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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, 31 May 2014

Scilly: St Mary's Top End of the Island

It's been a lovely sunny week here on Scilly. Clear blue skies and warm sunshine. It's hard to believe much of mainland UK have been stuck with rain!

Here's a few pictures I've taken this week  out of town up the top end of St Mary's.

Friday, 23 May 2014

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

We are pleased to have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for 2014. This is the 4th year in a row now. Thank you to all our guests who have made their contributions after enjoying their stay with us. Without you all, we would not have gained this, or our high ranking spot.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Gig Finals Race

The final of the men's 25th World Pilot Gig Championship weekend was won by Falmouth, just crossing the line here. The boats all together in the harbour entrance waiting to watch the last races in before heading to Holgates Green for the awards ceremony. Then it's party time and plenty of beer to be consumed no doubt!!


Sunday May The 4th Be With You

Beautiful sunshine Sunday. The final of the gig championship weekend. Some gig pictures later of them rowing out to the start line. But first, here's a few of Tresco and one of Mike Pender on his fishing boat

Thursday, 1 May 2014

25th Anniversary World Championship Pilot Gig Weekend

Preparations are in place to get ready for the 25th Anniversary of the World Pilot Gig Racing Championships. The largest ever event of this kind in the world with 149 gig rowing boats participating this year and plenty of friendly gatherings all enjoying the atmosphere. Some crews traveling as far away from the Netherlands. Both men's & women's crews participating.