Hell Bay

Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

A gorgeous island escape with sandy beaches, blissful peace, a heated pool, wonderful sunsets and some seriously lovely rooms


25 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Ship-wrecked sailors would refuse rescue from this chic island bolthole. It’s a castaway’s dream with sandy beaches, pretty coves and this wonderfully spoiling hotel. It’s a friendly place with lovely staff who look after you with great warmth. As for the unremitting luxuries, you’ll find a convivial bar for games and island ales, a sun-trapping terrace for afternoon tea and a smart restaurant for the best food on the Scillies; perhaps tandoori scallops, wild sea bass, prune and Armagnac soufflé with Earl Grey ice cream. Airy bedrooms have a beach-house feel with seaside colours, wicker sofas, robes in sparkling bathrooms, then a terrace or balcony with big sea views. There’s a swimming pool with sun loungers and a treatment room, and the impossibly popular Crab Shack for seafood delights in summer. The hotel is very family friendly, children can gather eggs from the coop and have them cooked for breakfast, there’s a mini-golf course, a games room, babysitters are on hand. Elsewhere: other islands to explore, kayaks to hire, gardens to visit. Dogs are very welcome. A honeymooner’s heaven.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Under 2's free. Bags can be stored after check out until departure from Bryher.
Christmas, New Year, 14 October - 16 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £6.95. Dinner included; non-residents £45.


Nightly price
from £250
Singles £175-£450. Dinner, B&B £140-£360 per person.
25 Suites for 2
From £250


Simply wonderful - the setting is stunning, staff friendly and know their stuff, food sublime and the islands just perfect for walking, swimming, boating or loafing. Bedrooms are seaside fresh, views soar over sand spits and rocks at low tide, sparkling sea at high. Best crab sandwiches ever, most relaxing holiday ever.

Nicola, Bristol

Stunning place. We spent our honeymoon here, recovering on a diet of heavenly food, open skies, deep beds and utter peace. It feels completely 'end of the track'. We just stopped, entirely, for 4 days. The island is walkable. Seals, seabirds, hidden little coves. One of the most amazing places we've been.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from

  • Hell Bay Hotel is situated on the smallest of the inhabited islands on Scilly. Only 80 people permanently live here.
  • Besides the hotel there is also a pub, cafe, art gallery and a well stocked island shop. Honestly stall selling fudge or local produce are located around this island. The fudge stall is always worth a check out with the unusual flavour created.
  • On a peaceful day there's nothing better than hiring a small boat with out board from Bennett Boat Hire and going to explore the neighbouring uninhabited island of Samson. Picnics can be arrange from our kitchen.
  • Bryher is just a 5 minute boat journey away from Tresco. On Tresco you can visit the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens, well worth a visit with a vast range from plants from around the world growing here.
  • If you visit the islands during the summer months, try and visit our evening pop up crab shack. Using only local crab caught from the waters around Bryher. Its so popular it sells out weeks before so book early!