38. 27 in 2 garden wings.
all year, B&B only Nov–mid-Feb except Christmas/New Year.
lounge, bar, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3-acre grounds (covered swimming pool, 12 by 4 metres, tennis), beach nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
welcomed, no under-5s in restaurants in evening (children’s dinner at 5.30 pm).
allowed in garden rooms, not in restaurants or lounge.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per person B&B (Nov–mid-Feb) from £75, D,B&B from £89. À la carte £34.50.
VisitEngland Four Star Country House Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
Visitors new and old continue to award gold stars to the Francis family’s characterful hotel, in a 16th-century castle above Hugh Town, with ‘stunning views’ over the islands. ‘The immensely high standards are maintained,’ says a trusted Guide correspondent in 2016. ‘The staff are a cohesive, contented, well-managed team.’ Choose among bedrooms in the castle and ‘fine, comfortable’ chalet-style buildings in the grounds. ‘Our cosy castle room (they remembered our favourite) had been redecorated and updated. There were fresh flowers, a super tea tray, an exceptionally comfy bed – everything one could wish for after a long day birdwatching.’ ‘Look forward to dinner’ in the ‘atmospheric’ restaurant or airy conservatory. ‘We expected superb fish dishes, and they were, but the meat offerings were equally wonderful.’ Guests who ‘couldn’t face a five-course meal’ this year appreciated the option to choose ‘any permutation’ off the menu. Wake to a ‘spectacular’ breakfast spread; a ‘fabulous’ kedgeree; ‘memorable’ smoked haddock. (Abigail Kirby-Harris, Andrew Butterworth, Rosemary and Nick Wright)
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10% discount all year
The Star Castle is steeped in history and built in 1593. It boasts 38 rooms and suites, two award winning restaurants, a bar and an indoor heated pool. For 2016, the hotel is offering you a special 10% discount on all bookings throughout the year (subject to availability). This discount is applicable to non-package rates only.
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.