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27 rooms from $394 per night

“Full of character, this seaside art deco hotel on a tidal island is a true 'experience' hotel, where time has stood still in the 1930s. Comfortable period-style rooms. Locally sourced food and classic pre-war cocktails are on the menu. Half board only, because the tide locks you in at night.”

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“Full of character, this seaside art deco hotel on a tidal island is a true 'experience' hotel, where time has stood still in the 1930s. Comfortable period-style rooms. Locally sourced food and classic pre-war cocktails are on the menu. Half board only, because the tide locks you in at night.”

Hotel Overview

“Built in the 1930s on a 26-acre tidal island, Burgh Island has been cleverly styled as an Art Deco nostalgia trip – and fair enough: it was patronized by stars of the day, including Noel Coward and Agatha Christie. Staying there is rather like being in a Bertie Wooster novel or a Poirot mystery. You will find GPO Bakelite telephones (no mobile signal here) and classic pre-war cocktails, and be encouraged to dress up, with men donning black tie on two nights a week. Dancing is to live bands. Rooms are comfortable, even luxurious, and have fine sea views. The furniture is very well chosen and the period is mirrored accurately. Vigorous guests can bathe in the Mermaid Pool, a natural rock pool (where the hotel keeps fresh lobsters) or enjoy the tennis court and croquet lawn. Spa treatments are available and the food, locally sourced, is excellent. An experience that everyone should try.”

Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • Located along a rugged stretch of British coastline
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Decorated in an authentic 1930s style
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Including 'injectables.'
  • Massage
  • Treatments available either in your room (depending on the size) or in the hotel treatment room.
  • No pets
  • Restrictions on children
  • No under 5s, no under 12s at dinner
  • Billiard/pool table
  • A classic 1930s billiard room
  • Games room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal menu with classic dishes, locally sourced.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Seawater pool
  • Garden
  • 12 acre grounds, 27 acre island
  • Gym
  • Sitting Room

Activities

  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Rowing boats can be hired from the hotel.
  • Tennis
  • Sights nearby
  • There are a number of day excursions from Burgh Island, to historical houses and castles.

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Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

You can’t get more seaside than a hotel that’s cut off by the tide twice a day....

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27 rooms from $394 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • Located along a rugged stretch of British coastline
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Decorated in an authentic 1930s style
Activities
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Rowing boats can be hired from the hotel.
  • Tennis
  • Sights nearby
  • There are a number of day excursions from Burgh Island, to historical houses and castles.
Other highlights
  • Secluded setting
  • Cut off at high tide
  • Owner managed
  • Wedding license
  • Restrictions on children
  • No under 5s, no under 12s at dinner
  • Literary
  • Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and others were original guests at the hotel.
  • Theme hotel
  • 1920s and 30s
  • Full of character
  • Views
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal menu with classic dishes, locally sourced.
  • On the beach
  • Seaviews
  • Gym
  • Quirky
  • Intriguing '30s setting.
  • On an island

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