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Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My wife & i have eaten here before a few times and have always enjoyed the food.We live in Penzance & would not think twice to travel & eat here. We ate here last night & the food was spectacular. They now have an out door balcony area which has views to die for, we had lunch here outside a...

1Thank Garey M
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel everything we wanted. Only problem was the shower room was a bit on the small side in room 14. Staff were very good especially Wayne he was great. Thanks for a great break to all the staff.

1Thank chitty8720
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 June 2015

My friend had booked the room in advance so I had no idea what to expect. Bed incredibly uncomfortable, as were pillows. Bathroom tiny and although clean looked very 'tired'. Towels were very old and not fresh, they kind of smelt like old cigarette smoke??? The breakfast however was excellent, I ordered Eggs Benedict, although the breakfast staff seemed half...

1Thank mevesysufres
Sarah S, Manager at Chy-An-Albany, responded to this review

I’m sorry you found the bed uncomfortable during your stay with us. Mattresses are checked, turned and replaced regularly and our Pillows were replaced throughout the hotel only a couple of months ago. Unfortunately mattress and pillow preference can be a very personal choice with everyone liking different degrees of hardness/softness. Our hotel bedrooms and bathrooms, although some bathrooms are...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Stayed here this weekend with my husband and 1 year old son. The location was great , short walk to everything but not just a short walk a nice walk with beautiful scenery. Our room was amazing , we had a delux family room which was huge and had everything we needed, including a massive safe balcony with breathtaking views....

2Thank Louise I
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Me and the wife stayed here for two nights in the executive suite.what a fantastic room,the views were amazing from the windows looking over car is bay and St Ives harbour.the staff were happy and helpful.great food

1Thank Stephen A
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The hotel was exactly as expected with friendly staff and spotless rooms.The only disappointing part is that the room allocated had only a very small shower room.If you are of larger build then it would be difficult to see how you would be able to use this without the door to the bedroom being left open. Appreciate you do not...

1Thank JohnLarissa
Reviewed 29 May 2015

the welcome was really good at reception , staff really helpful and polite , we had evening meals the first night which was superb and good value for money. its just on the outskirt of town so its easy to walk into st ives but away from the bustle its a 5 mins walk down to the beach at porthminster...

1Thank shaunthesheep1960
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We arrived at the Chy-An-Albany without a reservation and were greeted by Kate B who was amazing. Not only did she secure us the best room in the hotel, she was very professional, extremely pleasant and offered sound advice on what to do regarding dinner and visiting the harbour area. We will definitely return to St Ives and will make...

1Thank John B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, booked it blind so had no pre -conceptions so our stay could not be influenced by previous reviews. My review is solely based on our own personal experience at this hotel / location and our own expectations will differ from many others. Car park at front and back of hotel, Front parking limited, you...

1Thank micwic
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Excellent position with its own car park and only 10 minute walk to the centre of St Ives. Staff very friendly throughout our stay. Excellent breakfast & evening meal. We had a Top floor room with fantastic views over St Ives bay. We would definitely stay there again and recommend this Hotel.

1Thank petri10

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Providing comfortable accommodation with every amenity you would expect from a luxury award winning AA 3 star rated Hotel in Cornwall. The Chy an Albany occupies a wonderfully elevated site with magnificent views overlooking Portminster beach and St Ives Bay in Cornwall.Only a short walk into town and with ample free off road car parking.The hotel provides an ideal base to explore St. Ives and its renowned Tate Gallery, as well as the quaint harbour side, cobbled streets and collection of beautiful beaches that have captivated artists and tourists for over a century. The hotel is also just a short walk from the train station at the bottom of the hill (approximately 3 minutes). The new 'Lighthouse Bistro' is an art-themed restaurant, showcasing a wide range of art from local artists. The gallery-style restaurant offers contemporary dining using the very freshest local vegetables and produce, fish straight from the sea and Cornish made cheeses alongside exotic foods and wines from around the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chy-An-Albany

Address: Albany Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: $128 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chy-An-Albany 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Chy-An-Albany Hotel St Ives
Chy-An-Albany St Ives, Cornwall
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#5 Family Hotel in St Ives
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
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“some of the rooms are quite small so I would ask for a larger room when booking”
 of 5 bubbles italianjane, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fantastic views from most rooms.Choose the room according to what you wish to pay for. Levels 1,2,3 front rooms all have sea views”
 of 5 bubbles alexnaturalhealt2017, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor deluxe rooms are slightly larger”
 of 5 bubbles julienZ3327EZ, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The standard rooms can be a bit small, if possible up grade.”
 of 5 bubbles catbet_hol, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are named so I presume they are the quality rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Steethack, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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