Burgh Island Hotel

Iconic hotel located on a private tidal island in South Devon

Member since July 2018

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Burgh Island Hotel is an iconic Devon landmark on its own tidal island and surrounded by golden beaches and silver seas. Built in 1929 extended in 1932 and now restored to its '30s glamour, step back in time for a retreat like no other.

  • Famous 1930s Art Deco retreat
  • Overlooking Bigbury On Sea and Bantham Beaches

  • The Mermaid Pool for natural sea water swimming

  • Choice of Restaurants

  • Spa treatment room and sauna

  • A pioneer in the Green Tourism movement.

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Stay in a Double room and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £75)
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening (value £60 pp)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • There are a very limited number of twin bedded rooms in the hotel.  If you require a twin room please contact us before booking. 

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Stay in a Suite and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £75)
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening (value £60 pp)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • There are a very limited number of twin bedded rooms in the hotel.  If you require a twin room please contact us before booking. 

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Stay in a Grand suite and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £75)
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening (value £60 pp)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • There are a very limited number of twin bedded rooms in the hotel.  If you require a twin room please contact us before booking. 

1 night stay

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Stay in an Artist Studio room and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £75)
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening (value £60 pp)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • There are a very limited number of twin bedded rooms in the hotel.  If you require a twin room please contact us before booking. 
  • Please note that this room is located in The Pilcard Inn rather than the main hotel

1 night stay

Package Price: £235 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £470 per room

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Package Price: £385 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £770 per room

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11 night stay

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Ultimate Luxury Escape - Luxe Double room

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Stay in a Luxe Double and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £75)
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening (value £60 pp)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • There are a very limited number of twin bedded rooms in the hotel.  If you require a twin room please contact us before booking. 

1 night stay

Package Price: £250 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £500 per room

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9 night stay

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10 night stay

Package Price: £1,735 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,470 per room

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11 night stay

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Ultimate Luxury Escape - Luxe Suite

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Stay in a Luxe Suite and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £75)
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening (value £60 pp)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • There are a very limited number of twin bedded rooms in the hotel.  If you require a twin room please contact us before booking. 

1 night stay

Package Price: £287.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £575 per room

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Package Price: £490 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £980 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £1,300 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,600 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,502.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,005 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £1,705 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,410 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,907.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,815 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £2,110 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £4,220 per room

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11 night stay

Package Price: £2,312.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £4,625 per room

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12 night stay

Package Price: £2,515 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £5,030 per room

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13 night stay

Package Price: £2,717.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £5,435 per room

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14 night stay

Package Price: £2,920 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £5,840 per room

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Facilities at Burgh Island Hotel

The Beach: The hotel and Island overlooks Bigbury On Sea beach. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the beach is dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters.A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a wonderful and romantic place to enjoy and explore. If you fancy a swim Lifeguards are present at Bigbury on Sea beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room.

The Sea Tractor: You may be lucky enough to take a ride on the third generation hydraulic Sea Tractor, the only one in the world.  Designed in 1969 by Robert Jackson CBE (a pioneer of the nuclear power station programme in the '50s) in exchange for a case of champagne and costing £9,000 to build, the Sea Tractor is an historic icon. Recently renovated to her freshly minted state, she is the best way to arrive through the surf to Burgh Island.  The Sea Tractor runs for guests when required the fare is £2.00 each way.

Island Walks: From the clean, tidal beach at the north of the Island to the rugged rocks on the west hand side, from the delicious secret of the Mermaid Pool to the south-east and the thousands of sea birds at home here, it should take no more than 20 minutes to wander around the 26 acres.  Situated on the south coast, Burgh is the first stop off for any influx of visitors from the continent and has an interesting abundance of flora and fauna. You can regularly spot  butterflies, moths, foxes, rabbits, badgers, hedgehogs, common lizard and a wide variety of birds.

The Mermaid Pool:  The Mermaid Pool is the natural sea water bathing pool, secured in WWII by a sluice gate and surrounded by rocks for utter privacy.  A very refreshing and invigorating experience is guaranteed!  For those of you who are not quite brave enough to take a dip, there is always our rowing boat to hop into and explore the lagoon. For the brave – always check water conditions with our Duty Manager before taking the plunge! 

Surfing & Paddleboarding: There's a wide and varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular here, with hire facilities located right on the beach from Discovery Surf, one of the best surf schools in Devon.

