Blue Hayes Private Hotel

St Ives, Cornwall

Malcolm’s mini pleasuredome delivers in spades - gorgeous bedrooms, unbeatable views and beaches and restaurants on your doorstep


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 3


The view from the terrace is magical, a clean sweep across the bay to St Ives. You breakfast here in good weather in the shade of a Monterey pine, as if transported back to the French Riviera circa 1950. As for the hotel, it’s an unadulterated treat, mostly due to Malcolm, whose limitless generosity is stamped over every square inch. Few hotels close for four months to redecorate every winter, but that’s the way things are done here – this may explain why so many guests book for the following year when checking out. The house shines in ivory white with the occasional dash of colour from carpets and curtains. A wall of glass in the bar weatherproofs the view. Big rooms are gorgeous, two with balconies, one with a terrace, all with sparkling bathrooms. Light suppers are on hand, though a short stroll into town leads to dozens of restaurants; Alfresco on the harbour is excellent and torches are provided for the journey back. Penzance, Zennor, Tate St Ives and a host of beaches are all close. There’s folk and jazz for the September festival, a great time to visit. A true one-off.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Children over 10 welcome.
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 28 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Packed lunch by arrangement. Light suppers from £12. Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from £220
Singles £150-£170.
1 Triple
From £230
1 Suite for 2
From £260
4 Doubles
From £220


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Malcolm Herring

  • Visit the iconic TATE ST IVES gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, and the Leach Pottery
  • Enjoy a cocktail on the terrace, overlooking St Ives harbour, then stroll down the coast path from our gardens to Porthminster Beach, in just five minutes, and dine at the award-winning Porthminster Café – in a stunning location on the beach.
  • Browse the many galleries in St Ives, and take home a piece of original art or ceramics