We stayed at this hotel with our two teen age boys in early August. This hotel was excellent in every aspect. The couple that run the place, Martin and Margaret Smith are the most friendly hosts of a b&b that we have ever stayed at. The hotel sits high above Carbis Beach with excellent views of the surrounding area. Several of the rooms have awesome views of the sea(room 3 for instance). The rooms are a typical size for Europe but were roomy enough. It is situated on a dead end street away from any noise so it is ideal for sleeping. We did not hear any noise from adjacent guestrooms during our three night stay.The place was in excellent repair and Margaret works to keep the place very clean. Margaret serves a full sized breakfast that will keep you going until mid afternoon which includes toast, jam, eggs, ham and beans. Martin hosts the bar in the evening where guests can gather for a chat. The walk to St Ives is along the coastal trail which takes about a 1/2hr. It is a very scenic walk and beats the car as parking is tight in St. Ives in any case. Another inexpensive way to travel to St. Ives is by the local train which travels thru Canbis Bay every .5hr. It costs 2 pounds a trip or 6 pounds for a day pass. Superb wide beaches are all along this area's coastline. The water is a bit chilly so you may want a wetsuit. We did a bus tour of britain and a stay in london also but this was by far the best part of our trip. Other attractions worth seeing nearby include St. Micheal's mount and & Land's end(we saw basking sharks from the cliffs).Two hikes that offer some of the best scenery around include the one from Sennon Cove to Lands End and the hike to Godrvey Head to see the lighthouse.
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- Also Known As:
- Borthalan Hotel St Ives
- The Borthalan Hotel St Ives, Cornwall