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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, 29 August 2011

Guest Email of Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Laura Alborghetti
To: 'Bell Rock Hotel'
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 9:16 AM
Subject: Bell Rock Hotel

Dear Daniel,

After a few days in London I am back to Italy and to work now!

I just would like to thank you for everything you have done for me while I was on the Isles of Scilly. You and all your staff made my holiday special !

I really hope to come back in the future, thank you again

Kind regards

Laura Alborghetti

Friday, 26 August 2011

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Even better than last year!”

Reviewed 20 August 2011

As a rule we never repeat holidays but we enjoyed our stay at The Bell Rock last year we decided to go straight back and we were not disappointed. This year we had a lovely room on the first floor with a small but immaculate en-suite. The first impression of the hotel was of the high standard of cleanliness and it came as no surprise to see that the hotel had won an award for this. The food at both breakfast and evening meals could not be faulted and on the one occasion my wife was not enamoured with the veggie choice the chef produced an alternative. The standard of service was of the highest quality and the waiting staff manage to combine efficiency with being very personable.
Everything about our stay was perfect. Many thanks to Daniel and his outstanding staff.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor (and Daniel's footnote)

“Nothing wrong, but It wasn't us”

Reviewed 23 August 2011

One of the things that staying at the Bell Rock has taught us is that whilst all the reviews give the Bell Rock good ratings, it all comes down to individual tastes and needs. This was the first time in 20+ years that we have booked B&B + Evening Meal and so we were not used to the formallity of a hotel dinning room where everyone sat at "their table" for their stay and also having dinner at 6pm is alien to us. in fact after the first evening when we came down at 7pm to find that 2 of the 4 main courses were finished, we decided to eat out for the next 2 nights.

Whilst we were there we meet several people who always come back to the Bell Rock for the same week evey year, so for these people it is great, but it was not our sort of place. As other reviews have stated the rooms are clean and the staff are helpful and it is close to the centre of Hugh Town

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple

***Daniel's Footnote***

It's a fair an honest review, but certainly not a bad one. I'm pleased you found the hotel and stay a comfortable & enjoyable one on the whole.
It is true that serviced accommodation to include evening meals does not necessarily suit everyone.
Dinner service runs from 6pm through to 8pm for last orders, and on the whole, dishes are usually available throughout, but as you say on this occasion, we had run out of the Lamb Shank which was extremely popular that night (I remember the evening service in question). Sometimes, a dish will be more popular than expected and run out; which is why I suggested that the next day, if you wished to eat later and particularly wanted a certain dish you could pre-order; although as stated, you chose to dine out for the remainder of your stay.
Many guests do tend to eat earlier rather than later, but I would disagree that it is a formal affair as we encourage a more relaxed, less stuffy environment.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sunset - Tuesday 16th August 2011

The sunset on Tuesday was amazing! The colours were just so vivid purples, and reds. I was very lucky to have caught it, and ran out the hotel to get the picture. Sadly, only having my mobile on me, it won't be as good as if I'd had my proper camera.

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“A very enjoyable holiday”

Reviewed 17 August 2011

Never having gone on holiday with 3 generations before, 8 of us aged from 15 to 76, we found the Bell Rock Hotel suited us all very well. The food was very good and varied, even for the 3 vegetarians; the service excellent and always cheerful; and our rooms suited all our needs with comfortable beds and daily immaculately cleaned. We enjoyed swimming in the indoor pool and chatting in the bar-lounge. The hotel is well placed and so close to all that Scilly offers on St Mary's. We all loved the whole 4-day stay.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Guest Email of Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Susanne Furse
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 2:42 PM
Subject: Recent Stay

Dear Sirs

We have just returned home from a weekend in the Scillys and we stayed with you.

I just wanted to write to you all to thank you for our wonderful stay. The hotel was spotlessly clean, the food was wondeful and we thoroughly enjoyed true Scilly hospitality.

We have stayed at 'The Ritz' and The Bell Rock Hotel is far superior!

We will no doubt be returning!

Many thanks to everyone again.

Best wishes

Luke and Susanne Furse

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“We thorughly enjoyed out stay and will be back!”

Reviewed 5 August 2011

We were warmly welcomed to the Bell Rock and shown to our very comfortable rooms. They were very comfortable, bright and inviting. Meals were excellent with a good choice at both breakfast and dinner. Every member of staff we met was friendly, cheerful and really knew their jobs.

The Bell Rock is so well placed between the two beaches and an easy stroll to the shops & boats. A boatman comes to discuss trips for the day - he really did "do" excellent trips tailored to his passengers.

We are looking forward to next year when we will be back! Thank you everyone.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends

Guest Note of Thanks - Saturday 6th August 2011

Friday 5th August 2011

An overcast sort of day with sunny spells. Still warm though!

The burial chamber at Porth Hellick, and it's information sign (hope the words are big enough to see when the picture is clicked onto!?)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Thursday 4th August 2011

I spotted a large fungus growing on the side of a tree this afternoon on the roadside to the Old Town Churchyard

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

A walk around Peninnis! A little cloudy, but still very bright... a little over exposed unfortunately, but I wanted to focus more on the foreground, so the sky lost out this time:

There are loads of these rock stacks on Carn Leh at the moment!