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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 34 St Mary's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lyme, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
1 review
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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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

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
1 review
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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

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Chose Colossus for a return visit selecting quieter out of town accomodation. Home to home feeling about this place - most comfortable ensuite ground floor. Carmen, a native of the Scillies not only provides delicious breakfasts, but has a wealth of info. and interesting stories to tell. Very recommendable for walkers and explorers to wind down and relax after the... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

It's always good to hear another review. Thank you very much. Regards Carmen More

Mary Tavy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely holiday in Scilly made even better by the relaxed atmosphere of "Colossus". Our room and bathroom were spotless and the breakfasts were excellent, the quiet position suited us and we enjoyed being able to come and go as we liked. Carmen always got the day off to a great start by having time to chat and... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. Regards Carmen More

Jugon-les-Lacs, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Having chosen the Colossus for a long overdue return to the Scillies we were made to feel very welcome by Carmen and enjoyed her hospitality and insight into Island life. Breakfasts were good especially the kippers and continental breakfast although the full english would benefit from being cooked to order. Our room was well presented and well equipped but was... More

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us 4 out of 5 for your stay. I would like to clarify that a full choice of cooked and cold breakfasts are freshly cooked to order each day. Lastly thank you for your kind offer of a house swap with your home in France! Carmen More

Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Easy walk down into town every day (and to the little church with Harold Wilson's grave and a quiet bay). Very nice accommodation and tasty breakfasts, but the main reason to come here is Carmen...a very friendly and informal guide to getting the most out of your time on the islands. You can't beat a stay with a native Scillonian!

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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and I love chatting to my guests each day. Carmen More

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Also Known As:
Colossus Isles Of Scilly, England
Address: Pilots Retreat | Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > St Mary's
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in St Mary's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colossus 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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