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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

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“scilly isles adventure”

Reviewed 31 August 2012 3people found this review helpful

It was our first trip to the Scillies. We have always wanted to go but didn't know much about the islands or what they had to offer. I booked at the last minute and relied on Trip Advisor to guide us to the right hotel. We were delighted with the whole holiday - only three nights and four glorious days of peace, tranquility, stunning views and wonderful people.
The Bell Rock is all that Trip Advisor promises it to be. The food is very good with plenty of variety.Local fish was available on two of our three nights.The staff really are very friendly and helpful providing a service that belies the 2 star rating. Our room was very clean with a lovely new bathroom.The location is ideal - very close to the two beaches, shops and pubs.
Every morning Paul, local boatman with a small boat, came to visit at breakfast time moving from table to table with info about his boat trips to the other islands. We went on two trips with him to other islands where he dropped us off for a few hours giving opportunities to walk, discover, swim, eat cream teas etc. I can highly recommend those boat trips with Paul as he is very knowledgable about the islands and their history.
Athough we were only there for three nights it felt much longer because we did so much exploring. We went to St Martin's, Bryher and Tresco islands. Our favourite was St Martin's and least favourite was Tresco because we felt it had a resort feel to it - after the remoteness of the other two.
We came home feeling very satisfied and will definitely return to the Scilly Islands. thank you to Daniel (manager) and Martina who offered to dry my husband's wetsuit and swimmers in the laundry. Those personal touches make all the difference!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple

Daniel Lawson, Manager at Bell Rock Hotel, responded to this review
13 September 2012
I'm delighted to hear that your first trip to the Isles of Scilly has been an enjoyable one, and that staying at the Bell Rock has made your holiday all the more better. Hopefully you will have caught the Scilly lure, and want to return many times more in the future!