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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here several times and eaten in the restaurant often, but this time was very disappointing. The food was mediocre at best. Some parts good, scallops excellent and others just poor, pork came with pretty crackling strips, so looked good but they were chewy and inedible. Lots of noise from screaming children at 9/9.30pm which was not dealt...

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I'm sorry that this occasion did not live up to previous experiences and will speak to the staff involved regarding this. With regards to the children, unfortunately you visited us during half term week and we welcome families as well. As much as we would like,...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Went for some light lunch after a lovely seaside walk. Poor service, had to keep going to the bar to get what we ordered, or to get cutlery or side plates as waitress - after 20min- had not brought anything to us. Ordered the seafood platter to share. Disappointing fish cakes- could only taste potato and no fish.But gorgeous selection...

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I am sorry if our usual high standards were lacking on this occasion and will speak to the Restaurant Team regarding this. With regards to ordering at lunchtime we ask guests to order their food and drinks at the bar and then the food is delivered to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights. I felt that I am at home. Very caring and friendly staff, outstanding restaurant with amazing views of Celtic sea. The hotel is decorated with paintings of famous local painters. Cozy and tasteful designed with very good location. Just a place with the soul of Cornwall.

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at the Pedn Olva. I am glad that you see us as your 'home away from home' and that the staff were caring and friendly. We are indeed spoilt by our location with its breath taking views from every aspect. The paintings we have displayed are...

Reviewed 30 October 2015

This hotel is fantastic for both couples and families, we visited this hotel several times for food, drinks. We ate in the bar and in the restaurant...food is outstanding! Customer service is wonderful, nothing is too much trouble. Views are magic....we will be bk in July!

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I am delighted that we exceeded your expectations in every way and will of course pass your lovely comments on to the staff. I look forward to welcoming you back in July so you are able to enjoy another relaxing lunch at the Pedn Olva. Regards, Jamie...

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

This was my second time at this hotel. Spent 5 nights here on this occasion. It is pricey for what it is but I suppose you are paying for its position. Rooms are small as are the shower rooms. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast service could do with tightening up as not consistent. Overall a good holiday

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Pedn Olva. I am pleased that we were able to entice you back for a second stay. Our prices are in line with other hotels in St Ives but I do think our location is the best around. I am glad that you found the staff to be friendly...

Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Visited for 7 days in June having stayed in st ives on numerous occasions down the years finally stayed at hotel we had admired many times from all parts of St ives. We were surprised on arrival to find our room was so small and the on suite shower room was tiny! On the other hand the view was to...

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your recent and long awaited stay at the Pedn Olva. Unfortunately when the hotel was first built, en-suites were not factored into the design so over the years we have had to install them without impacting on the room size too much. So we do let guests know that the rooms are 'compact'...

Dearborn, Michigan
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a casual lunch while enjoying an incredible view. What's not to like? I had fish patties and a cider and my friends had sandwiches. They raved about the cheese and the bread. I've dined at scenic places and settled for mediocre food. The Pedn Olva exceeded my expectations.

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I am delighted that you and your friends enjoyed our freshly made cuisine and that the views added to that enjoyment. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Pedn Olva very soon. Regards, Jamie Smitheram Guest Relations Manager

Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The setting was fantastic and am only sorry that we hadn't visited during the day to fully appreciate the view.. We visited for a meal so do not know what the accommodation was like. The service was great. The meal was good, although a little on the cold side and there was a varied choice.

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Pedn Olva. I am pleased that you found our location to be 'fantastic' and you must indeed visit us again during the day to take full advantage of the stunning views we are blessed with. I am sorry that the meal was not up to temperature and hope that...

Somerton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015

When me and my partner first walked into our room we both said WOW! The view took our breath away, you really couldn't get much better than that, when I originally booked I asked for a room where if I led in bed I wanted to see the sea, we got given a balcony room and that definitely made my...

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Pedn Olva. As you rightly say our views are most indeed breath taking and the hotel does take advantage of them from every aspect. There is nothing better in my opinion than waking up to that glorious view each morning. I am sorry if our menu did not offer...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

My sister & I chose this hotel largely on the basis of the good tripadvisor reviews and, on the whole we were not disappointed. The hotel's location right above the beach is fantastic and all of the public rooms have wonderful views. Our twin-bedded room looked over the bay to the harbour and St Ives town. Although it was a...

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PednOlva_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Pedn Olva Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay at the Pedn Olva. I am pleased that you found your room comfortable and adequate for your needs during your stay with our renowned stunning views and that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us both in the evening and at breakfast with lots of choices to suit most tastes. I am...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pedn Olva, with the sea only thirty feet below and flanked by golden sands, is founded on blue-black granite rocks on the southern shores of St. Ives Harbour and Bay. Contemporary, romantic and breathtaking are but a few ways to describe the Pedn Olva, with its 29 distinctive bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and outdoor heated swimming pool that make it an ideal stay for a getaway break, special meal or relaxing lunch. The plethora of windows facing the sea allows our guests to be as close as you can get to floating on the sea without leaving dry land. A safe haven for watching winter storms in front of a granite open fire, or seeing dolphins and seals playing in the bay from our sun drenched terraces. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pedn Olva Hotel

Address: The Warren, St Ives TR26 2EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: RM481 - RM1,137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pedn Olva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Pedn Olva St Ives
Pedn Olva Hotel St Ives, Cornwall
Hotel Pedn Olva
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St Ives
#6 Romantic Hotel in St Ives
#7 Family Hotel in St Ives
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“small but adequit”
 of 5 bubbles tonydwelly, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had ordinary doubles - perhaps an upgrade would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles 499johna499, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms would have a great view!”
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 of 5 bubbles Mkilbey, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we had room 9 great views,not huge but so cosy”
 of 5 bubbles littletregaddick, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is not a noisy hotel by any means. Definitely go for a sea view though.”
 of 5 bubbles IrishMary2015, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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