Primrose Valley Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Primrose Valley Hotel St Ives
Ganz einfach die nettesten Menschen auf der Welt
Das Primrose Valley Inn in St. Ives hat mehr als nur Charme - man hat das Gefühl, als besuche man reiche Verwandte, denen es daran gelegen ist, dass man den schönsten Aufenthalt verbringt, den man je hatte!!! Die Zimmer sind mehr als komfortabel, sie sind luxuriös. Das Frühstück ist reichhaltig und sehr lecker, aber wie überall sind es die Menschen, die einen guten Urlaub ausmachen. Sue und Andrew, die Inhaber, hätten nicht netter sein können, oder hilfsbereiter. Sie haben ein wunderschönes Plätzchen am Portminster Beach, und wenn Sie es finden (jemand hat das Straßenschild geklaut) und sich den Hügel hinauftrauen, werden Sie wundervolle Ferien erleben. Es war geruhsam und bezaubernd. Wir waren begeistert und würden sofort wieder hierherkommen.
What a wonderful find. Not had a full week's holiday in the UK for years and so finding this hotel in St. Ives was amazing. The owners, Andrew and Sue have a great group of staff working for them - very friendly and courteous. And the service was second to none. First impressions certainly do count and the offer of tea on arrival and a friendly greeting was something people do remember. The breakfasts were amazing - the best we've ever had at any hotel in the world using locally sourced products. And the evening platters were just what we needed to soak up the local beer and wine. The pates and local cheeses were delicious. The bedrooms were very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Rooms were cleaned daily. The hotel has an air of a very stylish boutique hotel but with a friendly homely feel. The hotel is situated just a stones throw from Porthminster Beach and near to some lovely restaurants. This is one of those rare finds that you want to keep to yourself but know that friends and family would enjoy. Will definitely be back.
We stayed in the 'Suite' at the Primrose Valley Hotel for one night and we were very impressed. The decor is fabulous if you like the contemporary look and the fixtures and fittings are top notch. The hotel is located right on the beach and only a short walk from the main town which makes it peaceful and convenient. Breakfast was superb and obviously freshly cooked to order and the staff were very helpful. The only downside is that the suite does not have a sea view and lacks air-conditioning (you probably wouldn't notice this normally, but we stayed on the hottest night of the year so far). These are minor points really beacuse we would happily stay again.
Loved this hotel
We loved this hotel. My partner and I spent one night at this hotel in July 2006 and loved everything about it. In my opinion this hotel has the perfect location right across from the beech and only a short walk into St Ives town. The staff at this hotel could not do enough and were very friendly. The rooms were spotless and well decorated. I will definatly return to this hotel and highly recommend it.
Absolutely the nicest people anywhere
The Primrose Valley Inn in St. Ives is more than charming, it's like visiting a very well off relative who wants you to have the best time ever!!! The rooms are more than comfortable,they're luxurious. The breakfast is sumptuous and scrumptious, but as always, the people make the holiday. Sue and Andrew, owners ,couldn't have been nicer, or more helpful. They have a beautiful spot on Portminster beach, and if you can find it, (somebody stole the street sign) and dare the hill, it's a most enjoyable holiday. It was restful,and enchanting. We loved it;would go again in a minute. 94884
To anyone thinking of staying at the Primrose Valley Hotel, ignore the first review - it could not be more wrong!
We are in the midst of organising our summer holiday in St Ives - something we've been doing for the last three years ever since we stumbled upon its fantastic beaches, wonderful cafes/restaurants etc. We would normally choose the Primrose Valley Hotel, but because this year one of our party has a dog (not allowed by the hotel) we won't be able to do so. This is slightly beside the point, but it explains why I'm using Tripadvisor and why I'm writing this review. The point is that when I showed someone in our party details about the Primrose Valley Hotel I was almost embarrassed by the first reviewer's comments. I cannot understand them at all. This hotel is wonderful! It probably has one of the best positions in St Ives - you couldn't be much closer to Porthminster Beach (in my opinion, much the nicest of all the St Ives beaches) unless you're wearing a swimming costume - and the five minute walk to town is lovely (past the beach via a garden-verged path and down through one of St Ives cottage lined cobble streets).
As a much travelled couple, we did not know what to expect from a small hotel that was booked on the internet. We should not of worried in the slightest, as this hotel and its welcoming staff were far and above our expectations.
We booked this break having read a fab review in the Oxfordshire Times and then been captivated by one of the best websites I've seen. We were not disappointed, in fact we thought the hotel exceeded our expectations. Imaculately clean, contemporary and with a real chilled feel. If you want staff in polyester uniforms and name badges this is not the place for you. The hotel has that rare skill of pulling off meticulous unstuffy style, attention to detail with a relaxed feel. The breakfast was fab, all local and a huge range. It did mean that we had a 15 minute wait for our cooked breakfast, but who cares, we were on holiday! The bedroom was beautifully furnished and well thought out. We managed to sneek a look at a couple of the rooms with the kingsize beds which looked fab. We met Sue in the bar on the first night and found her a real host, who helped with a restauant reservation problem and booked us a cab, although next time I think you need more time in the bar - what a wine list.
After reading the, as it turned out, far-fetched review in The Times, I booked four of us into the Primrose Valley expecting to stay in a very nice hotel. We were aware that we were in two of the smaller rooms as that was the only availability, but instead of a small, stylish boutique hotel, what we found was a small, pretentious, rather tatty, cheaply furnished (if our rooms were anything to go by) guest-house. When we arrived, expecting the promised warm welcome, we were greeted with indifference, shown to our rooms, offered no help with our luggage, which we hauled up two flights of stairs, and left to get on with it.