Often described as one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the whole of the United Kingdom, Cornwall offers an excellent backdrop to any occasion including family holidays through to a wedding or Christmas party, plus has plenty to offer in terms of fun-filled and laid back activities. Our stunning hotel is based in the heart of a beautiful sandy bay, occupying a dramatic waterfront location and boasting direct access to our own beach that has a Blue Flag accreditation. For those looking at wedding hotels in Cornwall, you will not find many better examples in the area, nestled as we are above 25 acres of unbroken golden sands with spectacular panoramic views of the sea. In terms of tradition and history with over 100 years of top class service this has given us the necessary experience to look after guests to the highest of standards, combined with the Carbis Bay in a landmark setting, being internationally recognised as one of the most beautiful bays and beaches anywhere in the world, guests can look forward to a truly unforgettable time here. St Ives Bay is a proud member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World organisation, one of only two bays in the country that has qualified for this exclusive membership. As Carbis Bay is in the heart of part of this stunning area it is easy to see why we are consistently referred to as being one of the best hotels in St Ives. We offer a complete hotel service and as a family run business you will find our staff extremely attentive.
Over the years we have turned our stunning hotel into a tranquil paradise, with courteous and friendly staff ready to look after your every need. Our attention to detail is evident from the time you first arrive, and you will come to appreciate that it is in fact embedded in the culture and tradition of the hotel. There is something for everyone here and no matter what mood you are in we have the perfect holiday ingredients. As one of the premium luxury hotels in St Ives you can expect to enjoy comfortable individually furnished rooms, of which there are forty seven, and the opulence of first class room service. Hotel amenities include spacious lounges where you are very welcome to come and relax, our splendid and magnificent conservatory overlooking the ocean where you are urged to come and have a cocktail or two. Why not try our games room that is located in the basement. Here you can come and enjoy a few frames of snooker or simply be entertained by the cabaret shows that are run during the evenings in the high season. We have been described in many different ways, but one of the best and most apt descriptions is somewhere that has a wonderful combination of coastal grandeur, beach location and food anywhere in the country. Our recently built cottages and suite apartments also offer the chance of first rate self catering in St Ives, which are located in an idyllic and restful wooded valley within the grounds of the hotel.
With our uninterrupted views of St Ives Bay and Carbis Bay's golden sands, we offer a truly unique setting for a wedding coupled with years of catering experience and an exceptional level of service, we believe that our hotel is genuinely the ideal location for a wedding. As you would expect of a first class establishment, we provide a wedding coordinator who will be on hand to help with all aspects of the wedding. From selecting the most appropriate menu to ensuring that the Master of Ceremonies and Toast Master duties are fulfilled, as one of the few top wedding hotels in Cornwall you will find our wedding package to be very flexible. In terms of the catering we have a Grand Buffet, which gives the bride and groom-to-be the opportunity to provide the ultimate experience in decorated food. For anyone with special requests we are happy to cater for your exact requirements, such as vegetarian options or strict dietary menus. When on holiday there are plenty of people who enjoy the convenience and freedom of self-catering, and we have managed to deliver just that whilst giving guests the chance to enjoy the facilities and amenities of an award winning hotel. Choosing self catering in St Ives with us will also mean you are just a brief stroll from one of the best beaches in the country enabling you to make the most of one of the UK's most scenic and charming locations at your leisure.
We boast having a superior range of accommodations that include luxury apartments, contemporary beach houses, traditional cottages built in granite, comfortable bungalows, and a host of other unique properties. The hotel owns and manages all the properties and as such you can expect the same high level of excellence as you would find in the resort and hotel. To get you in the mood for a luxurious vacation a welcome pack made up of a bottle of wine, box of Cornish handmade chocolates, fresh flowers and complimentary water are provided, which is just one of the reasons we are regularly rated as one of the best hotels St Ives. Our properties can be rented on a daily basis if available and at certain times of the year we offer mini-break packages. However each is normally let on a weekly basis running from one Saturday to the next. As part of our commitment to our guests' enjoyment, we offer discounted meals when you dine in one of our restaurants and the full use of all the facilities in the hotel ranging from the heated outdoor swimming pool to the games room. The newly built luxury apartments are located on the edge of the beach offering the ultimate in luxury modern accommodation, whilst the luxury cottages, also recently built, have been designed to offer a touch of class and elegance as you would expect to find in any luxury hotels St Ives and are perfectly suited to those that demand quality living.
Aside from the cottages and luxury apartments we also have beach houses that are located directly above the Carbis Bay's own private beach that have uninterrupted views from St Ives Bay all the way to Godrevy lighthouse. We also have some modern bungalows that offer comfortable accommodation just a short walk away from local amenities. For something a bit different, consider staying in The Old Schoolhouse, one of the flagship properties of Carbis Bay. Here you can enjoy a spacious property with double en-suite bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and vaulted chandeliered ceilings. Another example of an alternative to hotel accommodation St Ives is the Chyarvor, a stunning three bedroom property that has the capacity to sleep six and has a magnificent sea view across the bay. For anyone seriously considering a wedding in Cornwall, we can offer a bespoke service and offer such extras as a pianist, who is available to play during the wedding ceremony and breakfast, and can offer a variety of different entertainment and cabaret. Fireworks can also be launched from our own beach, which will certainly add a spectacular backdrop to a memorable evening. In terms of wines we have an interesting assortment to complement any menu plus a choice of champagnes and sparkling wines when the time comes to make a toast. So if you are in the market for wedding hotels in Cornwall then you can be confident that we will look after you on this very special occasion.
Those that want to take a holiday but prefer to have similar facilities as they would do at home should check out our range of serviced apartments, such as the Sunny Lyn apartments. Each of these comes with a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, two double bedrooms, dining room, lounge, bathroom and separate cloakroom. Self catering in St Ives does not get much better than this, and guests of these apartments can enjoy ample parking and a maid service is also available upon request. The hotel has a same day laundry service whilst bed linen is also provided. However the best feature has to be the path that leads to the beach that is situated directly opposite the apartments. It is clear to us and many hundreds if not thousands of guests that have stayed here, that of the hotels in St Ives ours represents pure luxury and an excellent base from where to visit the moors of West Cornwall and the unique landscape of The Lizard. The Tate Gallery and St Michael's Mount are just two of the local attractions not to be missed and as well as the Carbis Bay, there are plenty of other magnificent beaches such as the three miles of majestic golden sands in Hayle. Evening entertainment at the hotel should also be experienced and is perfect after a day's sightseeing. Our hotel accommodation St Ives provides such acts as a light jazz band, pianists and a family magic show, so something for everyone.