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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, 26 August 2011

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.