Blog Details

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, 31 December 2013

New Year

Tuesday 31st December 2013

It's New Year's Eve, the last day of the year!! What will 2014 bring I wonder? Hopefully it will be a happy and healthy one for all!

Happy New Year from us all at Bell Rock Hotel! 

I will be away from the islands now for a couple of weeks.  Shirley will be taking calls on 01720 422575 for bookings and enquiries; and of course deposits for those with provisional bookings for 2014. Jenny & June will be keeping an eye on the emails, but for urgent attention please do call Shirley.

If you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Tumblr please keep an eye out as I may well post pictures etc so you can see what I get up to whilst away from the hotel! (Internet coverage allowing)

Friday, 27 December 2013

Rough Seas on Scilly

Friday 27th December 2013

A brisk walk this lunchtime around the Garrison in the blustery winds. Blowing the cobwebs away after a couple of days of over indulgence Christmas festivities.
The seas have picked up some heavy swells with the strong winds of late.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, from all of us here at the Bell Rock Hotel.

Please check out our new look website: if you've not yet seen it.
(There's a link on the right hand side of this page)

There are links from the main website to our Twitter & Facebook feeds.

Have a lovely time this festive season; keep safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you in 2014


Pictures from Peninnis yesterday afternoon, Sunday 22nd December 2013:

Monday, 25 November 2013


Monday 25th November 2013

The sun is very pleasant today and at lunch time the harbour is bright and calm


Early Morning Sun Rays

Monday 25th November 2013

The sun was beaming through the clouds this morning over Peninnis as I walked to work. 

Wine Tasting

Last week saw an unplanned last minute dash to Falmouth for the annual wine fayre tasting session. It was a very constructive evening and some new ideas for next season's wine list are in place.

Whilst away on the mainland I called in to see a couple of our suppliers which was great. It's very interesting to see how they operate. 

The views from the flight back from Newquay were stunning!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Town Beach & Harbour

Sunday 17th November 2013

It's been a few weeks since I posted a photo. I've been away on my holidays which was lovely to do after the season finished. I was away for a couple of weeks visiting family and travelling around. I managed to put my feet up for a couple of those days, but we were generally packing stuff in to see & do, playing at being tourists ourselves. 

Here's a photo of an overcast Sunday afternoon looking out from the slip at the back of the Co-op

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


This is from a few days ago taken around the Garrison. In the last couple of years during undergrowth clearance an old ww2 gun emplacement was uncovered half way up the hill from Woolpack Point to the campsite

I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks so there'll be no picture updates for a while.  
The hotel is still contactable though on 01720 422575 as Shirley will be there to take bookings. 

The hotel closed on Saturday 26th October until early March 2014.  

We will be undertaking some winter renovations as per usual. Updates to follow!

Have a safe winter everyone!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

St Mary's Harbour

Thursday 17th October 2013

Another glorious day here on Scilly. Luckily for me I had to take a walk down to the quay this morning so took the opportunity to snap a couple of photos of the harbour.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Bright & Breezy

Wednesday 16th October 2013

After a wet and windy night we've got a beautifully bright and blustery day. The sun is out, and it feels warm despite the fresh breeze. Clear blue skies. Lovely! 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Sunday Walks

Sunday 13th October 2013

Sunday was a bit overcast but still warm as the wind had dropped right off.
The dredger is working in the harbour in the first shot.
The first of the boatmens association, the Golden Spray is up on Porthloo.
The ducks in the pond are less popular with all the rare birds being spotted on their migration.
Old Town Café is still offering lovely cream teas and you get the distinct impression that you're being watched by hungry sparrows!
Porthcressa is peaceful and the sound of Oyster Catchers echoes around the bay.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday 11th October

Walk to work this morning. Autumn is here. It's cooled a little and the mornings and evenings are darker. 
On the up side, there's rare birds for the bird watchers to see! We've quite a few staying at the hotel, but there's room for more!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sunday Sunshine

Sunday 6th October 2013

Still warm and sunny for October!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

My Daughter's Pictures

Saturday 5th October 2013

Here's a couple of this evening's sunset taken by my daughter. She's used an iPod so the resolution isn't too high, but they're still lovely pictures! I didn't get to see the sunset myself as working

Porthcressa in the Autumn Sunshine

Saturday 5th October 2013

What a stunning autumn day! This afternoon about 4pm we took a stroll along Porthcressa to have a coffee outside Dibble & Grub. Basking in the late afternoon sunshine the warmth of the sun is still there. Lovely!
My daughter decided it's not too late in the season to swim in the sea!! Braver than I am!! She was not the only swimmer this afternoon though.

Old Town and a Moody Picture Towards The Harbour

Friday 4th October 2013

Slapped wrists on my part for being poor at posting some photos. 
I took these pictures of Old Town and then headed up towards Telegraph and down past the Golf Club turning, where I took a moody picture into the bright sun, towards the harbour.
Down the hill back into town I snapped one at Sharks Pit and Porthmellon. 
What a lovely afternoon!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Around Peninnis

Wednesday 18th September 2013

After a glorious start to the day, it decided to cloud over in the afternoon. It's not cold though and I didn't need a jumper or anything to go around Peninnis 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Church Street

Wednesday 18th September 2013

Here's a quick snap looking up Church Street this lunchtime from outside the hotel. Lovely day here and still not cold!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Lemon Tree Self Catering Cancellation Available Today!

Last minute cancellation today for Lemon Tree self catering, available today for one week.

Extra special Price: Call Jenny: 01720 422616

"Lemon Tree" is situated just a short walk out of town in the quiet area of Buzza Hill with stunning views over Porthcressa Bay towards St Agnes. Sleeps up to 4 people.

The property is Visit England Graded to 4*


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Tonight's Sunset

Thursday 5th September 2013

A few pictures of tonight's sunset. I think I missed the best of it but dashed over to snap a few!!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Bar Point & Innisidgen

Sunday 1st September

Well, if the weather for the first day of September is an indicator to the rest of the month we are on to a winner! Lovely, warm and sunny day. 
We took a walk up to Bar Point and sat on the beach just around the corner towards Innisidgen. The sand is very fine and a beautiful colour.
The Scillonian went past on her penultimate Sunday Sailing of the season.