15. 1 on ground floor.
mid-Mar–mid-Nov, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
lounge, bar, breakfast room, supper room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, decked terrace, 1½-acre garden.
all day in public rooms.
not under 10.
 per room B&B £150–£280. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused in higb season.
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Good Hotel Guide Review
St Ives in summer, for all its charms, is crowded. But stroll along the Coastal Path, or take the train one stop to Carbis Bay, and you can be sitting here on the sun terrace, drink in hand, gazing out to the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf. Marianne and Jonathan Bassett have gone for boutique chic at their 1930s hotel, with ‘big glass doors’, ‘clean, light open spaces’, and shades of cream, sand and sea. Most bedrooms have an ocean view; all are well supplied with a cafetière, bottled water, magazines, bathrobes and slippers. Splurge on the spacious ‘celebration’ room, with a sunken bath in the room. At breakfast tuck in to ‘a better-than-average buffet’ with fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice and home-made muesli; a ‘delicious’ full English uses locally sourced ingredients, with ‘lovely Cornish-made brown sauce’. Lazy afternoons call for a Cornish cream tea anywhere you care to sit; in the evening, ask for ‘good advice’ about local restaurants, or enjoy a simple supper ‘with a hint of the Med’. More reports, please.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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