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

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Keely's Porthcressa Photos

Saturday 25th January 2014

My daughter Keely took some photos this morning on her iPod, along Porthcressa. The sun is shining and the sea is glistening. 

Friday, 10 January 2014

Daniel's Ski Trip

Friday 10th January 2014

So, I've been away skiing this last week, hence the lack of posts. Those of you following the hotel on Twitter & Facebook will have seen my updates. Guests often ask me what I get up to in the winter and what type of holidays I take. So here's a short summary of this trip away from Scilly.

Today is our last day on the slopes here in Obergurgl, Austria. Our first day was heavy snow and pretty heavy going with it. Getting used to the high altitude was bizarre after being on sea level!! Obergurgl is a particularly high resort and the skiing season is long between November & May!
The rest of the week has offered us clear blue skies and perfect conditions. We've been able to take the cable car link to Hochgurgl, the neighbouring resort each day.
Today is our last day sadly and we have an early start to head back home tomorrow (3.30am, Yikes!!).
The weather today is light snow and the skiing is pretty good with soft powder. My legs are working properly and I could do with another week to enjoy my new found technique!! Oh well, all good things have to come to an end. I guess it's like people holidaying on Scilly; you just get settled and it's time to return home.
Here's a few pictures of our trip to Austria.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Wednesday 1st January 2014

It's a bit breezy today but much better than I was expecting. We took a windswept walk up the Garrison at lunchtime to blow the cobwebs away.