Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate

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Outdoor pool

Overview of Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate

Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in St Ives with spa, outdoor pool

8.0/10 Very good

65 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Bathtub
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England, TR26 2NP
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • St. Michael's Mount - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 60 min drive
  • Carbis Bay Station - 4 min walk
  • Lelant Station - 4 min drive
  • St Ives Station - 26 min walk

About this property

Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate

4-star hotel
You can look forward to free full breakfast, a terrace and a garden at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. Indulge in hydrotherapy, a body treatment and a massage at C Bay Spa (Located at Carbis Bay Hotel), the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 on-site restaurants, which feature international cuisine and more. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and 3 bars.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • An electric car charging station, a 24-hour front desk and a front desk safe
  • Luggage storage, concierge services and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, convenient parking and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate feature thoughtful touches, such as dressing gowns, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the size rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, kitchenettes and coffee/tea makers


English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, C Bay Spa (Located at Carbis Bay Hotel). Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.


The Conservatory – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Sun – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.
The Beach Club – This seafood restaurant specialises in seafood and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 05 January and 14 February.

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

Also known as

Carbis Bay Hotel
Carbis Bay & Estate St Ives
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate Hotel
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate St Ives
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate Hotel St Ives
Carbis Bay Hotel Estate St Ives
Carbis Bay Hotel Estate
Carbis Bay Estate St Ives

Frequently asked questions

Is Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate currently open?
The property is closed between 05 January and 14 February.
Does Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate and nearby?
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate has 3 bars, a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Bean Inn (8-min walk), Blas Burgerworks (2.1 mi) and Scoff Troff Cafe (2.1 mi).
Does Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker.
What's the area around Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate like?
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate is a short 4-minute walk from Carbis Bay Station and 17 minutes' walk from Porthminster Beach. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Lack of attention to detail for such an expensive hotel. An incredible setting and beautiful place to stay but sadly let down by it’s service. Meals were rushed with no time between courses. If you like club music playing loudly whilst you eat Walters bar is the place for you. Sadly we didn’t and it marred a lovely evening. Great hotel but overpriced for the service it delivered.
Alex, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carbides Bay our treat retreat
Second time we have stayed at Caribs Bay . Just the loveliest place ever . We will come back
Maureen, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

5 star facilities, 2 star service
Great updated 5 star facilities, but service is not 5 star, or even 4 star level unfortunately. We've stayed 2 years in a row but will look elsewhere for our summer break next year.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing property, and amazing weather. Our cottage was lovely. The staff are doing really well giving the pingdemic. I was disappointed my teens were only allowed in the pool for 2 hours a day with the little kids, I think this should have been more prominent on our booking.
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Good breakfast, otherwise ... Avoid!
Positives: Incredible views during breakfast. Nice bath Nice shower gel Receptionist showed us around Negatives: Had to close curtains as i was assigned the room that had 'inland' view which meant i saw other visitors rooms Rubbish being thrown out (bottles) in the middle of the night. 3 times during the night! Trains start around 4/5am so expect to be woken up by them. 2-3 trains an hour. Bed is hard! Instant coffee facilities inside the room( 2 sachets of normal coffee and 2 decaffs). At this rate i would expect a coffee machine. Pool is closed (only found out when walked by) Was not asked how was my stay, hence my review here No information about extra measurements due to Covid Left this place tired as could not get proper sleep due to the noise during the night
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Didn’t give us the room we paid for. Building works on site View of a car park 0 customer service Pool was closed
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ms h, 3-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Not what they show in the photos.
They gave us the wrong room. Terrible customer service. The apartments are not looking into the sea.
Toby, 2-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Magnificent location, unfortunately the hotel does not live up to its glossy website or 5* aspirations. A massive disappointment was that the pool and spa are currently a building site.
Nice when is finished?
Mark, 3-night trip
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