Boskerris Hotel

On a hill above the beach at Carbis Bay, Marianne and Jonathan Bassett’s ‘well-situated’ 1930s hotel is a stylish, bright and breezy retreat with ‘stunning sea views’ across the water to Godrevy lighthouse. More

Contact details

Boskerris Hotel
Boskerris Road
Carbis Bay
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 2NQ
England
01736 795295

Hotel information

Bedrooms

15. 1 on ground floor.

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, 1½-acre garden, parking.

Background music

all day in public rooms.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £155–£290. À la carte £27. 1-night bookings sometimes refused in high season.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On a hill above the beach at Carbis Bay, Marianne and Jonathan Bassett’s ‘well-situated’ 1930s hotel is a stylish, bright and breezy retreat with ‘stunning sea views’ across the water to Godrevy lighthouse. The staff are bright and breezy, too, Guide readers report this year: ‘They were friendly and helpful throughout, and took a real interest in our plans each day.’ Sunshine streams through glass doors on to stripped floorboards; the decor is in fresh, seascape-inspired shades. The bedrooms vary in size, but all are supplied with cafetière coffee (fresh milk on request), good toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and magazines. (‘One niggle: we thought the light a little dim for reading.’) Choose a room facing the sea: the best in the house has a panoramic view of St Ives Bay. Walk the South West Coastal Path or catch one of the frequent trains into the buzzy town; return for an alfresco cream tea or, most nights, a simple but ‘very good’ supper – maybe a beetroot and feta salad, or fish soup with rouille. Plenty of choice at breakfast: local farm sausages and dry-cured bacon, French toast, oak-smoked salmon, Burford Brown eggs, ricotta hotcakes. (Geoffrey and Sue Bignell)

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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.