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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

Friday, 4 May 2012

Ships Ahoy! Friday 4th May 2012

There were 2 small cruise ships anchored in St Mary's Roads today: the Quest & the Ocean Nova.
Also in the near view, is the replica sailing ship the Matthew of Bristol, giving the islands the pirate look.

The Scillonian made 2 sailings today ferrying 900 or so passengers over for the world gig championship weekend. The planes and helicopters were constantly bringing in rowers and spectators alike all day too. I think there might've been less aircraft at Heathrow than here today?! ;)

The weather was glorious ...up until I decided to step foot out on a walk, when the clouds came; much to my dismay! Oh well, it was still warm & my walk around the Garrison was a pleasant one. The Trinity House ship was in working on the Spanish Ledge bouy when I got round that side, but I didn't get a decent enough picture to bother with that I'm afraid.