Carbis Bay

The Gannet Inn

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Why We Love It

  • This boutique hotel is in the seaside village of Carbis Bay, five minutes' drive from St Ives
  • Guests get access to the facilities at Carbis Bay Hotel, which include a heated outdoor pool, a sauna, a hydrotherapy pool and a privately owned white-sand beach
  • The "high standard" (The AA) Quirky Rooms are individually designed with bespoke furniture

"A relaxing, stylish place to enjoy good food" -- The AA

97% (125 Member Ratings)

"The friendly staff "
Jul 23, 2017
Cannock, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Carbis Bay railway station is around 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. The A30 is less than 10 minutes' drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Cornwall is popular throughout the year, due to its "mild climate, breathtaking scenery and long stretches of sandy beach" (Condé Nast Traveller), and its Atlantic coast is dotted with some of the UK's most beautiful coves and bays.

The Gannet Inn is in the village of Carbis Bay on this very coastline, and it has "unique interiors with all the style and finesse of a boutique hotel, while also offering a warm and friendly place to pop in for a catch up or a bite to eat" (The AA). The country-style property opened in 2015, and it is five minutes' drive from the art galleries and winding cobbled streets of St Ives.

You can walk to sister property Carbis Bay Hotel in less than 15 minutes and enjoy the leisure facilities for free -- including the hydrotherapy pool and sauna -- or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool before heading down to the privately owned Blue Flag beach below.

The Gannet Inn has a restaurant and a bar, and a lounge with a fireplace and leather armchairs. The bar also has a dartboard and a pool table. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30-10am.

Bedrooms are individually designed and soundproof, and feature neutral décor and bespoke furniture. Wi-Fi is free.

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  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa

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.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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97% Positive
(125 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Carbis Bay Hotel Ltd (t/as The Gannet Inn) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff
Other Comments
Lovely place great food nice hotel and great service
Sarah Jul 23, 2017 Cannock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
B E Jul 22, 2017 Itchenor, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location for Carbis Bay beach
Other Comments
Friendly staff, use of spa at sister property.
emma Jul 10, 2017 Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything about the hotel was great, the room was gorgeous and spacious too. Food in the restaurant was excellent with the exception of the French Toast at breakfast which was not cooked, apart from this it was excellent. The use of the Spa and pool at the Carbis Bay Hotel down the hill on the beach was icing on the cake, just fabulous.
Other Comments
We would like to say a special thank you to Helen on reception who was extremely helpful and friendly and gave us lots of good tips on where to go etc.
Judith Jul 10, 2017 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
loved access to spa at the sister hotel.
Ann Marie Jul 10, 2017 Rugby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The nicely furnished, good sized "Quirky" bedroom, amazingly comfortable king-sized bed, immaculate en suite, the lovely view along the coast from the bedroom window, the delicious food with good choice, good cocktails and wine list, and the friendly and helpful staff .
Other Comments
The inn lies on the main St Ives road, which is set high above sea level. We had driven all day and didn't want to get the car out again, so walked down to the sea along several steep roads to the wonderful sandy beach, which had really good facilities as part of the sister hotel on the beach and a parking area in addition to the hotel's own, but we couldn't face climbing these really steep inclines for the return to The Gannet, and fortunately were offered a lift back. You can phone for a taxi but it will have to come from St Ives. We stayed for one night with a voucher that meant our visit was around half price and therefore exceptionally good value. Had we not received the voucher the hotel would have been outside our budget, but I imagine the full price to be more than appropriate for the high quality of accommodation and food.
Valerie Jul 16, 2017 Slough, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Staff are always so welcoming and friendly and nothing too much trouble.
Julia May 03, 2017 Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
As above
Other Comments
Gannet Inn didn't have our booking and tried to put us in 3 different hotels for 3 nights. 1 of which was of lesser value
Rob Jul 04, 2017 Worcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything :)
tracey Jul 04, 2017 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The evening meal was delicious and the staff were extremely helpful and worked so hard to keep us happy! We were greeted by a lovely lady who gave us so much advice on where to go visit and what there is to do - having use of the spa facilities at the sister hotel was also amazing
Other Comments
The breakfast could have been a little more - I ordered poached eggs on toast and got one poached egg and one Slice of toast!
Kelly May 02, 2017 Kidderminster, United Kingdom

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