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Colossus

Pilots Retreat | Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB, England
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Ranked #11 of 39 St Mary's B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
phil_oldham Skipton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent accommodation and hospitality from Carmen, Todd and Daisy the Jack Russell! A very friendly environment with Carmen providing a wealth of local information about Scilly - where to go, where to eat, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our first stay on the islands and we couldn't have found a better place to stay. The B&B accommodation is excellent, both warm and welcoming. The rooms and facilities are clean and comfortable and the breakfast is first class. Carmen made us feel at home from the word go and was happy to help us make the most... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We loved the islands and we loved Colossus and that is in no small part due to Carmen. The B&B is most definitely a home but does not give off the air that you are intruders in anyway. Clean, cosy and with a super breakfast there really isn't anything more you could ask for in a guesthouse. Carmen is engaging... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was my second stay at Colossus and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Carmen, Todd and Daisy Dog are the perfect hosts in their super B&B home, all very relaxed and inviting and I was sad when the day of my departure dawned. I know how lucky I was to have had such a lovely week and I... More 

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Wow another lovely returning guest review - it has been a lovely summer with more to come I believe. Thanks for taking the time to do a review - they are all so important to us. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thanks Bob. You don't get much quieter than our cul-de-sac. Close to all amenities too. We loved seeing you both again, it's so nice to share our love of Scilly with others that love it too. NB Daisy dog is kept away from those who prefer not to be near dogs or have allergies to them. More 

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