The Borthalan

Off Boskerris Road, Carbis BayTR26 2NQSt IvesUnited Kingdom
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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.


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

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

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.

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 238 reviews