Boskerris Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
Cornwall meets the Mediterranean at this chic coastal retreat set on the clifftops overlooking St Ives Bay. Kick back and relax on the large terrace and soak up the dreamiest views of the South Cornish coast.
Rooms available from £185 per night
Your expert reviewer
The hotel is located on a clifftop position in Carbis Bay - which has a blue flag beach - overlooking St Ives Bay. In St Ives, you'll find a hub of artist studios, boutiques and eateries.
Boskerris makes a good base for exploring the furthest reaches of West Cornwall, as well as St Ives itself.
By car: over 5 hours from London, 4 hours 15 minutes from Swansea and 5 hours 15 minutes from Nottingham. Free on-site parking available.
By train: London to St Erth takes around 5 hours, after which, it's a 10-minute taxi to the hotel. Book trains to St Erth.
CHARACTER & STYLE
The hotel is housed in a building that dates back to the 1930s, and has been cleverly renovated. Think pared-back modern luxury with Mediterranean vibes, with white-washed shutters and floorboards complemented by muted blues. The floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the views.
Marianne and Jonathan Bassett are at the helm of this family-run hotel, where you can expect a a warm welcome, with attentive yet discreet service. Ask for recommendations on anything from lunch spots to coastal paths - or take a look at the huge OS map of Cornwall marked with local tips and places of interest.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The 15 individually designed rooms come in varying sizes with soft tonal palettes. The beds are aptly positioned to make the most of the sea views. Spacious bathrooms offer walk-in showers.
Room types: Classic Compact, Classic, Classic Deluxe, Superior, Celebration
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with White Company toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Dining is laid back, with the option to eat in the restaurant, lounge or on the terrace. The simply dressed Newlyn crab, followed by the catch of the day served with a Mediterranean-style salad, is a win-win combo, delivering a true taste of the Cornish coast.
The restaurant: informal dining, Modern British cuisine. Dishes include pan-fried hake, fillet of beef and chicken supreme. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.
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