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Padstow
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2011

We've been travelling around the UK for a couple of weeks and this is the best place we've found so far. Our room was huge and very tastefully furnished with a fantastic view over the water and the ensuite bathroom is gorgeous. We also had excellent internet connection.The house is very quiet and you are not aware that you are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

My partner and I stayed here for three nights to end our trip to Cornwall and we couldn't be happier with our choice of accommodation!! We were met by Evelyn on arrival and she couldn't have made us more welcome, we were given a tour and shown our rooms and instantly felt right a home. The rooms are amazing, so... More 

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Dursley
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

This B&B is lovely. Admittedly if you want a gentle stroll back after visiting the town it is not for you as up a steep hill. We don't mind walking so it was fine for us. Evelyn sadly wasn't at the B& B during our trip as she had to go away for a family problem but instead of cancelling... More 

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Thank Littlecombelady
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2011

When we arrived, after recieving excellent directions, we were given a very warm welcome by Evelyn, which made us feel at home. Evelyn gave us a tour of the house and showed us to our room, which it must be said was the probably the best room we have encounted in a B&B. The room was very spacious, extremely clean... More 

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Thank steve_dane
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2010

The moment we arrived, Evelyn welcomed my husband , 3 year old son and I and was very friendly, accommodating and informative. We stayed in the superior double suite which was very luxurious and comfortable, beautifully decorated and with a balcony with a lovely sea view. The location was a 5 min downhill walk to town and beach and if... More 

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Thank Jko44
Paisley, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2010

Arrived at Rathlena and was impressed from the start by the well manicured grounds. The welcome on arrival was friendly and put us both at ease after a long drive to St Ives. When shown to our room could not fail to be impressed by the hallway and staircase with luxurious carpet and fine decorative touches. The room itself was... More 

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Thank Jack_Pennycook
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2010

What a view. Even though the weather wasn't ideal the view was spectacular from our balcony. The rooms were stunning and breakfast fantastic setting you up for the day. Location great only a few mins walk to the sea front. Couldn't of asked for any more! Would highly recomend and go back again.

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Thank Kmoron
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2010

We stayed in April of this year and our 4-day trip over Easter was a fantastic mini-break. Evelyn made us feel so welcome and was a great source of local knowledge with plenty of ideas to keep us busy over the weekend. The breakfasts were scrummy and the room with terrace was beautiful, though in true English style the weather... More 

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Thank jayster1976
Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2010

We went to stay at Rathlena in July this year and had high expectations due to the reviews already on Trip Advisor. I can honestly say that this guest house surpassed all of my expectations. We stayed in the Superior Double (which is actually the lowest priced room) and it was stunning. The modern decor and amazingly comfortable bed, the... More 

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Thank fabulous_saz
Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2010

We found this one of the best we have ever stayed in. Very friendly most helpful nothing to much trouble. Fantastic food, plenty of choice. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Lovely large rooms beautifully decorated. In a word excellent.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sea views peace and tranquility, yet minutes walk to town make Rathlena a real find. In recent years extensive refurbishment has ensured comfort and elegance throughout. All bedrooms enjoy private balconies taking advantage of the spectacular sea view outlook, superb en-suites and all thee added extras one comes to expect from a four star establishment. We provide breakfast of the highest quality and standard. Rathlena is situated in its own grounds providing safe off round parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rathlena

Address: 9 Bahavella Drive, St Ives TR26 2BF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: ₹ 8,468 - ₹ 10,691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Only 3 rooms. From what other guests told us, they are all very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Jim-Longmont, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles AnnM369, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only three rooms but all excellent with a balcony and sea views”
 of 5 bubbles Poshbutton, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have good views”
 of 5 bubbles 429lizs, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Only three guest rooms but all beautiful in their own way.”
 of 5 bubbles ginah9800, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
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