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The Borthalan Hotel
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in St Ives
ashford
1 review
“really nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here for over a week and really loved it. Martin and Margaret were very welcoming serving a lovely breakfast from a varied menu every morning.Our room was comfortable and very clean although the ensuite was a tad small. The view over Carbis bay was breathtaking.St Iives and its surroundings was a lovely place for a nice relaxing holiday and we would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

From our experience, we agreed that this place was really a nice BB rather than a hotel. The room we were in had a fabulous view and was exceptionally clean. The breakfast was lovely and the hosts were accommodating and friendly.

However, our bathroom was TINY which was disappointing; expecting a hotel I assumed we'd have a bath and a window of time for breakfast rather than the only offered option of 8:30am. Also, I mentioned we were on our honeymoon when we booked but no mention was made of this during our stay which was slightly deflating.

It is extremely good value for money as it was reasonably priced but not a hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Stayed here in 2010. Great hotel. Martin & Margeret make you feel very welcome. Will stay here again on next visit.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Mandria, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

The Borthalan Hotel is very conveniently located in Carbis Bay just outside St. Ives. It is close to the beach and to lots of other tourist spots. We had a lovely short break with our friends over the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend in June 2012. The proprieters were very welcoming and provide a great service throughout that made for a wonderful customer experience. Our room (No. 1), which was ensuite, was clean and tidy if slightly on the small side and overlooked the driveway. The breakfast was superb with us being to order pretty anything from a full English to toast. Cereal, fruit juice and yoghurt was readily available in the dining room. All in all, the Borthalan is a super little hotel that we'd visit again :-)

Room Tip: The rooms at the front (Nos 5 & 6) with a sea view are by far the best.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

we stayed 18th may -22nd may. our room had fantastic views of carbis bay . martin &margaret made us feel very welcome the moment we arrived. martin mine host was very helpful. nothing was too much trouble .. the breakfast s well cooked and very filling not tasted better well done margaret ! there is a lot to do near this part of cornwall.lost gardens of heligon .less than 30 mins by car .a must to see a great day out .we also went to eden prodject about 40 mins by car.not to be missed.st ives is very close about 25 mins walk by a lovely coastal walk or you can catch a train or bus within 5 mins walk from the hotel.martin will give the timetables for both .we had been to carbis bay before .and been recommened to beck s famous fish & chips .we made it this time what a feast ! you can find it by turning left at the top the hotel road 5 mins by car towards hayle .top place.check times before you go .and make sure your hungary .we both would go back to the borthalan hotel.see you next time we come to cornwall .

Room Tip: sea view room no 7 or 8
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

Have recently got back from a 4 night stay at the Borthalan Hotel. Had a really lovely break
and wished we could have stopped a little longer. Very good position for the train station although we did walk into St.Ives most days on the coast path as was such a lovely walk.
Good breakfast each morning. Our Double room was a little on the small side but the vi.ews were fantastic.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

I like many other visitors to the Borthalan Hotel have had a very lovely stay. Martin was so welcoming and very friendly and instantly we felt like we were at home. Me and my husband had taken my mum down to Cornwall as she had never been there before, she absolutely loved St Ives and all the beautiful sites we went to see, but to add to that Martin made our visit with his caring friendly approach to us and to all his other guests. It was also a lovely surprise that on Easter Sunday when we went down for breakfast we found chocolate Easter Eggs on the table, now how many other hotels would do that for you. We will definately be going back to stay at the Borthalan as we had a lovely time. The hotel was very clean and had a cosy homely feeling, breakfast was also top notch. My only gripe was that the rooms we had in the loft area were very difficult to move about in due to the low ceiling and beams. Me and my husband are both tall and found the en-suite hard to move about in without nearly bumping your head on the beams, I think as late arrivals we drew the short straw regarding the rooms. However that has not deterred us in any way as the host has made it more attractive for us to return to the Borthalan, there we know we will always be made to feel welcome and be given top class treatment as that is the norm. See you next time we come to St Ives, Martin and Margaret.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Borthalan Hotel
Address: Boskerris Road, St Ives TR26 2NQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Ives
#9 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borthalan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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