Hell Bay Hotel

‘The surrounds are dramatic, the interiors pretty spectacular too. More

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Isles of Scilly
Isles of Scilly
TR23 0PR
01720 422947

Hotel information


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




lounge, games room, 
bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, 
in-room TV (Freeview), gym, 
grounds (heated swimming pool, 
15 by 10 metres, playground, par-3 golf course), beach 75 yds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet (island access by ferry).

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed (charge), not in restaurant.

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MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £175–£450, double £190–£630, D,B&B £280–£720. Set dinner £48, Min. 2-night bookings at weekends.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The surrounds are dramatic, the interiors pretty spectacular too.’ Readers report much to enjoy at Robert Dorrien-Smith’s gloriously isolated island hotel. The ‘simply stunning’ location offers protected beaches, outlying islets and, on the exposed west coast, relentless Atlantic swells (next stop Canada). Inside, in the bar, lounge and dining room, the acclaimed collection of Cornish art includes works by Dame Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron and Sir Terry Frost. Forged from a cluster of converted cottages and clapboard chalets, some with a balcony, the hotel has a New England vibe helped by airy, uncluttered rooms with pastels, creams and coastal paintings. In the ‘simple, light-washed’ restaurant, chef Richard Kearsley uses Tresco beef, Bryher crab and Isles of Scilly vegetables in daily-changing ‘wow factor’ menus including such dishes as roasted sea bass, saffron, mussel and herb broth. Time the tides right and food stalls pop up on the seabed between the islands. More regular, ‘rather pricey’ summer crab shack nights are held in a converted outbuilding, dedicated to crabs, mussels, scallops and Eton mess. ‘Well worth the trip.’ (FF, IB)

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Hell Bay Hotel
Isles of Scilly
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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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide