Burgh Island Hotel

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Burgh Island
01548 810514

Hotel information


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


all year.


lift, bar, 2 restaurants, ballroom, sun lounge, billiard room, private dining room, spa, free Wi-Fi (public areas, most bedrooms), civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds on 26-acre island (30-metre natural sea bathing pool), tennis court.

Background music

period music in public rooms, live music Wed and Sat with dinner in ballroom.


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


allowed in Agatha’s Beach House and The Artists Studio.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £195–£580, D,B&B from £295. 1-night bookings refused Sat, some bank holidays.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

New owner Giles Fuchs has ambitious plans for this gleaming white Art Deco hotel, much loved by readers. They include a spa, private members’ club and refurbished local inn. Mr Fuchs, who made a fortune renting out office space, wants to restore Burgh Island to its former glory as the most luxurious hotel west of the Ritz. We hope it will remain ‘one of a kind’, ‘a place to dance and dream’, the service and style, as ever, ‘classical and sophisticated’. The sea tractor still ferries guests across the sands. Morning tea and coffee are brought to period-style bedrooms named after notable former guests, and supplied with chocolates, fluffy bathrobes, bespoke toiletries. Some have a balcony, most a lovely sea view. You can hire Agatha Christie’s beach writing retreat; drink cocktails in the Palm Court bar; don best bib and tucker for a three-course dinner in The Ballroom. There is less-formal dining in the Ganges restaurant, Captain’s Cabin and inn. A dip in the natural seawater Mermaid Pool is a perfect start to the day. Live music on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, in summer. Reports, please.

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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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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide