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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

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Wednesday 13th June 2012

A shorter walk for Wednesday took me up to Peninnis in the opposite direction than Tuesday. I also cut back along King Edward's Road and down Buzza Hill before taking a dip in the Bell Rock Hotel Swimming Pool (Perks of the job!).
I found a beetle on some cow parsley along the path. Very iridescent green in colour.
The coastal path along Peninnis is slowly getting eroded by the seas. It's not all that long ago that you used to be able to walk along the bottom of the allotments. The path was actually quite wide too! Just in 20 years or so and the sea has claimed a large section back :(