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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Nikki H H
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“no views no fun middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We stayed a week at number 71. We paid £770. They weren't expecting us due to some garbled excuse but it was sorted eventually, with a bottle of wine thrown in.
The development is basically a bunch of fancy yurts built on an old caravan park. If you like other people's smelly barbecues and nothing to look at apart from other 'yurt' this is the place for you. You could be on Mars, you feel so completely dislocated from Cornwall. Ostensibly served by a spa, swimming pool, and restaurant these facilities are never open when you'd actually want to use them. A restaurant that closes at 6pm and doesn't open until 9am? The blurb would have you think there are views of the sea - and a 15 minute walk to the (gorgeous, awesome) beach. Indeed, downhill. Deep deep downhill....it's about three day's walk back. And don't try driving to Carbis Bay or St Ives as parking costs a fortune. Take the train into St Ives and park at the station for £1.90 all day. The only good thing about 71 Carbis Bay was they allowed me to bring the dog. However, I would not recommend this place for messy dog owners - luckily our dog is always immaculate........
The unit at 71 has two bedrooms, two ensuites, an open kitchen, diner, living area and is mostly white and blue with Cornish inspired furniture and furnishings and would make a lovely museum but I wouldn't want to bring children anywhere near the place (you'd lose your deposit in a heartbeat...). We were allowed a key for the unit - yes, ONE key - which made life extremely difficult logistically.
The unit abuts a building site which the management have tried to hide with a mural which has disintegrated leaving views of ugly rubble and rubbish.
As a location to explore Cornwall it's excellent - we were at the Eden Project in an hour - and explored the whole coast (except Lands End) with our National Trust tickets (imperative in Cornwall). Cornwall is wonderful but I would never stay at Una Argentum again.

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Liked best: Cornwall and having my dog with me
Liked least: Everything else
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
12 May 2016
We are sorry Una Argentum did not meet your expectations as hoped. I believe one of my colleagues has been in touch with yourself regarding our investigations into the points raised and raised them with others where necessary. We are pleased to hear though you were able to enjoy the accommodation with your dog and the location to many of Cornwall's attractions. We hope we can welcome you back to Blue Chip Holidays in the future and exceed your expectations.
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