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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

Friday, 3 June 2011

HRH Queen Elizabeth II Comes To The Bell Rock Hotel On Her Scilly Visit!

...Well, she drove passed in any case!! But I now have your attention!

I was really lucky and managed to take a quick photograph of the Queen as they drove passed the Hotel en route to Holgates Green. I couldn't believe my luck when HRH looked straight at me and smiled :) It was a one chance shot only, and I managed to get it.

The Queen & Prince Phillip came over to visit the new school build where they met some of the children. My daughter Keely was there with the Brownies, so she was really pleased. June Jones (hotel proprietor) was also there with daughter Jenny, and grand children, Harrison, Leo & Zara. June was interviewed by Radio Cornwall, but I've not heard the clip on the radio yet.
After the school visit, the Royal party drove to town, and passed the Bell Rock Hotel before attending Holgates Green where they met members of the emergency services, gig crews, etc. Peter Martin, the local boatbuilder met the Queen. He has built many gigs:

The Queen was accompanied around the green by Mike Hicks, the Council's Chairman, where he was able to introduce the people she was meeting.

Finally, after the visit to Holgates Green the Queen & Prince Phillip had a spot of lunch before departing the islands around 2.30pm