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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Pilots Retreat | Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB, England
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Ranked #9 of 38 St Mary's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
karryanne Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day. Scilly is a special UK place proven by all the returning visitors. More

Sleaford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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

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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*
Number of rooms: 3
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