Although I have never stayed here I have attended functions here. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The setting itself is truly amazing and the building has superb views. The food has never disappointed whether it be a Christmas do, wedding or sunday roast.
Today we took our elderly mother here for a Mother's Day lunch, we arrived to find a packed car park and a very frazzled member of staff trying to appease customers arriving. It should be noted that the approach to the hotel is very steep and when busy impossible to drive close to the entrance with elderly/frail guests.
Dinner was served in a beautiful setting with glorious sea views but was spoilt by the long wait to be served every course, we waited so long between courses we were sat at the table for nearly two hours for what in fact were three very meagre courses. Even my octaganarian mother commented that two potatoes was a little on the mean side!
We were guided to a conservatory for our coffee wich would have been delightful had we not had to wait 40 minutes for it to arrive despite me enquiring after half an hour as to where it was.
The final rub was seeing an advert for Sunday lunch at the reception desk for five pounds cheaper than we had to pay today for the privilege of being there on Mother's Day!
To be fair the manager did refund the cost of our coffees when I told him of the poor service but I don't think we will repeat the experience next year.
This is all a bit too posh for me. Tiny portions and relatively large prices. The food tastes good though and the service is both friendly and attractive.
Haven't stayed here but the location is pleasant and the hotel has a good old history going back over a century.
This hotel overlooks the broad sweep of Carbis Bay, with access to the beach, and a pool. Many rooms have lovely views. The nearby train station has services into St Ives, or you can enjoy the walk into town along the cliffs. The rooms are pleasantly decorated in a modern style. Many have sea views. The restaurant serves good modern cooking, and the conservatory does bar snacks and afternoon tea. Rack rate is £81 (low season) to £101 (high), per person for DINNER, B&B.
Oh, the Carbis Bay Hotel. Whilst I've never stayed here, the functions that I have been to here have been perfect. Delicious food, great atmosphere. Sitting in the bar area, watching the night draw in over the beautiful Carbis Bay Beach is a step away from heaven. For our function we had roast beef which was the best I've ever tasted, and the extras they put on - from crackers on the table to balloons that caused hours of fun - it truly was a great evening. Friends of the family have visited on a late break to the hotel in September - the perfect time of the year to visit apparently! Enjoy!
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