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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I picked this B&B at random on an internet search and after reading reviews decided to book. This was the best holiday destination decision I have made in a long time! The owners Carol and Mike were lovely and friendly and the accommodation was fantastic. We had a lovely modern en-suite room with a lounge/dining area that we had exclusive... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Nikki, we were chuffed to read your lovely review just now, and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to describe your stay at The Keep. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope you'll head this way again. Carol and Mike More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great 5 nights here back in June and we thought it was an amazing place, hosted by the lovely owners Carol and Mike. When we managed to find 'The Keep' which is tucked away down a quiet little cobbled alley just off the high street, we were warmly welcomed upon our arrival, made to feel right at home... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Andy, we really appreciate your positive feedback, so a big Thank You for taking the time to write about The Keep. (I'm particularly chuffed you enjoyed my Specials, and hope you'll be back to try some more!) Best wishes to you both, Carol and Mike More 

London
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Keep to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th. It was such a great stay, with a VERY comfortable four poster bed and lovely bathroom. I love the new paintings by the local artists in the breakfast room/dining area. The Sydney Eggs for breakfast were incredible.

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

We really appreciate your lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at The Keep, and we are so chuffed you liked our Sydney eggs! Carol and Mike More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a wonderful break we have enjoyed with Carol & Mike. Our third stay (twice this year) and would not hesitate to come again & again. Fab hosts, wonderful breakfasts on offer with specials as well as hearty Full English. Yards from the stunning Porthmeor Beach, and others in easy walking distance including the Harbour where the majority of shops,... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Jo, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for The Keep, and such a lovely review too! We really enjoy your visits, and hope you'll be back in 2017. In the meantime, our very best wishes for a good Xmas and New Year. Carol and Mike More 

Exeter, England, Great Britain
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have stayed at this fantastic B&B a number of times and never been let down with a great welcome from Carol and Mike. We stayed in the stylishly designed Pilchard Press room which has a comfortable Lombok KS bed with lovely en-suite shower room and cosy underfloor heating. As usual the breakfasts were of a high standard and daily... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

As always it was super to see you both again, and a big thank you for writing such a lovely review! We appreciate your positive feedback, and look forward to your next stay. Our very best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

Wiltshire
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic welcome from Mike & Carol, room is superb! Bed is extremely comfortable and room Is done to a high standard. Ensuite is fab with walk in + big rain shower head. We had a card and chocolate for our anniversary waiting for us on check in. We brought a bottle of bubbly, which we stored in the communal... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Mike and I would like to thank you both for your lovely, positive feedback. We really enjoyed your stay at The Keep, and were so chuffed you chose our B&B for your anniversary celebration. Our very best wishes (and hope to see you again sometime.) More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Keep for one night and can say without hesitation we will be visiting again. Unique, charming, well appointment, spotlessly clean and situated in the centre of St Ives. We had a wonderful time and felt welcomed by the owners who genuinely cared about us enjoying our stay with them. The Keep is a hidden gem and... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your brief stay at The Keep, and do hope you'll return, maybe for a longer visit! Our best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Keep is the perfect place for a romantic retreat by the gorgeous turquoise sea in St. Ives. We love it because it is a quiet, peaceful haven, very grown up and sophisticated with gorgeous decor and eclectic style. Perfect for couples who want to get away from it all. There are only two rooms in this lovely B&B so... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Hilary, thank you so much for your positive review of The Keep. It's always a pleasure to welcome you back, and I'm so glad that you continue to enjoy your stay here. We try our best to provide our guests with a peaceful, relaxing experience, away from the busy lives they lead at home. See you in 2017! Best wishes,... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I mailed the owners who informed that a booking for myself and my five year old was not welcome as they don't allow children Like wow really ??? In a Bed and Breakfast how poor !!!!! I have never seen this before I have seen no dogs allowed but no children wow my daughter has stayed in many places around... More 

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Charlotte NC
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was my first time at The Keep and I couldn't have asked for a better place. Because of its level location and top reviews, I actually changed my travel dates in order to stay there and will do whatever's necessary to stay there on future visits. I love the "tucked away" location and being so close to restaurants, shops... More 

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Barbara A BIG thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely, positive review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay (we thoroughly enjoyed our chats!), and hope you'll visit us again in the not too distant future. In the meantime, thanks again for reviewing The Keep. Best wishes, Carol and Mike More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE KEEP B&B occupies a unique, central position tucked away in the heart of coastal St Ives, only a few yards from Porthmeor Beach, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a tasteful 16th Century Pilchard Press conversion, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. Our guests have a choice of just two individually designed bedrooms, each with spacious modern en suite drench showers, flat screen TVs, free high-speed WiFi, underfloor heating and King-size beds (one a romantic four poster). Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keep

Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: €89 - €141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall
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“Equally amazing rooms, but if you're looking for something even more special, the 4 poster bed in the Pilchard Press is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandraB124, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press room is slightly larger”
 of 5 bubbles JoTheTourist, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press is gorgeous! Four poster bed!”
 of 5 bubbles 798hilaryw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Two very comfortable rooms with en-suites; whilst the building has a long history, the interior is stylish and modern.”
 of 5 bubbles 208bobh, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Fantastic close proximity to beach and harbour front”
 of 5 bubbles EmHowell_2015, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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