This is a wonderful place. The building it self, the island-feeling when the tide is high, the food was very good and elegantly served, so were the drinks. The enormous beach just below is beautiful and the water crystal clear. You feel that you travel many decades back in time - and the owners of the hotel really want to have a focus on that.. That Is the only drawback regarding this hotel... We feel it is a bit silly that the men HAS to have a black suit to be allowed in to the dining room. The women were allowed in as long as they wore some sort of dress..We were traveling around south of England visiting 10 different places and hotels, the night at Burgh Island was only one of many stays. We did NOT have space for a big black boring suit in our luggage on our summer holiday. My husband looked much better than rest of the men enjoying their dinner in the same, black suit (We did get food... we were served in a room just for us) So this was a bit too conservative for our liking.
- 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