Good Hotel Guide Review
Facing powdery white sand on a stunning stretch of coastline, this low-built, stone-clad building (the only hotel on the island) has panoramic views across to Teàn Sound and Tresco. Tranquil bedrooms include bathrobes, a safe and seating. De-stress with a glass of chilled wine, dispensed from a card-operated machine in the book-lined bar. Seafood platters, lobster, crab and foraged plants are menu mainstays in Cloudesley Shovell restaurant, or eaten alfresco in the sub-tropical gardens. Staff are friendly, laid-back. Four-legged companions are welcomed with a bowl and blanket, and can relish a dish from Karma’s Kanine Kitchen, and toast their good fortune with a ‘Pawsecco’ or ‘Dog Beer’. Exotic spa treatments reflect the hotel group’s Asian connection. You can snorkel with seals here and dive historic shipwrecks.
Isles of Scilly
(Easter) 10 Apr–end Oct.
bar, restaurant, 2 lounges, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, treatment room, games room for children, 7-acre grounds, snorkel with seals, dive historic shipwrecks.
jazz in bar, restaurant, muted on request.
all ages welcomed.
dogs allowed in upper dining room, some bedrooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £150–£600, DB&B £230–£680. À la carte £50.