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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, 26 November 2012

Wine Tasting in Falmouth, Cornwall

Thursday 22nd November 2012

Wine tasting is an essential part of planning for the next season! I of course struggled as usual to force myself to go. It's tough, but all for the greater good... Honest!! ;)
There's going to be the few inevitable changes to the wine list as usual. Some new wines to look forward to! Again, the wines I select will offer excellent value & quality.

The weather forecast was pretty horrendous for Thursday 22nd November. So much so that we changed our flight plans to arrive on the mainland on the Wednesday to make sure we got to the tasting on Thursday! Luckily we did, as there was no flying all day on Thursday with the very strong winds and heavy rains.
In Falmouth on the Thursday a tree blew over across the road opposite the Maritime Museum, where the tasting took place. The road was closed and the chainsaws were out in record time to clear the obstruction. It was soon cleared.

Stormy Harbour

Monday 26th November 2012

It's another particularly rough, windy day today on Scilly. So far we've avoided the rain today after an extremely wet few days! Luckily we don't have rivers to burst their banks like many places on the mainland. There has been flooding but nothing on the scales of the mainland. Our thoughts go to these people who are suffering floods & damage to their properties and belongings. We hope our guests have escaped the chaos, and are keeping safe.

Wednesday 21st November 2012

Posts are doing strange things I'm afraid. This is my 3rd attempt since it originally failed to upload on the 21st!