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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #30 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
1 review
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“Great stay over Easter ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Probably my best ever guesthouse/ bnb stay. Hosts were lovely, breakfast was really nice and the room was very tidy, with a fab view of the harbour. Would definitely stay again. We had no problem whatsoever finding the place and it's in a perfect spot just a few moments from all the restaurants and stuff you will want to do in town.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Spent two nights at Rivendell and was really pleased with the high standard of accommodation. The house is extremely clean and the room we had was modern and beautifully decorated with a new ensuite. The mirror in the en suite was particularly pleasing to my daughter, as it was "like a film star" with touch sensors to operate the lights around it! The beds were comfortable and high quality as was the furniture and accessories. The windows were double glazed and the curtains were thick and good quality, and with blinds as well at the windows with our sea view, we were able to get a great night's sleep without disturbance from the seagulls (which can be very loud in parts of St Ives!!). Nice toiletries including shower caps, and a good hospitality tray in the room were a welcome touch. We enjoyed a plentiful and variable breakfast each morning - lots of cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruits, toast. preserves, cooked breakfast, eggs of all varieties. Nothing was too much trouble. Angela was knowledgeable, friendly and kind and we found the atmosphere very homely and relaxing. We know the town very well already, so we had no trouble finding Rivendell, and the location is good - just five minutes walk from Porthminster beach and the shops and the railway station. We stayed in the attic twin bedroom and did not hear noise from any other guests. We were given keys to the doors and access at all times. Particularly useful was written information in the room, such as proprietor's telephone numbers for times of emergency, local bus times and destinations, and local eateries and attractions information. We came as strangers and left as friends. This is a wonderful b & b - probably the best we have stayed in. We would recommend Rivendell highly. Well done Angela and Barrie!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is a lovely B&B located well above the heart of the town - so it's well away from the touristy bits. It's an easy enough walk down the hill, and the views from the upper rooms are spectacular.

The B&B can be a challenge to find. Navigating St. Ives is no picnic in general (in a car), and finding Rivendell is not obvious or intuitive. Get a map, get directions. And once you get to the B&B, abandon you car and do everything on foot.

Room Tip: The best views of the ocea are from the top floor. The top back room is a bit cramped, but the view...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Had a fantastic three nights at Rivendell, Angela and Barry are very welcoming and full of knowledge of the local area which enhanced our trip immensely. The rooms are of excellent standard and breakfast was delicious. Will definately stay again if we are ever in St Ives.

Room Tip: All rooms have sea view :)
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We have stayed at the Rivendell on four occasions of the past five years. Angela and Barrie are great. They are really helpful and Angela is always on hand at breakfast to advise on different places you may wish to visit, while Barrie is busy cooking your lovely breakfasts. The Rivendell is a wonderful choice of accommodation and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in St. Ives.

Room Tip: All rooms lovely and clean always, some rooms have sea views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Budliegh Salterton U K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Had another wonderful break at Rivendell, St Ives.Barrie and Angela as attentive as they always are. Nothing too much trouble. As usual, breakfasts really something to look forward to and enjoy.A good choice of menu to suit all tastes.Rooms with superb views and lovely comfortable beds. Whatever the weather, St Ives is a beautiful location with breathtaking scenery. There are plenty of interesting places to visit with good venues in which to eat and drink. What more could anyone ask for? A big "Thank you" Angela and Barrie. We look forward to returning next year.

Room Tip: Which ever room you occupy, you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Rivendell guest house was such a lovely place to stay while we were on holiday in stives.. Also it being 5 minutes walk to a beautiful beach called Porthminster beach is an added bonus!
Barrie and Angela are great hosts and make you feel so welcome.. We felt like they always went that extra mile for us! The breakfasts were very yummy!!.. With a great choice every morning.
Our room had a lovely feel to it and was beautifully decorated with all the comforts you need on holiday.. Along with an amazing sea view to look at every morning!
Overall we just couldnt fault it, and we will be regular visitors from now!
Thank you Barrie and Angela x

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Rivendell Guest House
Address: 7 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
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Ranked #30 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivendell Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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