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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #23 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Angela made us feel very welcome by making us a pot of tea upon our arrival. The view from the room was fantastic, overlooking the harbour, town and sea. The room was lovely, good choice of breakfasts and some lovely melon! Rivendel is ideally situated only a five minute walk to the sea and has ample parking, which is a must when staying in St. Ives! Angela and Barry were very warm and welcoming and made us feel at home. We would definitely recommend Rivendel and hope to be staying there again soon! Thank you! Leah and Richard, London

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

For our first trip to St ives, we searched the Internet for somewhere to stay and, what a lucky find the Rivendell Guest house was! The rooms were spotless with tasteful decor. Barrie is a photographer so beautiful pictures enhance all the walls. Complimentary biscuits were provided every day which was a nice touch. There was a portable radiator too which was very thoughtful, as we'd been concerned before we went that we wouldn't be able to dry wet clothes if it rained - which it did!! A hairdryer too saved us from bringing our own, and a TV which was low enough to watch in comfort, instead of us constantly straining our neck to look at one on a bracket near the ceiling.

The view of the harbour from our bedroom was spectacular as this Guest House is 'quite high up'. It wouldn't suit those with walking difficulties although we supect most people come in a car which we didn't. It is steep when walking from the Town Centre and we would advise people to take particular care on some of the roads on the walk back, as there are no pavements and some drivers are not 'tourist friendly'. However, you do get used to the steps and steep slopes and we did return home fitter than when we arrived!

Angela and Barrie at the Rivendell Guest House are the perfect hosts. They are really friendly, and genuinely wanted us to get the best from our stay by recommending places of interest and how to get there. Nothing was too much trouble and we were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

It was our lucky day when, searching on the internet for accommodation on our first trip to St. Ives, we found the Rivendell guest House. Angela and Barrie are welcoming and warm hosts. Our charming room was spotlessly clean and had a lovely view over the harbour.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Stayed at the rivendell for the first time.Beautiful b&b.lovely people and lovely breakfast.great spot.need I say more!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

We stayed at Rivendell Guest House in June 2011. Barrie and Angela run the guest house and make a huge effort to make you feel comfortable and well looked after.
When we booked over the phone Angela was very friendly and helpful, and on arrival we got a very warm welcome and a cup of tea, which was lovely after our 300+ mile journey! She also sat and talked to us about good places and restaurants to go to.
Our room was spotless and very nicely decorated. It was serviced daily and we had complementary biscuits and hot drink making facilities. Now to the main event, the breakfast......we got a lovely welcome each morning and could help ourselves to juice, a wide selection of cereals, fruit and yoghurt. We could then order cooked breakfast off the menu, either a full English or lighter things like eggs on toast. Barrie is a qualified chef and it definately shows. They have really good quality food and it is grilled so it's really tasty without being greasy. It really sets you up for the day!
Rivendell is in a briliiant location in between the lovely Porthminster Beach and the main part of St Ives with the harbour. Its a nice walk into town.
St Ives in general was lovely, very picturesque, with some good harbourside watering holes such as the Sloop Inn, and lots of great restaurants e.g. St Andrews Bistro, The Wave, The Mex, to mention a few.
Thanks once again to our lovely hosts Angela and Barrie!! Rachael and Darren xx

Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

my husband and I with friends stayed a week at this charming guest house. Angela could not do enough to make our holiday go smoothly bus times, train offers, walks with the best views best eating places, Every thing was at her finger tips, She was marvellous!!. Barrie is a superb chef the breakfasts were fantastic . beautifully prepared and presented. We were only sorry we missed the evening meals by a year. The decor . and cleanliness was second to none so very tasteful. Angela ,and Barrie make a great team , such warmth ,and humour. We loved every minute of our stay. Thank you both so much for a very special holiday. Sheba from midlands

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

I first discovered St. Ives in 1973 and, having travelled abroad for many subsequent holidays, I decided to return in July 2008 when I booked into the Rivendell Guest House, quite by chance, after searching on the internet for accommodation. I found it a very comfortable, homely and welcoming guest house which is easily accessable and, in my opinion, ideally situated for exploring the town. The owners, Angela and Barrie, are extremely friendly and very helpfull. I have now stayed at the Rivendell for at least one week each June since and find that I am one of several other repeat guests.
I would truly recommend this guest house to anyone using St. Ives as a base for their holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank DavidMWood2011
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Address: 7 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
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Ranked #23 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivendell Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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