We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hell Bay

Certificate of Excellence
Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR, England
Hell Bay
Write a Review

150 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    107
    29
    12
    1
    1
See reviews for
21
97
2
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (39)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (150)
  • Mar-May only
    (43)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (62)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (42)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (3)
All months
Castle Donington, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is sheer perfection. Set in idyllic surroundings of peace, beauty and nature. The rooms are very comfortably furnished with a relaxed luxury feel. The food is delicous - expertly prepared and served with tasteful presentation at all times. The staff are a delight - polite, friendly, courteous and helpful. The only tiny downside to the stay was that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Award winning hotel and restaurant in an Ideal location. Comfortable lounge bar area where they also serve coffee etc, beautiful view of the lake through the large window. We only called in for a hot drink during a walk along the costal path.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So lucky to have been able to go to the crab shack on their opening night last week. What a fantastic time we had. We were made to feel so welcome by all the staff and the owner Philip. Olivia showed me how to de-shell a crab properly and it was simply delicious ! Such a great and unique atmosphere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful, almost traffic free place to relax and recharge batteries. This is facilitated by a warm personal welcome, friendly but unobtrusive service and an amazing natural environment, with superb views in every direction. The hotel itself is nicely appointed and packed with art. Food and wine are excellent. Take a good book (to read or write), outdoor clothing for invigorating... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to Hell Bay; this time with friends. They joined us because they love seeing new places and thought Scillies was difficult to organise. They were so impressed that they withdrew their comment about it being unlikely they would ever visit again (they have a long list of places to visit). All you need to do is phone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The first time on the Scilly Isles and we could not believe what we had missed. It was absolutely wonderful, the hotel was superb, the staff 2nd to none and nothing was too much trouble. The evening meals were excellent. It was so peaceful and waking up to the sight of the sea was out of this world.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maldon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed at The Hell Bay Hotel for three nights as a birthday present...not cheap but it felt to be worth every penny. We were warmly welcomed by Philip, the hotel manager - an absolute professional! The room had a view over the bay, with a small balcony. There are not too many places to eat on Bryher, however the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St Agnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had hoped to stop by this hotel for lunch, with our 2 well behaved dogs. Encouraged by the description of being 'dog friendly'- however, not really dog friendly.. We were told that dogs were not allowed inside and we would have to eat outside, great if good weather - but not In high winds at low temperatures. We don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our week long visit with friends to the IOS was made extra special by the Hell Bay Hotel. Although we stayed on St Mary's with friends for our wedding at Porthcressa Beach, we had our Wedding Lunch at the Hell Bay Hotel. We were duly delivered to the off island of Bryher in style by the wonderful Falcon power launch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hell Bay H, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to review your recently lunch with us. We were pleased to have been part of your special day and we hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have just returned from a fantastic 4 days at the Hell Bay Hotel. We had a lovely ground floor room with outside patio. It was lovely sitting enjoying the peaceful afternoon warm sun, even in March. The room was lovely with everything we needed and bathroom large with nothing forgotten for our requirements. The weather was perfect for March... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hell Bay H, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased your special occasion was everything you had hoped for and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hell Bay Hotel. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

102 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (98)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (25)
Viewed
View from room (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (41)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities