Tregarthen’s Hotel

Hugh Town, St Mary's

Tregarthen’s Hotel

Hugh Town, St Mary's

Tregarthen’s Hotel boasts some of the best views of any hotel on St Mary’s. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the slower pace of life the islands offer. Tregarthen’s Hotel was founded by Captain Frank Tregarthen, who operated the steam packet ship ‘Little Western’, delivering mail, provisions and the very first tourists to the island.


The award-winning restaurant has spectacular harbour views and specialises in local seafood dishes. Meals, snacks and drinks are also served on the beautiful garden terrace. It’s the perfect place for an alfresco lunch.

Tregarthen’s Hotel is one of the most family-friendly hotels on the islands. Babies and children are well catered for, and there is a great selection of complimentary items you can book, such as baby carriers, baby baths, monitors, bouncers etc. Please enquire on booking. Dog-friendly hotel; please ask us for details


Tregarthen’s Hotel has 32 en suite, beautifully appointed rooms, some with fabulous sea views. Interconnecting rooms are also available — perfect for families. All the bedrooms come complete with crisp white bed linen and fluffy bath robes, and have been individually designed. Design is contemporary and reminds us of the lovely New England beach house style.

• Tea/coffee making facilities • iron and board • safe • hairdryer • trouser press • bathrobe • telephone • Wi-fi

Room choices

  • Standard Room – Standard double or twin, inland view. All shower over bath en suite.
  • Standard Room Seaview – Standard double (only 4) or twin with sea or harbour view. All shower over bath en suite.
  • Superior Room – All rooms have town view with twin or double configuration, all en-suite shower over bath. More spacious than a standard and majority have a sofa area (which can be converted into a bed).
  • Superior Room Seaview – All rooms have sea or harbour views, twin or double configurations. All shower over bath except room 10 which has a shower only. More spacious than standard and majority have a sofa area (which can converted into a bed).
  • Interconnecting rooms (for families) – Two sets interconnecting (all standard inland view; rooms 24/25 and rooms 19/20) and one with adjoining door (standard seaview to standard inland view; rooms 17/18)

Hotel Top Tips

  • This hotel is right next to the quay so as well as benefiting from glorious sea and harbour views if you are arriving by Scillonian III you can save money by not taking a transfer and walking the few short minutes straight to the hotel reception.


PRICING in Standard Room, Bed & Breakfast

Low season Mid season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 489
£ 856
£ 574
£ 1056
2021 Dates
19 Mar – 29 Apr
30 Apr – 30 Sep

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.