Carbis Bay

$222 – St Ives: 4-star getaway with meals & wine, 50% off

Carbis Bay Hotel
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Carbis Bay Hotel has its own private Blue Flag beach, an award-winning spa and a great location -- just 20 minutes by bus from St Ives. This summer you can book an overnight stay here for $222, half of what it usually costs and get:

  • 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 $6 per person, once per stay)
  • You can book additional nights with breakfast and dinner for the same price

"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 for its high-quality service
  • There's a heated outdoor pool, a sauna and a champagne bar
  • The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant serves fresh seafood caught daily by local fishing boats


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 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 at an extra cost.

There are three dining options at this hotel. 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.

Click here to see our list of 101 Things to Do in Cornwall.

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


  • 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.


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.

Additional details: The property is undergoing light renovation works in the front of the hotel. These should be completed by the end of June 2018 and there will no disruption caused to the guests.

50% off

$222 / night


When You Can Go

1 Jun-30 Sep

Enjoyed This
(450 Member Ratings)
"Great value for money and the effort staff made for the Royal Wedding"
May 20, 2018
staffordshire, United Kingdom

Getting There

Carbis Bay railway station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and has links to Plymouth, Bristol and London Paddington. The A30 is a 5-minute drive away, and Newquay Airport is 45 minutes' drive. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(450 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Carbis Bay Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Felt that the cost of meals was rather high
Stuart May 22, 2018 Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great value for money and the effort staff made for the Royal Wedding
bostock May 20, 2018 staffordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and customer service
Bob May 20, 2018 Stafford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and service
Kelley May 15, 2018 Hayle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Lovely staff
jayne May 19, 2018 Crewe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food ,accommodation and position
Christine May 19, 2018 Brixham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble
Dawn May 10, 2018 Ledbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Big Shame as building works were being carried out during our stay. Was a shock at first!!! ,this being, we were not made aware of this scenario? Staff were Fabby :)
Chris May 11, 2018 Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great Food and service
Phil May 10, 2018 North Bovey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was outstanding
Marie May 12, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom

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