They have flattened the Island Hotel and made self-catering units in its place. We were a little uncertain if it was was for us. But the hotel on Bryher was closed because it was early season and we thought we would try it. It was idyllic. If you really need a hotel this may not suit but self-catering doesn't quite describe it because the only cooking we did was popping some fresh croissants from the island deli/shop into the oven and heating up deliciously created meals cooked for us. We did eat out at the Flying Boat Club one evening which was very enjoyable; a slight feeling of art deco and 1930s elegance. The New Inn was being refurbished and is probably another attractive option by now. The spa is a delight both in terms of the art work (Jo Downes glasswork and murals inspired by the 1930s) and facilities. Soft and fluffy robes,changing rooms with a delightful ambience and after a massage or facial one can relax in stressless chairs, enjoy fruit juice/water etc., and read the newspaper or magazine. As always on Scilly the transport arrangements are thoroughly well organised. We felt a bit negative about the loss of the helicopter to drop us in (our third visit to Tresco/Bryher) but the new jet boat delivered us across the bay in a matter of minutes. It very seamless and great fun. I must add five star compliments on the design and facilities of the apartments. Waking in the morning to an uninterrupted view of sea and coastline was magical.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tresco Island Hotel
- Sea Garden Cottages Tresco, Isles Of Scilly