Best Places to Stay close to Parties and Fireworks

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

790 reviews 8.6
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£ 1.00

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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

721 reviews 8.1
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£ 112.50

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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 heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor seasonal heated swimming pool which is open late May... read more

2651 reviews 7.6
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£ 1.00

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Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel

TR26 2NP, St Ives, Carbis Bay

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach, which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque... read more

628 reviews 7.9
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£ 200.00

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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

699 reviews 9.2
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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

497 reviews 7.5
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£ 50.00

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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

166 reviews 7.7
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£ 50.64

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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

93 reviews 9.9
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£ 1.00

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Downsfield Bed and Breakfast

TR26 2LJ, St Ives, Longstone Hill Carbis Bay St Ives

Less than a 10-minute drive from St Ives and a 10-minute walk from the sandy Carbis Bay beach, Downsfield Bed and Breakfast offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, a guest lounge with a log burner, and... read more

476 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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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

76 reviews 9.2
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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

84 reviews 9.7
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£ 1.00

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Thurlestone House

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

Thurlestone House is an adults-only bed & breakfast in Carbis Bay, around 1.2 miles from St Ives. The property enjoys sea views and offers a range of breakfasts. Just 7 minutes’ drive from the Tate... read more

201 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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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

300 reviews 9.4
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£ 1.00

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The Western

TR26 2LU, St Ives, Gabriel Street

The Western Hotel is housed in an historic building in the centre of St Ives. It offers a traditional Cornish pub with a beer garden. The simply decorated rooms at The Western Hotel have a... read more

1276 reviews 8.2
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£ 90.00

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The St Ives Bay Hotel

TR26 2BP, St Ives, The Terrace

Offering a restaurant, The St Ives Bay Hotel is located in St Ives. Free WiFi access is available. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a... read more

855 reviews 5.4
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£ 1.00

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The Gannet Inn

TR26 2SB, St Ives, The Gannet Inn, St Ives Road, St Ives

Set in a traditional house dating from 1900, The Gannet Inn is located in Carbis Bay, just an 8-minute walk from a sandy beach. It features a bar with a games room and Sky Sports... read more

563 reviews 8.5
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£ 130.00

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Rivendell Guest House

TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 7 Porthminster Terrace

Located in St Ives, near Tate St Ives, Rivendell Guest House features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a shared lounge. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free... read more

167 reviews 9.4
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£ 1.00

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Ten Ocean View

TR26 1RQ, St Ives, 10 Ocean View Terrace

Situated within 400 metres of Porthmeor Beach and less than 1 km of Bamaluz Beach, Ten Ocean View in St Ives features a garden and rooms with free WiFi. The property is around less than... read more

155 reviews 9.1
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£ 1.00

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St. Ives Holiday Village

TR26 3HX, St Ives, St. Ives Holiday Village, Lelant

Set in St Ives in the Cornwall region, St. Ives Holiday Village provides accommodation with free WiFi in public areas, as well as access to a sauna. Some units may have a washing machine, dishwasher... read more

626 reviews 7.3
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£ 25.00

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Driftwood

TR26 1NT, St Ives,

Driftwood in St Ives provides accommodation with free WiFi, 200 metres from Porthgwidden Beach, 200 metres from Porthmeor Beach and 200 metres from Bamaluz Beach. The property is 43 km from Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage... read more

14 reviews 8.4
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£ 1.00

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The Net Loft

TR26 1HE, St Ives, 48a Fore Street

The Net Loft in St Ives features accommodation with free WiFi, 200 metres from Porthmeor Beach, 400 metres from Bamaluz Beach and 500 metres from Porthgwidden Beach. The holiday home, set in a building dating... read more

30 reviews 8.3
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£ 130.00

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sweetwater Farm

TR26 3AY, St Ives, Beagletodn Lane.Towednack.

Sweetwater Farm features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in St Ives, 11 km from St Michael's Mount. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental or a Full English/Irish... read more

112 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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Atlantic Heights Guest House

TR26 1RQ, St Ives, 11 Ocean View Terrace

Located in St Ives and with Tate St Ives reachable within a 3-minute walk, Atlantic Heights Guest House has a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Built in 1960, the property is... read more

89 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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Oystercatcher

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

Oystercatcher is a bed and breakfast situated in Carbis Bay, 1.2 miles from St Ives. It is a 10-minute walk to the sandy Carbis Bay beach. The property enjoys sea-views of St Ives Bay. Each... read more

37 reviews 9.8
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£ 1.00

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Happys

TR26 3HX, St Ives,

Happys is set in St Ives, 28 km from Minack Theatre, 38 km from Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, as well as 45 km from Newquay Train Station. Located 10 km from St Michael's Mount,... read more

3 reviews 9.7
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£ 1.00

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No 12 Furze Croft

TR20 8BB, St Ives, 12 Furze Croft

Featuring free WiFi and free private parking, No 12 Furze Croft offers accommodation in Nancledra, 3.1 miles from St Ives. The double room contains a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Guests will find a... read more

189 reviews 9.7
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£ 70.00

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Storm in a tea cup

TR26 1EN, St Ives, Ayr

Storm in a tea cup has garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in St Ives, 500 metres from Porthmeor Beach. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Carbis Bay is... read more

300 reviews 9.6
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£ 85.00

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Holiday Home Church Place

TR26 1LU, St Ives,

Located in St Ives, just 70 metres from Porthmeor Beach, Holiday Home Church Place provides beachfront accommodation with free WiFi. The property is 16 km from St Michael's Mount and 29 km from Minack Theatre.... read more

2 reviews 8.5
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£ 1.00

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Holiday Home Chy An Chy

TR26 1LH, St Ives,

Situated in St Ives, just 100 metres from Porthmeor Beach, Holiday Home Chy An Chy features beachfront accommodation with free WiFi. Featuring private parking, the holiday home is 300 metres from Bamaluz Beach. The holiday... read more

2 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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Holiday Home Harbour

TR26 1LN, St Ives,

Set in St Ives, just 100 metres from Porthmeor Beach, Holiday Home Harbour offers beachfront accommodation with free WiFi. The property is 15 km from St Michael's Mount and 29 km from Minack Theatre. This... read more

2 reviews 4
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£ 95.71

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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.

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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 2022 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 2023. 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.