The Blue Hayes Private Hotel

For five star fantasy made real, The Blue Hayes Private Hotel is befitting best. Jutting out on the high ground above Porthminster Point, the idyllic setting of this tranquil hotel provides visitors with sweeping panoramas across the vast bay, from St Ives Harbour to Godrevy Lighthouse and the three miles of golden sands that comprise Hayle's stunning stretch of coastline. On a clear day it is possible to see Trevose Head, just north of Padstow, about thirty miles in the distance. With the coastal path situated at the bottom of the garden you are quite literally only a ten minute walk from the centre of town. 

Boasting a beautiful garden, white balustraded terrace topped with palms, ponds and pine trees, it emits an enigmatic and escapist vibe. Lonely Planet dubs it “A little piece of the South of France in St Ives” and the acclaimed Hotel Guru lists it as one of their regional top ten. Recommended by the likes of Times Online, BBC Homes Magazine, WED Magazine, The Independent, and even The New York Times - and with Cornwall Tourism and South West Tourism awards - The Blue Hayes Private Hotel offers nothing but exclusive excellence.

Malcolm Herring purchased the Hotel in 2000, overseeing a complete renovation that transformed the then ten bedroom hotel into a luxury five bedroom "Private Hotel" Entering the hotel, you will be greeted with minimalist clean lines and an immaculate sleek interior. Comprising five uniquely styled suites, all rooms are large and luxurious with every lavish accompaniment, from Molton Brown toiletries to pocket-sprung mattresses with goose-down pillows - every aspect smacks of sheer quality and extravagance. 

The entire hotel is finished to the most polished high standard and every care has been taken to ensure all amenities and facilities guarantee a comfortable and state-of-the-art stay. Every room is equipped with baths and showers with double body jets, television and radio, with wireless broadband internet access. 

The pick of the rooms is the Master Suite which has a four poster bed, French doors revealing a private terrace with table and chairs and to-die-for views. The Godrevy Suite is an extra large room that can accommodate two extra single beds, plus double or twin beds and offers full en suite facilities. Opt for The Bay Suite where you can steal sea views from your bed or The Garden Suite, which extends out into a private patio with table and chairs. The Trelyon Suite has French doors that open out onto a rooftop terrace complete with palms, plants and dreamy seascapes toward Virginia Woolf’s literary muse, Godrevy Lighthouse.

To make their guests’ stays even more convenient, Blue Hayes offers a light supper menu – perfect for a cool summer’s evening lounging at the hotel after a long day on the beach. “We understand that most of our guests head into town to sample the great food which St Ives has to offer", Malcolm tells us. "So we offer our guests something different. We have developed a menu which offers a varied choice of cold suppers with an emphasis on the best quality local produce.” So settle on your terrace and watch the sun melt into the night sky whilst tucking in to a Tian of Smoked Salmon & Cornish Crab or a Lobster with saffron & dill mayonnaise, supping on some wine.

Alternatively, make a diversion to the Hotel’s fully licensed bar and sink some classic cocktails such as sweetly apt Sea Breeze or Long Island Iced Tea, or sample The Blue Hayes' unique creations - the John Miller (in homage to the area’s famed artist) or Blue Hayes Colada.

Breakfast is served in the dining room, terrace, or in your own room and consists of a range of locally sourced produce such as homemade fruit compote, muesli with berries, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Omelettes, grilled mackerel and smoked haddock.

Decadent, dreamy, and utterly chic, you’ll be smitten with this private piece of utopia. For total relaxation, individual privacy and über smart surrounds - The Blue Hayes Private Hotel is a heavenly haven for sun seeking solace amidst spectacular scenery.