St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa - St Ives (Cambridgeshire)  3 stars

ex. Porthminster Hotel St Ives

The Terrace, St Ives (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom, TR26 2BN  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Valet parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center



The 3-star St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is located on the award-winning beach. Operating in St Ives since 1894, this hotel features classical architecture and modern comforts.

The hotel’s magnificent location offers quick access to St. Senara Church, Paradise Park and Out of the Blue Gallery. The venue is placed in the center of St Ives, a stroll away from Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, BoatHouse Theatre and St Ives Museum.

A short drive from Lands End airport.


All well-appointed rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, heating, an in-room safe, a trouser press and a closet and feature a breathtaking view over the sea. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower, bath sheets and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.


The seasonal restaurant provides fresh meals. The spacious bar serves a selection of ales.


St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa boasts a meeting room, a photocopier and conference facilities for business needs and provides valet parking, ironing service and dry cleaning.


Guests are provided with an outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace and a cocktail lounge on site as well as a hot tub, shiatsu massage and beauty treatments for relaxation. The on-site fitness center comes with a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   46.

City Center St Ives - 2700 ft
Airports Lands End (LEQ) - 11.2 mi, Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) - 26.7 mi
Restaurants Porthminster Beach Cafe (cuisine: Seafood, International) - 500 ft, Seagrass - 400 ft
Parks Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - 2100 ft
Beaches Porthminster Beach - 700 ft, Porthmeor Beach - 3100 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Water Sports
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Landscape view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • New Millennium Gallery
            700 ft
          • Belgrave Gallery
            1400 ft
          • Seb West
            2000 ft
          • Tate Gallery St Ives
            2000 ft
          Places of interest
          • Royal British Legion
            3000 ft
          • Royal Cinema
            1000 ft
          • Harbour Amusements
            1700 ft
          • Barbara Hepworth Museum
            1400 ft
          • St Ives Theatre
            1000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Godolphin
            2.7 mi
            Godolphin Cross, Helston
          • Paradise Park
            3.0 mi
            16 Trelissick Road, Hayle
          • Godrevy
            4.3 mi
          • Mutton Cove
            4.4 mi
          • National Dahlia Collection
            5.0 mi
            Varfell Farm, Penzance

          Near the hotel

          • Carbis Bay
            400 ft
            St IvesEngland
          • Porthminster Beach
            700 ft
            St IvesEngland
          • New Millennium Gallery
            1300 ft
            Street-an-Pol, St Ives
          • Wills Lane Gallery
            1800 ft
            Wills Lane, St Ives
          • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
            2100 ft
            Barnoon Hill, St Ives
          • I Should Coco
            2100 ft
            39 Fore Street, St. Ives
          • Tate Gallery St. Ives
            2600 ft
            Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Porthminster Beach Cafe

            82% likes this, based on 889 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, International
            Price Range: USD 9 - USD 32

            500 ft
            Porthminster Beach

            Phone: 01736 795352

          • Seagrass

            78% likes this, based on 595 reviews
            Price Range: USD 13 - USD 24

            400 ft
            Fish Street

            Phone: 01736 793763

          • Lighthouse Bistro

            83% likes this, based on 79 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary, British
            Price Range: USD 8 - USD 39

            400 ft
            Chy an Albany Hotel

            Phone: 01736 796759

          • Blas Burgerworks

            70% likes this, based on 415 reviews
            Price Range: USD 16 - USD 24

            1100 ft
            The Warren

            Phone: +44 1736 79-72-72

          • Rajpoot

            60% likes this, based on 225 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian

            1200 ft
            6 Gabriel Street

            Phone: 01736-795307

          St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            Nice comfortable bed. Superb location with marvelous sea views.

            Poor breakfast. There was a fair choice of cereals etc but as we do not eat them we relied on cooked part which was sadly lacking in quantity. Consisted of 1 egg (small) 1 sausage 1 bacon half tomato half mushroom and dessert spoon of baked beans. If you asked for extra say an egg you find smaller rasher or less beans. Shower in room was pathetic.Broken light on mirror which left exposed halogen bulb. Mirror loose. Reported to desk but not resolved (shower did improve a bit for a couplke of days).Damp in room coming down wall along join with eaves.No clock. No way was this worth £215 per night.

            • Average rating
          • Couple


            lack of storage space, room not being cleaned until late in the afternoon, towel rail in bathroom not working, no mirror in bedroom to dry hair, crack in shower base, toilet seat was loose

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Excellent staff, good location, good size bedroom, en suite spa bath

            Car park was a bit small, but we always managed to get a space

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Great location, brilliant staff, made welcome from the minute we turned up, had a great room and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Staff were keen and friendly, and understanding - we were moved to a better room when the rain came through the ceiling! Location is great for Porthminster beach, the town and the station. Spa is a good idea; my wife said her massage was very good.

            At the time we stayed the refurbishment appeared to be incomplete, and some aspects of the newly opened spa were faulty (E.G. no lights in the steam room). Hopefully management can finish the whole refurbishment job, throughout the hotel.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The hotel was undergoing refurbishment which was probably reflected in the reduced rate,and the lower price made for a fantastic price,had we not already made dining arrangements we would definately have used the saving's to eat in. The pool and view are superb.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The location was perfect. We travelled by train which brought us more or less to the doorstep. Gorgeous location and view.

            Bedroom felt a little tired.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The staff were very understanding and helpful and tried to change things as much as they could for our comfort. We were able to change rooms but still ended up on the second night overlooking the busy road junction. Both the restaurant and reception staff were excellent and very attentive. They responded to all our concerns with courtesy and kindness.

            The car park has been demolished so the nearest car parking is 2 miles away and you have to be chauffered to the car park and back. The land next to the hotel is being built on so there is a building site just outside. Some of the hotel rooms overlook this site - which is noisy and the builders start work at 0800 in the morning. This is not ideal if staying for a quiet weekend. They also work on a Saturday.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            It was convenient - we had a funeral to attend in St Ives

            The public areas were tired and we assume they are in line for a make- over. Our room was newly refurbished, clean with excellent shower room (no bath). The bed was very comfortable and the lighting excellent except for the small low level lights beside the bathroom door and in the bathroom, a good idea - if they worked. Our room overlooked the road on one side and the other side the window was frosted glass so we assumed not a good view??? But we were not disturbed by the traffic. We were travelling with my parents and their room was much bigger (for the same rate with a bath and shower but no view as their one window was frosted). There were ongoing works to the hotel but it did not spoil our visit. We easily booked a table for 4 in the restaurant. The restaurant staff were pleasant but the first choice of 3 main courses was not available. The first three choices of wine were also not available which was strange as the wine list was in a luxury printed booklet which is obviously not changed very frequently, therefore one assumes that the wine would have been available in large quantities - obviously not. The fourth choice was ok, but it was our fourth choice. The evening meal was very good. Breakfast was plentiful but steer clear of the rubbery, tasteless scrambled egg. The stainless steel teapot lid did not close therefore it went cold quickly and the restaurant with very large picture windows showing the view onto the beach, was freezing. The radiators were cold but we switched on an electric fire under the window for warmth. On the whole, they are trying very hard and we would consider coming back when the building work was complete. Ps make sure you give plenty of notice to get your car and don't leave anything in it you may need as it is parked at least 5 mins drive away from the hotel - you are ferried back and forth in their vehicle.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Excellent Accommodation; Excellent service, Very friendly staff, Good location and views

            Everything was fine

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The hotel itself was very comfortable, staff were friendly, the food was excellent. Our room was nicely decorated. Location is great stunning views across the harbour from the restaurant, the bar and some of the rooms. Easy access to the beach and a short walk to St Ives town centre.

            Service was a bit slow at times, and we didn't get fresh towels on one of the days, which was not a major oversight, but I'd expect these things to be perfect in a hotel of this price range.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Position of hotel and view from dining room.

            Room 211 on main road view was of 4 downspouts and walls of hotel. Not quite what I expected from the web site.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The view over the beach and harbour was lovely and listening to the sound of waves all night! Reception staff and spa staff were very helpful. Some restaurant staff seemed young and not as efficient - especially one morning - no-one seemed to be in charge.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            We had a lovely break the view from the hotel was excellent the weather good the staff very friendly the parking a bit of a problem with the building workon

            The name of the hotel was confusing looking for the above name the old name still there

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Modern comfortable bathrooms

            could do with a bit of refurbishing - dull decor; needs a modernised lift

            • Average rating
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