Hell Bay Hotel


Hell Bay Hotel


The Hell Bay Hotel is the ultimate escape, named after the notorious Hell Bay, known for its breath-taking views and crashing Atlantic seas. There are few hotels in Britain that share a location like this, tucked away in a secluded cove, with spectacular views over the ocean.


The joy of Hell Bay Hotel is having the beaches, seabirds, seals and wild flowers just a few steps away. There’s an award winning restaurant, and a bar. Ingredients are sourced locally if possible, with beef coming from nearby Tresco, and Bryher crabs on the menu. An outdoor heated pool is surrounded by palm trees, and a lovely stone terrace has outdoor seating and parasols. In the grounds can be found a tennis court, a pool room, croquet, boules and a nine-hole pitch and putt. Children have their own playroom and can collect free-range eggs direct from the chicken coops.


Hell Bay Hotel’s 25 rooms and suites all have en suite facilities and are decorated in the New England beach house style, with lots of wicker furniture, light wood beams, white weather-boarded surfaces, and rich drapes in complementing colours. Some have fabulous sea views, and all have a private decking area, patio or balcony. Bathrooms have bath with shower or walk in shower.

• Tea/coffee making facilities • TV • bathrobes • hairdryer • ironing board and iron

Room choices

  • Garden View Suite (Guinevere) – Ground floor with en suite master bedroom (king/twin beds) with sliding doors into the sitting room. Two chair beds (for children 12 years or under only). Private decked area with garden views.
  • Garden View Suite (Shah) – Large two bedroom suite with king/twin beds and en suite bathrooms. There is a separate sitting room with two sofas and a large private patio with garden and courtyard views.
  • Garden View Suite (Lily) – Two bedroom suite designed for families. The master bedroom has a king/twin beds with a sitting area. The second bedroom has two child-size single beds. There is an en suite bathroom and a private patio with garden views.
  • High Tide Suites – Two ground floor; a master bedroom with king/twin beds and an en-suite, private patio and garden sea views. Two first floor; a master bedroom with king/twin beds, private balconies and surrounding sea views. Sliding door into the sitting room with two large armchairs (one of which can be converted into a bed for children 12 years or under only).
  • Spring Tide Suites – Four Spring Tide Suites; two located on the ground floor with a private patio and the first floor suites have wonderful surrounding views with balconies. Each has a master bedroom with king/twin beds and sliding doors opening up onto a sitting room area with two chair beds (for children 12 years or under only). There is an en suite bathroom, satellite TV, DVD player, fridge and a tea/coffee tray.
  • Seaview Studio Suites – With five ground floor and five first floor, each suite accommodates up to two people, although they can be interconnected on request for groups and families. Each with a master bedroom (king/twin beds) and an en suite bathroom (some with double shower only) and a sitting area. Each has its own private patio or private balcony with sea views.
  • Empress Suite – This is a large, fully detached, single storey, open plan suite with a king size bed (or twin beds), en suite bathroom and a sitting room area. The sitting area has two chair beds (for children 12 years or under only). Private decked area leading out to the hotel gardens.

Hotel Top Tips

  • The island of Bryher is a peaceful and relaxing island and the Hell Bay Hotel is one of the few hotels in the whole archipelago to have an outdoor swimming pool.


PRICING in Garden View Suite, Half Board

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 825
£ 1554
£ 987
£ 1932
£ 1068
£ 2121
£ 987
£ 1932
2021 Dates
12 Mar – 1 Apr
1 – 16 Oct
2 Apr – 27 May 28 May – 8 Jul
3 Sep – 30 Sep
9 Jul – 2 Sep

Prices above are per person (based on two adults sharing) with flights from Land’s End to St Mary’s and ferry from St Mary’s to Bryher. Please call us for prices relating to single supplements, upgrading rooms and travelling from other points on the UK mainland. Please note the above prices should be used as a guide only. 



How to get there

By Plane – Skybus are the only airline that offer direct flights to the islands from the UK mainland. All flights land into St Mary’s Airport.

  • Exeter (60 minute flight) – up to 4 flights daily (except Sunday) from March to October
  • Newquay (30 minute flight) – up to 6 flights daily (except Sunday) all year round
  • Lands End (20 minute flight) – up to 18 flights daily (except Sunday) all year round

By Ferry – The only direct ferry from the UK mainland to the islands is operated by the Scillonian III and takes 2 hours 45 minutes from Penzance Harbour to St Mary’s Quay. Operates once a day (except Sundays) from March to November.

Regional Departures – There are numerous regional flights that connect with either Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End – please speak to one of our experts who will be happy to help arrange your journey to make it as smooth as possible.

Top tips

  • If you want to see the puffins they return to the islands between April and August.
  • St Mary’s is a truly dog friendly holiday destination. It could not be easier to take your beloved pooch on both the Scillonian III ferry or the Skybus operated flights. Several hotels on the island allow dogs and there is a small company on the island who rent all the items you may need from dog baskets and blankets to food and water bowls.
  • We can highly recommend Juliet’s Garden, a fantastic restaurant with a terrace overlooking Hugh Town and the sea. This is a great place for dinner or finishing the day with a refreshing sundowner.
  • For those with limited mobility or for those simply looking for a fun way to explore the island it is possible to book golf carts for your stay, as there is no car hire here. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Will Wagstaff is the islands resident ornithologist and naturalist and leading authority on all things flora and fauna in the Isles of Scilly. Will’s guided walks are available to pre-book, for just the day or for longer. He also gives a slideshow presentation most Saturday evenings in the Church Hall, St Marys (payable locally, approximately £5 per person.

When To Go

Summer (June-August) – the islands boast some of the UK’s warmest weather and temperatures can reach a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius. This period is peak season and although the weather is favourable, costs and availability can be an issue.

Autumn (September-November) – September to mid-October can still attract some decent weather and it means you can enjoy the islands when the tourists have all gone home. October is peak bird-watching season when the rare migrant species travel through the islands.

Winter (December-February) – Low Season. A season with unpredictable weather and very few tourists. Some properties, attractions and shops close during this period and some of the islanders return to the mainland. That being said winter on the islands can still be enjoyable, with dramatic coastlines and cosy atmospheric pubs whilst taking advantage of the much lower prices at this time of year. However please bear in mind that travel on the Skybus or Scillonian ferry can be frequently disrupted due to weather.

Spring (March-May) – A lovely time to visit the islands with spring flowers in bloom everywhere and puffins returning to the outer islands. Temperatures are starting to get balmy and a great time for walking the miles of nature trails on offer.