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

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Guest Photos Contributed By John White From Oxford


Thank you for these photos; they are really lovely! It's nice to see some different ones to my own for a change! Different angles, views, times of day. Lovely stuff! I shall post them on the blog in pride of place and obviously credit you with them! Thanks again!

All the best,


----- Original Message -----
From: John White
To: Bell Rock Hotel
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 5:51 PM

Hi Daniel

We have great pleasure in looking at your pics on the hotel blog and thought you may wish to see some of our sunsets and the calmest sea we have ever seen from our recent enjoyable visit.

Regards to all, John W.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

St Mary's Parish Church

Saturday 20th July 2013

There's a tree in full bloom outside the front of the St Mary's Parish Church. I don't know what it is but it's a stunning red colour with very fine pettles. I believe it's a tree originating from New Zealand but what it's called I just don't remember. 

Bell Rock Hotel In The Evening Sunshine

Saturday 20th July 2013

The hotel front glowing in the evening sunshine.

Sunny Saturday

20th July 2013

A walk around the coast to Porthloo and then around the roads up to Duck Pond near Trenoweth. My battery ran out otherwise if have taken a few more pictures!

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Tuesday 16th July 2013

I only took a short walk on Tuesday around Peninnis from the Old Town side. This spell of settled weather is certainly stunning. My pace of walk is a little slower at the moment with the heat.

Monday, 15 July 2013


Sunday 14th July 2013

A gloriously warm and calm day. Early morning mist burned off and then rolled back in lunch time for a couple of hours for a cooling reprieve to the midday heat. 
There were 3 cruise ships visiting the islands for the day.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tresco Part One

I took these on Sunday but its been a bit flat out here this week so I've not got around to posting the pictures. I'll do it in two lots 

Tresco Part 2

I took these on Sunday but its been a bit flat out here this week so I've not got around to posting the pictures. I'll do it in two lots 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Tiger Moth At Peninnis

Saturday 6th July 2013

Whilst up at Peninnis I bumped into Jaclyn Pearson & Tom Scott on a walk for well being organised through the council's Life Long Learning department. They'd found this stunning Tiger Moth along the way and pointed it out to me