Tennis & Croquet:  Enjoy a game of tennis on our outdoor court or a spot of croquet on our lawn in front of the hotel, equipment is available from reception.

Sauna and Spa Treatment Room:  Make the most of your beachside retreat with a spa treatment by Zorana, our qualified masseuse and beautician. New recruit Tamas is an expert in deep tissue and sports massage. For treatments either in your room (depending on the size) or in our treatment room, just ask on booking or at any time during your stay.

Snooker Room:  This is the original '30s billiards room (and table) of the hotel, recently restored thanks to the loving care of a regular guest and the frequent site of after dinner challenges. We can also bring you a tipple from the Palm Court Bar to enjoy while you play a frame or two.

Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island Hotel
  • 25 Bedrooms
  • Tennis
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement

Home truths

The majority of bedrooms do not have televisions, take a digital detox! Wifi is available (free of charge) in the hotel's public rooms, and a public television is available in the Library. Mobile phone reception on the island is limited.

The main resident dining experience in the Ballroom is a formal, black-tie affair - dress to impress! This means dinner jackets for men. More casual dining is available in The Nettlefold Restaurant.

The hotel is located on an island and therefore transport can be dictated by the tides, however the hotel are adept in managing this. Please be aware that weather and wind may affect your crossing times. You will be advised of the best times to cross in advance of arrival.


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:30 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:30 AM

Parking Facilities

There are garages located on the mainland in Bighbury on Sea, accessed by a code.  You will need to call the hotel on approach so that instructions can be given.  This will also allow the hotel drivers time to cross the beach to collect you and your luggage. 

History of the hotel

In the 1890s, the music hall star George H Chirgwin built a prefabricated wooden house on Burgh Island, which was used by guests for weekend parties.

The island was sold in 1927 to the filmmaker Archibald Nettlefold, who built a more substantial hotel in an Art Deco style that was in vogue at the time. By the 1930s Burgh Island had become one of the most popular hotels of it's time. Improvements and additions to the hotel were made during the 1930s, including the addition of The Captain's Cabin, literally the captain's cabin of HMS Ganges, a warship built in 1821 (and the last British wooden flagship in the Royal Navy).

In World War II Burgh Island's convenient seaside location meant the hotel was used as a recovery centre for wounded RAF personnel. During the conflict the top two floors of the hotel were damaged by a bomb and despite being repaired, it suffered a period of post-war decline after being converted to self-catering apartment accommodation. The hotel was restored to its former glory in the first decade of this century and continues to thrive today as a special place to visit.

Today Burgh Island is a Grade II listed building and one of the foremost examples of Art Deco style in Europe. Agatha Christie made Burgh her second home, writing two books while on the Island. Noel Coward stayed on the Island, originally for three days, but this turned into three weeks.

Child Policy

Children over 5 are welcome, there are divan beds in large suites.  They are not allowed in the bar or public areas after 7 pm but may use the Library and can dine in the Pilchard pub. Children are charged at £150 per child per night bed and breakfast. Children under the age of 13 can dine in the Pilchard pub only. 

Children 13 years old and above are classed as adults so would pay adult price on the offers. They are allowed to dine in the Ballroom.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in the Artist's Studio room only, an additional charge is applicable. Please contact us if you wish to bring a dog and we will be happy to check availability for you.  Dogs are priced at £25 per dog per night. 

Dogs are permitted on the main beach at Bigbury-On-Sea all year round.

Other Information

Art Deco

Art Deco Inspiration Burgh Island is widely regarded as one of the foremost places to see and experience Art Deco in Europe.

Art Deco is an influential visual arts design style that takes its name from the important 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes' which took place in Paris in 1925.  It became popular across the globe in the 1920s and '30s.  As a design style Art Deco represented a rejection of the organic, sensous motifs of pre-War Art Nouveau in favour of clean lines and ‘modern', often bright, colours.  It was largely made possible by new manufacturing techniques and increased access of the new middle class to luxury goods.  The boom in cinema audiences spread the message across the globe: glamorous living was accessible and had arrived!

The Rooms at Burgh Island Hotel

Double room

  • King-sized bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • Burgh Island bespoke toiletries
  • Chocolates and water
  • Partial sea views
  • Fresh tea or coffee brought to you each morning
  • No TV in room; there is a TV in the Library

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Double room, Burgh Island Hotel

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Grand suite

Very large suites with separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom. All of our Grand Suites have wonderful sea views and balconies:

  • Large lounge
  • King sized bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • Burgh Island bespoke toiletries
  • Chocolates and water
  • Stunning sea views and balconies
  • Fresh tea or coffee brought to you each morning
  • No TV in room; there is a TV in the Library

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Grand Suite room, Burgh Island Hotel

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Suite

Suites with separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom. All these suites have sea views:

  • Small lounge area
  • King sized bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • Burgh Island bespoke toiletries
  • Chocolates and water
  • Sea views
  • Fresh tea or coffee brought to you each morning
  • No TV in room; there is a TV in the Library

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Suite room, Burgh Island Hotel

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Artist Studio

An open plan dog-friendly rooma bove the Pilchard Inn, a few yards from the main hotel and furnished in antique style:

Queen size bed
Open plan bathroom
Fluffy bathrobes
Burgh Island bespoke toiletries
Chocolates and water
Sea views
Hospitality tray
Wi-Fi

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Artist Studio room, Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel - Artist Studio room

Luxe Double

Carefully yet lavishly updated Luxe Doubles. Twin possible please request via the hotel directly

King or super King size bed
En-suite bathroom
Fluffy bathrobes
Burgh Island bespoke toiletries
Chocolates and water
Sea views & balconies
Fresh tea or coffee brought to you each morning
Twin possible
Wi-Fi

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Luxe Double room, Burgh Island Hotel

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Luxe Suite

Lovingly and sumptuously updated Luxe Suite, The Nettlefold boasts stunning views and a private balcony

Separate lounge
King sized bed
En-suite bathroom
Fluffy bathrobes
Burgh Island bespoke toiletries
Chocolates and water
Stunning sea views & private balcony
Fresh tea or coffee brought to you each morning
Wi-Fi

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Luxe Suite room, Burgh Island Hotel

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The Ballroom

The menu is changed seasonally, using only the finest in local produce.

Canapes, coffee and petit fours can be added to the menu at an additional charge of £25 per person per night, this is payable directly to the hotel.

They hate to call it a rule, but guests do dress to the nines. Please wear something glamorous and something that makes your visit special. Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigeur for all guests in the Ball Room. 

On Mondays,Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year they have live music from one of our house bands. You are invited, but not compelled, to venture onto The Ballroom dance floor and enjoy some romance on the outside dance floor, under the stars.


Dress Code

Please wear something glamorous and something that makes your visit special. Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigeur for all guests in the Ball Room. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in the Captain's Cabin or The Nettlefold Restaurant, where the dress code is smart but not black tie.


Palm Court Bar

This is the place to visit pre- and post-dinner to enjoy some fizz, a cocktail or a selection of other beverages.

The wine list has been lovingly prepared and features a wide selection to accompany your dining experience.


Dress Code

Please wear something glamorous and something that makes your visit special. Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigeur for all guests in the Ball Room. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in the Captain's Cabin or The Nettlefold Restaurant, where the dress code is smart but not black tie.


Palm Court Bar restaurant, Burgh Island Hotel

The Nettlefold Restaurant

With its beautifully rugged, cliff top setting and dazzling sea views, The Nettlefold is the perfect spot for an excellent fish restaurant.

Working with fresh produce, locally caught fish and foraged coastal herbs and plants, the menu has been curated to bring the best of the uniquely wild island location.

Simplicity, freshness and vibrancy are key to our menus.

The Nettlefold is open to both hotel residents every evening between 6.30pm -9pm. Booking in advance is required.


Dress Code

Please wear something glamorous and something that makes your visit special. Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigeur for all guests in the Ball Room. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in the Captain's Cabin or The Nettlefold Restaurant, where the dress code is smart but not black tie.


The Pilchard Inn

The Pilchard Inn was built in 1336 and has been quenching the island's thirst for over 700 years.

The Inn first served the fishermen who lived on the Island and mainland shores, then the smugglers and wreckers who lured ships onto the Western rocks and, now hotel guests and the public. There is nowhere better in the UK to sit in front of a roaring fire and watch the tides “meet" and “part" while nursing a pint and a fresh crab baguette.

On Friday nights The Pilchard hosts a popular curry night, with fresh and spicy curries and accompaniments made in the Hotel kitchen.


Dress Code

Please wear something glamorous and something that makes your visit special. Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigeur for all guests in the Ball Room. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in the Captain's Cabin or The Nettlefold Restaurant, where the dress code is smart but not black tie.


