Our website uses cookies for technical, analytical and marketing purposes. Here is more information. If you agree to this, just keep browsing. close

Chy-An-Albany Hotel
Top City Hotel

Albany Terrace, St Ives, TR26 2BS, United Kingdom
+44 173 679 6759


Check in
Check out

Overall guest ratings

8.1/10 Excellent
Based on 1,714 reviews
See all reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.0
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
  • 3.6

Good to know

  • Great view
  • Friendly service


    show all


    Occupying a wonderful, elevated location overlooking St. Ives Bay, this award-winning hotel offers a host of modern comforts and stunning sea view rooms. The hotel offers comfortable en suite rooms, many with fabulous sea views. Chy-An-Albany provides an ideal base to explore St. Ives and its renowned Tate Gallery, as well as the quaint harbour side, cobbled streets and collection of beautiful beaches that have captivated artists and tourists for over a century. The hotel is also just a short walk from the train station at the bottom of the hill (approximately 5 minutes). /p Originally 3 Edwardian houses built for local sea captains with the Hain Shipping Company, Chy-an-Albany was converted to a hotel in the 1920s. The hotel has been tastefully refurbished retaining much of the charm of the original building. Free WiFi and Parking available. /p The hotel also offers its brand new art-themed restaurant which opened in 2010- The Lighthouse Bistro showcases a wide range of art from local artists including Cathrine Stringer & Alistair Common. The gallery-style restaurant offers contemporary dining using the very freshest local vegetables and produce, fish straight from the sea and Cornish made cheeses alongside exotic foods and wines from around the world. In addition to exhibiting in the bistro there are also prints and other works of art on display from both local and international artists in the bar, reception and sunlounge. Commission from sales are being donated to the RNLI. /p The Bistro also has some of the finest views over St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. (Also open to non- residents)

    Less More LateRooms.com


    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Gift shop
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Storage available
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Terrace/Patio
    Less More



    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 1,714 reviews
    • 9.0 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.0 "World class service."
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
    • 6.1 "Average value."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."
    • 3.6 "Not very comfortable."

    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 1,302 reviews
    • 9.2 "Food is to die for."
      8.0 "80% loved the menu selection."
      9.1 "Yummy desserts, said 91%."
      8.4 "84% loved the dining experience."
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      7.6 "Great parking, according to 76%."
      9.8 "City centre within easy reach, said 98%."
      9.3 "93% thought parking was inexpensive."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.7 "Breakfast is good."
      8.4 "84% were happy with the price of the breakfast."
    • 6.5 "Average value."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."
      5.7 "Beds were acceptable for 57%."
      6.6 "Only 66% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.1 "61% thought the kitchenette was ok."
    • 5.3 "Internet is average."
    • 4.7 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.9 "71% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      3.4 "66% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
    • 3.5 "Not very comfortable."
      2.4 "76% said rooms were small."
      0.5 "95% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.5 "55% thought it was too noisy."
    View all review categories

    Overall rating

    8.2 Excellent
    Based on 205 reviews
    • 9.1 "World class service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.0 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
    • 5.7 "Average value."
    • 5.7 "Rooms are ok."
      6.4 "Beds were acceptable for 64%."
    • 4.9 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.6 "74% criticized the unstylish hotel."
    • 4.3 "Not very comfortable."
      2.8 "72% said rooms were small."
      0.4 "96% criticized the small bathroom."
    View all review categories

    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    Based on 205 reviews
    • 9.2 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.5 "85% said the reception staff was great."
    • 8.9 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
      7.3 "Great parking, according to 73%."
    • 6.0 "Average value."
    • 4.6 "Internet is poor."
      3.6 "64% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 4.3 "Rooms are not good."
      1.8 "82% said rooms were small."
      1.6 "84% complained about the bathroom."
      1.4 "86% had problems with the shower."
      0.5 "95% criticized the small bathroom."
      0.9 "91% thought they were poorly maintained."
    • 3.0 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.8 "82% said rooms were small."
      0.5 "95% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.2 "58% thought it was too noisy."
    View all review categories
    Hotel type
    City Hotel
    Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
    Good to know
    "Great view"
    "Friendly service"
    data provided by TrustYou

    Recent reviews

    Would you like to save as your currency permanently or for this visit only?