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london
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Carol and Mike are the nicest hosts, they go out of your way and are so helpful. We went to Minack theatre one evening and they lent us some cushions and blankets! They cook gorgeous breakfast with an option of a 'special' each morning - try the french bread and berries yum! There are only two rooms and really close... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Laura, thank you so much for your lovely five star review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and I hope you'll come back to St Ives again. We have tried to aim The Keep at couples and single travellers, looking for a short break in a 16th Century building, and we have presented the B&B accordingly. We... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were made very welcome by Carol and Mike, tea and biscuits on arrival. The Keep is in a superb location just off the Digey, so a 1 minute walk to Porthmeor beach, the harbour, the shops, and the galleries. All of St Ives many attractions are "on the doorstep", and we found this a big plus. Our room was... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks, Peter, for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and found our location very convenient. We do appreciate it when our guests let us know they like our breakfasts, and are happy to have found us! Best wishes, Carol More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A gem of a B &B. Carol and Mike are welcoming and a fount of knowledge on where to go and what to see in and around St Ives. Their breakfasts are amazing, The bathrooms are beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable, decorated with style and many thoughtful touches. The position gives you walking access to everything St Ives... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you to stay, and we do hope you'll come back in 2017. Best wishes, Carol More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Another lovely trip to St Ives staying at the fanatic Keep. Carol and Mike re very welcoming as always and this would of been our 6th stay here because you just can't find anywhere better! Location is perfect for beaches, walks, cafes, restaurants and galleries. The perfect get away. Standards of the B&B are high as is the hosting. Can't... More 

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THANK YOU! We greatly appreciate the lovely review you have written for the Keep. We always look forward to your visits. Carol and Mike More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We came down for a couple of nights to enjoy a very busy but beautiful St Ives. Carol and Mike make us feel so welcome, which is why we come down time and again. It's located approx 50 yards to Porthmeor Beach and probably the same to Fore Street. Tucked away so you are not disturbed by passing foot traffic.... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks, Sam, for writing such a great review. We really appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Carol and Mike More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This little b&b is fantastic, the owners Carol and Mike are lovely and so welcoming. They also do the best breakfasts. The bed and breakfast is well positioned for all the amenities in St Ives and very close to the beach. We hope to stay here again and would highly recommend.

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate both the fact you've taken the time to write us a review, and have written such positive things about The Keep. We hope to see you again. Mike and Carol More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is our 4th year staying at The Keep.... we have been holidaying in St Ives for over 30 years and have stayed in self- catering with small children but have now been staying in B&Bs for almost 15years .... we never tire of St Ives and the Keep is far and away the best place we have stayed in.... More 

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Barbara Thank you so much for writing such a great review - we always look forward to your stay at THE KEEP, and this year was no exception. See you again soon, and thanks again for taking the time to review us. Warmest wishes, Carol and Mike More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lovely room, charming hosts, fantastic location. Only two rooms, so if available, book it as you will not be disappointed! Breakfast is served in the communal dining area and is ordered the day before with a daily changing special, as well as the standard choices. Hosts are very knowledgeable, whether you want a hairdresser or somewhere nice to eat. Will... More 

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Jenny Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write such a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at THE KEEP, and do hope you'll return one day. Best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We visited Cornwall for a week starting at Padstow and going on to Falmouth, St Ives, Fowey and then Newquay. St Ives was our favourite place, cobbled streets, gorgeous beaches and lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Our stay at The Keep was amazing, not your average b and b by any means.The Keep has only two rooms, we had the... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Ian and Diane Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, and such a lovely review too. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Keep. We do hope you'll return one day, but in the meantime, enjoy the David Bowie print! Carol and Mike More 

Cheltenham
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Delightful hosts, superb breakfasts and a great location. Loved the idea of having a breakfast special each day, which I had each of our three days. My favourite was French toast croissant, maple syrup, berries and clotted cream - best I have had since we visited Montreal!

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Sara, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay (and our specials!) and both Mike and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Carol More 

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THE KEEP B&B occupies a unique, central position tucked away in the heart of coastal St Ives, only a few yards from Porthmeor Beach, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a tasteful 16th Century Pilchard Press conversion, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. Our guests have a choice of just two individually designed bedrooms, each with spacious modern en suite drench showers, flat screen TVs, free high-speed WiFi, underfloor heating and King-size beds (one a romantic four poster). Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keep

Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: $126 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall
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“Equally amazing rooms, but if you're looking for something even more special, the 4 poster bed in the Pilchard Press is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandraB124, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press room is slightly larger”
 of 5 bubbles JoTheTourist, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press is gorgeous! Four poster bed!”
 of 5 bubbles 798hilaryw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Two very comfortable rooms with en-suites; whilst the building has a long history, the interior is stylish and modern.”
 of 5 bubbles 208bobh, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Fantastic close proximity to beach and harbour front”
 of 5 bubbles EmHowell_2015, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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