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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Grimsby, England (Formerly Island Hotel Tresco)
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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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26 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We have visited the Island hotel before but love the changes. The beach front cottages are just great lots of space and the views are just to die for. We were on a four night break which was great value.Great offering at the Ruin The only negative we had was an issue with our arrival by helicopter.

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Address: Old Grimsby, England (Formerly Island Hotel Tresco)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > Tresco
Hotel Class:5 star — Sea Garden Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Tresco Island Hotel
Sea Garden Cottages Tresco, Isles Of Scilly

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