St Ives Harbour Hotel - St Ives (Cornwall)

ex. Porthminster Hotel St Ives

The Terrace, St Ives (Cornwall), United Kingdom, TR26 2BNshow map
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FabulousBased on  303 reviews
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Overview

St Ives Harbour Hotel is a 4-star elegant accommodation to stay in St Ives. Featuring Mediterranean architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1894.

The property is about 25 minutes' walk of Porthkidney Sands. St Ives Harbour Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of St Ives.

The hotel is easy access to the golden beach in St Ives.

St Ives Harbour Hotel is around 25 minutes' drive from Lands End airport.

Rooms

Staying in one of the hotel’s 46 luxurious rooms, guests will enjoy a breathtaking view over the sea and make use of satellite television, climate control, high-speed internet, a trouser press and a work desk. The property boasts views of St Ives Bay from its rooms. They are fitted with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and towels.

Eat & Drink

The beach restaurant offers light seafood cuisine. The hotel invites guests to the Terrace bar to relax with a drink. Guests can dine at Lighthouse Bistro and Seagrass 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Services

Business travelers can avail of a meeting room and a copier offered on site.

Relax

Leisure facilities in St Ives Harbour Hotel include a sun terrace, a heated indoor pool and a tennis court. Fitness classes and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   46.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Taxi service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Carbis BayCarbis Bay400 ft St IvesEngland
Porthminster BeachPorthminster Beach700 ft St IvesEngland
Barnoon CemeteryBarnoon Cemetery1700 ft St IvesEngland
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture GardenBarbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden2000 ftBarnoon Hill
Wills Lane GalleryWills Lane Gallery1800 ftWills Lane
St. Ives Bookseller St. Ives Bookseller 1900 ft2 Fore Street
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Lookout Restaurant & BarLookout Restaurant & Bar100 ftPorthminster Beach
Porthminster Beach CafePorthminster Beach Cafe500 ftPorthminster Beach
SeagrassSeagrass500 ftFish Street
Lighthouse BistroLighthouse Bistro300 ftChy an Albany Hotel
Blas BurgerworksBlas Burgerworks1200 ftThe Warren
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Tate Gallery St. IvesTate Gallery St. Ives2500 ftPorthmeor Beach
I Should CocoI Should Coco2100 ft39 Fore Street
BoatHouse TheatreBoatHouse Theatre2700 ftCarn Glaze Plan, St Ives
St Ives MuseumSt Ives Museum3000 ftWheal Dream
Porthmeor BeachPorthmeor Beach3100 ft St IvesEngland
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Getting around
Airports
Lands End (LEQ)11.2 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  303  reviews
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Nice comfortable bed. Superb location with marvelous sea views.

    Poor breakfast. There was a fair choice of cereals etc but as we do not eat them we relied on cooked part which was sadly lacking in quantity. Consisted of 1 egg (small) 1 sausage 1 bacon half tomato half mushroom and dessert spoon of baked beans. If you asked for extra say an egg you find smaller rasher or less beans. Shower in room was pathetic.Broken light on mirror which left exposed halogen bulb. Mirror loose. Reported to desk but not resolved (shower did improve a bit for a couplke of days).Damp in room coming down wall along join with eaves.No clock. No way was this worth £215 per night.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Breakfast

    lack of storage space, room not being cleaned until late in the afternoon, towel rail in bathroom not working, no mirror in bedroom to dry hair, crack in shower base, toilet seat was loose

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent staff, good location, good size bedroom, en suite spa bath

    Car park was a bit small, but we always managed to get a space

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Great location, brilliant staff, made welcome from the minute we turned up, had a great room and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Staff were keen and friendly, and understanding - we were moved to a better room when the rain came through the ceiling! Location is great for Porthminster beach, the town and the station. Spa is a good idea; my wife said her massage was very good.

    At the time we stayed the refurbishment appeared to be incomplete, and some aspects of the newly opened spa were faulty (E.G. no lights in the steam room). Hopefully management can finish the whole refurbishment job, throughout the hotel.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel was undergoing refurbishment which was probably reflected in the reduced rate,and the lower price made for a fantastic price,had we not already made dining arrangements we would definately have used the saving's to eat in. The pool and view are superb.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location was perfect. We travelled by train which brought us more or less to the doorstep. Gorgeous location and view.

    Bedroom felt a little tired.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The staff were very understanding and helpful and tried to change things as much as they could for our comfort. We were able to change rooms but still ended up on the second night overlooking the busy road junction. Both the restaurant and reception staff were excellent and very attentive. They responded to all our concerns with courtesy and kindness.

    The car park has been demolished so the nearest car parking is 2 miles away and you have to be chauffered to the car park and back. The land next to the hotel is being built on so there is a building site just outside. Some of the hotel rooms overlook this site - which is noisy and the builders start work at 0800 in the morning. This is not ideal if staying for a quiet weekend. They also work on a Saturday.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    It was convenient - we had a funeral to attend in St Ives

    The public areas were tired and we assume they are in line for a make- over. Our room was newly refurbished, clean with excellent shower room (no bath). The bed was very comfortable and the lighting excellent except for the small low level lights beside the bathroom door and in the bathroom, a good idea - if they worked. Our room overlooked the road on one side and the other side the window was frosted glass so we assumed not a good view??? But we were not disturbed by the traffic. We were travelling with my parents and their room was much bigger (for the same rate with a bath and shower but no view as their one window was frosted). There were ongoing works to the hotel but it did not spoil our visit. We easily booked a table for 4 in the restaurant. The restaurant staff were pleasant but the first choice of 3 main courses was not available. The first three choices of wine were also not available which was strange as the wine list was in a luxury printed booklet which is obviously not changed very frequently, therefore one assumes that the wine would have been available in large quantities - obviously not. The fourth choice was ok, but it was our fourth choice. The evening meal was very good. Breakfast was plentiful but steer clear of the rubbery, tasteless scrambled egg. The stainless steel teapot lid did not close therefore it went cold quickly and the restaurant with very large picture windows showing the view onto the beach, was freezing. The radiators were cold but we switched on an electric fire under the window for warmth. On the whole, they are trying very hard and we would consider coming back when the building work was complete. Ps make sure you give plenty of notice to get your car and don't leave anything in it you may need as it is parked at least 5 mins drive away from the hotel - you are ferried back and forth in their vehicle.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excellent Accommodation; Excellent service, Very friendly staff, Good location and views

    Everything was fine

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel itself was very comfortable, staff were friendly, the food was excellent. Our room was nicely decorated. Location is great stunning views across the harbour from the restaurant, the bar and some of the rooms. Easy access to the beach and a short walk to St Ives town centre.

    Service was a bit slow at times, and we didn't get fresh towels on one of the days, which was not a major oversight, but I'd expect these things to be perfect in a hotel of this price range.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Position of hotel and view from dining room.

    Room 211 on main road view was of 4 downspouts and walls of hotel. Not quite what I expected from the web site.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The view over the beach and harbour was lovely and listening to the sound of waves all night! Reception staff and spa staff were very helpful. Some restaurant staff seemed young and not as efficient - especially one morning - no-one seemed to be in charge.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We had a lovely break the view from the hotel was excellent the weather good the staff very friendly the parking a bit of a problem with the building workon

    The name of the hotel was confusing looking for the above name the old name still there

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Modern comfortable bathrooms

    could do with a bit of refurbishing - dull decor; needs a modernised lift

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  303 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Lands End (LEQ)11.2 mi
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