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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, 31 July 2009

Guest Email of Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janina Craske"
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 4:00 PM
Subject: Thank you

Thank you very much for a most enjoyable stay. We found everything very
calm and relaxing. We enjoyed the lovely food and the family suite was
ideal. The boys enjoyed it all as much as we did.

Thanks again

The Craske family.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Guest Review - Extracted from Tripadvisor

“I would recommend Bell rock Hotel to everybody”

Bell Rock Hotel
Jul 25, 2009 | Trip type: Family

Our stay at the Bell Rock Hotel was excellent.
We were a family group of 8 people & the hotel catered for the needs of every age.
The service was perfect, with really friendly staff who made you feel really comfortable & welcome.
The food was brilliant too, very high standard cuisine, we were pleasantly surprised.
The rooms were also great, very cosy & also very practical the way the childrens room was adjoined to ours it was like an appartment within the hotel!
I give the hotel 10 out of 10 on every aspect, the staff are a great team, the hotel is great & i'll definately be booking there again for next year!

Guest Review - Extracted from Tripadvisor

“A warm, cosy, friendly and relaxing hotel with excellent service.”

Bell Rock Hotel
Forest of Dean
Jul 21, 2009 | Trip type: Friends getaway

A cosy, warm and friendly family run hotel offering a for us break without any stress. The staff were smart and helpful, but casual in their approach giving a lovely chilled atmosphere. After a days walking, we found the pool was a wonderful way to ease those aching muscles.
Our evening meal was a delight to look forward to, chatting with staff and the many other guests, swapping stories about our walks and exploration of the islands. The bar was cosy and made a lovely end to the day.
Been and stayed before, and will visit again.

Guest Review - Extracted from Tripadvisor

“Excellent and Friendly Service, Good Food, Warm and Comfortable”

Bell Rock Hotel
Jul 20, 2009 | Trip type: Friends getaway

Stopping at the Bell Rock Hotel made my trip to the Scilly Isles even more magical. I could not have wished for a more friendly and comfortable place to stay. If I needed to know how to get somewhere or what to do the staff were always willing to spare the time to explain the options available. The facilities, including the pool, were excellent and the food and wine delicious.

Thank you for a delightful holiday.

Date of stay April 2009
Visit was for Leisure
Traveled with With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

Guest Review - Extracted from Tripadvisor

“This Hotel is a Little Gem!”

Bell Rock Hotel
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Jul 20, 2009 | Trip type: Couples

We have stayed on St Mary's in the wonderful Isles of Scilly many times before, but never at the Bell Rock, so we were naturally a little apprehensive. There was no need, however, as from the moment when the airport minibus dropped us at the hotel door we just knew this is going to work for us.
We were welcomed personally by Daniel, the hotel manager, and checked in very quickly. Our room, though not over-large, was well appointed and spotlessly clean, the double bed very comfortable and the en-suite fitted with a lovely big shower. The size and layout of rooms does vary, apparently, but efforts are clearly made to find the most appropriate room for individual guests. And the hotel is well located for all the amenities of the town and harbour which are only a few minutes walk away on level ground.
After days spent out in the fresh air we always look forward to a good dinner, and we were not disappointed. A relaxing drink in the lounge/bar while we chose from the table d'hote menu, which changes daily, then down to the restaurant where the food was excellent as was the efficient and friendly service. And some thought and knowledge has clearly gone into the wine list which offered some interesting choices.
To sum up, this is a hotel offering good value for money where you can expect to be comfortable and well fed by friendly staff under the watchful eye of the manager whose 'hands-on' style ensures that everything runs smoothly.
Would we stay there again? Certainly.
Was there anything we didn't like? Yes. Leaving!

Date of stay March 2009
Visit was for Leisure
Traveled with With Spouse/Partner
Age group 50_64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Guest Email of Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Howlett
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 7:41 PM
Subject: Our recent visit - June 25th.


Having stayed at the Bell Rock for the first time last week, we want to thank you and all of your staff for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable.

You have an excellent team and we felt really comfortable in your hotel; the restaurant is first rate.

We want to return in 2010, we hope that you can find room for us - given the high number of returning guests; that fact alone is testament to just how good Bell Rock is.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.

Kind regards

Sally & Richard Howlett