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Bay St Ives Hotel, St.Ives


Bay St Ives Bay Hotel, St Ives

Customer Rating: (17 Customer Reviews)

At a glance;

  • Overlooks the pure sands of Porthminster beach
  • Local attractions include the Tate Gallery, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre and more
  • Perfect to explore the historic charm, ancient cobbled streets and crooked alleys
  • Other attractions include the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Troika Studio Pottery and the St. Ives Festival (September)

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Hotel information

St Ives has long been something of a mecca for painters and artists, brought here by the turquoise ocean and wonderful natural light. Situated in an elevated position overlooking Porthminster Beach, the St Ives Bay Hotel commands stunning, panoramic views.

With open plan lounges to enjoy the views whilst listening to the evening’s entertainment, a break here is truly relaxing. A courtyard is open during spring and summer for those wishing to relax al fresco. St Ives is renowned for its fantastic beaches, picturesque harbour and bustling streets full of interesting boutique shops.

The St Ives Bay Hotel is in a perfect location only a short walk to the centre and also makes a wonderful base for exploring further afield to visit many of Cornwall’s finest sights and attractions.

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. There is a public car park nearby, charges apply

Great for

  • Walking
  • Culture
  • Food

Bay St Ives Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay St Ives Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay St Ives Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay St Ives Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point

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Hotel Accessibility

Here at Bay Hotels we want you to have the best short break possible. We are happy to provide advice to guests with special needs who wish to take breaks at our Hotels. In order to avoid disappointment and/or misunderstandings, please contact us on 01942 496 507 to discuss any needs that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have single rooms?
    Yes, in most of our hotels.

  • Do you take dogs and pets?
    We do not allow dogs and pets into our hotels, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Do you have lifts in all hotels?
    We have lifts in most of our hotels.

  • What time is check in time?
    3pm in the afternoon.

  • What time is check out time?
    10am in the morning.

  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    We do not allow smoking in any parts of our hotels.


Located on the rugged coastline of Cornwall, the St Ives Bay Hotel offers an ideal location for exploring the picturesque villages and superb Cornish coastline.

How to get there

By Car:

Follow the A30 to Cornwall as far as Erth Roundabout. Turn right onto the A3074, following signs for St Ives, through Lelant and Carbis Bay. On approaching St Ives, the road forks. Take the right fork onto The Terrace. The hotel is 50 yards away on the left hand side. (AA Roadwatch 09003 401100).

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. There is a public car park nearby, charges apply

By Train:

St Ives station is 200 yards below the hotel (reached by a flight of steps) and is served by trains from Penzance, via St Erth. (Rail enquiries to 08457 484950).

National Express:

Services to St Ives bus Station 300 yards below the hotel (Reached by a flight of steps). National Express enquiries to 08705 808080).

By Bus:

First Bus numbers 16 and 17 operate between Penzance and St Ives bus station.

By Taxi

DJ 01736 796633 or Ace Cars 01736 797799.

Bay St Ives Hotel

Bay St Ives Hotel

The Terrace

St Ives


TR26 2BP

Res: 01736 795106

Tel: 01736 795106

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from St. Ives:

  • Lizard Point
  • Truro
  • Land's End
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary
  • Penzance
  • Minack Amphitheatre
  • Mullion Cove

Local Insight

However you want to spend your leisure time while on holiday in Cornwall, the county pretty much has it covered

  • Lands End
    Land’s End is one of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery. A visit to this, the most south westerly point of mainland Britain, will provide you with a fantastic day out. Entrance to Land’s End is free, you only pay to park your car. Walk around the site and enjoy the natural splendour; stand on the First and Last Point and take in the spectacular views; visit the historic buildings of the First and Last House and Penwith House; or wander around the West Country Shopping Village. In addition to this you can experience great value family entertainment by purchasing tickets for our five fantastic attractions which include a 4D Film Experience. Any visit to Land’s End would not be complete without a photograph at the famous Signpost.
    Visit their website

  • Geevor Tin Mine
    Located in the far west of Cornwall, on the Atlantic coast, Geevor Tin Mine is a fabulous exhibit of Cornish mining history. A fully working mine until 1990, Geevor Tin Mine is now the largest preserved mining site and museum in the UK. This large site includes various buildings and underground-guided tours, which detail the fascinating process of extraction through the 18th and 19th centuries. Geevor also has a wonderful museum, which tells the story of mining in Cornwall over the years and what life was like for those who earned their living underground!
    Visit their website

  • Eden Project
    Dubbed the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. With a worldwide reputation Eden barely needs an introduction, but this epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind's dependence on plant life.
    Visit their website

  • National Maritime Museum
    Sitting with a toe in the sea, on the edge of Falmouth harbour in Cornwall, the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall delivers so much more than you might expect. Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this two time winner of Visitor Attraction of the Year not only has 15 stunning galleries beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions.
    Visit their website

Great for

  • Walking
  • Culture
  • Food


Entertainment Programme

On Monday Evenings
Gary K

Instrumental Vocalist

On Tuesday Evenings
Guitar Vocalist
Spencer Reed
On Wednesday Evenings
Instrumental & Vocals with
Joe Sortino
On Friday Evenings
An evening of music and song with
Robert Anthony

On Saturday Evenings
Guitar Vocalist
Adam Fox
On Sunday Evenings
An evening of entertainment with
Various Visiting Artists

The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.

Ann Smethers


rating is 3 stars

16 February 2014

Nice Hotel

We have just returned from a Shearings break and stayed here. We had a lovely time, food plenty and hot and good entertainment our only complaint was we were in room 100 which is on the back with an outside wall and we were cold we asked for extra blankets but there was no radiator in the bathroom and we both came home with bad colds.

Pat Head


rating is 4 stars

18 August 2013

Good Value

We had a lovely weekend. The room was comfortable and we were able to put our tandem in the hotel garage. We hugely recommend this lovely old hotel. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

Margaret Hibberd


rating is 4 stars

9 June 2013

Very Enjoyable Holiday

Just returned from a week’s holiday with Shearings. Our room was definitely in need of some TLC. However it was clean and the shower room although very small was spotlessly clean. The food was very good, I am a coeliac and I never had any problems with the food they offered to suit my diet. The staff were superb and the trips offered by Shearings very good. Our first holiday with Shearings but it won't be the last.

Mrs P Wood


rating is 5 stars

6 April 2013

Great five day break

Spectacular views from our wonderful room very clean food excellent staff very helpful and polite would certainly return.

Bill Watson


rating is 3 stars

28 March 2013

Lovely Break

Just returned from a lovely break with Shearings. Hotel very good clean and tidy. Single room small but adequate, very clean, bathroom shiny and bright. Food excellent all round with good choices. Staff very helpful also cheerful and friendly. Entertainment average. Can recommend this hotel and will certainly return.

Lynn Conaway


rating is 3 stars

22 October 2012

3 nights, £99 per person

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The lounge area overlooking the beach was very relaxing and the views stunning. The hotel itself is in need of a face lift, nothing a coat of paint all round would make it look better. The food was average, but loads of meat and not enough veg. What we found very helpful was 200 yards down the road was the bus station. We drove down from Devon, parked in the hotel car park and for the next 3 days used our bus pass to go into Penzance and pick a bus to go around free...

Linda Love


rating is 3 stars

31 August 2012

8 days St. Ives and Gardens of Cornwall

Very enjoyable, good value holiday. Upgraded room to sea view. Hotel was friendly, breakfasts were excellent, good choice of food for dinner all served very efficiently. The garden tours were very good especially the Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly - we were particularly lucky to have fine weather for the 2.1/2 hour boat trip to and from the Isles of Scilly.

Peter & Michael Eustance

Crewe, Cheshire

rating is 5 stars

24 April 2011

Great Hotel in St Ives, Cornwall

Lovely hotel, staff friendly, helpful and wanting to please. We had double front room overlooking Portminster Beach and sea. The hotel areas are very clean, great food with multi-choice selection, restaurant service very efficient, entertainment some evenings. Ideally suited for self drive as well as coach travellers, hotel has parking. Lots to do in St Ives and surrounding areas. Our stay was very enjoyable, will come again.

Pat Glenister


rating is 3 stars

11 April 2011

5 Days in St Ives

I enjoyed a 5 day Monday to Friday stay at the St Ives Bay hotel. A very friendly and well run hotel. We had a back facing room which was adequate, clean and tidy, the step in to the shower was about a foot high, would make it hard for anyone with a disability. The meals were good and varied, the biggest salad I have ever had, with too much meat but very enjoyable. Afternoon tea and free bar in the evening. The entertainment is hit and miss.

Ms Green


rating is 4 stars

8 April 2011

Weekend Break

I took my youngest of 9 and 6 (we had his birthday there). Couldn’t have asked for a better place. Was apprehensive with such young children, but it was wonderful. We had the family room, very spacious, clean and more than enough storage. Very accommodating with the food, as the children didn’t want the full courses offered. Manager was only too happy to help the lad’s and they chose more suitable food to eat. The hotel was fantastically placed, only a two minute walk from the beach. Faultless, would definitely return.

Mr and Mrs B


rating is 4 stars

15 February 2011

Lovely Hotel

We have just returned from a week-end break. This is our third visit to this lovely hotel. We always book a sea view room, which was extremely clean and comfortable. We had a table for two in the dining room. The food was excellent and the waiters very attentive. We will definitely go back to this hotel.

John & Teresa Chapman


rating is 4 stars

11 February 2011

Review of the Bay St Ives Bay Hotel

Great short break. I read the comments before we booked and I am please to report that they are correct. The hotel was first class.

Mr & Mrs Tolley


rating is 3 stars

31 January 2011

Great Holiday!

We had a great holiday. Food always hot, good choice, great service and great entertainment every night. Hotel room warm and roomy and very clean. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Could not fault the holiday in any way, fully recommend it.

Jenny Pyrah


rating is 4 stars

4 December 2010

Lovely Weekend

Having read some of the comments people have written, I’m thinking they want 5 star hotels at bargain prices. This hotel was great for our break, the rooms were spotless and the radiators were piping hot. Our shower rooms looked like they had been recently retiled and new shower units installed. The hotel has beautiful upgraded rooms at extra cost with flat screen TVs and lovely fittings if you want them. We booked 3 single rooms all with sea views, 2 had balconies, the views were stunning. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and our waiting staff were fast and efficient, with food served on hot plates and vegetables served separately so you could help yourself. We had 3 choices of starter, 4-5 choices of main meal and 3 choices of sweet or cheese and biscuits with coffee or tea. If people are not happy with the choices, perhaps they should try in St. Ives for an evening meal. I’m sure they will be willing to pay £20 each for a restaurant there. Our driver was the best and made our stay very good with a trip to Falmouth. We opted for a boat trip, blooming freezing but great views of the River Fal. Then, we went the next day to Land’s End, St. Michael’s Mount and Penzance. Thank you for a fabulous trip and a safe journey home.



rating is 5 stars

13 September 2010

Our Holiday

Our holiday was great! I enjoyed every moment, I didn’t want to leave. All reception staff and all the other staff were wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The Dining Room staff were great. Good choice of food, they never came out cold or warm. Well done! The entertainment was brilliant!

Garry Thompson


rating is 3 stars

13 September 2010

Valentines Weekend

Had a really good break at this hotel, Valentine's weekend, hotel a little dated in places but room spotless. Staff and food very good. Our driver was Shaun, who kept us entertained throughout the journey which was very smooth and comfortable.

Ann McGarry


rating is 3 stars

14 July 2010

Lovely Holiday

Just returned from a lovely holiday, food was good. I had a single room, I thought it was a bit shabby, small and the bed was very hard and uncomfortable. I met some very nice people at the hotel, the tours were very interesting. Very good weather. St Ives, beautiful, peaceful place, with a nice small sandy beach. Overall I enjoyed the holiday, especially the tours, I would recommend.

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