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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

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Guest Note of Thanks

The guests in Room 21 departing today left a lovely note on their departure.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Mother Duck

Thursday 25th April 2013

The duck pond at Porthloo is now home to some new ducklings. Here's a picture of mother duck with her little ones

Old Town Bay

Thursday 25th April 2013

Old Town Bay this afternoon in the sunshine. I even put my shorts on for my walk today! Hopefully my white legs didn't dazzle anybody!!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Late Availability Offer April & May 2013

Stay on these beautiful islands in April & May 2013 from just £49 per person, per night at the Bell Rock Hotel. Dinner Room & Breakfast from £69 per person, per night. Call us on 01720 422575 to enquire & book.
Special offer valid on new bookings made from 17th April & subject to availability on stays in April & May 2013, based on 2 people sharing a compact double.

Peninnis in the Spring

Friday 19th April 2013

We're in for a spell of stunning weather by the looks of it. Warm and sunny. The wind has dropped and spring is most definitely here!
I took a walk up to Peninnis and down to the Old Church in Old Town

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Clear Blue Skies

Thursday 18th April 2013

Not had much time this afternoon, but didn't want to miss the clear blue skies, so I squeezed in a walk around the Garrison. Always a great walk around there, whatever the weather. It just happens to be glorious this afternoon!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013



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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunny Spring Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 14th April 2013

After a pretty wild weathered Saturday afternoon and night we have been blessed with a lovely Sunday. The wind is still a little fresh, but the sun is warm and the skies are beautiful and blue. You can really feel the warmth of the sun out of the wind. Spring is upon us and may it soon turn to summer! I think there could be a few red faced people tonight after being caught out by the sun and breeze. With the clear blue skies the UV index will be high.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Walking Around St Mary's

Thursday 12th April 2013

What a stunning afternoon! Clear blue skies and sunshine. I spent the afternoon between shifts walking around St Mary's and taking in the beautiful views we have, both coastal and inland. The flowers on the gorse are bright yellow, as are remaining unpicked flowers in the fields.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

New Lands End Terminal Open!

Tuesday 9th April 2013

I had an invite from Skybus to go over and view the new terminal building at Lands End. The new building is very impressive with a larger area to seat, eat & refresh. Lovely large windows to view the airfield. I'm sure our guests travelling through the terminal will be pleased to see the upgraded facilities. When the sun shines there's outside seating also.
I was especially pleased to go up into the control tower. It's a bit of a climb but the view was worth it!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Porthcressa Early Morning Sunshine

Saturday 6th April

My commute to work this morning takes in this view. Stunning Porthcressa lit up in the morning sunshine.
...What are you up to this weekend? You should be on Scilly. Arrive today and depart Tuesday for a bargain 3 night break of just £195 per person for dinner room & breakfast!
Call us on 01720 422575

Friday, 5 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Back again!”

Reviewed 3 April 2013

Having a few spare days to occupy decided to revisit Scilly for the umpteenth time. The welcome we received at the Bell Rock Hotel put us in mind of arriving a friend or family house - warm and genuine. With the rest of the country in arctic mode, this hotel once again made us feel in holiday mood - excellent food, brilliant new decorations in the public area and most of all a really comfortable bed! Thanks again for making our stay perfect.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Warm and Welcoming”

Reviewed 1 April 2013 1 person found this review helpful

This was our first visit to the Isles of Scilly and even though the weather was very cold the Bell Rock Hotel was warm and welcoming. It certainly lived up to the other excellant reviews. We stayed 4 nights and the food and service at breakfast and dinner was first class. All the staff made an effort to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Daniel the Hotel Manager made sure we were aware of changes to the ferry schedules prior to leaving home and after checking out. Previous reviews have mentioned the small rooms, but I certainly found them adequate for our needs and well stocked with as much tea/coffee & milk as you would need (even for my wife).
The after dinner coffee & mints were served in the bar area, which I found was a good opportunity to meet the other guests and exchange holiday experiences and ideas. This added to the friendly atmosphere of the hotel
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Bell Rock and hopefully will have an opportunity to return in the near future.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple

Guest Review Extracted From TripAdvisor

“Thanks for accommodating us before the start of the season”

Reviewed 16 March 2013 1 person found this review helpful

This hotel richly deserves its excellent rating. We stayed for a week and wished we could have stayed longer. It is ideally placed to walk around Hughtown. The standard of cleanliness was first rate. The food, both the breakfast and evening meals were exceptional, the food was cooked to order with a different choice of meat, fish and vegitarian mains each day. We enjoyed our stay so much that before we left we booked a second visit for later in the year.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple

Monday, 1 April 2013

Late Availability Offer

Arrive Friday 5th April & Depart Tuesday 9th April

Stay 4 Nights

Only £276 Per Person

Includes Dinner, Room & Breakfast

Call: 01720 422575

Easter Sunday 2013

Easter Sunday 31st March 2013

A dry but blustery day. We braved the winds and headed out around the Garrison