Hell Bay Hotel

Bryher, Isles of Scilly

You have to island-hop to reach this New England-style hotel on the rugged Atlantic west side of the smallest of the inhabited Isles of Scilly, but once there, the sense of escape is blissful. More

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You have to island-hop to reach this New England-style hotel on the rugged Atlantic west side of the smallest of the inhabited Isles of Scilly, but once there, the sense of escape is blissful. ‘A lovely hotel,’ writes a reader, commending ‘excellent food, great rooms, friendly, efficient staff’. It began life as a farmhouse and occupies clapboard buildings, painted white and powder blue. Interiors have a palette of blues and shell pinks, with Lloyd Loom furniture, seascapes by Cornish artists. Some have a private patio, others a balcony from which to watch the sunset. You can eat casually in the bar (maybe bouillabaisse, fish and chips or chargrilled steak), with messy glee on freshly landed shellfish in the rustic Crab Shack, or in style in the restaurant, where Richard Kearsley’s short menus might bring a choice of smoked tomato risotto; treacle-cured salmon, lemongrass and ginger purée; sugar-and-citrus-smoked duck. ‘We appreciated the little touches like a kitchenette in our room, the opportunity to have a “pub dinner”, and a lift to the boat in the rain.’ (Yvette Peart)

Hotel details

Address

Bryher
Isles of Scilly
TR23 0PR
England

Telephone

01720 422947

Bedrooms

25 suites. In 5 buildings, some on ground floor.

Open

11 Mar–22 Oct 2022.

Facilities

lounge, games room, bar, 2 dining rooms, in-room TV, gym, treatment shed, yoga studio, grounds (heated pool, playground), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in the bar.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-2s free cots, under-17s £40 a night B&B, £60 incl. children’s supper.

Dogs

allowed in some suites (max. 2, £15 a night), in bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £190, singles from £125. Set dinner £52. Min. 2-night stay weekends.

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Comments about Hell Bay Hotel

A lovely hotel which does what it says on the tin - provides excellent food, great rooms and friendly, efficient staff. We appreciated the little touches like the kitchenette in our room, the opportunity to have a 'pub dinner' lift to the boat in the rain. . - Yvette Peart - September 2020

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Last updated: February 17, 2021