Best Places to Stay close to Parties and Fireworks

Trevose Harbour House

TR26 2EA, St Ives, 22 The Warren

Nestled between the Harbour Beach and Porthminster Beach, Trevose Harbour House is in the heart of the bustling seaside town of St Ives. This boutique guest house offers individually designed rooms with free Wi-Fi, a... read more

55 reviews 9.8
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£ 210.00

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No4 St Ives

TR26 2DF, St Ives, 4 Talland Road

No4 St Ives offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation located in St Ives and just a 5-minute walk to the harbour. The property is a spacious, granite Victorian house built in 1898 offering guests 8 bedrooms... read more

26 reviews 9.8
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£ 1.00

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The Olive Branch

TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 6 Porthminster Terrace

The Olive Branch is set in St Ives, 1.8 km from Carbis Bay. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and... read more

89 reviews 9.7
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£ 107.50

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Rathlena

TR26 2BF, St Ives, 9 Bahavella Drive

Rathlena in St Ives provides luxurious accommodation, with each room enjoying balcony views of the sea. This architect-designed property offers en-suite rooms, free parking and WiFi, and an attractive garden with outdoor seating. Each room... read more

83 reviews 9.5
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£ 132.50

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Blue Sky Bed and Breakfast

TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 8, Porthminster Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall

Blue Sky Bed and Breakfast is within 5 minutes’ walk of the centre of St Ives and its beach. This Edwardian property offers a shared lounge and colourful, pleasant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The individually... read more

52 reviews 9.5
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£ 85.00

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Lamorna Lodge

TR26 2NG, St Ives, Boskerris Rd Carbis Bay

Situated a 5-minute walk from the sandy beach and Barrepta Cove in Carbis Bay, the Lamorna Lodge offers 4-star accommodation, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Each bedroom at Lamorna Lodge boasts an en suite bathroom... read more

126 reviews 9.4
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£ 115.00

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Primrose House St. Ives

TR26 2ED, St Ives, Porthminster Beach, St Ives

With boutique bedrooms and a stylish bar, Primrose Valley Hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Just metres from Porthminster Beach, the hotel has wonderful views across the Celtic Sea. The individually designed rooms at... read more

322 reviews 9.3
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£ 180.00

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Golden Hind

TR26 2BL, St Ives, 10 The Terrace

With panoramic sea views across St Ives Harbour, the family-run Golden Hind is just 250 metres from St Ives’ town centre and 8 minutes’ walk from St Ives (Cornwall) Railway Station. Limited free private parking... read more

118 reviews 9.3
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£ 67.50

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Borea Barn Vegetarian B&B

TR20 8AZ, St Ives, Nancledra, Penzance

Just over 4 miles from both St Ives and Penzance, Borea Barn Vegetarian B&B occupies a converted barn in the Cornish village of Nancledra. A full range of vegetarian breakfast options are offered, along with... read more

35 reviews 9.2
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£ 65.00

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Halwell Lodge

TR26 3EL, St Ives, Fore Steet

Halwell Lodge offers high-quality bed and breakfast in Lelant, an 11-minute drive from St Ives. This beautiful coastal village is home to West Cornwall Golf Club, a 10-minute walk away, and Halwell Lodge provides stylish... read more

173 reviews 9.1
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£ 115.00

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Pedn-Olva

TR26 2EA, St Ives, Porthminster Beach

Overlooking the Celtic Sea and St Ives Bay, Pedn-Olva offers elegant rooms with magnificent views. With an outdoor swimming pool and spacious terrace, there is also a popular restaurant. Sitting on a rugged rock formation,... read more

629 reviews 9
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£ 145.00

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The Garrack Hotel & Restaurant

TR26 3AA, St Ives, Burthallan Lane

In a secluded location with panoramic views of St Ives Bay, this hotel features a restaurant with locally sourced food and free on-site parking. It offers a heated indoor pool and free WiFi in all... read more

447 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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The Nook

TR26 1EQ, St Ives, Alexandra Road

Situated in the seaside town of St Ives, The Nook boasts free Wi-Fi and private onsite parking. It is just 8 minutes’ walk from the popular surfing destination, Porthmeor Beach. The modern rooms feature a... read more

471 reviews 8.8
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£ 58.00

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The Queens Hotel St Ives

TR26 1RR, St Ives, High Street

Situated in St Ives, less than 2 minutes’ walk from the harbour, The Queens Hotel St Ives has free Wi-Fi. It also offers a gastropub, decorated with local artwork and serving award-winning food. The Queens... read more

541 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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Tregenna Castle Resort

TR26 2DE, St Ives, Treloyan Avenue

Within 72 acres of private grounds, this Tregenna Castle Resort overlooks St Ives and the Cornish coast. It has a choice of heated indoor swimming pools, and an 18-hole golf course. Guests at the Tregenna... read more

1830 reviews 8.2
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£ 119.20

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The Atlantic

TR26 2SB, St Ives, St Ives Road

With views over St Ives Bay, The Atlantic is just 5 minutes' drive from St Ives and has free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Bedrooms at The Atlantic are decorated in fresh,... read more

364 reviews 8.1
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£ 110.00

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Beechwood House

TR26 2SX, St Ives, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay

Just 5 minutes’ walk from the stunning Carbis Bay, this Beechwood House offers 4-star guest accommodation in St Ives. It is surrounded by 4 beaches, offering swimming, surfing and fishing. The rooms are bright, with... read more

271 reviews 8.1
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£ 89.10

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Rosemorran Holiday Apartments

TR26 2BY, St Ives, Rosemorran Holiday Apartments Talland Road, The Belyars, ST IVES

Situated within St Ives town centre and less than a 10 minute walk from the seaside bars and restaurants. Rosemorran Holiday Apartments have a country cottage look with modern décor. Centrally located so to showcase... read more

162 reviews 8
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£ 120.00

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St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

TR26 2BN, St Ives, The Terrace

Overlooking Porthminster Beach with impressive views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, The St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local seafood in the traditional restaurant.... read more

980 reviews 7.9
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£ 185.00

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Treloyhan Manor Hotel

TR26 2AL, St Ives, Treloyhan Road

With beautiful views of Carbis Bay, The Treloyhan Manor Hotel, part of Christian Guild Hotels, is located in the seaside town of St Ives, less than 10 minutes’ walk from both the beach and the... read more

1532 reviews 7.9
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£ 63.00

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Book early to avoid disappointment


hotel st ivesThis is an expensive area to find accommodation in and this problem is exacerbated around New Year and Christmas time. The problem is increased by the fact that no one wants to stay in a caravan or chalet at this time of year. The main problem is a guest will need to stay for more than a week, arrive Christmas Eve (or just before) and depart New Years Day.

starBest Accommodation

This kind of accommodation for such a popular area fill up very quickly. In theory certain days may be better for making your reservations such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday but again, it may be better to go for convenience; just look for spaces and go for them.

Sadly, there seems not much impetus for Cornish hoteliers to put their prices down. There is too much demand for very little supply. Having said that there is usually no harm in looking on our website, you will definitely will find a bargain for a short Xmas break or for New Years eve.

A popular town


bedroomAlthough people usually come to St Ives for the sun and the beaches the area is still popular out of season, as you might guess from the information in this article. Many people actually prefer Cornwall off season as it is not filled to overflow with crowds and the scenery can be appreciated more. You certainly can’t visit Cornwall without visiting St Ives, so it best to make some time in your stay to do so.

It can be tricky to locate a bed and breakfast which will put people up for long periods. The solution can be simply be reducing your stay-just for 2017 Christmas and Boxing Day. Not only is it less expensive all in, you are more likely to find a cheaper rate. The same thing applies if chose to only stay at St Ives for New Year’s Eve (NYE) and New Year’s Day 2018. One solution to the lack of accommodation may be staying in another part of Cornwall where there is accommodation (such as Penzance, but even then there seems a shortage of b&bs). So book early to avoid disappointment.

Perfect for the family or larger groups are St Ives’ fully furnished apartments. These apts can be rent for 1 night, the weekend, a short break, or longer. A popular area is staying at the harbour, the Wharf.

Interesting things to do


Should you get to St Ives for a short break you will find a number of Christmas markets-including a farming market-as well as craft workshops to enjoy. There is access to live music throughout December. An especially interesting thing are the ghost story nights.

Celebrations : Several streets of St. Ives are closed for traffic from 6pm. Festivities are held at New Year Eve all over St Ives, mainly around the harbour. Many bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs and hotels hold their own party and firework display as well. When staying in accommodation on the Wharf, you will have a fantastic view of the spectacular firework display.

It’s the country’s third largest fancy dress party after London and Edinburgh Hogmaney in Scotland. Many people all dressed up in costumes hitting the streets to celebrate the new year.

The main fireworks display is held at the harbourfront over Smeatons pier and the beaches of St Ives.

Christmas Events : X-mas events include various craft and food fairs, the arrival of Santa in the harbour and turning on of the town lights, a Christmas shop window competition, Santa railway train rides on the St Ives Link.

Within easy driving distance is the lovely seaside town of Newquay and Falmouth on the South coast of Cornwall UK.