A 52-room luxury boutique hotel and spa, with jaw-dropping sea views, steps from Porthminster Beach, and a short stroll from postcard-perfect St Ives Harbour. It’s the idyllic Cornwall seaside getaway.
"A substantial spa, a pool and glorious bay views are the headline acts at this classy residence perched on St Ives’ hillside above Porthminster Beach"
"Standing grandly above Porthminster Beach, this spa hotel offers fabulous views of St Ives Bay, quality bistro dining and a lovely indoor pool."
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Just steps from famous Porthminster Beach, a short stroll from postcard-perfect St Ives harbour, the St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is idyllically positioned in arguably the most charismatic town in Cornwall. Fully renovated in 2018, and with jaw-dropping views out to sea from many rooms, this 52-room gem is also now rightly considered one of Cornwall’s best boutique hotels, and the perfect Cornish seaside getaway.
For those craving a sea fix, most rooms come with sea views. Some come with private balconies. For foodies, the hotel's HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace restaurant serves fresh, locally-sourced and seasonal food, showcasing the finest regional dishes and flavours – and terrifyingly indulgent desserts. Signature dishes include Moules Marinere, Harbour Fish Pie, and a sumptuous home-made seafood burger. The hotel’s vibrant bar serves up a casual and contemporary all-day menu plus an inspired drinks list, featuring some of our favourite local brewers and distillers alongside our signature cocktails and an eclectic selection of wines.
For those seeking renewal and revival inside, the hotel’s luxury spa features four seven treatment rooms, a swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, a steam room, an indoor relaxation area and outdoor sun terrace, and a fitness centre.
If, however, you’re looking to spend your time outdoors, it’s steps away from the beach, close to watersport centres offering surfing and coasteering, and close to the excellent Tate Art Gallery. The hotel is well-positioned for exploring not only St Ives, but other charming nearby Cornish seaside towns including Hayle and Penzance. The world-famous Eden Project is just 45 minutes away by car. See our staff’s recommendations of the best activities, attractions & events in the Cornwall area here. On request, the hotel can prepare you a sumptuous picnic to take with you, or arrange bike hire.
The hotel is a 2-minute walk to St Ives station, or a 20-minute drive to Penzance station where you can catch direct trains to London. Newquay Airport is one hour away.
All of our hotels are accessible, and help is always on hand for those who need assistance. Families are welcome.
Unlike other hotels, Harbour Hotels pride themselves on having destination, award-winning restaurants in house. The hotel’s HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace serves locally-sourced, seasonal produce paired with sweeping sea views. Why wouldn’t you dine in?See the restaurant & bar
Find your way to the luxury HarSPA to relax and revive in the swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room. Renew with top-of-the-range ESPA and HarSPA products and treatments. Shape up, feel great, at the fitness centre.See the spa & gym
We want you to get the most from your stay with us. There are some great things to see and do in and around the hotel, so we asked our staff to recommend the best activities, attractions and events in the area.
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A stunning venue, inspirational themes, and a dedicated, experienced wedding coordinator: we promise to make your special day the one you always hoped for. Your wedding, your way.
Aside from great spaces and a specialist team on hand to help you organise, we offer a character-filled venue in an idyllic seaside location, first-class facilities, and specially-created menus, from platter-style banquets to tasty finger food.
We are delighted to be able to re-open the hotel from 4th July. The welfare of our guests and our Harbour Crew is always our first priority. When you are able to visit us again, you can do this feeling assured that we have in place all the precautions to minimise the spread of Covid-19 and keep you and your loved ones safe. To read more on our Safe Harbour practices, please click here.
*Sadly HarSPA will remain closed until we receive confirmation from the Government that we can re-open.