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Sea Garden Cottages

Old Grimsby, England (Formerly Island Hotel Tresco)
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had never been to the Scillys before this year and was absolutely 'blown away' by how lovely Tresco is. Its like the whole of Cornwall in one small island. We stayed in a Teagarden Cottage which was superb; OK its not that cheap but you get absolutely everything that you might need even down to the home made shortbread... More 

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Thank Peter V
TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Peter, We're so pleased to hear that your first visit to Scilly was such a lovely one. Thank you for your kind comments about the Sea Garden Cottages, the island and the views! We hope to see you again soon. Tom Tresco Island More 

Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We booked 2 cottages, one for my Teenage Daughters and One for myself and my wife. We traveled to St Ives on a Sunday and after a day in St Ives we stayed at the Premier Inn in Hayle (pre-booked well in advance and booked as a familly room 2 x Adult + 2 x Children) cost £88.50. After breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Paul R
TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Thank you for your lovely, comprehensive review of your stay on Tresco. It sounds as though your family had a lovely break with us. We're pleased you liked your Cottage at the Sea Garden - the views from the bedrooms truly are stunning, aren't they? It's good to hear your feedback on both the Ruin Beach Cafe, which... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in rockpool which was very nice. Not massively luxurious but very nice all the same. Position great with a very short walk to beach and ruin cafe. Beds were a let down for such an expensive trip, bloody zip up beds! Great facilities/equipment in accommodation both culinary and for our 3 week old - they provided bath, cot, monitor... More 

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Thank Russell R
TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Russel R, Thank you for your review of your stay at the Sea Garden Cottages and for your kind comments about the location and facilities of the accommodation - especially the additional items provided for your baby. We will pass on your comments regarding beds to the Cottage Department, although zip up beds are used in order to provide... More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

You can see my previous affirming reviews; clearly something has changed. Not just the property but the whole experience. Lots of little things that added up to feeling we would not return - sad to feel this way. - downstairs loo had toilet tissue & yellow water on arrival - dealt with but shouldn't need to be. - black mould... More 

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1 Thank JeTaimeSurrey
TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Hello JeTaimeSurrey, We were really very concerned and disappointed to read that your most recent experience on Tresco was not as you – or we – would have expected and hoped. I have sent you a direct message so we can get some further information, so please do check your TripAdvisor messages. Firstly, please rest assured that I have passed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We arrived this time with trepidation with two 16 yr olds and two 14 yr olds in tow, wondering if this would be our last family holiday to this corner of paradise.... We asked "shall we do it next year?...." And the response just summed this place up - yes, yes, yes and more yes. The accommodation is five star... More 

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Thank CarrotFaringdon
TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review of not just the Sea Garden Cottages, but your whole experience on Tresco. First of all, we are so delighted to read that you found that there was still something for everyone on Tresco - even 14 and 16 year olds. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the accommodation and... More 

Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tresco is a beautiful island, quiet, safe, peaceful and a real getaway. We stayed in the Clam apartment. it was like booking a hotel, the apartment was made up everyday and there were more than the essentials provided for our use. The gardens around were well tended and inviting to the wide range of birds and bees to enjoy. The... More 

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1 Thank LPD999
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed for 14 nights in Sea Garden Cottages. Very well equipped kitchen (coffee/tea/milk and biscuits provided on arrival which was nice). £10 per week charged for all electric used which was very reasonable. Cottage in close proximity to the tennis courts and indoor pool. On ground floor was open plan kitchen and lounge with large screen tv, patio doors... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took the family on holiday with us, an additional 6 adults and 5 children, and stayed in 4 of the Sea Garden cottages. They were perfectly placed with the Ruin Cafe and swimming pool next to us. The beach was ideal as the children could play whilst we sat on the cafe patio sampling the Ruin's delicious food and... More 

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London, England, UK
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59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 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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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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