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Bell Rock Hotel

Traveler (47)
Room & Suite (27)
Pool & Beach (8)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Bell Rock Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years - we look forward to your visit. We offer friendly, informal, attentive service, by caring staff. We are ideally situated in a level position, midway between Town Beach to the front and Porthcressa Bay at the rear. Both beaches are about 100 yards away! Our location is very convenient, quiet and central. Shops, entertainment and the museum are close by. The harbour is less than 10 minutes walk, with boats to Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes and St Martins daily in the season (subject to weather and tides). Our friendly staff will do everything possible to ensure your stay with us is relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located


Full view
61Somewhat walkable
Grade: 61 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
83Room tips
Traveler rating
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  • English
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our room was very small but that was our fault for booking so late, had to change rooms for the third night, again our fault due to availability, the last room was so much bigger, staff cant be more helpful, thank you for squeezing us in. The hotel is very clean and in a great
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Response from Daniel-Lawson, Manager at Bell Rock Hotel
Responded Sep 28, 2018
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Bell Rock Hotel, and that the staff all looked after you well. Scilly is one of those places where booking early is advisable for both, getting accommodation & desired travel booked. We were glad we were able to fit you in despite the use of two different rooms along the way. Most of our rooms are Standard Doubles or Twins, but we do have 5 Compact Double rooms in the Hotel that offer a slightly cheaper tariff in the published rates. These often get sold as single occupancy with a lesser single supplement, but also offer a cheaper option for double occupancy. In some cases, and especially in a late booking, it may be all we have left available, but we will always let people booking know what room they will be receiving if this is the case. We are pleased you made good use of your time to enjoy Scilly and that the smaller room was not a hindrance to your enjoyment. We hope to see you back soon!
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What a find! Our cases were in our room when we arrived having been delivered from the Scillonian 111 by the local carriers. The room was pleasant and well decorated with en suite facilities ( bath and over bath shower ). The food at meal times was always well presented and a
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Response from Daniel-Lawson, Manager at Bell Rock Hotel
Responded Sep 28, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to see you have had a lovely time on Scilly and that staying with us helped you in your enjoyment. Our staff do their best to help guests enjoy their time here, offering friendly & professional service with a personal touch. We hope you will want to visit again in the future.
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I checked out of the Bell Rock hotel today after a 4 night stay. The room was pleasant with a comfortable bed & hot shower. The highlight most definitely was the food which was absolutely superb! Both breakfast & dinner included within the cost, there was a lot of variety & a
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Response from Daniel-Lawson, Manager at Bell Rock Hotel
Responded Sep 28, 2018
Thank you for your review. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your first visit to Scilly. We hope it won't be your last! We enjoy welcoming your father twice a year, and he was so pleased to have his daughters with him this time to share these beautiful islands. All the best, and we hope to see you all back again soon.
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The location in St Mary's is ideal - in a quiet part on the edge of town and a minute's walk from either of two beaches. The hotel is spotlessly clean. The bedrooms and public rooms are a bit cramped, but not a big problem. The choices in the restaurant were rather limited -
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Response from Daniel-Lawson, Manager at Bell Rock Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2018
Thank you for your 4/5 rating. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay over all. Our rooms vary in shape & size; especially on the older side of this grade 2 listed building built in the early 1800's. The evening menu in the Restaurant offers a daily changing menu and always has a meat, fish & vegetarian option. We often cater for non-residents as well as hotel guests for dinner, and as such will need to re-lay tables to accommodate extra diners. After dinner coffee & array of various teas is complimentary whether resident or non-resident, which these days is very uncommon not to be charged for.
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The staff at Bell Rock are friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, quiet and cozy. The location is outstanding, breakfast is good and rates are reasonable. The pool looked nice but I never used it. Isles of Scilly is a special place. You’ll enjoy your stay here.
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Does the Bell Rock Hotel have tea making facilities in the bedroom please ?
Hi. We do have Tea & Coffee making facilities in all our bedrooms. Thanks, Daniel. Manager
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Do you have a twin room. 5th _ 8th September please
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid that we don't have the dates you're looking for available. The closest we have is to arrive on Friday 1st Sept. & depart Monday 4th. Please feel free to call us on 01720422575 to book.
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Hello Do you have availability for 4 on 15th September for 3 nights please?
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid to say we have just 2 nights available for 4 people and that would be on Saturday 16th September and departing Monday 18th. One room is on the 2nd floor with en suite bath/shower facilities, king and single bed for use as a double or twin. The other room is a cosy double on the 1st floor with en suite shower. If you would like to book, please feel free to call us on 01720 422575 to discuss.
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Hello Luca, Thank you for your accommodation enquiry. Unfortunately we are unable to match your requested dates. The closest dates we can get for the number of room types you require would be Tuesday 14th June to Thursday 16th. Apologies for the delay in answering this question on TripAdvisor. This is the first time I have had a question sent through TripAdvisor, and was unaware that of it until now. I am however 100% sure you also sent the enquiry through direct email and this was responded to immediately. Kind regards, Daniel Lawson Manager Bell Rock Hotel
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"Sea view rooms are worthwhile requesting. The top floor double has sea and sunset views."
"We had room 14 which was at the end of the corridor so noise from passing guests"
"book really early"
"Quieter rooms at the rear of the hotel"
"ask for a room with a view"
hotel bell rock
United KingdomEnglandIsles of ScillySt Mary's
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