Thurlestone Guest House
6 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Warm and Wonderful Service
"The service and personal attention we received at Thurlestone Guest House was the best we've ever recieved! The location is perfect as a starting point to all destinations on the the Penwith Peninsula, or anywhere in Cornwall for that matter! My husband and I had a few excursions planned in Penzance, Newlyn, Land's End, St Austell and Tintagel...this hotel was the perfect starting point! There was parking at the front door, but it was limited, and therefore first come first serve. So, as we were coming in after 6:00 every afternoon, we had to park on the street down and across from the hotel. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and modern. I suggest that you spend a little more for the front facing rooms with the sea view. They are substantially larger than the back rooms, which have just enough room to walk around the full size bed. The ensuite bath is spacious with chest of drawers and two mirrors. Breakfast was always a treat! You have the option to place your order on the night before. They also have a spot for you to specify at what time you would like your breakfast. Of course, there is the option of the available cold cereal, yogurt, fruit and juices if you prefer. My husband loved the full english, and I always had the poridge. It was lovely. Mandy and Gary are very attentive and genuine people. They have a good knowledge of the area and attractions; so, you can feel free to ask any questions you may have. This is perfect combination of affordable, comfortable, convenience, and location."
- Travel date: 25th July 2008
"Thurlestone is probably the best Guest House I have ever stayed in. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are spotless and very comfortable. The Breakfasts are great too with a good variety. Carbis Bar far nicer than St Ives to stay at and is only about a 10 minute walk away from St Ives. I would highly reccommend staying here!"
- Travel date: 10th May 2008
Cleanliness only surpassed by warm hospitality
"When you are four "senior ladies" (who are admittedly "hard to please") and think you've found the cleanest and and one of the nicest accommodations on a 2 week trip through London and southern England what a pleasant surprise to be met by two of the warmest and most hospitable innkeepers: Mandy and Gary. It can't get much better. They have gone through extensive renovations since purchasing the Thurlestone from the previous owner and have many more plans for improvements in the future, but the place is most impressive already. You can tell they take pride in their B&B and are sincere in their efforts to please their guests. Mandy makes excellent recommendations on restaurants and even calls and makes the reservations for you. As a matter of fact Mandy can't do enough for her guests...all with a pleasant personality and a great smile. The breakfasts are super, the lounge a nice place to visit and relax after a day of sightseeing and the beds very comfortable. Look no further for a B&B in the St. Ives area...this is the best and it doesn't cost the most."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2007
"We recently returned from our holiday at Thurlestone in Carbis Bay and had a great time. The guest house itself is about a mile from St Ives and can be accessed via a coastal path which starts directly across the road from Thurlestone and is a lovely walk. We found it much better staying in Carbis Bay rather than St Ives as its not quite as busy and much easier to access. On first impression the guest house looked lovely from the outside and there was car parking at the front for residents only so we never had a problem to park. Inside was very pleasant and clean and both modernly and tastefully decorated. Our room was lovely and cosy and was cleaned thoroughly every day. Breakfast was amazing - a choice of cereal, fruit, yoghurts, toast and a big cooked breakfast each morning. It was always freshly prepared and so was piping hot. Last but most certainly not least, Mandy and Gary (the owners) gave us outstanding service and were always willing to help. We would certainly return again in the future and recommend Thurlestone to anyone who is thinking of staying in Cornwall. Paul and Emma"
- Travel date: 23rd August 2007
Great Place to Stay !
"The Thurlestone Guest House is located in Carbis Bay near St Ives. We had a great time staying here. The owners are very friendly and can't do enough for you. The rooms were clean and well maintained. Breakfast was superb and the bar is a great place to relax. The Thurlestone is in a good location, 5 mins by taxi to St Ives (don't take the car!) and opposite is a lovely footpath to Carbis Bay (5 mins). This guest house comes highly recommended - you should see the visitors book - many more entries like mine !"
- Travel date: 19th August 2007
"Had a pleasant surprise at this lovely hotel. The rooms are spotlessy clean, the doublebeds are six foot wide and comfortable, they have tv and coffee/tea facilities. The breakfast was excellent with full english or healthy options. You may want a rear room if you are a light sleeper as the hotel is on a main rd. Our host Mandy is very pleasant and friendly. Carbis bay is just across the road ( 5 min walk) and is ideal for children. St Ives is a short drive away. I would definetly stay again and would recommend."
- Travel date: 28th July 2007