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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

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Sunset Over Porthcressa

Monday 29th December 2014

Another of my daughter Keely Lawson's photos. This time as she walked down from Buzza as the sun was going down.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas Day

Christmas Day on Scilly

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all our Guests, Staff, Suppliers & Friends a very Merry Christmas! 
...Time for me to wear my daft ill fitting Christmas jumper!

Saturday, 13 December 2014


Saturday 13th December 2014

This morning on Porthcressa Beach my daughter Keely Lawson took these two lovely photos :-) 

Saturday, 6 December 2014


A one bedroom Self Catering Flat in the Hotel for 2 People.

South Facing, 100 metres from Porthcressa Beach.

Use of Indoor Pool, Hotel Bar & Restaurant*.

Linen & Electric Included.

March: £395 Per Week
April & October: £495 Per Week
May to September: £595 Per Week

Changeover Day: Saturday

Phone for details. Early booking advised

* local charge for bar drinks & to eat in restaurant.