This hotel is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. I came on a very cheap coach trip with a friend so my expectations weren’t very high.
However we had a very warm welcome from Mike and soon shown to our room - overlooking Carbis Bay - what a bonus! The bedding was immaculate but the decor very tired and dated; cracked tiles, fitted carpet in the bathroom. I’m fit but still entered the stand-up shower over the bath with trepidation. I don’t think many in the party could have been able to take a shower.
None of the electrical items displayed a PAT certificate and the fire evacuation instructions looked as if they had been printed many years ago.
I’m not sure if we had different food from the ‘home cooked’ mentioned in other reviews as it was all, apart from the eggs at breakfast and salad, from the freezer. However the others seemed to like what they were served so Blanche obviously knows her market.
The waiting staff could do with customer service training. Although the server was efficient she had an abrupt manner and few smiles.
St Ives is about a half hour walk away, either by road or the coastal path but with plenty of buses for those who don’t wish to walk.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive basic base then the St Merryn hotel is OKMore
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking