Boskerris Hotel, St. Ives
Reviews - Boskerris Hotel
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Boskerris Hotel
Great Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
But it was the service that really made the trip. Special touches such as a happy easter card in the room when we got in after a day walking and an easter egg for each of the guests hidden in the teacups at breakfast. These individual, well thought out touches really made the difference to how you felt as a guest.
Don't be put off by the earlier comments about the hotel not being up to scratch in terms of decoration. The owners have had a huge job to transform an old style seaside hotel into something a lot more special but for this season they've certainly achieved it.
What a place!from A TripAdvisor Member
When we entered the hotel,the view from the terrace was amazing ! What more with the enthusiam and friendly manner of the owners, we really felt at home. We opted for a superior room which was lovely. It had LCD TV, DVD, roll top bath and a seperate rainshower and the view from the window of the bay was outstanding.
We decided to walk to St Ives on the coastal walk which took us around 25 mins and was great to get some fresh sea air from the smog of London !
I have to say we were very sad to leave and would highly recommend the boskerris. It has a style of it's own, fabulous owners and a great breakfast. We are returning in June !!
Charming, friendly and superb breakfastfrom jackiematt
Thanks to all.
First class experiencefrom Traveller171175
Location is great - St Ives is very crowded and a little intense, but its a lovely walk from Boskerris into town (about 30 mins), and the train service is good too and takes just 3 mins. Taxis cheap too. Carbis Bay itself is stunning, and very peaceful out of season.
Any criticisms? Well it's not cheap, but its worth splashing out for a really first-class experience.
Style over Substance?from A TripAdvisor Member
The current owners are fantastic people and the staff as good as ever, with the updated rooms having Hi Tech fittings - but a louvred door on the bathroom? Sorry, bathroom privacy is compromised and that is not good.
I may be getting on in years but still pack a healthy appetite. The 'Old' Boskerris offered an inclusive 5 course evening meal that included a choice of two soups, plus an entree, and mains accompanied by a different style of potatoes each night and a vast tureen of garden fresh vegetables. Sadly, the style over function has included the food, that looks stunning but hits the wallet extremely hard. For the first time ever, I elminated an offered course on the grounds of cost or poor value for money. Just too expensive. The fact that from a full hotel, there were only 4 of us dining that night, shows that others thought the same. Extremely disappointed to find on arrival having driven 300 miles, that no food was served on a Sunday evening! We had to go out for a buffet meal to a local pub - which proved to be excellent, but that is not what we expected nor what we wanted. A very expensive break that didn't live up to past glories. The coffee has improved though...
shelter from the storm of london lifefrom A TripAdvisor Member
relaxing calming decor. Very tastefully done and in keeping with the surroundings
Fantastic selection of books
We were made to feel most welcome. We noticed that all visitors were being made to feel that they were the most important customers - but not sickly sweet - felt that owners were genuinely interested in their visitors. Felt like lucky houseguests
Food fantastic - you must have the bacon
dinner menu glorius
Cannot recommend highly enough
escape london on the sleeper train and plot up here for a couple of days you won't regret it
A Perfect Place to Crashfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was a good size with en suite, LCD TV and DVD, tea & coffee. The room was very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The terrace which looks over the bay was our favourite part of the hotel and perfect for pre-dinner drinks.
There were two aspects to our stay that made it exceptional. First, the family owners and staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. Every need was looked after without fuss. Restaraunts were recommended, maps provided and transport was arranged. They even rang the Eden Project to check how long the queues were. Second; despite having two very good meals in St Ives (The Alba and Porthminster, both restaraunts thoroughly recommended), we elected to stay at the Boskerris for our last night. Good choice; our meal here was the best of the three.
A couple of points - Carbis Bay is just over a mile outside of St Ives. There is a very good train service that runs from the station about 200 yards from the Boskerris, to St Ives every 15 minutes or so. Alternatively, there is a coastal path to St Ives - about a 30 minute walk.
Our visit was during the school holidays. With hindsight, this is a bad time to visit St Ives as it gets very busy. We are looking forward to our next visit outside of the school holidays. It's a long way for us, but we think it's worth it.
The rooms are small but beautifully, simply decorated, and my partner particularly liked the plasma TV and DVD player! The size of the room didn't matter when presented with beautiful sea views and an uninterrupted horizon.
The owners and staff were very welcoming - we felt very at home lazing in the pretty lounge or nursing G&T's on the deck in the evening. There is a restaurant with very high quality food and the breakfasts were full of extremely tasty local produce.
I would be very happy to recommend this hotel - we can't wait to go back!
Very disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for St. Ives
Restaurant recommendation Try 'Alba' which is just a few mintes' walk from the station. Very modern, British seafood restaurant.
Paradise park Well worth a visit - more than just birds!
Train link Parking in St Ives is very limited but there is a little station 200 yds from this hotel with an excellent train link into St Ives for little cost and its just such a pleasant stress free journey and is every 30 mins and only takes 6 mins into St Ives.
Other names for Boskerris Hotel
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- Address: Boskerris Road - St. Ives - England - TR26 2NQ - United Kingdom
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