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★★★★★

“Myself and my family recently stayed here while on...”

Written on: 20/03/2011

Myself and my family recently stayed here while on holiday from Scotland. We booked the family room which Unfortunatly didn't have a sea view but was very tidy, the ensuite was lovely and the children had plenty of space to play. Our room had everything we needed and even more refreshments were topped up once ran out. The breakfast was great and they catered for my wifes dietary needs with out any problems. Out stay was very enjoyable.
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★★★★★

“I have just got back form my holiday at The Carlyon in...”

Written on: 19/02/2011

I have just got back form my holiday at The Carlyon in St Ives.
All I can say is what a lovely time I have had! Stunning views
from my room and at breakfast.Great location lovely rooms.
The owner Andrea was away at the time but Tim was at hand!
The extra mile from Tim is what made my stay so exceptional.
I enjoy coastal walks and Tim all ways advised me on the best
rout. Not only is he a fantastic host he is a brilliant cook!
(Your mum should be very proud!)
The best breakfast menu had… Read Full Review

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“I stayed here for 5 days, Im a single man and find I...”

Written on: 13/12/2010

I stayed here for 5 days, Im a single man and find I difficult to book rooms as it's just me, the carlyon was fantastic they had a single room for 1 and I had the most breath taking views of the beach and sea. The room it's self was small but big enough for 1. The room had everything one would require including a small table and chair in the bay window so you can sit with a cuppa and just soak up the view. The rest of the guest was good. Tidy and breakfast was incredible, the owner had a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“What an amazing guest house, the owners were so...”

Written on: 10/12/2010

What an amazing guest house, the owners were so charming and made are stay just fantastic. We stayed in room 4 where the views were out of this world, the room was neat and tidy along with the bathroom. The morning breakfast was wonderful and what a selection. I and my wife to be will certainly be returning. Thank you carlyon… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just left The Carlyon Guest house after spend 8...”

Written on: 29/08/2010

Just left The Carlyon Guest house after spend 8 glorious days in St Ives
with my wife. This was the first time we stayed here but it certainly wont
be the last. The owners are fantastic and you can see they thrive off of pleasing there guests. We had room 3 a small room but stunning views. The road outside is not a sleeping issue as the room feels like being back in our house.

The location in comparison to the beach and town centre, well you just couldn't get any closer.

The best part of my… Read Full Review

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“I was shocked to read the negatvie reviews of the...”

Written on: 18/08/2010

I was shocked to read the negatvie reviews of the Carlyon guesthouse. Please do not pay attention to them if you're considering staying here - i'm very glad that we didn't.

The people who own the guesthouse are lovely. They met us on arrival and showed us to our room and were more than willing to help us however they could. The breakfasts were brilliant, so much choice - full english, continental, vegetarian, smoked salmon with scrambled egg and toast and cereal with all meals. Brilliant value… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I recently stayed at the Carlyon Guest House and I...”

Written on: 10/08/2010 by whittaker (1 review written)

I recently stayed at the Carlyon Guest House and I would like to say the owners were lovely. They were very friendly and chatty with us. The breakfast was fab, we enjoyed the full english but there was a varied selection to choose from. The room was small but adequate and our stay was very comfortable and good value for money. It was cleaned everyday and fresh towels were provided. The Guest House is centrally located and close to all amenities and has lovely view across Porthminster Beach. I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just returned from a fantastic stay at the Carlyon...”

Written on: 06/08/2010 by michaelgrant75 (1 review written)

Just returned from a fantastic stay at the Carlyon Guest house in St Ives. We stayed in room 4 with fantastic sea views, room very comfortable, breakfasts out of this world & such a lovely landlady who catered for our every need. On arrival our bags were taken to our rooms while we relaxed on the beach for a hour, which is situated 2 minutes walk from the Carlyon.I have read other reviews & could not believe them as during our stay we encountered none of the problems reported, and have already… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“This was vey disappointing. There was no hot water to...”

Written on: 25/07/2010

This was vey disappointing. There was no hot water to wash or shower, which the owner knew but chose not to tell us when we checked in. The carpets were dirty throughout. The bed was rock hard and squeaked which meant we couldn't sleep. The room was very warm: we had to sleep with windows open and had to listen to noisy drains all night. The breakfast was incredibly poor: cheap, stingy and badly presented. We stayed in a fabulous guest house for the same price per night (£75) and can't believe… Read Full Review

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“On arrival nobody to welcome us, had to ring mobile...”

Written on: 12/07/2010

On arrival nobody to welcome us, had to ring mobile number which cost us money, A male appeared who said it is not his job but showed us to a small unclean, undecorated room with furniture falling to bits, wires and pipes showing and a mucky bed base. In the en suite walls were cracked and you could'nt turn the taps on as all the tap turned round. The kitchen where they cook was filthy. I honestly believe this guest house is unsafe and needs checking over before there is a serious accident. I… Read Full Review

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Dimech's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2010

owner comment
<br/>The room is totally refurbished with laminate flooring!!!The water boiler broke down (something which is NOT in our control)!! and was replaced the next working day!The matress is memory foam and a quality bed!!! Have no idea what is meant about the drains and have received an award for breakfasts - also have a guest book full of compliments for this.
<br/>We offer a large choice including smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and have an award for great breakfast!!!! We are constantly full with VERY SATISFIED many returning customers.

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“I would NOT recommend this guest house to anyone...”

Written on: 27/06/2010

I would NOT recommend this guest house to anyone visiting St Ives. The room we stayed in was very small and the toilet was in a cupboard, the plumbing system needs attention as very noisy. The guest house was not cleaned to a high standard. Accomadation and catering was very poor. No off street parking… Read Full Review

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Dimech's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2010

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<br/>These people stayed 10 nights with me when lots of accomodation was available around.
<br/>When asked if all was ok - they replied yes on every occasion!!
<br/>They have bounced the cheque which I suspect is why they are finding fault with everything.
<br/>I am assured they were not told it was not the man`s job - it was more that someone had helped me by being contactable as I had a berievement and was suddenly called away!!!
<br/>The room is full all year with 1 complaint in 11 years!!!We have been inspected yearly and had a refurbishment we conform to fire regs and prevailing safety standards and all talk of an accident is absolute rubbish!!!

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★★★★☆

“Just returned from The Carlyon Guest House in St Ives....”

Written on: 17/06/2010

Just returned from The Carlyon Guest House in St Ives. It was a lovely place to stay. The owner was lovely and breakfast was great, with a very varied menu. Rooms were small but very clean. Views fantastic. We would certainly recommend this guest house… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We have had 2 stays at the Carlyon and think it is great. ”

Written on: 31/12/2009 by tpartyboy (1 review written)

We have had 2 stays at the Carlyon and think it is great.
The owner carried our bags to our room and booked a restaurant for us that evening.
The rooms were lovely with fantastic sea views. It is immaculately clean as well.
Breakfast was very good and the smoked salmon is fantastic.
We will go back again it is in a great location and the owners are great… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Had a lovely few days there. ”

Written on: 14/11/2009

Had a lovely few days there.
Owner lovely - room had stunning views and was nicely done out - breakfast was great right by the beach in a great location… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Carlyon Guest House in St Ives, has a nice owner...”

Written on: 03/04/2009

The Carlyon Guest House in St Ives, has a nice owner and lovely views but on a very busy main road and the rooms are tiny and very basic and are not cheap. We had to sleep with our window closed as it's on the main road into and out of St Ives so busy throughout the night… Read Full Review

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