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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, 21 March 2015

Partial Eclipse Friday 20th March 2015 on Isles of Scilly

The partial eclipse was clearly visible here on the Isles of Scilly yesterday (Friday 20th March 2015).
These 2 pictures were taken by Jenny Hicks (Hotel Proprietors' Daughter) on her mobile phone. They've come out pretty well. It was full sun and no cloud when I tried, so mine didn't come out as too bright.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Propeller Blade

The propeller blade from the wreck of the container ship the Cita which was salvaged from 80 feet deep has been outside the Bell Rock Hotel for years but today we've repositioned it to a more prominent spot at the top of the steps. We had to get Richard Hand Haulage to lift it with a crane as the solid phosphor bronze weighs about half a ton.
The propeller blade was in the ship's locker as a spare and never touched water until the ship sank off the east coast of St Mary's in 1997. 
The blade was lifted by diver Mac Mace from Bryher with help from Tim Allsop from St Martins. As we manoeuvred the blade today Tim just happened to be passing and he told us of the trouble they had salvaging the blade as it got stuck on the way up and it took several days to get it out!

Monday, 2 March 2015


New for 2015 Season!

With the introduction of Superfast Broadband to the Isles of Scilly, the Bell Rock Hotel has now had WiFi Internet facilities fitted throughout the entire hotel's bedrooms as well as the bar area now. This will be very much welcomed by many guests, I am sure. This facility is also free of charge for our guests. You will now be able to connect to the internet using you Smart Phones, iPads/Tablets & Laptops.