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Strand, TR21 0PT England
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#3 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in St Mary's
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Mincarlo is set in a fantastic location in a quiet corner of the bay, with magnificent views across the harbour and out to sea. Light, airy rooms; relaxed, laid-back feel and direct access down to the beach from the front terrace garden. Great breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients; environmentally friendly business. We now also offer evening meals.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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scantle wrote a review Yesterday
cornwall40 contributions16 helpful votes
We were struggling to find somewhere to stay on St Mary's but Bryony pulled out all the stops to accommodate us, for which we were extremely grateful. Despite being incredibly busy on what must be one of the busiest days of the year, she went out of her way to ensure we were welcomed personally and that our needs were met. Our room was very comfortable, breakfast really good and the view awesome! We thoroughly recommend staying here. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Chris and Elizabeth wrote a review Jun 18
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We fully endorse all the previous comments about Mincarlo, praising it for the superb location, the stunning views across the harbour to the quay, the light airy rooms, the comfortable beds, the lovely breakfasts, and the friendly atmosphere. Having been unable to visit the Isles of Scilly last year because of lockdown, we were extremely pleased to be back this year and delighted to be back in Mincarlo. After all the trials and tribulations of the past year and a half, we really appreciated all the efforts that Bryony, Nick, Diane, Mark and Ella had made in making Mincarlo such a safe place to stay. Many thanks to you and we wish you every success for the rest of the season.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Nick Lishman, Owner at Mincarlo
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks so much. We really appreciate your review.
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pikestephens wrote a review Jun 15
2 contributions
We stayed as a couple at the beginning of June. The B & B is easy to get to and has amazing views over the harbour. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were exceptional with plenty of healthy choices, likewise the evening meal we had on the one night was very tasty. The hosts are lovely & friendly, likewise the staff. Very chilled atmosphere. Will be coming back
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Nick Lishman, Owner at Mincarlo
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for your lovely review. Nick & Bryony
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Kathleen W wrote a review Jun 13
3 contributions
This B and B is sited in a beautiful spot and the breakfast is very good with a wide range of choice. I went with my daughter and we had two single rooms with wonderful views. The furnishing is simple but very nicely done and the beds very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We were very comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Nick Lishman, Owner at Mincarlo
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your review Kathleen Nick & Bryony
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Richard P wrote a review Jun 9
Torpoint, United Kingdom1 contribution
Mincarlo is located just a few minutes walk from the quay overlooking the harbour with superb views across the harbour and the town. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful with local knowledge. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the breakfasts great. We are already booked in for next year.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Most rooms overlook the harbour.
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Response from Nick Lishman, Owner at Mincarlo
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you Richard, we’re really grateful for your review Nick & Bryony
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$69 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIsles of ScillySt Mary's
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mincarlo
Which popular attractions are close to Mincarlo?
Nearby attractions include Garrison Walls (0.2 miles), Porthcressa Beach (0.3 miles), and Isles of Scilly Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mincarlo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mincarlo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mincarlo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dibble & Grub, On the Quay, and The Mermaid.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mincarlo?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Mincarlo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of St Mary's.
Are there any historical sites close to Mincarlo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection (2.3 miles), Cromwell's Castle (3.6 miles), and Old Blockhouse (3.0 miles).
Does Mincarlo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.