Carbis Bay

$169 – Cornwall: St Ives escape with meals & wine, 52% off

Carbis Bay Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Carbis Bay Hotel has its own private Blue Flag beach, an award-winning spa and a great location -- less than two miles from St Ives. You can book an overnight stay there starting at $169 this autumn or winter and save up to 52% on the usual price.

"The view over sand and sea is breathtaking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2019

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room, with full Cornish breakfast, for two
  • 3-course dinner in the 2-AA-Rosette Sands Restaurant (worth up to $64 per person; supplements apply for some dishes)
  • A glass of wine each on arrival (worth $7 per person)
  • It's $276 for 2-night stay and $383 for 3-night stay, with daily breakfast, a glass of wine each on arrival and 3-course dinner on the first night
  • It's an extra $11 to stay in October
  • Fridays and Saturdays are an extra $21 per night

"Fantastic break, we were upgraded to a beach lodge, the staff and place was lovely couldn't fault anything"
Sep 23, 2019 - Bristol, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


Carbis Bay Hotel was built in 1894, and sits on a hillside above 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.

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. St Michael's Mount and Penzance are within 25 minutes' drive.

Facilities within the "handsome 125-acre estate" (The Daily Telegraph) include the C Bay Spa, which has a 5-bubble rating from the Good Spa Guide, 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 while watching the sun set over the sea. The Beach Club Restaurant and The Conservatory both serve lighter bites in a more casual environment. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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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


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

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not 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.

up to 52% off

$169 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 1 Nov 2019-1 Jan, 2020; +$11 Oct; +$21 Fri-Sat

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

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.

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
(522 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 food and spa massages were wonderful.
Other Comments
Apparently this hotel has received awards this year. I booked a room here specifically requesting a quiet room and was hopeful when told all of their rooms were quiet (I have this in writing via email). This was unfortunately not the case. When allocating guests a room who have requested a quiet room please do not; 1- allocate them next to the stairs where footfall is loud and high in volume from other guests 2-allocate then next to a fire door which bangs every time other guests need to access that floor 3-allocate then a room facing the Trainline which runs along the back of the hotel 4-omit to tell them upon booking that a wedding party had been scheduled and will obviously impact on the sound, with disco noise heard throughout the hotel until midnight 5-allocate then near to an area where bins being dragged across a pathway can be heard 6-allocate then a room directly above the noisy bar area, with guests taking advance until around 2am Even the spa was disappointing with just 1 toilet and shower in male/female changing rooms and only 6 lockers in each. I spoke to 4 guests alone who unfortunately could not have a locker as they were all in use. With just 12 in total I guess that’s not a surprise for all hotel guests, day spa guests considered. We spent an amazing week in a cottage before staying at Carbis Bay, with the hotel being a special birthday surprise for my husband and an indulgent (££) end to our holiday. I truly wish we’d have stayed at the cottage. I really hoped Carbis Bay was going to be a great hotel, unfortunately for us on this occasion it was not.
Joanna Sep 30, 2019 Kettering, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic break, we were upgraded to a beach lodge, the staff and place was lovely couldn't fault anything
Other Comments
Fantastic place for a special holiday would recommend
Sue Sep 23, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was our 12th wedding anniversary so was lovely to get away without the kids
Paul Sep 23, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good, enjoyed the one night, weather was great.
Linda Sep 22, 2019 Paignton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb food. Very attentive staff. A most relaxing venue.
T R Sep 22, 2019 Warminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel in stunning location. Staff very professional and eager to help.
Mandy Sep 19, 2019 King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The building work that blighted our first visit to the Carbis Bay Hotel is now finished, so there are no more problems due to disruption or lack of car parking.
Other Comments
The Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers has a separate restaurant in the new building, but he has clearly had an impact on the food in the main hotel restaurant, which is now excellent.
Phillip H Sep 18, 2019 Winkleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A beautifully situated hotel, literally, "on the beach". The hotel is elegantly-furnished, the food is well-prepared and varied. The staff are polite and, all in all, contribute to a memorable experience.
Christopher Sep 16, 2019 Nantwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Family run and couldn’t be more helpful and put every effort into making our stay enjoyable. Wonderful!
Catherine Sep 16, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very helpful at all times. However if we were not on a dinner bed and breakfast booking I would not have been happy at the normal meal charges, quite expensive
Bernard Sep 15, 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom

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