St Mary’s Hall Hotel

Hugh Town, St Mary's

St Mary’s Hall Hotel

Hugh Town, St Mary's

St Mary’s Hall Hotel is a stylish hotel in a central location, and is perfect for couples and families alike. Just a two minute walk to Porthcressa Beach and five minutes to the town and quay. From the moment you walk through the garden and into the hotel lobby, you will feel a warm welcome — St Mary’s Hall Hotel offers hospitality at its finest.


The delights of “downtown” Hugh Town are just a stroll away, and St Mary’s Hall Hotel is home to the Spirit Restaurant. Dining is an experience here, and St Mary’s Hall Hotel has an ethical policy supporting the passion for local and seasonal produce. Breakfast is a sumptuous offering of both full English and continental.

The Spirit Bar is a cosy spot with seating extending to an outdoor decking area in the lovely garden, where bar food is available for lunch. Specialist and local beers feature alongside a comprehensive menu of wines and spirits. A separate relaxing lounge area is also available with a piano, and well-stocked with board games.

For those exploring the off islands or going on day trips, St Mary’s Hall Hotel can provide packed lunches and picnics. Room service is available until 22:30.


Beautiful Godolphin rooms are modern and compact, situated in the annexe, and have been recently refurbished. Countess rooms are in the original part of the building with windows overlooking the garden. The Count Leon rooms have large windows, high ceilings and are individually styled. One of these has a four poster bed and balcony — ideal for honeymooners. The ground floor suites are perfect for families, and can sleep up to four, with a recently refurbished kitchen and separate living area. There is seating outside on decking, and offers alternative access to your suite. Lastly, the spacious Tresize room offers single occupancy.

All 26 rooms are elegantly furnished, and have an option of king or twin beds.

• Tea/coffee making facilities • power showers • complimentary Molton Brown toiletries • TV • Wi-fi

Room choices

  • Tresize – The hotel has one single room, shower over bath en-suite.
  • Godolphin – Leading price room category, twin or super king size beds, en-suite with shower over bath.
  • Countess – Spacious rooms located at the top of the hotel, overlooking the gardens. Twin or super king size beds, en-suite with shower over bath.
  • Count Leon – These five rooms are set in the original part of the hotel with high ceilings and large windows which face the garden. More spacious than the Godolphin or Countess. Seating area, twin or super king size beds, some have a walk in shower but majority shower over bath.
  • Suites – Ground floor with direct access via a decking area. Twin or super king size beds. Lounges have a sofa bed or drop down bunk beds. Majority have a galley kitchen which includes a sink and fridge. Shower over bath en-suite. Bath robes are provided.

Hotel Top Tips

  • This hotel is always loved by our clients. Its position in the centre of town and easy walking makes this a popular option. The restaurant here is fantastic, Prestige recommends you try the steak – it is not to be missed!


PRICING in Godolphin Room, Bed & Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 568
£ 979
£ 625
£ 1112
£ 697
£ 1282
£ 735
£ 1370
2020 Dates
16 Mar – 31 Mar
1 Oct – 17 Oct
1 Apr – 29 Apr 1 Sep – 30 Sep 30 Apr – 31 Aug

Prices above are per person (based on two adults sharing) with flights from Land’s End to St Mary’s. 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. This property has a close out period over winter.



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.