Carbis Bay

$210 & up – Cornwall getaway with meals & wine, 53% off

Carbis Bay Hotel
Kate Harden-England
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You won't struggle with things to do during a stay at the Carbis Bay Hotel -- it's less than 10 minutes' drive from popular St Ives, and has an award-winning spa and a Blue Flag beach. Overnight stays here now start at $210, saving up to 53% on the usual price and include:

  • Accommodation in a Superior Room, with full Cornish breakfast and a 3-course dinner in the 2-AA-Rosette Sands Restaurant (supplements apply for some dishes), for two
  • A glass of wine each on arrival (worth $7 per person, once per stay)
  • Two-night stays start at $342 with the second night on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Three-night stays start at $475 with the second night on a bed-and-breakfast basis

"The view over sand and sea is breathtaking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2018

Why We Love It

  • This boutique hotel overlooks its own Blue Flag beach
  • The luxury spa boasts a Good Spa Guide 5-bubble rating, and the hotel holds a VisitEngland Silver Award
  • There's a heated outdoor pool, a sauna and a champagne bar
  • You can dine on fresh seafood caught by local fishing boats at the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant


Carbis Bay Hotel was built in 1894, on a hillside overlooking its own white-sand Blue Flag beach (there is construction taking place, on the far end of the beach). The hotel was the inspiration for The Sands Hotel in the novels of Rosamunde Pilcher, and Virginia Woolf -- a former guest -- is said to have used Godrevy Lighthouse across the bay as her inspiration for To the Lighthouse.

Facilities within the "handsome 125-acre estate" (The Daily Telegraph) include the award-winning C Bay Spa, which boasts a heated outdoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna pod and a Ruinart champagne bar. There is also an accredited watersports centre, where you can hire canoes and paddleboards for an extra cost.

The fine-dining Sands Restaurant serves seafood that arrives daily from fishing boats in St Ives, and you can sip a cocktail, cognac or champagne at the bar, and watch the sun set over the sea. The Beach Club Restaurant and The Conservatory both serve lighter bites in a more casual environment.

St Ives -- a "pretty jumble of slate roofs, church towers and turquoise bays" (Lonely Planet), that is home to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, is 20 minutes away by bus. You can also walk into town in about 30 minutes along the South West Coast Path, which runs past the hotel. Godrevy Lighthouse, St Michael's Mount and Penzance are all within 25 minutes' drive. Wi-Fi is free.

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From the press:

  • "Scenically perched just above its own sandy Blue Flag beach outside St Ives, Carbis Bay's position is truly stunning" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "There aren't many spas in the UK where you can sit in a sauna and watch a pod of dolphins swim across a bay, but this is one of them" -- The Good Spa Guide



  • 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 the hotel


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

53% off

$210 / night


When You Can Go

1 Nov-31 Jan & Tue-Thu Oct; +$13 Sun-Mon; +$26 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(432 Member Ratings)
"Being right on beautiful Carbis beach and the Spa was lovely."
Sep 16, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom

Getting There

Parking is free. The A30 is a 5-minute drive away, and Carbis Bay railway station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, with links to Plymouth, Bristol and London Paddington.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(432 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Carbis Bay Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Being right on beautiful Carbis beach and the Spa was lovely.
Jane Sep 16, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location Delicious food Value for money
Other Comments
Staff were very friendly and attentive My wife has food allergies and nothing was too much trouble and well catered for
Gareth Sep 16, 2018 Ipplepen , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Vincent Sep 16, 2018 Cornwall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was excellent
Other Comments
Disappointed with room. No views of garden. Next to noisy pump for swimming pool operating 7.00am to 10.00pm. Bathroom clean but needed refurbishment.
Gerald Sep 14, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location with fabulous views across the see.
Other Comments
I think you need to be careful with the rooms here - unfortunately we had a room that had the kitchen industrial fan under it which was noisy until 10pm at night and then started up again at 7am - you could hear this whether the windows were open or closed. I'd suggest phoning first. The room had nice sea views.
Jennifer Sep 12, 2018 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and views were fantastic, and the evening meal was excellent after we paid FOR AN UPGRADE..
Other Comments
The menu we booked through Travelzoo had been changed about 3 weeks before we arrived and what was shown was not what we liked so we had to upgrade for the menu we wanted. ended up paying about an extra £18. No one had told us about this until we walked into the restaurant. Had a superior room but was not very big, especially when sitting on the toilet my knees were touching the wall.
David Sep 12, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Slightly disappointed with the food served in the evening restaraunt
Joe Sep 10, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
We were shown 3 rooms none of which looked like the one we booked? And they said we were upgraded? Really?! Other than that the food was amazing and the staff were really helpful but hotel looking tired?
Mark Sep 09, 2018 West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was exceptional
Other Comments
We were not advised at time of booking that the building works in front of the hotel had been going on since 2015 and it doesn't look anywhere near finished. The hotel could do with a spruce up, its grubby in places.
Sharon Sep 07, 2018 Horley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Deal advised superior room but were only provided a classic room
nikki Sep 07, 2018 Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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