15. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
mid-Mar to mid-Nov, restaurant closed Sun, Mon.
lounge, bar, breakfast room, supper room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), decked terrace, massage and reflexology treatment room, 1½-acre garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in public rooms.
not under 10.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £120–£221, double £160–£295. A la carte £28. 1-night bookings refused in high season.
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)