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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

Monday, 11 April 2011

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Much, much too good for it's official star rating”

Date of review: 9 Apr 2011

The Bell Rock is a classic example of where traditional star ratings, based on lifts (elevators), 24 hour porterage etc completely miss the point. If you like the ethos of the Scillies then you'll find this hotel perfect. It blends the best aspects of a traditional seaside hotel with high service standards. Our children are 11, 9 and 8 - they loved the generous breakfast, setting them up for a day in the open air. Dinner choices were adequate with some interesting nods to modern cuisine - decent and reasonably priced wine list. All food fresh, well prepared and attractively presented. Rooms clean and equipped wholly in line with price and style of hotel. I'd far rather stay here than most of the 5 star hotels in which I spend too much time!

Date of stay: April 2011
Visit was for: Leisure
Travelled with: Family with Young Children
Recommended by this reviewer? Yes