My wife and I stayed for one of the 4 night romantic break packages which included the helicopter flight from Penzance to the island of Tresco where we were picked up and taken to the quay where a boat then picked us up and transported us over to the island of Bryher before finally being collected on one of just two cars that I saw on the island. The break also included dinner, bed and breakfast. The whole experience of travel despite 3 different modes of transport ran very smoothly and everyone was very polite.
On arrival at the hotel in this idyllic and unspoilt location we were met by very friendly staff who booked us in and ensured our bags were taken to our room (I mean suite). The suite consisted of a seperate double room, lounge and large bathroom. We had our own patio with furniture and looked out over the gardens and the sea. It was beautiful. If its relaxation you want, Bryher and this hotel is the place to be. Fantastic beaches, great views and few people (only 83 inhabitants). The hotel itself was equipped with sauna, jacuzzi and heated outdoor pool and a rudimentary pitch and putt golf course which was a bit of fun (and that is how it should be treated). The meals were excellent and all the staff we met were very friendly and clearly enjoyed their surroundings. We were spoken to by the manager, Phillip within a couple of hours of our arrival and saw him a few times during our stay. He clearly wanted to make us feel welcome and to ensure our stay was enjoyable. I was particulary impressed by Neil the restaurant manager who was very likeable and who ensured his staff were attentive but not overly fussing. After wondering what 4 days on the island would be like and whether we were likely to be bored prior to the holiday starting I can tell you that we were never once bored and did not want to leave. If you go to just relax then walks with frequent stops to take in the views and to sit on headlands or beaches and read, sketch or fall asleep will do the trick. No phones, no outside bustle and no street lights at night with just the hum of the sea in the background was just what the Dr. ordered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hell Bay Hotel is an award winning hotel on the beautiful island of Bryher on the Isles of Scilly. Set in a picturesque cove facing the Atlantic Ocean, Hell Bay offers families and couples a friendly and private oasis to relax and spend quality time together and to enjoy the wild, natural delights of Bryher and the other islands of Scilly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hell Bay Bryher
- Hell Bay Hotel Bryher, Isles Of Scilly