For years I've dreamt of going to this hotel and although local and looked on from afar. I never thought i'd ever actually go but my wife booked us in for 2 nights for my anniversary present.
After reading many of the negative reports I was a little apprehensive but we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.
We decided that because of the price you pay, people expected to be thanked for turning up-(perhaps wealthy people think they dont need to have manners)-we heard one guest having A 'right go' because her creme brulee was to thick-and they didnt dress up for dinner-how sad!
We stayed in the Agatha Christie suite. The room is on the small side but has its own private balcony and the bathroom was huge! The bed was very comfy and the room had A lot of nice touches.
The food was superb, and having breakfast in the sunlit deck room was amazing with the panoramic views.
The price! Yes its A lot of money but this is A very exclusive hotel. We reasoned on the fact that you could go to Benidorm etc self-catering for A week or stay here in 5-star for A couple of nights.
You pay's your money you take your choice.
If you cant afford to pay for cocktails @10 pound a shot for a special occasion without enjoying it, dont go!
Remember to take swimwear for the Mermaid outside sea-pool or the sauna inside.
At the end of our stay we felt very relaxed and refreshed-job done.
Would we stay again? Hell yeah, but in the summer.
Oh by the way were both A year each side of 30.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic Art Deco hotel on its own private tidal island. Frequented by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, amongst others. Join our famous guest list for lounging on our sunny terraces, a snug pint in front of the fire in The Pilchard - our 14th century inn - cocktails at sunset and black tie dining every night. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Burgh Hotel Island
- Burgh Island Hotel Devon