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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Cottage Hotel - St. Ives [3 Alpha & AA Three Star]Delightfully situated in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Bay, 300 yards from the beach and two minutes' walk from the railway station linking Carbis Bay to St.Ives (5 minute journey). The restaurant and sun lounge have lovely views of the bay and there is a large ballroom with entertainment most evenings. There are two bars, snooker table and TV lounge. 80 rooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, intercom and TV with radio channels. The outdoor swimming pool is heated May - September. Two lifts serve most bedrooms (although entertainment room is only accessible via stairs) A Leisureplex Hotel
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
100Room tips
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Lovely good hotel good transport links and train. Good was good and room ok.at Ives lovely and the staff in this hotel were great very helpful and kind.went on a coach holiday with alfa which was good.☺
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Awful journey with Alfa travel coach, shambles at Reading services.Suitcase are put on coach to Wales,and did not get it back until our return journey home, coach driver at Reading, I approached driver to confirm that my lost case was on the coach his own words” all the cases
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Just over a week ago my partner and i returned from a holiday in St Ives with Alfa staying at the Cottage Hotel in Carbis Bay and contrary to some negative reviews about the hotel we found the rooms spacious, clean and comfortable.The meals were very good and the staff friendly
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Just returned from the Cottage Hotel with Alfa Travel with Russell the driver. It is a very nice hotel and a shame it is closing for good soon, wish staff well for the future. I had a single room No.46 with a sea view. Comfortable but either the plumbing from above or next door
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Me and two others stayed at this hotel for one night, the room was spotless the beds were comfortable and the front of house staff were extremely helpful especially the Hungarian lady she explained everything very well and was always putting herself out to help the swimming pool
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View from my room on a drizzly morning!
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Great unadvertised view!
view from room 54
view from room 54
Yes we stayed here in April. We new it was closing at the end of this year but not sure of the exact date. Real shame because we loved it. Great location and great views across the bay. Feel so sorry for the staff who all worked well. Hope they found other work.
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It is advisable you contact our special requirements team on 01257 248134 to complete a special requirements form if you haven't already done so. A member of the team will then be able to ensure a suitable room is allocated for you. Kindest Regards Stacey
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Hi. As Mick Y stated, the hill back up to the main road is quite steep and then there is a walk of a couple of miles (which is fairly flat). The train station is just outside of the hotel however and return tickets are available. Kind regards Stacey
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"book a room with a sea view"
"Rooms on the side of the Hotel overlooking the gardens and with a view of the sea. We had room 16. ( only downside the floors above creak )"
"Top floor sea view room"
"a seaview room is a must"
"Room 24 has a good view over St Ives Bay"
United KingdomEnglandSt IvesCarbis Bay
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