We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Colossus Pilots Retreat, TR21 0PB England
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19.Read more
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (13)
Room & Suite (7)
Pool & Beach (2)
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
A note from Colossus
Updated 04/17/20


#7 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in St Mary's
Colossus is a detached bungalow with garden overlooking the lower moors and situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac. Only a 5-7 minute pleasant walk with splendid views brings you to Hugh Town, where you will find shops, restaurants, pubs and three beaches and lastly the harbour - where you can hop on the daily boats to the off-islands. Five minutes in the other directions you will find Old Town and coastal walks.We have B&B rooms as well as a self catering flat.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
137Reviews5Q+A20Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 115
  • 20
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Villeneuve1959 wrote a review Oct 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom105 contributions62 helpful votes
Booked a couple of nights rather last minute, and lucky to get availability in this well reviewed B and B. Location fine about 10 mins walk to harbour. Room very clean, but poor outlook if of concern, though not to me much as out all day. Carmen was most helpful and kind with anything I needed or information. The cooked breakfast as good as one would want, just with one other couple present, totally acceptable for me on a Covid level. This converted house has limited soundproofing; though hosts and guests were as quiet as normal, this the only factor I would mark it down for. Otherwise a great base to stay in St. Marys.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Carmen Stevens, Owner at Colossus
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Guest rooms overlook our front garden sorry no sea views. I was really pleased you managed to catch your train. Stay safe Carmen
Read more
Graham140245 wrote a review Oct 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom42 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a lovely week at Colossus. The Property is ideally situated for exploring St Mary's. It's an easy walk into the town and the quay, for boat trips to the other islands. Carmen provided an excellent breakfast each day, with plenty of choice and Carmen was always happy to give suggestions of which part of the island to visit, depending on the weather and wind direction, and lots of information about the Isles of Scilly. Carmen was very aware of covid 19 precautions and we felt very safe.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Carmen Stevens, Owner at Colossus
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stay safe. Carmen
Read more
TA-AndrewS wrote a review Aug 2019
Norfolk, United Kingdom20 contributions19 helpful votes
We usually spend a couple of weeks a year (sometimes more) in Scilly and we have stayed in the self catering flat at Colossus a number of times over the years. We have come to regard the owners as friends that are always helpful and willing to do whatever is required to ensure a great stay. The flat (comprising kitchen, bedroom and bathroom) is always clean, tidy and everything is maintained in good working order - or replaced pretty quickly if it isn't. It's located about 1 mile from the quay which makes for a perfect walk in the mornings and evenings when going to catch the boats to other islands or find an evening meal in the town. As an option for self catering independence when staying in Scilly we would very highly recommend the flat at Colossus.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus
Responded Aug 6, 2019
It was lovely to see you again this year. Thank you for the review. Best Wishes Carmen
Read more
Andrea wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
I enjoyed my stay at the Colossus B&B very much. It was my first trip to the Isles of Scilly and the accommodation is ideally located to explore St Mary. After a little walk to the quay you can easily join one of the ships bringing you to the other islands. Carmen's delicious breakfast offering various choices, was a perfect basic for the tour-days. Carmen also gave a lot of helpful & interesting information about the Islands' history and support when needed and last not least a relaxed welcome feeling. I can highly recommend the Colossus.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus
Responded Jul 27, 2019
I’m so glad you enjoyed your holiday and you found my daily updates helpful. I look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best Wishes Carmen
Read more
VeeBee wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
My partner & I stayed at Colossus for a week's holiday on our first visit to the Isles of Scilly. Carmen & Todd made us feel very welcome. They run a lovely comfortable guesthouse, which also has self-catering facilities, only a short walk from the centre of Hugh Town. Carmen is a mine of useful information on the Isles of Scilly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for her. She helped to make my landmark birthday, which was on the day we arrived, special and she was exceptionally helpful when I needed to make a return trip to a hospital in Cornwall after having had a cycling accident on one of the Islands. The breakfasts were filling with lots of choice of food and were always a very friendly, relaxed time. We would highly recommend staying at here to anyone.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Scillysunshine, Owner at Colossus
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was lovely to have you both stay and such a shame about your fall. I hope you are feeling more like yourself again now. I hope we get to meet again in the future.
Read more
$121 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIsles of ScillySt Mary's
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Colossus
Which popular attractions are close to Colossus?
Nearby attractions include Garrison Walls (0.2 miles), Porthcressa Beach (0.3 miles), and Isles of Scilly Museum (0.2 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Colossus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Colossus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dibble & Grub, On the Quay, and The Mermaid.
Is Colossus 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 Colossus?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection (2.5 miles), Cromwell's Castle (3.8 miles), and Old Blockhouse (3.2 miles).