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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

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Off Island For The Day

Sunday 3rd August 2014

The Isles of Scilly are an ideal location if you wish to visit different places daily and take in boat trips. Nowhere is far within the archipelago and a 15 to 30 minute trip on one of the local boats will take you to any of the off idlands, be it inhabited or unihabited. The waters between most islands offering stunning views en route. Each of the off islands have their own characteristics. 

These photos I have taken were on Tresco. A privately leased island owned by the Dorien-Smith family; ancestors of Augustus Smith, who started up the famous Tresco Abbey Gardens offering a wide range of sub-tropical plants from all around the world that you'd just not expect to see in the uk! They flourish here and there's always something in flower whatever time of the year.