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The Garrison Hugh Town, TR21 0JA England
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Boating
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Seating area
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
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BillM007 wrote a review Yesterday
Harrogate, United Kingdom217 contributions85 helpful votes
We had 5 nights here. Our room was a garden room. Most rooms are not in the actual hotel. They are in two rows of single story terraced buildings, a bit like a holiday camp. However the room was spacious with an en-suite. The room was very clean, Covid secure and comfortable. We slept well.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Harriet B wrote a review Yesterday
Darlington, United Kingdom31 contributions14 helpful votes
I have eaten in many restaurants that claim to be fine dining, only to feel disappointed and let down at the inadequate standards. This is definitely not the case here. I experienced the most perfect service, well presented plates, and most importantly food that tastes wonderful. One of the most memorable dining experiences ever and I hope to be lucky to visit again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Joan D wrote a review Jun 19
Devon, United Kingdom7 contributions
Just had a meal at the Restaurant at the Star Castle Hotel and unless you are a resident there I would not recommend this experience for non residents. As we were not able to book until 8.15 p.m. we were rushed through our meal and were not advised that it was a 4 course meal at £45 per head. The food was good and well presented but we felt we were not welcome and should not have been there. Before we had finished our meal they were setting up for breakfast the next morning, in all not a good experience and would not return again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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alison38 wrote a review Jun 18
essex, england53 contributions36 helpful votes
We recently spent 2 nights at Star Castle on our tour of the Scillies and very much enjoyed it. We stayed in a very comfortable Garden Room which has a lovely terrace and a comfy bed. For the price I would say that the shower (hand hose over the bath) could do with a bit of an upgrade. We ate in both the restaurants and the food was excellent. My only mild complaint was that the courses were hurried out very quickly. It felt that the moment your cutlery was down the next course was out! However, I’m sure that this is a good thing in many peoples eyes. The price for residents is very good value. The reception staff were very helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Junipers49b wrote a review Jun 18
Harlow, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked this hotel after reading a recommendation in the press. Sadly didn't feel it lived up to its reputation. Lost a day of our short holiday on the way there due to fog - completely unaware that there was a strong possibility during June that our flight would be cancelled (it happened again to others during our stay). Be warned - if your flight from Exeter is cancelled you have to stay overnight at your own expense then be bussed down to Penzance early the next morning to catch the ferry. Our suite (room 30) was pleasant but the door opened directly into the bedroom rather than a lobby, the outside space contained one double seat plonked in a paved, fenced area next to a main footpath that felt like a dog-run, the fabulous views of the harbour were often marred by vehicles belonging to the hotel being parked in the way and the walls were paper thin so 3 nights running the couple next door treated us to a furious row at about 11.15pm on their return from the bar. The food was good but rather repetitive and the service well-meaning but gauche. On our departure our bill was over £1k more than expected - we were charged an extra day rate (£469) and twice for our flights (we had paid for them in full several months before but could not prove this until we arrived home and could check our credit card bill). The Isles of Scilly are magical but our stay at the Star Castle sadly disappointing.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$212 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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star castle hotel st mary`s, star castle st marys, star castle hotel st marys
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandIsles of ScillySt Mary's
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Star Castle?
Nearby attractions include Tideline Gift Shops (0.2 miles), Silver Street Gallery (0.3 miles), and Rocket House (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Star Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Star Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Star Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include On the Quay, The Mermaid, and Kavorna Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Star Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Star Castle have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Star Castle offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Star Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Star Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Star Castle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection (2.2 miles), Cromwell's Castle (3.5 miles), and Old Blockhouse (3.0 miles).
Does Star Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.