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Hotel The Borthalan (St Ives, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Borthalan (St Ives, United Kingdom)

About The Borthalan

The Borthalan is a seaside guest house set in the beautiful Cornish town of St Ives. Each of the double rooms are comfortable and cosily decorated, benefitting from free Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and other basic amenities. Sea-view rooms are available. The guest house is centrally heated throughout and offers car parking for all guests. A garden is available for guests to enjoy, as well as a residents lounge. Breakfast is served daily in the sunny breakfast room. A small, licensed bar is also available not to mention numerous nearby restaurants. The Borthalan is close to St Ives, accessible either by car, coastal footpath or scenic train route from Carbis Bay. This provides links across Cornwall and leading to a number of places of interest such as Tate St Ives, Eden Project, The Minack Theatre, Flambards Theme Park, St Michael’s Mount and many more.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Good  (7.6 / 10)
  • Service
    Very good  (8.3 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Very good  (8.3 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Very good  (8.1 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Lovely location with sea views.

The main positive of this hotel seems to be its sea views, proximity to the beach and ease of transport into St Ives. Guests comment that top floor rooms facing the sea have stunning views, and guests also comment on how easily accessible St Ives is, with


Friendly staff and good cooked breakfast.

Guests comment on the friendliness of the hosts, who seem to be generally accommodating and pleasant. The breakfast is reportedly good, with a number of guests commenting on the cooked breakfast in particular.


Comfortable beds.

A number of guests comment on how comfortable the beds are. Rooms seem to be comfortable and homely in general, and guests comment that the lounge area is also pleasant, as is the garden with good views.

Negative Reviews


Could do with higher standards of cleanliness.

Although the majority of guests describe the rooms as generally clean, some guests comment that, upon closer inspection, rooms could do with a deeper clean. There also seem to be some issues with towels not being changed, and guests having to request new


Small, compact rooms with dated decor.

Guests comment that rooms are small and compact, and that the decor and styling throughout the guest house is dated. Guests comment that, with updating, the guest house would seem to be much better quality.


Breakfast times inflexible.

A few guests comment on the early breakfast time, which seems to be short and inflexible.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Free WiFi (public areas)
  5. Free WiFi
  6. Regular disinfection
  7. Hand sanitizer provided
  8. Safe distance
  9. Response protocol
  10. New safety protocols
  11. Cashless payment
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Electric kettle
  4. Free WiFi (rooms)
  5. Outdoor grill
Sports facilities
  1. Boat rental

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00


Off Boskerris Road, Carbis Bay , TR26 2NQ , St Ives , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(7980)180066

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