Boskerris Hotel

For all its charms, arty St Ives is thronged in high summer, when Jonathan and Marianne Bassett’s hillside hotel offers a bright, airy escape. More

Contact details

Boskerris Hotel
Boskerris Road
Carbis Bay
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 2NQ
England
01736 795 295

Hotel information

Bedrooms

15. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

mid-Mar to mid-Nov, restaurant closed Sun, Mon.

Facilities

lounge, bar, breakfast room, supper room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), decked terrace, massage and reflexology treatment room, 1 1/2 -acre garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public rooms.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £120-£221, double £160-£295. A la carte £28. 1-night bookings refused in high season.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

For all its charms, arty St Ives is thronged in high summer, so Jonathan and Marianne Bassett’s hillside hotel offers a bright, airy escape. Public spaces are open-plan, cool, chic, stripped back with light-washed creams and pastels, bare boards and glass doors opening on to a large sun-bleached deck overlooking Carbis Bay. Bedrooms are not huge, but even a standard family room had ‘double-aspect windows with more than a glimpse of the sea, a huge shower’, bunks in an adjoining room. All rooms are ‘immaculate’, with cafetière, fresh milk on request, luxury toiletries. Superior rooms have a roll-top bath and walk-in rain shower; the best has a two-person sunken bath in the room, plus a wet room. The staff ‘go out of their way to give advice’, including where to eat out. Alternatively, stay in for supper, as a Guide reader did, enjoying simple, unfussy Mediterranean-style dishes, perhaps heritage tomatoes, kiln-roast salmon, spicy soppressata; fish soup, rouille, mini-crostini. Breakfast options include ricotta hotcakes, oak-smoked salmon, a vegetarian full English with goat’s cheese, field mushrooms, cherry vine tomatoes. (G and SB, and others)

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Boskerris Hotel
Boskerris Road
Carbis Bay
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 2NQ

Guest comments

'Stunning sea views from dining room and expansive decking. Staff friendly and helpful throughout. Meals very good with prompt service. Lighting not quite good enough to read in lounge or bedroom. ' - Geoffrey and Sue Bignell - June, 2016
'It has a very good feeling; a refreshing attitude of 'what can we do to help?' Our standard room was immaculate; and had a view of the sea. Downstairs are clean, light open-plan spaces. Breakfast was excellent. The station for the branch line to St Ives is five minutrs' walk away. They give good advice about restaurants but I stayed in and enjoyed a simple supper on the terrace. The service was delightful. ' - D B - July, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Porthminster Café

    Good Food Guide recommended café

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

    The gardens were initially created in the 18th century, but were only restored in the 1990s.

  • St Ives

    A seaside town renowned for being home to a large number of artist and a branch of the Tate Gallery.