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

Friday, 29 March 2013

High Spring Tide

Good Friday 29th March 2013

A blustery breezy day in anticipation of a busy weekend. The spring tides making boating a little bit more interesting. This photo was taken by a local lad, Luke Thompson. The Scillonian III alongside the end of the new quay at high tide this afternoon 5.30pm. The tide is that high she looks like she's on top of the Old Quay!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Refurbished Bar Lounge For 2013

The bar lounge has had a revamp this winter.
Whats's new?
Wallpaper, Seating, Curtains & Fittings, Wall & Ceiling Lights.
Here are some photos:


Wednesday 27th March 2013

Porthcressa this morning with one of the new sheltered seating areas and garden.
Also, again this afternoon.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Snow?! No, Not Here! We've Got Sun!

Friday 22nd March 2013

Well, the rest of the country seems to be having strange weather, floods and snow! Not here, we've got sunshine! ...OK, first thing was heavy rain, but that soon cleared by 9am to a glorious day.
I took a stomp around the Garrison this afternoon. I didn't have long to spare so a short walk is better than none when the weather is so good. No coat required again this afternoon.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Scilly Spring Flowers

Wednesday 20th March 2013

The weather really is stunning today. I took a long walk ...the longest walk I've taken for some time. My legs are not used to it!! I will need to get back into regular walks again I think!

There's plenty of Scilly spring flowers out, and unpicked in fields they are in bloom. The gorse is also bright with their yellow flowers.

Morning Sunshine!

Wednesday 20th March 2013

I had to pop out for a few bits at the chandlery this morning (I've a couple of screws loose that needed replacing!) the morning sunshine is beautiful here on Scilly! The chandlery is a great vantage point for a couple of photos

Friday, 15 March 2013

Walking Around Peninnis

Thursday 14th March 2013

It's been a while but now we're open fully, I can get out a little between split shifts to enjoy the beautiful walks and Scilly views. I really enjoyed walking around Peninnis and down into Old Town in the warm sunshine; I didn't take a coat. Amazing to think we'd had snow flurries 2 days previously!

Thursday, 14 March 2013



3 Night Break, Including Dinner, Room & Breakfast: £189 Per Person
4 Night Break, Including Dinner, Room & Breakfast: £249 Per Person


4 Night Break: Arrive Friday 5th April & Depart Tuesday 9th April. Including Dinner, Room & Breakfast: £276 Per Person

Enjoy a 4 Night Break for ONLY £299 Per Person
Arrive Friday 19th July & Depart Tuesday 23rd July. Including Dinner, Room & Breakfast

Fly on Skybus or Sail on the Scillonian III
Please quote "BLOG" to receive special offer travel fares bookable through us

Please contact us on: 01720 422575
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(Offer tariffs valid on new bookings made from 14th March 2013, and based on 2 sharing)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

St Mary's Harbour

Wednesday 13th March 2013

The snow flurries have gone and the weather feels a lot warmer in comparison to the last couple of days.
The sun is out and the view across St Mary's harbour and the sands of Town Beach is lovely this morning.

We Are Now Open For 2013

We have now opened fully for the 2013 season, as of Monday 11th March.

The weather was a little nippy on Monday & Tuesday, with snow flurries! This is very rare for Scilly!! It didn't really settle though.

Friday, 8 March 2013

20% Discount Parking At Exeter Airport

Isles of Scilly Travel & Skybus have negotiated a discounted parking rate at Exeter Airport on behalf of all Skybus passengers travelling from Exeter and parking in Car Park 2 or 3. These special rates can only be booked online via Exeter Airport Website at

Passengers need to enter SKYBUS2013 in the promo box to receive their 20% discount.