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Colossus

Pilots Retreat | Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The welcome was warm and the room and food more than acceptable but one "beware" for older visitors - the road is steep and there are steps down to the house. That said, local taxis are frequent and cheap.

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thanks. An access statement is downloadable from my website for those with mobility problems. More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Colossus a few times now over the last 5-6 years, our most recent visit was in May 2015. The property is very high quality, perfectly maintained and spotlessly clean throughout. Carmen and Todd are the perfect hosts. They are friendly, helpful, full of useful information and crucially they are not 'in-your-face' as we have found with... More 

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Scilly is a special place and I'm so glad to be a local born Scillonian. I try and help my guests as much as possible and I'm glad its appreciated. Many thanks for your kind comments. More 

Wigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was clean and especially the bathroom was very nice except that although we knew en suite wasn't available, we didn't like having to cross passage way to use bathroom. The breakfast didn't offer fresh fruit or yoghurt. The owners were friendly enough and provided good tips about exploring the island. it's a little too far out of town especially... More 

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. To clarify we do offer a choice of breakfast one of the options is continental breakfast consisting of croissant (or bagel), chopped fresh fruit and fruit yogurt. There is always a fruit and greek yogurt, nuts and seeds on our breakfast bar too. We are located 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of Hugh Town. It's... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 4 days at Colossus, the place was spotless, and the welcome warm. Breakfasts were excellent. If we return to St Mary's, we will stay there again.Highly recommended, but a bit of a hill to climb if walking, keep you fit!

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We do try to please 8:) More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the very well appointed, 1st floor, self catering apartment at Colossus. It was very clean and comfortable, consisting of a bedroom and kitchen/diner/lounge. Carmen was very helpful and kind, always willing to assist if we asked. We do not have mobility problems ourselves but the slope down to the house was steep and would be unsuitable for... More 

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your selves and hope to welcome you back another time. More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were here for a week in June and really enjoyed our stay. Colossus is in a convenient location just on the edge of Hugh Town and on the way to Old Town. Access is down a steep drive and then a set of steps, so not one for people with mobility issues. We had a lovely room at the... More 

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Glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again another year. More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here, the room, the food and service were excellent. Carmen was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble and she dealt so well with my wife's special dietary requirements.. It was nice that she took the time after breakfast to sit and chat to us after breakfast about the island, places to go and... More 

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Thank you for your kind comments. 8:) More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Superb stay and very friendly hostess. Nothing was too much trouble. Fresh milk for room, home made biscuits in room and she even makes her own chocolate for sale. Loved the chats after breakfast. Would definitely go back here.

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First time to Scilly is always a special holiday and I'm glad we made it work for you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great friendly service, particularly when catering for my 'food issues' at breakfast. Location just 15 mins walk from the quay and main hub of St Mary's. Clean room and bathroom (mine wasn't ensuite but was private). Would stay here again.

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Glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again another year. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Colossus is known for two reasons in the Isles of Scilly - one for the Royal Navy ship and one for the guest house and its hosts, Carmen and Todd. Wherever you visit and whoever you talk with, you'll quickly realise they are almost celebrities! Books written by Todd appear in almost every shop and Carmen seems to be involved... More 

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Lovely to hear you had a good time. May many more enjoy themselves with us. Hope to see you again. Thank you. More 

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