Burgh Island Hotel

‘A place to dress up, to dream, to luxuriate’, this ‘one-of-a-kind hotel’ on a tidal island charms Guide readers with its ‘magical setting’ off the south Devon coast. More

Contact details

Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island
Bigbury-on-Sea
Devon
TQ7 4BG
England
01548 810514

Hotel information

Bedrooms

25. 1 suite in Beach House, apartment above Pilchard Inn.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, restaurant, ballroom, sun lounge, billiard room, private dining room, spa, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds on 26-acre island (30-metre natural sea swimming pool), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

1920s and 1930s in bar, live music Wed, Sat with dinner in ballroom.

Children

not under 5, no under-13s at dinner.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard.

Prices

[2017] per room D,B&B £400–£665. 1-night bookings refused Sat, some bank holidays.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A place to dress up, to dream, to luxuriate’, this ‘one-of-a-kind hotel’ on a tidal island charms Guide readers with its ‘magical setting’ off the south Devon coast. ‘The surroundings, the history, the food and the secret pool are marvellous – a complete joy.’ ‘Romantic and timeless’, it steeps in an atmosphere that, for some, inspires grand gestures: ‘We got engaged!’ At high tide, arrive by sea tractor to discover an Art Deco extravaganza. The hotel ‘remains true to its 1930s roots’; every bedroom, from small doubles to sumptuous suites, is ‘sophisticated’. (A standalone suite straddling rocky projections of the cliff edge was in planning as the Guide went to press.) ‘Our large room opened on to a long balcony. In bed or in the roll-top bath, we took in the panorama of the sea.’ Ballroom dinners – black-tie affairs, with a live band twice a week – kick off with cocktails and canapés; informal meals may be taken under the glass ceiling of the Palm Court bar. One day, follow the cliff path to the Mermaid Pool; another, order a crab baguette in the centuries-old Pilchard Inn while the waves break on the rocks outside. (Bonnie Friend, Elizabeth Cule)

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Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island
Bigbury-on-Sea
Devon
TQ7 4BG

Guest comments

'A little piece of magic off the coast of Devon. It is like travelling back in time. Dining is the piece de resistance. Three-courses in fine-dining style. Good old-fashioned service. ' - BF - March, 2017
'We had a marvellous birthday weekend with friends. The helpfulness of everyone is a huge part of the joy of being there (the rest being the surroundings, the hotel, its history, its secret pool & its food) ' - Elizabeth Cule - September, 2016
'Amazing. A complete one-off. The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. The setting is magical - to walk round the island as the sun set with a gin and tonic was a total pleasure followed by another drink in the Pilchard Inn by the roaring fire. Our en suite bathroom was bigger than the bedroom, and the sofa was set by the window there and made the most of the views. The food was very good at dinner, and the breakfast was outstanding. Arriving by sea tractor was an experience in itself. ' - Annabel Thomas - November, 2014

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