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Sumptuous and unique boutique hotel accommodation with panoramic sea views, just a short stroll from the centre of St Ives.

Blue Hayes Private Hotel

Trelyon Avenue St Ives TR26 2AD 01736 797 129

We say

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.

They say

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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Five very spacious en-suite double rooms, 4 of which have sea views, plus one smaller, cheaper double.

How much?

Rooms from £200 a night for the smallest suite in March or October up to £280 a night for the Master Suite in high summer. There is also one mall double rooms which goes for a cheaper £130–£150 a night. All rates include breakfast. 


  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Adults Only
  • Boutique
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views

Getting There

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.

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