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Sea Garden Cottages

Old Grimsby, England (Formerly Island Hotel Tresco)
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in shrimp at sea gardens cottages,Tresco, great views, spotlessly clean, everything you could possibly need has been provided and to a high standard, we were met at airport, suitcases and transfer sorted by friendly Tresco staff, Sean met us on quay at Tresco and with the same efficiency took us to our cottage. Sean was an exceptional young... More 

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Stirling, Scotland
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61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Our cottage 'Clam' had the 'wow' factor. As soon as we entered we were overcome with the quality of the facilities. The view across the beautiful garden to the bay was a constant source of pleasure and the nesting swallows outside were the icing on the cake. The cottages are a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful and... More 

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Thank Lordofthemiles
Nottingham
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This was our first visit to the Isles of Scilly which did not get off to a great start as our flight from Newquay was cancelled due to fog. We were driven an hour to Penzance to catch the boat for a two and a half hour sail to St Mary's followed by a launch to Tresco. Having been transported... More 

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Thank JMB29
Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

After many years living on Scilly, this was our first stay on Tresco. We went on gig weekend, which for those who don't know, is, "The World Pilot Gig Championships". The gigs are 6 oared rowing boats, originally used to take pilots to sailing ships. This became a race, with the first to the ship getting to put their pilot... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

As soon as you arrive at the cottage you realise that you have found something special. The gardens are imaginative with a lovely selection of plants and beautifully maintained. Our cottage was on the edge of the sea and was perfect in every way. The rooms were large, light and airy with an upstairs balcony and downstairs terrace. The sitting... More 

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Thank NB1957
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

They really thought of everything when they created these delightful cottages. They all have fabulous sea views with a balcony and garden. They are incredibly tastefully furnished. The china is Sophie Conran. I mean! Home made shortbread is regularly replenished. The toiletries are Ren. There is Sky tv - if you ever have time to watch. These cottages are simply... More 

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Thank TiggyWalker
Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had the most amazing cottage, 3 large double bedrooms, balcony, sea views, lovely gardens all within a very short stroll to a beautiful swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and small gym... We were worried we might get bored on such a small island but ended up wishing we could have stayed longer....cannot wait to go back very soon!

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Thank Integrity21
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had never been to the Scillys before this year and was absolutely 'blown away' by how lovely Tresco is. Its like the whole of Cornwall in one small island. We stayed in a Teagarden Cottage which was superb; OK its not that cheap but you get absolutely everything that you might need even down to the home made shortbread... More 

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TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Peter, We're so pleased to hear that your first visit to Scilly was such a lovely one. Thank you for your kind comments about the Sea Garden Cottages, the island and the views! We hope to see you again soon. Tom Tresco Island More 

Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We booked 2 cottages, one for my Teenage Daughters and One for myself and my wife. We traveled to St Ives on a Sunday and after a day in St Ives we stayed at the Premier Inn in Hayle (pre-booked well in advance and booked as a familly room 2 x Adult + 2 x Children) cost £88.50. After breakfast... More 

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TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Thank you for your lovely, comprehensive review of your stay on Tresco. It sounds as though your family had a lovely break with us. We're pleased you liked your Cottage at the Sea Garden - the views from the bedrooms truly are stunning, aren't they? It's good to hear your feedback on both the Ruin Beach Cafe, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in rockpool which was very nice. Not massively luxurious but very nice all the same. Position great with a very short walk to beach and ruin cafe. Beds were a let down for such an expensive trip, bloody zip up beds! Great facilities/equipment in accommodation both culinary and for our 3 week old - they provided bath, cot, monitor... More 

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Thank Russell R
TrescoIsland, Owner at Sea Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Russel R, Thank you for your review of your stay at the Sea Garden Cottages and for your kind comments about the location and facilities of the accommodation - especially the additional items provided for your baby. We will pass on your comments regarding beds to the Cottage Department, although zip up beds are used in order to provide... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Completed in 2012, this beautiful, £10 million beachfront development is located at Old Grimsby on the eastern side of the island and enjoys wonderful views towards St Martin's and the Eastern Isles. The Ruin Beach Café is close-by, and guests can enjoy the exclusive use of the tennis court, indoor swimming pool and gym. Cottages are available by the night or by the week and can sleep up to ten people. The larger cottages sleep between six and ten people and are available to rent by the week. Each property is beautifully appointed and has panoramic sea views. Features include heated solid oak flooring, wi-fi broadband, wide screen satellite TV, a wood burning stove and original artworks by some of Cornwall's most renowned artists. You can also book the one-bedroom cottages by the night. Each has a first floor double bedroom with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The ground floor comprises a sitting room with a wide screen satellite television and fully fitted kitchen, should you wish to self-cater. Alternatively, you can opt for a fully inclusive rate, with breakfast and dinner at the Ruin Beach Café. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room, making these properties suitable for those staying with a child. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea Garden Cottages

Address: Old Grimsby, England (Formerly Island Hotel Tresco)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > Tresco
Hotel Class:5 star — Sea Garden Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Tresco Island Hotel
Sea Garden Cottages Tresco, Isles Of Scilly
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