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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

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Travelling alone, I was made to feel I was their most valued guest”
Bell Rock Hotel


1 Oct 2010 | Trip type: Solo travel

This was my second visit to this hotel [although 23rd visit to the Islands], mainly because there is rarely a vacancy due to the popularity of this hotel and folk who often re-book before they leave. I can honestly say that on both occasions I have stayed there, I was made to feel that I was their most valued guest. From arrival to departure, all staff were friendly, helpful and considerate. My room this time was slightly smaller and might have been a little cramped for two but this did not worry me. As ever, the menu was varied, well presented and I can't believe there would be anyone whose taste could not be satisfied. During my stay, one guest made a suggestion for an alternative condiment at breakfast which to his surprise and delight was provided the following morning. The position of the hotel makes a visit to anywhere on St Marys simple and it just a short walk on flat roads to the harbour for off-island trips. As I see it, the only disadvantage which is not the fault of anyone at the hotel is that non-ambulant guests would have difficulty due to steps up to the entrance and down to the restaurant although during my stay there was a wheelchair bound guest who managed to cope. I can't wait to go back, but fear I will get the normal "sorry, no room that week" comment from Daniel!

Date of stay September 2010
Visit was for Leisure
Travelled with Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

***Footnote From Daniel***
I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay again with us Mrs Costa(Your TripAdvisor user name offers the clue to your identity), and that our team of staff looked after you, and made you feel very welcome.
Single rooms are booked up very quickly, as you have found. We have only the 2 single rooms in the hotel, after which we can allocate the smaller double rooms for single occupancy with a supplement. These doubles offer a cheaper tariff than a standard double or twin for single occupancy which would carry a 50% supplement. These smaller doubles also offer a cheaper option for couples to visit.
Fingers crossed, we will be able to accommodate you again when you wish to return!!? We look forward to welcoming you back :)