with free on-site parking in St Ives. Channings is close to the beaches, shops, station, coach terminal and leisure centre. All rooms are ensuite, with tea/coffee making facilities; some with stunning sea views. We have large family rooms available. The property is centrally heated throughout with breathtaking view from the guest lounges. ... more   less 
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Channings Hotel St Ives
Channings St Ives, Cornwall

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