Hell Bay Hotel

Hardly hellish, Robert Dorrien-Smith’s island hotel, perky in a protected cove in the Atlantic Ocean, is ‘well worth the trip’. More

Contact details

Hell Bay Hotel
Bryher
Isles of Scilly
TR23 0PR
England
01720 422947

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

mid-Mar–mid-Oct.

Facilities

lounge, games room, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), gym, sauna, large grounds (heated swimming pool, 15 by 10 metres, children’s playground, par-3 golf course), beach 75 yds.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (charge), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per person B&B £95–£310, D,B&B £135–£350. Set dinner £45, à la carte bar menu £33.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Hardly hellish, Robert Dorrien-Smith’s island hotel, perky in a protected cove in the Atlantic Ocean, is ‘well worth the trip’. ‘The location is simply stunning, possibly the best and most isolated that we’ve ever stayed in,’ write Guide readers this year. ‘We had morning cups of tea in bed, gazing at the crashing Atlantic waves – a perfect start to the day.’ This is a ‘friendly place’: ‘the staff are charming and thorough, and do everything with a smile’.Bedrooms are spread out among a cluster of clapboard cottages, some with a balcony and sea views, all well conceived and decorated in breezy coastal shades. A short walk through ‘beautifully tended’ gardens leads to the restaurant, where chef Richard Kearsley turns out ‘innovative, consistently excellent’ dishes on a daily-changing menu. ‘How the chef does this on a tiny island that gets cut off in bad weather, heaven knows, but he does.’ The hotel’s ‘unrivalled’ collection of Cornish art is not to be missed, nor is the summertime Crab Shack, where just three seafood dishes are served convivially and communally. ‘Such fun, really different – one of the highlights of our trip.’ (Fiona Foster, BW)

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Hell Bay Hotel
Bryher
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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