Written on: 05/06/2010
Just got back from a 4 day break at JF's in St Ives and i was impressed with the place. I was realy worried about going there after reading some of the reviews on this site. We've stayed at Pontins at Brean Sands and Butlins at Minehead over the past few years as we have 2 small kids. The accomodation at St Ives was better than either Pontins or Butlins. Butlins of course offers much more entertainment but all we wanted was a few days on the beach (Carbis Bay is beautiful but get there early as the parking is limited) and some basic entertainment for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening and that's what we got.
Checked in very quickly at 4.30pm on Monday afternon. We booked the Forest Gold Chalet and it was clean, quiet and comfortable. Analogue TV worked ok but the signal is poor so the kids digital channels didn't work - bring a few DVDs to keep them entertained.
One big advantage over Butlins and Pontins is that you can park your car right outside your chalet - great for unpacking and packing.
Had 1 meal in the restaurant which was a bit pricy but was served quickly and was very tasty.
The shop has the basics but Tescos is only 5 mins drive away.