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Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This boutique hotel overlooks its own Blue Flag beach
  • The luxury spa has 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

"The view over sand and sea is breathtaking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2019
92%
Enjoyed This
(517 Member Ratings)
"The peace and quiet"
Jo
Feb 15, 2019
Penzance, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Carbis Bay Hotel was built in 1894, on a hillside overlooking its own white-sand Blue Flag 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 has 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

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

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

Parking

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Policies

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.

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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.

92%
Enjoyed This
(517 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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet
Other Comments
All very relaxing Lovely staff
Jo Feb 15, 2019 Penzance, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location on the beach. The hotel staff are very attentive and we were well looked after.
Other Comments
The lodges are spectacular and worth considering
Lorraine Feb 14, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to the beach. Restaurants
Other Comments
Staff in main restaurant were extremely helpful, personable and friendly
Andrew Feb 14, 2019 Totnes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and very friendly and accommodating staff
Sarah Feb 12, 2019 Tavistock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Super attentive staff. Lovely location.
Other Comments
Food we had looked superb but was actually a little dry and underseasoned. Good value at the Travelzoo inclusive price.
Martin Feb 12, 2019 Paignton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location
Stephen Feb 11, 2019 Newquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded to apartment-
Lynne Feb 10, 2019 Paignton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food & wine
Other Comments
On registration we were relieved of £50 to cover any in house expenses. Upon leaving what we had spent was charged AGAIN - with a promise for the £50 to be reimbursed. We still await that reimbursement - it's now become an non-negotiated LOAN ! Hotel was busy - so this is a clever way of creating a working fund !!!
Christopher Feb 09, 2019 Falmouth, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Location is excellent, friendly staff
Jane Feb 09, 2019 Penryn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food, View and Staff were great.
Deborah Feb 07, 2019 Bodmin, United Kingdom

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