Carbis Bay

£159 – 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 £159 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 £49.95 per person; supplements apply for some dishes)
  • A glass of wine each on arrival (worth £5.60 per person)
  • It's £259 for 2-night stay and £359 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 £10 to stay in October
  • Fridays and Saturdays are an extra £20 per night

"Very friendly and efficient staff, wonderful food, very comfortable. Would recommend."
10 Nov, 2019 - Cornwall, UK
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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.
Cot 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

£159 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 1 Nov 2019-31 Jan, 2020; +£10 Oct; +£20 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(526 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 hotel itself is good and the food was also good though the cooked breakfast was mean , half a tomato ,half a mushroom ,small fried egg and a tiny bit of back bacon . ??
Other Comments
Room 308 is not fit for clients, it overlooks the car park and directly above goods in area, the noise never lets up during the working day . to top it off a path runs up past the window and people look directly into the room , the drapes must be kept drawn until you are fully dressed . SHOCKING . We requested to be moved to another room but nothing was done . Waste of my money and a insult .
RON 11 Nov, 2019 EXETER, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly and efficient staff, wonderful food, very comfortable. Would recommend.
Other Comments
The internal building & rooms could do with a bit of TLC, but spotlessly clean, lots of character and wonderful team working there. Delicious food too😊
ANITA 10 Nov, 2019 Cornwall, UK
Enjoyed Most
At the rate I paid a good deal. Rooms [at least lodge 8 a little small]. Restaurant & breakfast very good.
Other Comments
On rather good thing the hotel does not seem to plug is that the lodges have a kind of basement floor with an extremely well-equipped kitchen so you can buy your own grub and cook it and eat there.
Tom 09 Nov, 2019 Bishop's Stortford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Gorgeous spot with lovely view. Nothing too much trouble for friendly staff. Lovely decor and food.
Other Comments
Really good hotel, especially for winter visitors!
Melanie 09 Nov, 2019 Nailsworth, Glos, UK
Enjoyed Most
There were no towels in bathroom, one quick call from wife and sorted Although if I was alone may have been a little more inconvenient as already in shower!
William 09 Nov, 2019 Brixham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent dining experience
Paul 09 Nov, 2019 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel situated on its own beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent.
Other Comments
No lift in the hotel so anyone with walking difficulties should request a room on a low floor.
Marilyn 08 Nov, 2019 Taunton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The first room we had we felt was a little small as we were expecting a king size superior room with an armchair in. We were given room 108 which was very small. I spoke to Emily on the reception desk who was extremely helpful and friendly and showed us another 2 rooms to choose from we chose to upgrade to a deluxe sea view, we were extremely happy with the room and with Emily’s patience and helpFulness, nothing was too much trouble
Janet 08 Nov, 2019 Llanelli, UK
Enjoyed Most
Amazing. Just what we needed to recharge our batteries.
Other Comments
Location was perfect.
Fiona 08 Nov, 2019 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
Magical hotel, excellent food, lovely staff, dreadful weather....the weather didn’t matter as we has a ball in the spa & lounges recharging our batteries.
Other Comments
Talented chef, impressive ingredients super loose leaf teas quality.
Robert 08 Nov, 2019 Calne, UK

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