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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have never met such kind and considerate people running such a wonderful business. Justin, Julie and their gorgeous dog George made us feel straight at home from the moment we arrived.The B&B is in prime location, just a short walk from the town centre with a lovely homely atmosphere, fantastic breakfast and a spotlessly clean room. Can not rate...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review we appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in St Ives and with us at The Olive Branch, It was lovely meeting you both, people like yourselves make what we do such an enjoyable experience. Kind regards Julie, Justin & George

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great B&B has all the right ingredients for a perfect base from which to explore St Ives. A warm and friendly welcome from Julie, Justin and George, a spotlessly clean and comfortable room, great shower, a delicious breakfast, excellent service with good local knowledge of the area to help you plan your stay. The icing on the cake..... on...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review we appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your time in St Ives and with us at The Olive Branch, it was a pleasure to meet you both and look after you for a few days. Kind regards Julie, Justin & George

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

5*is not high enough for this gorgeous place. From the minute we checked in until the minute we checked out we were made to feel welcome by Julie, Justin and George. Our room was just perfect, very clean and has everything you need. Breakfast was just amazing, all fresh and cooked to order and perfection. Breakfast bar was a added...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review we appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us, it will be lovely to see you again the next time you visit St Ives. Kind regards Julie, Justin & George

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stayed here once again in early October 2016. Once again I could not fault our stay. The owners Justin and Julie are so attentive to every detail. Rooms are spotless and decorated to a very high contemporary standard. We took breakfast each morning and there was an excellent choice for a B&B. Off road parking at the front of the...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review, it was great to see you again and hope you've got your St Ives 'fix' until the next time you are here. Kind regards Julie & Justin x

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here for four nights. Justin and Julie really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Our room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Their attention to every detail makes this place simply perfect. The decor and artwork throughout is fun and welcoming. The breakfasts are delicious. Justin took the time to talk...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you both for taking time out to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in St Ives and with us at The Olive Branch. We meet an a ray of people in our line of work from all different places in the world so its always interesting to chat and share experiences, thank you for...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The owners, Julie & Justin, are welcoming and efficient, and clearly they have put a lot of time and thought into making their B&B as well-designed and well-furnished as it is. Our room, No 5, was light and a good size, with an en-suite bathroom that was immaculate, with an excellent shower and room to move around in comfortably -...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank for you taking time to write a review of your stay, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and would return which you stay you rarely feel that about places. Well we enjoyed having you both and would very much like to see you again, it was our pleasure. Until next time........ Kind regards Julie & Justin

St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights, what a fantastic little place. After a long journey, we were welcomed by the owners, - really friendly professional people. The house is immaculate, the rooms modern and again immaculate. Every little home comfort is there for you, even USB ports in the plugs! Fab. Great location, only 2 mins walk to town. Car...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your lovely comments. Come back and see us again the next time you are in St Ives you'd be very welcome. Kind regards Julie, Justin & George.

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely B and B close to the town and with great views. well appointed and excellent breakfasts. Justin and Julie are very welcoming and you feel that you are leaving friends when you go. Parking very useful, a premium in St Ives.

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us at The Olive Branch. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Julie & Justin

Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My daughter and I have just returned from a short break in St. Ives and can highly recommend 'The Olive Branch'. Justin and Julie were very welcoming and George, the dog, deserves his title 'gorgeous George'. Our twin en-suite room was very clean and was serviced daily and we appreciated the fact that we were given a fresh supply of...

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theolivebranchstives, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you both for writing a review of your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed The Olive Branch & St Ives and of course meeting the laid back boy of the house 'Gorgeous George'. We enjoyed having you both and look forward to seeing you again if you're back in St Ives. Kind regards Julie, Justin & George

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Just returned from a wonderful short break at the 'Olive Branch'. The welcome we received from Justin, Julie (and of course George) was outstanding, they really couldn't do enough for us. The room was luxiourious and spotless, the bed extremely comfortable and the free parking a big added bonus. Julie's breakfasts were exceptional, the best we have had in any...

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Thank you both for writing a review, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and all the activities you packed into your stay, not all our guests have the experience of being towed back into the harbour! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Julie & Justin

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Olive Branch is a superb holiday location in St Ives, Cornwall, just minutes from the harbour, town and 5 sandy beaches. Our Rooms We have five ensuite double rooms, four of which have sea views. Two of our double rooms can be converted to twin bedded rooms. There is also a single ensuite room. Breakfast We serve a traditional full English breakfast as well as vegetarian breakfasts and lighter options. St Ives St. Ives has a Mediterranean feel about it, with its maze of cobbled streets and alleyways, crescent shaped beaches with golden sands and turquoise sea - all set in the uniquely rugged granite landscape of West Cornwall. The holiday visitor in St Ives can find everything that they could wish for in a seaside resort. From the moment that you arrive in the town you will be stunned by the panoramic vistas that seem to greet you on every turn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Olive Branch

Address: 6 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: €79 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Olive Branch 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Meet George the dog.”
 of 5 bubbles andytsmith, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Maybe, first floor front with bay window.”
 of 5 bubbles Chasukelumo, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2 which had a nice sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 916fionap, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room one which was spacious and had a sea view. Would recommend it.”
 of 5 bubbles 216kevinb, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 with its Juliette balcony looked out over the back of the property. The sea could be seen in the distance over the roof tops.”
 of 5 bubbles gsimp2630, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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