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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

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor (Plus footnote comments from me)

“A loo with a view!”

Reviewed 13 July 2011

We stayed in Room 2 at the top of the stairs with sea views both sides of the building - a lovely room. Hotel is wonderful - clean, comfortable, very friendly staff, gorgeous food, lovely swimming pool. Very reasonable rates too. Great location too, just outside the main town area.
A recent reviewer liked the daily visits from a boatman - we found them rather too "in your face" at the breakfast table and difficult to decline. We felt it would have been much more appropriate for him simply to announce where he was planning to visit that day and to ask interested customers to see him in the lounge.
Thank you for a super holiday.

Room Tip: Book early (12 months!) - be flexible with dates
Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends


***Footnote From Daniel***

I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay here, and that Room 2 was comfortable for you. I think Mr & Mrs Prince have started something here with the "Loo with a View" comment! This comment was first labelled to Room 18, rather than room 2 which has a different view (the back of the hotel & Buzza Hill). I guess, if you leave the bathroom door open, you can see out the front window over towards Tresco, but it would depend on how relaxed you are with your fellow traveller!!
The comments about Paul are a first I've heard. It worried me, so this morning I kept an ear out during breakfast service whilst he was there. I have to say that he was chatting pleasantly to the guests, and offering advice to a couple of them when informed that they weren't going boating and staying on St Mary's instead, which was gratefully received. He didn't appear pushy in any way. I shall however, pass on this observation so that he is aware.