Do you need help?

Call for exclusive deals: 0800 026 3723

Hotels in St Andrews

Why book with eDreams?
  • The best prices
  • Quick online booking
  • The best hotel search engine

What to do in St Andrews

Visit St. Ives

The historic seaside town of St. Ives is located on the coast of Cornwall and is much loved for its fishing port, sandy beaches and coastal walks. What's more, it is home to the famous Leach Pottery studio and museum, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Tate St. Ives art gallery. While art lovers are well catered to, outdoor lovers are too, with kayaking, surfing and windsurfing being popular activities here. Or for a unique challenge that's sure to bring your whole group together, try the town's escape rooms. To experience the laid-back atmosphere, go for a stroll and take in the wonderful sea views, before popping into the numerous glass studios and silversmiths for a browse. Towards the harbour, you'll find many cafes, bars and restaurants serving the freshest of locally-caught fish. Booking a hotel in St. Ives using the eDreams search website couldn't be easier. Simply input the number of people, rooms and dates into the user-friendly search engine and choose your ideal hotel room from the wide selection available.

What to see in St. Ives

As a fairly compact town, St. Ives is a pleasure to explore on foot. Book a hotel near the harbour for views over the sea and to watch the fishermen bring in their catch. Visit the excellent St. Ives Museum to learn all about the town's history and its transformation from a humble fishing village. Relax in cosy cafes and walk along the beach at St Ives Bay. Kids will love Harbour Amusements, which features traditional arcade games and rides, as well as bowling and air hockey. For more excitement, introduce the kids to fun water sports such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing. Or why not hire a boat to explore the coast with your family. St. Ives is located on the South West Coast Path, and there are many great hiking trails in the area. Enjoy the short one-mile walk to Carbis Bay or opt for the rewarding six-mile hike to Zennor, with the option of returning through the countryside. It's also easy to catch a bus or train out of St. Ives and then walk back. After your invigorating walk, why not head to one of St. Ives many traditional pubs for a pint of local cider and a hearty home-made meal?

Where to stay in St. Ives

Stay on Wharf road or near the harbour to be close to the town's shops, cafes and beaches. You can also walk along the promenade and easily access the town centre from here. Hotels in this area typically have sea views and are within walking distance of the beaches. Alternatively, stay in the centre of town where you will be close to amenities such as shops, restaurants and a cinema. This is also where, hidden down cobbled side streets, you'll find an eclectic mix of artists studios, craft shops, surf shops and alternative clothing shops. Many hotels in St. Ives are located along Porthmeor Beach. Here you can learn to surf by booking a lesson with one of the surf schools. Experienced surfers can simply hire a board. The Tate St. Ives art gallery, with its wonderful collection of works produced by local artists and regularly changing programme of special exhibitions, is also located here. Wherever you choose to stay, if you want to find a cheap hotel in St. Ives, it is recommended that you visit in the spring or autumn. Alternatively, look out for a great hotel deal on the eDreams website.

International sites