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Karma St. Martin's

Lower Town, TR25 0QW England
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Discover the powdery white sands, clear waters and natural beauty of Karma St. Martin's in the Isles of Scilly, just 28 miles off the Cornwall coast. Karma St. Martin's is the island's only hotel, and poised to capitalise on breathtaking panoramic coastal vistas overlooking the azure waters of Tean Sound. Accommodation includes 27 individually appointed en-suite rooms and 3 luxurious suites. Adjoining family rooms are available upon request. Guests at Karma St. Martin's can enjoy summer days dining al fresco in the resorts' sub tropical gardens or have a more formal dining experience in the restaurant. Both dining options boast breathtaking sea views and are the perfect locations to capture the stunning Scillly sunset. For more active pursuits work-out in a nearby gym, play a round on the island's tennis court, and snorkel with seals off the island's crystal clear waters. Then unwind with a treatment at Karma Spa. Boat trips to nearby islands are available for fishing expeditions, viewing archaeological sites, spotting rare birds including puffin colonies and to explore some of the 500 skeleton wrecks dotted off the rocky shores.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Highchairs available
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Czech, German and 2 more
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Lisa R wrote a review Jun 12
London, United Kingdom372 contributions145 helpful votes
Such a beautiful location- for a hotel. The Karma’s right on the white, Sandy beach 🏝 with outdoor dining available. It’s just a stunning location. The hotel is lovely and calm and the staff were nice and efficient. Our ground floor room had a gorgeous sea view with everything we needed. We at breakfast and dinner there - all very chilled with a great, quiet atmosphere. It’s a fabulous place to relax with a nice slow pace. Only thing I would add is a drying room for guests water sports clothing to dry off in - this would be fantastic! Highly recommend! With the right weather- it’s the nearest place I’ve been to in this country that’s like Queensland, or, the Caribbean.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
VICKI L wrote a review Jun 11
London, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
Having waited a year because of lockdown to stay at this hotel, we found our stay very disappointing and not worth even 2020's prices. It is a fabulous location and very welcoming to dogs. Our room was comfortable and had a fantastic view. That's as much as I can say on the good side. The principal problems were that due to 'Covid', there was no housekeeping in people's rooms. We stayed at three hotels in Cornwall on our way to the Scillies and all had staff going into rooms, unless you asked them not to. We met guests who had raided housekeeping cupboards in order to change their sheets. Another major problem was that the restaurant staff seemed to lack training in 'serving'. They moved around in shoals within the restaurant but anticipated none of our needs. Like milk for a cup of tea. We met guests who had waited over an hour for breakfast. The breakfasts were very very poor and certainly not what one would expect in a 4/5 star hotel. Cheap long life orange juice repackaged in little glass bottles. Terrible coffee and no choice - just weak filter coffee. They ran out of fruit one day and croissants another. Hot breakfasts delivered without 2 or 3 advertised ingredients. And Kelloggs variety pack cartons of cereal (literally) and individual boxes of Alpen.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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cath mills wrote a review Jun 8
11 contributions15 helpful votes
We have visited for years, always stopping for food and drink. Every year since it became Karma St Martins I wanted to stay here. We arrived on 19th May just 2 days after the opening up from lockdown. I have attached photos as the description give it no justice you have to experience it! Fin showed us to our rooms after our lovely walk up from the quay.... don't worry they collect your stuff. (3adults and 2 dogs) and the rooms were next door. Exceptionally clean, spotless and comfortable with the most amazing views. The beds are comfy and I loved the little note left on your door by the team each night. Due to covid rooms were not being serviced but the team were always on hand to deliver fresh towel, coffee etc and hand out your beach towel. The gardens have a glorious view. Sitting on a sun longer you really relax and feel chilled out. Everywhere is well kept. All the team were polite, friendly and welcoming. Every member from reception, bar, maintenance seemed genuine. We ate breakfast here as well as dinner and lunch too. The food was lovely. I won't lie we had issues during our stay at each meal. BUT remember they had only just opened and to be honest most of the team looked nervous and lacked confidence. They were not a established team who had worked together but brand new and some only just arriving after not working for while. I cannot imagine how stressful that was. We spoke to Scott the manager during our stay to give feedback and he assurance us the feedback is not used to beat staff up, as they really were trying their best but to encourage and support them during the next few weeks. I won't lie the service was slightly disappointing but after visiting every year I know it was a blip. We are booked in for next year already so that says it all. Go and enjoy it. You will have just found a romantic paradise for you and your loved one and a paradise for your pets!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
john g wrote a review May 2021
Great Missenden, United Kingdom25 contributions9 helpful votes
Got the escape plan in place and manage to get to the Karma on the Isles of Scilly, 17th May for a week. Took us 2 years to get there because of Covid but worth the wait, St Martins is beautiful. Spoke to other escapees and they described it as an undiscovered gem in the Scilly Isles which makes me reflect as to why I'm publicising it. BUT Karma has a fabulous location, beautiful staff and a fantastic offering. Spent a week there and it was undoubtedly the most stress busting experience of my life. Fabulous food, really, really friendly and efficient staff who could not do enough to make your stay special. Thank you - Scott, Fin |(apologies if I spelt that wrong), Maria, Sebastian, Terry, Michael, Zoe, Alexander and the staff in the kitchen who I did not get to meet, great food, apologies if I have forgotten someone.. It also has, as a bonus, a great pub, the Seven Stones which serves lovely food and when Don gets the garden finished will be a beautiful place to while away a few hours. You might be surprised, to quote Arnold, "I'll be back". Thank you lads and lassie - A GREAT BREAK - after the last few months.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Enjoy the experience, it's fabulous, but not for anyone looking for a night out on the town.
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Response from Karma Odyssey, Other at Karma St. Martin's
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear John, What a lovely review, thank you very much! We're so happy you made it to Karma St Martins after 2 years of waiting, and we're sure you've made a lasting impression on all the staff there too. Yes indeed, please do visit again. Kind regards, Karma Group
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Vid V wrote a review Nov 2020
London,England6 contributions4 helpful votes
What can I say , this was one of the best overall hotel experiences that I have had. St Martins is a beautiful island and the view from our bedroom window was stunning , the walks from the Hotels' doorstep are amazing and , maybe due to the time of year , we really felt like we had the beautiful beaches to ourselves. What set the hotel apart was the team that helped make the stay very special , nothing was too much ( including passing our soaked cloathes through a tumble dryer for us) . Really was exceptional
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Date of stay: October 2020
$373 - $799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karma St. Martin's
Which popular attractions are close to Karma St. Martin's?
Nearby attractions include St Mary's Riding Centre (2.9 miles), Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village (2.4 miles), and Garrison Walls (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Karma St. Martin's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Karma St. Martin's?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Karma St. Martin's?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Karma St. Martin's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Longstone Cafe, Carn Vean Cafe, and Strudel up Country.
Are pets allowed at Karma St. Martin's?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karma St. Martin's?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Karma St. Martin's?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection (1.9 miles), Cromwell's Castle (2.1 miles), and Old Blockhouse (1.3 miles).
Does Karma St. Martin's have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Karma St. Martin's accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.