Hell Bay Hotel

The rocky coastline may have been hell for sailors, but a short hop by propeller plane and boat brings you to the smallest of the inhabited Scilly Isles, something more like heaven. More

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Hell Bay Hotel
Bryher
Isles of Scilly
TR23 0PR
England
01720 422947
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

25 suites. In 5 buildings, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

early Mar–late Oct.

Facilities

lounge, games room, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, gym, sauna, large grounds (heated swimming pool, 15 by 10 metres, children’s playground, par-3 golf course), beach 75 yds.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (high tea at 5.30 pm).

Dogs

allowed (£12 a night charge), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B £85–£310, D,B&B £125–£350. Set dinner £45, evening bar menu à la carte £17.

Other information

VisitEngland Four Star Hotel

Good Hotel Guide Review

The rocky coastline may have been hell for sailors, but a short hop by propeller plane and boat brings you to the smallest of the inhabited Scilly Isles, something more like heaven. ‘We loved the whole experience,’ writes a reader in 2016, of a visit to Robert Dorrien-Smith’s hotel overlooking the Atlantic. ‘The young staff were utterly charming’; ‘all our transfers were brilliantly organised’. Bedrooms have a breezy, coastal feel. ‘Our top-floor Boathouse room had lovely views from the good-sized balcony. The large sitting area had two comfortable armchairs; brilliantly thought-out storage lined a corridor; a mini-kitchen behind cupboard doors had cafetière coffee, fresh milk and bottled water.’ A short walk through ‘beautifully tended’ gardens leads to the restaurant. ‘Dinner was always a treat, though we would’ve liked more shellfish. Breakfasts were excellent; a very interesting buffet.’ Another option: visit the hotel’s convivial, informal Crab Shack, where just three seafood dishes are served communally. ‘Such fun, really different – one of the highlights of our trip.’ The hotel’s collection of Cornish art is ‘unrivalled’. (Barbara Watkinson)

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Hell Bay Hotel
Bryher
Isles of Scilly
TR23 0PR

Guest comments

'A life saver! I arrived weary in mind and body. I departed with regret, already planning my return. Nothing was too much trouble for the delightful staff. The 'end of the world' quality appealed very much, especially when accompanied by every luxury. Being able to walk to the best little beach in England with just a towel over my shoulder was a bonus. ' - Amanda Gay - August, 2013

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