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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A family run hotel located on the Garrison a short walk from the centre of St Mary’s and the harbour, commanding breathtaking views of the stunning Archipelago. Our focus is to provide exceptional customer service to all our guests, award winning gourmet food with a choice of two award winning restaurants featuring the world’s best fresh lobster and crab caught by the proprietor Mr Robert Francis aboard ‘Gallos’ the hotel’s own fishing boat.A 38 bedroom hotel boasting traditional sixteenth century castle accommodation and spacious contemporary suites within 4 acres of secluded gardens.
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Heated pool
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Non-smoking hotel
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Our journey to and from the Isles of Scilly was an adventure.Gale force winds were buffeting the whole of the UK but the minute we arrived at the Star Castle hotel it was all worth while.This small hotel building is a 16th century castle,full of atmosphere,you eat in the dining
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Had heard amazing things about this hotel, but never had the privilege to stay until this week. Arrived in wind and rain, and as it was so dark, initially couldn’t find the entrance! But, on arrival a very warm welcome. Shown to my room - Another walk through the wind and
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Arrived in the dark wind and rain, but greeted as if we were old friends returning home! This hotel is an absolute gem. I stayed in a seaview garden room. Don't be put off by the garden rooms which on first impression are reminiscent of a butlins chalet circa 1950's, the rooms
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A true adventure I knew the scillies in Winter would be risky Delayed by a day due to fog; I arrived cold and wet on a chartered Jet Boat Initial impressions are of a ramshackle hotel not conforming to the the modern norm. They were very communicative and helpful re the delay
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Response from James F, Owner at Star Castle
Responded Jan 8, 2019
Dear jonworld Thank you so much for taking your time to review the Star Castle over New Year! We are so pleased that you felt looked after what with the foggy conditions keeping you on the mainland for an extra day. We do offer two different styles of accommodation, the castle being in keeping with the 15th Century castle and the garden rooms being more cottage style, these styles do appeal to different guests and seasons. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food and restaurant service, this is the area of the hotel we are exceptionally proud of. It is great that you enjoyed the party on New Years Eve as well as the black tie dinner on New Years Day. In the summer the communal areas are less crowded as there is so much outside space as well as staggered dining times allowing for slightly less people in the bar at one time compared to Christmas and New Year. We are so pleased that you had a great time and hope that you would consider visiting us again next New Years! Kind regards James Francis
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Overall a wonderful experience. Given the quality of the restaurants and bedrooms I do not think it was expensive. Our garden room was immaculate. The situation is amazing perched above the town with views of the nearby islands.
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Response from James F, Owner at Star Castle
Responded Jan 8, 2019
Dear brettonLondon Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are so pleased that you did not find it to be expensive given the restaurants and room quality as well as service. We do hope that you will return and stay with us again soon. Kind regards James Francis
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Where do flights go from on the mainland to The Scillies in April
Think it’s from Penzance if you google the isle of stilly travel company it should point you in the right direction
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Are there restaurants nearby, i.e. In walking distance
Yes, they are a very short 2 minute walk from each other with about 15 steps.
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Is there wheelchair access
"Sea view garden room number 23 was lovely"
"book early for sea view room"
"The best rooms are in the garden with views of Tresco."
"The garden rooms with a sea view and veranda are best"
"Great hotel for a meal or a special stay"
$222 - $487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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