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We are a 2 star hotel with rooms situated throughout 4 floors. The hotel has no lift due to the grade 2 listed building status meaning we can't make alterations to install one. We will of course, help with luggage though.

Our food is traditional and cooked using fresh produce of fish, meats, vegetables & dairy sourced from Scilly & Cornwall where possible. Our style is not nouvelle cuisine or a fancy Michelin Star type restaurant.

Our experienced staff offer excellent & attentive service, far beyond the normal expectations for a 2 star rated hotel

Our swimming pool is 8 metres x 4 metres and so neither small, or Olympic size! An unusual extra facility compared to even many other hotels. Its size is governed by available space, and is covered in and heated.

Our rooms are comfortable & furnished to the same standard. All are en suite with either bath, shower or both, and some are compact, hence the special offer lower tariff for these.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Hugh Town, at the quieter side and is ideally positioned for easy access to the harbour for inter island boats to the inhabited islands of Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes & St Martins.

I try to post regular photographs of the islands, and you can see more of the hotel in the photo galleries on the right hand side of the page.

If you would like to contact us please feel free to email or telephone: Tel. 01720 422575

Monday, 23 August 2010

Guest Review Extracted from TripAdvisor

“Don't judge a book by its cover”
Bell Rock Hotel

W0rthyTraveller 2 contributions Sheffield, United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 | Trip type: Family

From the outside the Bell Rock appears like another ordinary hotel in St Mary's.You would be wrong tho'! The reality provides one of the most pleasant & friendly experiences in the whole of the Scilly's. Whilst not cheap, the Bell Rock is outstanding. The rooms are not spectacular, but after a while this really does not matter. All is there that you need. Eg clean and comfortable beds, en suites, and the usual facilites. The atmosphere in the hotel however is its key. The proprietors & staff are most friendly. Indeed, I found eager to help in every way. All seem genuinely anxious to make your stay at the Bell Rock happy. The food is outstanding for a small hotel. The breakfasts are freshly pepared (save for cereals & juice) and are ready within minutes. So impressed was I with the Kippers, that I had them two days running. The best kippers I have ever had! That says a lot because I stay at a number of 4 stars regularly. The hotel is also full of the most interesting people. Who appear to go year after year because it suits them & would not go anywhere else. That is real commendation. Do not miss this hotel if you have to stay in St Mary's, even for a few days. It represents excellent value for money in a convivial & comfortable atmosphere. Many 4 star hotels would be put to shame by the standards it offers. Do not be fooled by the 2 stars on the door. Well done. Strongly recommended.

Date of stay August 2010
Visit was for Leisure
Travelled with Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes