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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:
bellrock.hotel@btclick.com Tel. 01720 422575

Friday, 28 May 2010

May 28th 2010 - Photo Galleries

I hope to get the photo galleries updates as soon as possible. For quick reference though, we now have for the 2010 season, new bed linen, bed spreads & curtains for the rooms in the Long Wing/Reception Level. They are now the same style as the red coloured ones on the 1st & 2nd Floor Rooms.
The bedrooms: 6 through to 10 inclusive have also been re-papered and painted the same cream colour as that already pictured in rooms 11, 12 & 14.
The bathrooms in the Long Wing: Rooms 6 through to 14 have also had the bath/shower mixer units and sink mixer taps & wastes renewed.
...And finally; all bedrooms throughout the hotel (which didn't already have them) now have flat screen TVs with built in Digital Freeview.

Visitor Book - 29.04.10 - 12.05.10

Visitor Book - 10.04.10 - 23.04.10

Visitor Book - 02.04.10 - 10.04.10

Visitor Book - 19.03.10 - 02.04.10

Visitor Book - 11.02.10 - 13.03.10

Visitor Book - 2009

To follow below: Entries from the Visitor Book, from season ending October 2009 back to June 2009

Visitor Book - 03.10.09 - 26.10.09

Visitor Book - 18.09.09 - 02.10.09

Visitor Book - 03.09.09 - 15.09.09

Visitor Book - 01.08.09 - 10.08.09

Visitor Book - 09.07.09 to 31.07.09

Visitor Book - 30.06.09 to 04.07.09

Visitor Book - 17.06.09 to 29.06.09

May 2010 - Update

Hi everyone! It's been a long while since I have had enough time to upload many items. I have now, finally managed to scan the Visitor Book into the computer from back in June 2009, and edit out the addresses where people have added their entire details. These will now follow from above this post. Also, apologies for the random order in which I've uploaded the last few letters of thanks, pictures, and TripAdvisor reviews!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

St Martins - 23.05.10

May 2010

Golden Spray - Tresco, Carn Near Quay


The Golden Spray and her proud new owner, Mark Bromham. Enjoy your retirement Roy Duncan!!

Golden Spray - Tresco Channel


The Golden Spray returning from Bryher - April 2010

Porthcressa - April 2010


As I've not uploaded any photos for a while, here are a couple from the last 2 months - April & May 2010

Guest Letter of Thanks - 27.05.10

Guest Letter of Thanks

Guest Letter of Thanks - Late March

Guest Review - Extracted from TripAdvisor

“Friendly Hotel ,excellent food and centrally located”
Bell Rock Hotel

HarryCheltenham
25 May 2010 | Trip type: Couples

We recently stayed at the Bell Rock and had a very pleasant stay. The food was all freshly prepared and the choice of homemade sweets were exceptional.The Harbour is short walk from the Hotel were you can get a boat to any of the other islands. If you want a relaxing holiday then the Scilly Isles is the place. We hope to return soon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Guest Letter of Thanks

Guest Email of Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Vallance
To: Bell Rock Hotel
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 6:16 PM

Subject: Stay at Bell Rock

Hi Daniel,

We would both like to say we very much enjoyed our stay in the Bell Rock Hotel. We were particularly impressed with the quality of food and the friendliness of all your staff. This made it a very enjoyable stay and very relaxing. Room 2 was good for the views of the sea.

We will definitely return to the Scilly Isles, and you will have to keep us up to date with any deals.


Best Wishes

Thank again,


Paul and Julie Vallance

Monday, 17 May 2010

Guest Review - Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Great stay - with all staff focussed on delivering great customer service”
Bell Rock Hotel

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
16 May 2010 | Trip type: Couples

This hotel offered us great value for money and the staff were all kind and friendly. We were particularly impressed by how well they catered for a gluten free diet - making sure there was a choice of sweets each night (as well as main courses and starters!) and often preparing special sauces or offering an individual sweet. They even phoned the ice-cream supplier one night to check that I could eat the local icecream safely. Anyone who has a gluten intolerance will realise how important this was.
The room was clean and well-sized.
The hotel was well located for getting the most out of a trip to St Mary's

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

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Guest Review - Extracted From TripAdvisor

“So much better than its 2 stars.”
Bell Rock Hotel

goforcake 2 contributions north west
9 May 2010 | Trip type: Couples

A superb hotel with everything thought of. The staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are very comfortable and decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The meals are always delicious with a different menu each evening, and the desserts are to die for!! After a day on one of the many boats, the pool is a lovely way to relax. The Bell rock is definitely the place to stay when visiting St Marys. Hope to return.

Date of stay May 2010
Visit was for Leisure
Travelled with With Spouse/Partner
Member since 05 April 2010
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Guest Review - Extracted From TripAdvisor

“A special stay in a unique setting”

Bell Rock Hotel

haopypenguin 2 contributions wimborne
22 Apr 2010
Trip type: Friends getaway

The Scillies are remarkable, romantic and in my view unrepeatable in their beauty anywhere in the world A must to visit, and when you visit stay in the Bell Rock Hotel, for comfortable rooms, excellent service and a first class restaurant, and only a short stroll from the harbour and beautiful beaches Bliss - I will certainly stay again

Would I recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

May 2010 Late Availability Deals

Forget the Volcanic Ash coulds hindering international holidays! Scilly is still open for business!!
Grab yourself a bargain late availability deal for a short break to the Bell Rock Hotel this May. Dinner, room and breakfast deals from just £79 per person, per night (published tariff £98).
Deals subject to availability & valid for new bookings only.
Please feel free to call us on 01720 422575 to discuss & book.