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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

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

Two stars belies this Hotel's quality!”
Bell Rock Hotel

christferris 2 contributions South East Cornwall
6 Jun 2010 | Trip type: Couples

We were welcomed by very accommodating staff to a very clean, well running and well established hotel. Even though we arrived far too early to check in, our room was already made ready! Nothing was too much trouble for the members of staff.
Others on St Mary staying at other hotels were concerned by noise from the overnight deliveries arriving at the dock in Hughtown, yet we were no-where near the noise albeit we were a short (2 minute) walk to the town centre.
Not being regular hotel goers we found it hard to understand why this is classed as a 2 star hotel - it is far more than that and the menus offered a similar range yet better value to those of the Star Castle (4* establishment) when we compared them.
An amusing thing to observe is the ability of the waiters to recall how you have your breakfast in the morning - they would arrive at the table and recount the previous day's order! The staff are entertaining and work very well together as a team.
This hotel was an excellent base allowing us to explore six islands in four days.
It also arranged the flights from Newquay for us, and explained that there is a fast transfer service (£6.50pp return) from the airport to the hotel (sit at the front on the minibus and listen to the driver explain the place to get your bearings).
Have already reccommended this hotel to others who are already booked up.
My ratings for this hotel

Date of stay June 2010
Visit was for Leisure
Travelled with With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes