Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives
The Pedn Olva Hotel, overlooks the ancient town and harbour of St Ives, Cornwall, whose riches were fishing, mining and smuggling and now are the arts and tourism.
Telephone: 01736 796222
Pedn Olva – meaning lookout on the headland – is positioned 30 feet above sea level on blue-black granite rocks above the golden sands of St Ives. A registered navigational marker for ships since the 19th Century, the hotel’s unique location offers breath-taking views of the coast and surrounding area all year round.
It is a great holiday location from which to enjoy St Ives and explore Cornwall, or for a weekend break to relax and escape to the coast.
At the Pedn Olva Hotel we aim to offer each guest more than just a break, but a true experience. That's why we take time and care to provide everything we think you need... from attentive service, help with planning your day, providing the perfect drink just the way you like it, to a menu crafted to your taste and requirement.
We are a safe haven for weary travellers and a Cornish home for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you, Andrew and Drew.
The Pedn Olva Hotel has been awarded a THREE STAR grading in the Self catering category by Quality in Tourism on behalf of VisitEngland.
Managers of the Year at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards 2010.
Highly Commended Wine House of the Year at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards 2011.
The outdoor heated swimming pool is open from Easter to the end of September.
With its 30 distinctive bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and swimming pool – the Pedn Olva Hotel is the ideal location for a weekend break or holiday as well as weddings and other special events.
Each bedroom at the Pedn Olva Hotel has stunning views of St Ives and the Cornish coast – light, airy and contemporarily decorated – we have everything you need for a relaxing, memorable and comfortable stay.
Whether you are planning a family holiday or a romantic weekend escape for two, we offer a range of room options for all of our guests.
Champagne, flowers and chocolate for your room.
Breakfast served on your own balcony and menus inspired by the finest daily offerings from local fishermen and suppliers.
Art Galleries, Sailing, Surfing, Golf, Botanical delights or just relaxing on some of Cornwall’s finest beaches. Whatever takes your fancy just ask.
The Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives, with the sea only thirty feet below and flanked by golden sands, is on the site of a copper mine named Wheal Providence. It is said that smugglers at some time hid fifteen barrels of brandy in the mineshaft, and that they are still hidden behind the walls today.
Pedn-Olva (meaning lookout on the headland) is founded on blue-black granite rocks on the southern shores of St. Ives Harbour and Bay, and since the 19th Century has been a registered navigational mark for ships. The hotel is unique from its visual impact to the location itself.
The plethora of windows facing the sea allows our guests the privilege and pleasure to view St Ives at its very best. The view from the hotel remains exquisite through every season, from the calm turquoise warm beauty of the spring and summer, to the wild drama of vibrant winds causing the waves to crash against the hotel during the autumn and winter.
The bar area is adorned with bespoke furniture and pieces of art that inspire a feeling of peace and well-being. Surrounded by the most dramatic view in St Ives, and possibly in Cornwall, all who visit are enchanted by the interior that is contemporary yet warm.
The bar is styled with a drift wood exterior complimenting the sculptures and beautifully varnished floor.
Our Bar stocks quality products varying from traditional Cornish ales to mineral waters from the family brewery of St Austell, including a wide selection of lagers, bottled beers, spirits and soft drinks.
Our substantial fair trade coffee menu gives the discerning coffee drinker a choice that compares with any speciality coffee house.
There is a choice of comfortable seating areas with fine views over the bay. The bar is most attractive with plenty of seating, and the sumptuous furnishing invites you to relax a while and forget your everyday cares.
With the sea all around you and the splendid views, it is as close as you can get to floating on the sea without leaving dry land.
A safe haven for watching winter storms in front of a granite open fire, or seeing dolphins and seals playing in the bay from our sun drenched terraces.
Take pleasure in your surroundings.
Whatever you do here, from taking a traditional Cornish cream tea when you arrive to watching the sunrise at breakfast time, you will enjoy the fabulous surroundings.
It is a safe haven for watching winter storms in front of a granite open fire, or seeing dolphins and seals playing in the bay from our sun drenched terraces.
Enjoy the view of our natural coastline!
Food & Drink
If you like relaxed dining in an airy, elegant and contemporary setting, then the Restaurant at the Pedn-Olva Hotel, St Ives, is the place for you.
We have some of the most beautiful outside dining areas with fantastic views; the perfect setting to dine alfresco and watch the world go by. All dishes are freshly prepared by our Chefs who use fresh ingredients that are sourced for their quality, taste and provenance.
Our team of accomplished chefs create only the finest seasonal menus and cook every dish to order; fresh produce from our local fishermen and farmers, with daily recommendations and specialties from the kitchen.
A tranquil and friendly atmosphere that makes every visit a pleasure from starters to dessert, the restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences in Cornwall.
Our carefully crafted menus – from lighter daytime delicacies to stylish evening dining – present a delicate fusion of styles and flavours to ensure something for every pallet.
Complementing our menus we have an extensive wine list specially chosen by local wine merchants Walter Hicks; favourites from the old world, fresh flavours of the new, as well as crisp Cornish wines to further tantalise your taste buds.
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Telephone: 01736 796222
Fax: 01736 797710