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Reviewed 24 July 2013

An absolute gem of a find. The hosts Mike and Carol were fantastic. The accommodation itself is first rate, the word opulent springs to mind. The breakfasts, especially the daily specials, were cooked to perfection. Located within around a minutes walk from the nearest beach with its excellent sunsets just added to The Keeps appeal. Without doubt we will return....

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2013

A holiday made perfect thanks to the welcoming reception and service from Carol and Mike. From the moment we arrived we was made to feel welcome and at ease, nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. We would readily recommend The Keep to anyone looking for a friendly place to stay. The rooms were superb and the service was...

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Getting to the B&B by car is pretty easy but we still got lost! haha. Follow directions Carol gave but don't be fooled by the gate down the harbour rd, it gives the illusion the rd is shut, but its not. Carol offered parking in a secure garage £16, although pretty tight inside we still manage to get our 4x4...

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Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 3 July 2013

What an incredible find! This is such a super place we stayed for two luxurious nights in the converted sardine factory and the hospitality was second to none Their breakfasts were so good I have been trying to replicate them since. Mike & Carol are great hosts and have great interest in art & photography They also have another fantastic...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 2 July 2013

This is a unique Bed & Breakfast very close to the coast of St Ives. We stayed there for 5 nights and from the first minute on it feels like being at home. The two hosts are very warm and give you helpful advice on what to see in and around St Ives. The two rooms are equipped to a...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We stayed at the keep for two nights and I cannot recommend this place more highly! You are made to feel really welcome from the minute you arrive. The room was very comfortable and had everything you could wish for. Breakfasts were really good and we certainly made use of the breakfast specials. Carol and Mike are both lovely and...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests for their lovely comments. From January 2014 the private car parking option is no longer available due to the owner reclaiming it for his own use. As with most B&Bs in St Ives, guests use the local car parks - two of these are within 5 min. walk (Barnoon...

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Reviewed 22 June 2013

I had a fantastic stay at the Keep, I couldn't have asked for more and I doubt you could find anywhere with more value for money. The room was beautifully presented and finished to such a high standard. I highly recommend the cornish breakfast - what a way to start the day and served with a smile. The location is...

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London
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Carol and Mike were very welcoming, warm and very helpful. Our room, The Pilchard Press, was beautifully appointed with a lovely very modern bathroom. The bed was extremely comfortable and breakfast was fresh and very tasty. They offer a 'breakfast of the day' which on both days, were very good. The location is right in the centre of St Ives...

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Wark, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We returned to' The Keep 'for a second visit as the first was over too quickly ! Carol and Mike were as friendly as ever and welcomed us like old friends. We chose to stay in The Pilchard Press this time as it had already been booked on our last visit. It was another beautiful room with a very elegant...

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Shoreham-by-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We had to wonderful nights at the keep, from the moment I emailed carol and mike they were fantastic, replying quickly, arranging parking and even arranging flowers and wine in our room, nothing was any trouble. It really is a little oasis in a perfect location right in the heart of st ives and only a short stroll to the...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $145 - $199 (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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“Carol and Mike only rent one room unless there are 2 couples travelling together that can share the breakfast/sitting room.”
 of 5 bubbles BeeeeGeeee, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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