Sumptuous and unique boutique hotel accommodation with panoramic sea views, just a short stroll from the centre of St Ives.
Trelyon Avenue St Ives TR26 2AD 01736 797 129
With panoramic sea views and a beautiful position just outside funky St Ives, this boutique hotel offers some of the best accommodation in the area. The idea is nothing is too much trouble and this grand, white aristocratic residence, high on a clifftop just a 5-minute walk from the centre of town, which has a mixture of grandeur and pure indolence that when the sun is shining feels almost Mediterranean, especially when you drift out onto the balustraded terrace to view the bay with its pines and palms and well-tended gardens below.
There are just six rooms – all very spacious and sumptuous in style, decorated in cool off-whites and creams, with comfy beds with high quality mattresses and goose-down pillows, tea and coffee-making facilities, flatscreen TVs, and well-proportioned bathrooms with body-jet showers and Molton Brown toiletries. Four of the six suites have wonderful sea views, and two have large private terraces, and of the two that don't overlook the sea one has its own patio garden. There's wifi throughout, and a very convivial bar and dining room, and room-service is available in case you fancy breakfast in bed – which you almost certainly will. They also serve light suppers on request if you can't be bothered to go out and want to make the most of the evening views.
Blue Hayes is not an especially cheap place to stay, but it is a unique one, and with its fabulous location and unique approach to service, it;s one of Blue Hayes one of our favourite Cornish hotels, and couldn't be better placed for a luxury stay in St Ives.
Breakfasting on our white balustraded terrace, fringed with palms and pine trees, whilst watching the fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, turquoise sea and white sands, you could easily imagine yourself to be in the Mediterranean or Caribbean.
The local area
St Ives has become the “cool place to be” - with an informal and laid-back atmosphere, harbourside cafés and restaurants, and a beautiful landscape that has hardly changed – it’s the ultimate relaxation tonic.
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Places to eat & drink nearby
The Queens Hotel
2 High Street St Ives Cornwall TR26 1RR
In a town full of trendy restaurants, it's a relief to find a down-to-earth pub serving top quality, local food.
Porthmeor Café Bar
Porthmeor Beach St Ives TR26 2AU
Retro-cool is the style oozing from this beachfront bar overhanging St Ives’ most famous surf beach
Porthminster Beach St Ives TR26 2EB
It’s not just the bang-on-the-beach location that’s earned this place its reputation – the food is outstanding.
4 The Wharf St Ives TR26 1LF
A funky seafront bar where cocktails and tunes reign supreme as the sun goes down
The Loft Restaurant and Terrace
Norway Lane St Ives TR26 1LZ
A former sail loft, this is now a funky eatery decked in contemporary style
Things to see & do nearby
Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach St Ives TR26 1TG
View contemporary art exhibitions, often associated with Cornwall and the coastal environment
St Ives Food & Drink Festival
Various locations, St Ives, Cornwall
A week-long celebration of food and drink at the ocean's edge.
Ocean Sports Centre
Carbis Bay beach St Ives Cornwall.
Explore St Ives Bay on a Hawaiian canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle board.
The best beach for surfing and sunset in St Ives
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Barnoon Hill St Ives TR26 1AD
The subtropical garden is the highlight of this exhibition, with its sculptures of the coastal environment
The Allotment Deli
30a Fore Street St Ives Cornwall TR26 1HE
A fantastic local deli selling fresh local produce, homemade pies and pastries.
The Digey Food Room
4–6 The Digey St Ives TR26 1HR
Stacked wall-to-wall with mouthwatering goodies, The Digey Food Room is an ambassador for local produce
71–73 Fore Street St Ives TR26 1HW
If you want to get your hands on something rare and unusual this is the shop to head for.
The Old Forge Lelant TR27 6JG
At this independent wine merchant and deli you get knowledgeable service and tasting notes to take home with you
Five very spacious en-suite double rooms, 4 of which have sea views, plus one smaller, cheaper double.
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- Gardens & Grounds
- TVs with Freeview
- Adults Only
- Five-Star Luxury
- Sensational Views
Blue Hayes is set back on the seaward side of the A3074 – Trelyon Avenue – the main road in to St Ives. By train, there are frequent services to St Ives on the branch line from St Erth; the hotel is a 10-minute walk up the hill from the station.
Open March–October inclusive.