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Sea Garden Cottages

Old Grimsby, England (Formerly Island Hotel Tresco)
Sea Garden Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Toddling in Tresco Okay, so here's the lowdown on doing Tresco with a toddler. We brought our sixteen month old out here. From London Gatwick to Newquay to St Mary's airport and then a short boat ride to Tresco. We were very much in shoulder season/week. A lot of stuff was going to open the week after we left and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been chasing my dream of paradise by visiting Caribbean and Indian Ocean over the years, until we discovered Tresco, two years ago. After our first visit, we bought a timeshare at Sea Garden Cottages. Five star accommodation, with amazing views. Where ever you are on the island you'll get a piece of paradise. No cars, never crowded, kids... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

They have flattened the Island Hotel and made self-catering units in its place. We were a little uncertain if it was was for us. But the hotel on Bryher was closed because it was early season and we thought we would try it. It was idyllic. If you really need a hotel this may not suit but self-catering doesn't quite... More 

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Bewdley
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5 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It does not get any better than this. The place is magical. The quality of accommodation and cleanliness is unrivalled. Not the cheapest but worth every penny. The staff on the whole island are helpful and courteous from the cleaning girls to the staff in the spa. If you can't afford it save up you will not be disappointed.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have just returned from a week staying at the Sea Garden Cottages on Tresco and loved every minute of it. The location is stunning with fabulous sea views from the cottage. It was honestly the best equipped and fitted out self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Yes it's pricey but in a different league from other seaside... More 

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warwick, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stopped here for a cup of tea when walking around Tresco. The cafe is in a totally stunning location. The prices are equally stunning - very expensive!! The waitress was in a complete muddle about which tea was Earl Grey/ordinary and for this price she should have known who had ordered what.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Yes we are lucky to have a time share on Tresco but we have stayed at The Island Hotel in the past before we bought the time-share so we can make a before and after comparison. I agree with the comments about the dining experience at The Ruin Beach in as much as the old restaurant was a cosier and... More 

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London
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My family were originally from Tresco and we've visited every year for the past 17 years, always staying at the Island Hotel until 2012, when we stayed in the new Sea Garden Cottages. We're a family of four and always stay for 5 nights, so with the demise of the Hotel our only choices are the New Inn and the... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed in the Sea Garden Cottages. The accomodation was a tasteful, comfortable luxury. Everything was done well and to a very high spec! T he Food in the Pub was also outstanding. In short, the Island was stunning, the locals were welcoming and I, like everyone else I met on Tresco, will be returning as soon as possible. I... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Last visited in 1965 to see the gardens. This time we stayed in the sea cottages and were delighted with the accommodation, spotless, fresh, with immaculate kitchenware for self catering for which the shop was more than adequately stocked. I disagree that it was not "cosy" . Usually when it is wet and windy, as it was, cosy in self... More 

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