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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, 11 January 2011

March Offer - Not To Be Missed!

Don't miss out out on our bargain spring break offer!
3 Nights Accommodation including Dinner & Breakfast for just £179 per person.
This is valid from 7th March to 7th April.
If you wish to stay longer than 3 nights, the tariff is just £60 per person, per night for dinner, room & breakfast.
This offer is great for regulars to Scilly to snap up an extra short break before the summer, or for newcomers to Scilly as a taster to the beautiful islands.
For booking enquiries, please call the hotel on 01720 422575, or email us at

Sunday 9th January 2011

We were blessed with a glorious Sunday this week, when it felt like it could almost be spring already... Then we had a severe weather warning with a force 8 or 9 blow through Monday just to remind us it's still winter with its horizontal rain, and cancellation of the Gry Maritha sailing (I don't blame them; there's no way you'd get me out there when it's like that!!). The sea was furious out there, and very white with quite a lot of big hills. That was short lived though, and we return to calm. The Gry is on her way to us now, so we may be able to get something to eat in the Co-op later!?

Here are some photographs I took on Sunday whilst out walking:

Monday, 3 January 2011

Christmas & New Year

"Happy New Year!" to all our guests & staff. We hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period?!
New Year's Eve on Scilly didn't seem as busy as previous years, but there was still plenty of fancy dress costumes around town that night. The weather stayed dry for it luckily, although the wind was cold for those wearing the less warming of costumes!
Christmas Day was glorious with a nice calm day, clear blue skies, no wind, and more importantly, no rain! I don't know what it is about Christmas Day, but it mostly seems to be that way on Scilly, and very peaceful!
Here are a couple of pictures I took from Town Beach on Christmas Day morning: