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97% (356 member ratings) The hotel's "huge picture window is the perfect place for gazing out to sea" -- The Independent

Carbis Bay Hotel

Carbis Bay
  • This boutique hotel overlooks its own Blue Flag white-sand beach
  • Facilities include a "unique & tranquil" luxury spa (The Good Spa Guide)
  • There's a heated outdoor pool, a sauna & a champagne bar
  • The fine-dining AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant serves locally sourced Cornish food

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97% (356 member ratings)

4.5Value for Money


Carbis Bay
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP
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Built in 1894 and situated on a hillside overlooking its own Blue Flag beach, Carbis Bay Hotel has "an unrivalled position", according to The Daily Telegraph. This hotel inspired the Sands Hotel in the novels of Rosamunde Pilcher, and Virginia Woolf -- a former guest -- is believed to have used Godrevy Lighthouse across the bay as her inspiration for To the Lighthouse.

Facilities at this coastal retreat include the award-winning C Bay Spa, which boasts a heated outdoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna pod, a Ruinart champagne bar and beauty treatment rooms. The marble-floored hotel has 47 bedrooms and four dining areas, a beach club with an accredited watersports centre, spa treatments, a beachfront bar and an outdoor terrace that adjoins sloping gardens.

The AA-Rosette-awarded Sands Restaurant serves seafood that arrives daily from the fishing boats in St Ives. Sip a cocktail, cognac or champagne at the bar, where you can watch the sun set over the sea.

St Ives town centre -- home of Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum -- is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Godrevy Lighthouse, St Michael's Mount and Penzance are all within 25 minutes' drive. Wi-Fi is free.

Travelzoo tip: Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in Cornwall.

From the press:

  • "In a peaceful location with access to its own white-sand beach" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016

  • "Carbis Bay Hotel has stunning views over the eponymous waters from its lofty position" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2016
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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Extra guests charges apply as follows: Extra bed available on request for children aged 11 and under: £30 per night. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 or under.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Carbis Bay railway station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel and has links to Plymouth, Bristol and London Paddington. The A30 is a 5-minute drive away, and Land's End Airport is a 35-minute car journey from the property, while Newquay Airport is 45 minutes away. Parking at the hotel is free.


  • Carbis Bay
  • St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP
  • United Kingdom

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

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