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“The friendly and welcoming greeting sets the tone”
Review of Ten Ocean View

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Ten Ocean View
Ranked #36 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 June 2010

Having found the place first time from the direction on the website, despite it being tucked away, we marched up the front steps and pushed the unlocked door open. A quick hello elicited more helloes back before Reuben and Marilyn Jenkins appeared, all smiles, to welcome us. Reuben helped my husband with the bags from the car while Marilyn showed me to the room (Room 1). This relaxed friendliness and helpfulness was a major part of what makes a stay at Ten Ocean View a great experience.

One of the other gold star features is the breakfast. For a small place, the cooked choice is incredible and the portions very generous, and the fruit salad memorable. The laid-out options on the side buffet are also nice, with a good range of homemade items. If you nab the round table in the bay window with the view, that's the icing on the cake!

Having learned that the owners, Gill and Mike Packham, were taking a break from running their B&B, and had installed 'staff' to run the place, we did have misgivings. However, it seems Reuben and Marilyn served their apprenticeship next door well and have taken over at Ten Ocean View without dropping the ball. As well as being always cheerful and friendly, they were happy to share their knowledge of where to eat and drink, and what to do, if you needed to know.

We enjoyed wonderful weather during the whole of our stay which enhanced the trip, of course. Room 1 is realistically not large so I'd have to say, had we been confined to barracks at any point, our stay might have been less enjoyable. The room looks out onto the back of the building, onto flat roofs, garages and everybody's washing! To watch the TV (we never even worked out how to turn it on) you would need to sit on the bed as there's nowhere else. The room, however, was very bright, clean and fresh looking, the bed linens were a good quality and there was ample storage. The bathroom was compact but spotless, with a good shower - but another shelf and hooks behind the door might not go amiss!

As our car is quite small, we were even honoured with parking it in the garage rather than the open parking area - which spared it attention from the seagulls!

All in all a very nice place to stay in St Ives, which really is a terrific place to visit in Cornwall.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2010

We received a very warm welcome from Marilyn and Rubens. A good location, about a 10 minute walk into the centre. We stayed in room 3. Fantastic view of the bay. The whole place was spotless. Breakfast was lovely - everything you could want and beautifully cooked. Lovely place, very warm and welcoming owners who couldn't do more for you. We certainly recommend Ocean View.
Anne and Ian

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Reviewed 18 June 2010

We stayed here for 7 nights in June 2010. We are not normally B&B people, but could not find a suitable cottage in St Ives at a sensible price, so we booked here on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews. What a fantastic choice!!
The owners, Gill & Mike, were the perfect hosts and it felt as if you were staying with family or close friends. The view from the property is amazing and there were even dolphins playing in the bay most evenings to watch with the supplied binoculars. There is also the massive advantage of having a parking space, as parking can be difficult/impossible when St Ives is busy in the summer. Our room (No.3) looked as if it had been recently decorated and was spotlessly clean. The decor, linen, accessories and bathroom with spa bath were absolutely top notch. The breakfasts were amazing, all wonderfully cooked to order, huge and extremely filling!!
Part way through our stay Gill & Mike left for a long term break and handed over management to their friends Marilyn & Reuben. They have had plenty of experience (and excellent reviews) from running the next door property. Although we were sorry to see Gill and Mike go, Marilyn & Reuben did a fantastic job from day one and even mastered the troublesome toaster!!
I would highly recommend Ten Ocean View to anybody, young or old. Book your room soon before it's full for the summer!!
Finally I would like to wish Gill and Mike all the very best in their new surroundings and thank both them and Marilyn & Reuben for a fantastic stay. We hope to return before too long.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2010

Stayed ocean View for 2 days in room 3. Sunsets and sunrise outstanding, have never had such a lovely view anywhere for any price! Room very nice getting a little dated, bathroom very nice indeed. Quality breakfasts (too much so ask for less) lovely home made cakes and breads pleasant couple now managing this B and B with very hard working Welsh gent eager to help in any way

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Reviewed 29 May 2010

Chose Ten Ocean View because of the glowing reviews, and they were not wrong. Comfortable, clean and tidy, well maintained, excellent breakfast. We were made very welcome. The other three couples staying had all been there before, and I'm guessing from the reviews that these return visits are normal here.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2010

This was a perfect getaway location for my partner and I, St.Ives was as beautiful as it looked when we booked our holiday. What we didnt expect was to get the accomodation and service that we recieved from Mike and Gill at Ocean View to be just as delightful as the views and town!
Ten Ocean View was the icing on the cake...Such comfortable beds, spaceous rooms with a view to die for, digital plasma tv and a spa bath...who could want more?! Well no-one but we got more when we headed down for breakfast...
Full fry fit for a king, fresh fruit and home made breads of all kinds! Just perfection!
The owners, Mike and Gill really did feel like our personal caterers and tour guides as they gave us great insights to what was on offer around the bay.
All in all.....Were coming back next year and wont be staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

What a delightful time we had at Ten Ocean View! Gill and Mike were hugely welcoming and also helped to arrange a few surprises for my wife. Very comfortable room, warm with great amenities. Our hosts provided great suggestions for day trips.
Amazing breakfasts, courtesy of Mike, plus some very useful bread baking tips. I couldn't praise this place enough.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ten Ocean View

Address: 10 Ocean View Terrace, St Ives TR26 1RQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range: $158 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ten Ocean View is a luxury B&B with breathtaking views of Porthmeor Beach, The Island and across St Ives to Godrevy Lighthouse. Being just a stone's throw from the beach we are ideally placed for a beach break, with St Ives harbour and town only a few minutes' stroll further. We have four beautifully appointed en-suite guest rooms, all designed to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Two of our rooms have spectacular sea views, one of which boasts a spa bath. All our rooms are flooded with the world-renowned St Ives light and elegantly furnished to ensure you enjoy the perfect holiday or short break in Cornwall. There is free parking with three of our rooms. ... more   less 
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