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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Pilots Retreat | Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB, England
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Ranked #7 of 37 St Mary's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 9th visit to I.O.S. the last 8 as guests @ Colossus with Carmen & Todd. Now enhanced by little 'Daisy', the friendliest pooch you will find. Such a friendly welcome, top quality rooms and facilities. If you do happen to find a more relaxing B&B, then let us know - it won't be on St. Mary's, that's for sure.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one of the best holidays we've had on ST Marys island, originally went to see the Abbey gardens as I'm a gardener by trade. But by the time we arrived at the B & B on St Marys you appreciate there's so much more to the islands than just the Abbey gardens and we've both fallen in love... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had the best stay we have ever had in a B&B here, the friendly welcome, excellent service and quality accommodation, it was fantastic. We plan to return to the islands and will definitely stay here when we do. Thanks to Carmen and Todd, you made us feel so welcome.

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

A lovely week. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will meet again. Take care. More

Cheddar, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I don't usually do reviews but have just got back from spending 4 relaxing days at Colossus & just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had. I was actually not expecting much as we don't usually do B&B but just sooo glad we did rather than our usual hotel or self catering. Carmen was the perfect hostess; we... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review. We do strive to make holidays memorable for guests and it makes me really happy to hear that it has worked. I would be lovely to welcome you again one day. More

Lyme, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed only one night, but it was a memorable experience thanks to Carmen and Todd's wonderful hospitality and their fascinating stories of the island's history. As expert divers, they have explored many of the shipwrecks off the coast of Isles of Scilly and have lots of stories to tell. We were so entranced, we later spent a couple of... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome back one day. More

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I was looking for somewhere walkable from the ferry landing, with a reasonable rate for a single person. Colossus met my expectations as well as being ecofriendly, with excellent breakfasts, wifi, quiet, friendly hosts and other guests. There is also a gym very close for those that way inclined, lots of choices of places to eat, great walks. And very... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Just before closing for the season, we welcomed you. October is a great month for bird watching and walking. Hope to see you again. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed for three days on St Marys and felt really lucky to have found the Colossus B&B. We were warmly received by Carmen, our host. The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was good, too. Locationwise it seemed a bit out of town at first, but as it is only 20 min walk to the airport and 10... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Everywhere is close on Scilly, as it's only 2.5 miles by 1.5 miles. Within walking distance of everywhere. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Wanted a quiet out of town location for a return trip to Scilly and Colossus was a great choice. Good central location within easy walking distance to Hugh town and Old town. The first floor self-catering apartment is well appointed, clean and comfortable with a lovely shared garden. Carmen was a great host and was a mine of local information... More

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Serving you is our pleasure and being local its not difficult to impart local information. Glad it was helpful More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Colossus was a lovely, clean and welcoming guest house in Hugh Town. It was very close to the main town and therefore making it easy to access St Mary's and the other islands. The welcome was warm and apprecitated the room clean and well looked after and the breakfasts excellent. Carmen was a wonderful host and would recommend Colossus to... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. I love meeting new people and helping them to discover the islands. More

Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay at Colossus, Carmen and Tod very friendly people. Our room was clean and comfy and had all we needed, our bathroom was private but across the hall it had a lovely big bath plus separate shower. Colossus is at the top of a hill so be aware of this and has a steep incline... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Soooo glad you enjoyed your stay. More

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Address: Pilots Retreat | Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > St Mary's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colossus 4*
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Colossus is a detached bungalow with garden overlooking the lower moors and situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac. Only a 5-7 minute pleasant walk with splendid views brings you to Hugh Town, where you will find shops, restaurants, pubs and three beaches and lastly the harbour - where you can hop on the daily boats to the off-islands. Five minutes in the other directions you will find Old Town and coastal walks.We have B&B rooms as well as a self catering flat. ... more   less 
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