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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, 22 September 2010

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Five star service, food and comfort”
Bell Rock Hotel

HelenKent10 11 contributions South East
21 Sep 2010 | Trip type: Family

We were made very welcome at the Bell Rock Hotel. The service was faultless with great attention to detail. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The food was wonderful, served on heated plates and meals all arriving together for the three of us, even if we had all ordered something different. Every night there was a wide menu choice. Very impressive! Comfort and cleanliness of the hotel again could not be faulted. There is a small heated indoor pool which we had all to ourselves, which is open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. The hotel was full of guests who were back for their umpteenth stay there, which speaks for itself. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean, albeit with slightly old-fashioned decor, but this adds to the charm of the hotel. The hotel is shown as 2-star, but the service is 5-star. (I assume they are 2-star because of factors such as disabled access, which is limited, as there is no lift and there are steps up to the hotel and down to the restaurant.). I also would not recommend taking older children and especially not teenagers, as there is nothing in the way of entertainment for them. The hotel bar and lounge also closed early (10.30 pm) and all guests seem to retire to their rooms around 9.00 - 9.30 ish! However, to be fair, this was probably due to the time of year (out of school hols) and guests were at the mature end of the scale, so that there was a lack of demand for the bar to remain open longer.

Date of stay September 2010
Visit was for Leisure
Travelled with Extended Family
Member since 10 May 2010
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

***Footnote from Daniel***
We are really pleased that everthing was ok, and that we were able to look after our guests to our usual high standard. The bar is licensed to be open until 11pm, but as you have noticed, there is not much demand for this. Therefore, if there is no one using the bar, it will close around 10.30 - 10.45pm. As pointed out in the review, many leave the bar around 9.30pm to settle for the night in their rooms.