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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

My partner and I were originally staying in a friend's cottage but things changed and we needed to find accommodation ASAP... I had emailed Rivendell on Monday 28th Dec, with a need to find 3 days accommodation (including NYE) and we were lucky enough that the twin room (room 7) which was the only room they had left. Email response... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Lovely room overlooking the harbour. Spotlessly clean. The breakfast was second to none, all you could eat and really set you up for the day exploring. When we came back to change there was a nice touch with a Halloween chocolate on our pillows.

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1 Thank JamesandKay
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Super location and very close to restaurants and beaches. The owners are lovely, welcoming and very helpful. The breakfast was included and it was perfect as well. Free parking is available as well which is necessary in St. Ives.

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1 Thank Kevin K
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Really comfortable bed and room, fantastic full English breakfast lovely friendly staff and owners. Very clean rooms and perfect position for touring st Ives and surrounding areas. Will definitely use the rivendell again

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Berlin
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Rivendell sets its own standard in hospitality and quality. Angela has been a wonderful caring host and her house breathes an atmosphere of style, beauty and warmth. Rivendell keeps a great balance between personal touch & professional standards. We can recommend Rivendell Guesthouse to everyone who is looking for really good place to stay in St. Ives.

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London
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Very, Very Lucky to get a last minute cancellation here. Good location in a quiet residential street on the edge of St Ives town centre; just far enough to be way a from the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk in between 5-10 mins. Stayed for a long weekend and were hosted by relaxed couple who made the... More 

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Biddulph, Staffordshire
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Everything is spotless at Rivendell. The breakfast consists of fresh fruit ,cereal and a beautiful cooked option. Best of all Angela and Barry make you feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble,they will advise you of the best places to eat and visit. St Ives is a very hilly place and Rivendell is a good 10 min.walk down... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

i stayed here for 9 nights. Everything was very clean, nicely decorated, although my single room was a bit small. An excellent breakfast is being served. fresh fruits, yoghurt, cereals, freshly prepared egg dishes. The location is very central - only a few minutes walk down to st ives. the morning on my departure it was heavy rain, and no... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

This was our sixth visit to this brilliant and friendly establishment. Angela and Barrie are two lovely people and are wonderful hosts. Barrie cooks an outstanding breakfast with plenty of options on the menu. Angela will only be too pleased to give any advice on places you wish to visit. We love staying here, and have met so many lovely... More 

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West Midlands, England
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

I can't recommend this place enough. I've travelled to St. Ives several times, once staying at a terrible B & B in Carbis Bay, and the rest at a hotel geared for walkers. For return visits, and there will be many because I love St. Ives, falling in love with it when I was 12, I'm staying at the Rivendell.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Rivendell Guest House

Address: 7 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: $129 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rivendell Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Room 5 has a great view”
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“book room 5 if you want a good sea view”
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“All rooms are of a very high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles scanialady, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The street is pretty quiet in general so we had no noise trouble at all.”
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“All rooms are well appointed”
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