Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Hotel

Kate Harden-England
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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

"Stunning location. Friendly welcome. All staff very helpful. Exceptional food. Really recommend the Best end of lamb and the cherry parfait was to die for! Will definitely go back."
12 Dec, 2019 - Exeter, UK
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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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

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(534 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
Stunning location. Friendly welcome. All staff very helpful. Exceptional food. Really recommend the Best end of lamb and the cherry parfait was to die for! Will definitely go back.
Other Comments
Easy walk into St Ives along the coast path with stunning views.
Jacqueline 12 Dec, 2019 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
A fabulous experience from start to finish. Definitely be back!
Other Comments
Seeing the seals in the sea just off the beach an added bonus!
John 11 Dec, 2019 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous hotel. The location is outstanding and our room was just beautiful. The staff were incredibly friendly, everything felt luxurious and special. We can't wait to go back!
Other Comments
The only downside is the food, which is very overpriced. We had a 3 course meal and were both still hungry afterwards, the portions were absolutely tiny!
ALISON 09 Dec, 2019 Plymouth, UK
Other Comments
Service, price of drinks, wait for breakfast, could hear reception phone finishing in bedroom, had to pay extra for coffee at breakfast
Isla 07 Dec, 2019 Truro, UK
Enjoyed Most
Booked a two night deal through travelzoo with dinner on first night. Great value all round and easy access to St Ives which we both walked and later travelled by train. My only beef was that we had a superior room with view over the gardens but I don't think our view matched expectations and was overlooking the back of rooms being worked on. No problem though and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Alan 01 Dec, 2019 Shaftesbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
All excellent
Marilyn 01 Dec, 2019 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
Superb despite the weather!
Other Comments
There are too many cushions on the bed!
Janet 30 Nov, 2019 Wellingtonellington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food, friendly helpful staff
Michael 26 Nov, 2019 Swansea, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely getaway and great value for money
Sarah 25 Nov, 2019 Gloucester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Be enjoyable
Reg 23 Nov, 2019 Llandrindod Wells, UK

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