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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant Hotel and restaurant, the setting is fantastic, the staff couldn't be more obliging ( Cat should have her own TV show ! ), the food was probably some of the best we have ever had, what a way to spend my 60th birthday ! We will be back as soon as we can.

Thank thecoastpathers
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We planned to stay one night, the venue is beautiful a real piece of history. I visited the museum on the island and there was a lot of details about the castle being involved with Wars and historic events of the UK. The food is something to write home about, I heard from other people before I arrived that it...

Thank OrObOrOstravel
Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for our Summer holiday and I could come back here any day. The staff were extremely welcoming as we came here and immediately helped us with our luggage and they have an indoor pool and 2 different restaurants. The beds were very comfortable. It is only a five minute walk from the pier.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. The full English breakfast was excellent - would set anybody up for the day ahead ! Main castle building with thick granite walls is a wonderful warren of rooms. Must feel very secure on a stormy day. Will definitely be staying again.

Thank xxxx403
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed for one night with our dog. Hotel is s mix of the very old, the star is from the shape of its battlements, and the new, it has rooms in the grounds. Great menus, in two different restaurants, with lots of local sourcing. The owner goes out and catches lobsters and crabs which you can order in the...

Thank Jurassictraveller
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was our third visit to the Star Castle, but first Christmas stay. It was a lovely informal house party style festive period. We are already talking about going back as soon as possible. I think that says it all. Everything was first class, from the rooms, staff and of course the food. Well worth the effort of getting there....

1Thank Elizabeth B
RFrancis1, General Manager at Star Castle, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth B Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. It is so pleasing to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us over Christmas. We want to make sure it is a relaxed yet special informal house party style stay and it is great to learn you felt that. We hope that you...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon 10 years ago and came back to visit this year. We stayed in one of the chalets and not in the main castle rooms. The chalet we had was excellent. It was clean and well equipped and the bed was huge and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly although there...

4Thank Alex_and_Abi
RFrancis1, Manager at Star Castle, responded to this review

Dear Alex_and_Abi Thank you so much for taking the time to review the hotel and what a lovely story that you honeymooned here 10 years ago. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your garden room and found the bed to be extremely comfortable. I am so pleased you found the staff professional and friendly. I hope that you do...

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a great three nights at the Star Castle at the end of October. The garden room we were in was very comfortable and a good size. Food was excellent and staff very friendly. Nice position with great views down to St Mary's harbour.

Thank ababoxall
RFrancis1, Manager at Star Castle, responded to this review

Dear ababoxall Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the garden room and thought the food excellent. We are very proud of how friendly and experienced are staff are and I am happy that you found this to be the case. I do hope that you will come...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Star Castle whilst working on the Isles of Scilly. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. This hotel is in the most beautiful location. If the weather is good it is worth sitting outside within the confines of the castle.

Thank Spinglamigo
RFrancis1, Manager at Star Castle, responded to this review

Dear Spinglamigo Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Star Castle Hotel. I am so happy to hear that you found the staff so helpful and friendly. I am so pleased you like the location and the outdoor space. I hope that you stay with us again soon. Kind regards James Francis

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Looking down on the harbour, a fascinating building with history to match. We had a drink in the Dungeon Bar & explored the battlements before walking around the Garrison. Would imagine that it's a wonderful location to stay in.

Thank 2016crissieB
RFrancis1, Manager at Star Castle, responded to this review

Dear 2016crissieB Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed a drink in the Dungeon Bar and had a chance to explore the grounds. I very much hope that you will come and stay with us in the near future. Many thanks James Francis

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family run hotel located on the Garrison a short walk from the centre of St Mary’s and the harbour, commanding breathtaking views of the stunning Archipelago. Our focus is to provide exceptional customer service to all our guests, award winning gourmet food with a choice of two award winning restaurants featuring the world’s best fresh lobster and crab caught by the proprietor Mr Robert Francis aboard ‘Gallos’ the hotel’s own fishing boat.A 38 bedroom hotel boasting traditional sixteenth century castle accommodation and spacious contemporary suites within 4 acres of secluded gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Star Castle

Address: The Garrison, TR21 0JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > St Mary's
Price Range: $240 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Star Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Star Castle Hotel St Mary`s
Star Castle St Marys
Star Castle Hotel St Marys
Star Castle Isles Of Scilly, England, UK
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“Steps and stone paths mean you need to be sure footed.”
 of 5 bubbles xxxx403, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are very individual in the Castle itself, whereas the garden rooms are all similar but more modern.”
 of 5 bubbles Jurassictraveller, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The challet rooms seem very good. I have not stayed in the rooms in the main castle.”
 of 5 bubbles Alex_and_Abi, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms in the castle are more bigger, offering more comfort and better ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles jax_jStAustell, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else unless service isnt important, only views”
 of 5 bubbles 486deeb, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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