The Pilchard Inn restaurant, Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

Bigbury-on-Sea
South Devon
TQ7 4BG

There are garages located on the mainland in Bighbury on Sea, accessed by a code.  You will need to call the hotel on approach so that instructions can be given.  This will also allow the hotel drivers time to cross the beach to collect you and your luggage. 


How to get here

Postcode: TQ7 4BG

Two miles out of Bigbury-on-Sea, you will pass through "St Ann's Chapel" please call the hotel from here as mobile phone reception is limited in the final approach to Burgh Island. The hotel will give you instructions on access to the mainland garages, in Bigbury on Sea, which are gated with a frequently changing code. They will then transport you and your luggage over the beach to the island.

If you are arriving by taxi, please remember also to call to let the hotel know you are on the way. Your driver should be asked to set down at The Beach Shop in the public car park.


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Location & Local Attractions

The South West Coastal Path

Surely Britain's finest walk: 630 miles of coast-hugging beauty running right past our doorstep on the mainland. Strike out and cover some of this fabulous coastal path from Burgh Island.


Saltram House

Is an unusual George II mansion filled with its original contents and set in a landscaped park. 17 miles from Burgh Island


Buckland Abbey

In a secluded location above the River Tavy the abbey, is associated with Sir Francis Drake. The house and estate incorporate the remains of the original 13th Century Abbey. 26 miles from Burgh Island

 

Greenway House

On the banks of the River Dart, was the holiday home of Dame Agatha Christie, where she retreated specifically not to write. Bought by Mrs Mallowan (Christie used her second married name during her stays there) in 1938, the house also displays 5 generations of family history while the gardens host an important collection of trees and shrubs, as featured on BBC's "Hidden Gardens". 28 miles from Burgh Island


Coleton Fishacre House & Garden

Designed in 1925 for Robert and Lady Dorothy D'Oyly Carte, is a combination of the expected arts and crafts tradition with a modern feel. 30 miles from Burgh Island


Castle Drogo

Built between 1910 and 1930 by Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drew. The interior is sumptuous: under repair in 2015/16. 40 miles from Burgh Island

Burgh Island Hotel Reviews

South Devon, TQ7 4BG

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Nick, Devon, stayed: March 2020

Had a fabulous stay, loved the hotel, the art deco decor, and the staff were very efficient and accommodating.
The food was a little hit and miss, the bedroom a little tired.
The Pilchard pub was amazing
We will definitely come back.

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Colin, Shropshire, stayed: March 2020

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It's the island and art Deco that makes this so special.

Anon, stayed: February 2020

A wonderful place truly special, just not so able to supply everything it promises with staff... reception had no idea of what was going on from your bill to what actually was happening in the ballroom/restaurant. They actually asked me did I have a kettle in my room when requesting morning tea! It is not cheap yet so much of the hospitality was seriously not 5*. I think the owners need to decide what do they want as they seem to have feet in different camps from an up market holiday inn or something very special that people can experience and be a part off. The staff tried just no manager about to pull it together. To end with the staff were all pleasant even if it seemed they were short on the ground at times, it's just seems no one is steering the ship. For the reason of loving the island/decor. I would stay again.

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RT, Buckinghamshire, stayed: September 2019

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Anniversary Treat 46 years

RP, Essex, stayed: September 2019

Stunning Island location. Beautiful views and walks. Hotel: Art Deco ambience. Tired & flaking plaster and paint, poor condition decoration and furniture in room. Old does not have to be worn out and broken. Needs refurb. Not fine dining, food just ok. Staff were attentive and friendly. Overcharging greatly for a simple bottle of beer or bottled water is a poor show and does not leave a good impression. Overhead showers were around in the deco period but not here. Internet was good but only a radio provided that did not work very well. I believe there is an intention to refurbish the hotel further, it badly needs this to be done before charging five star prices for a three star.

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LJ, Gwynedd, stayed: August 2019

My Mum had a wonderful time for her 60th birthday. We were disappointed not to arrive by tractor, understandable given we stayed one night and it's dependent on the tidal times. Arrival was lovely. Some staff friendlier than others, we heard about some sort of argument that caused staff to leave. We waited 30 mins after the check in time to go to our rooms, we had asked to be told it was ready but I think they forgot. When we got to the room it hadn't been set up for three even though the hotel was aware. Room was wonderful, champagne and chocolates a lovely and special welcome. Cocktails and canapes delightful. The ballroom was lovely, wonderful dinner. Waitress was overly false. Atmosphere and food amazing. Sadly due to weather we were asked to leave early, an early breakfast was put on and off we went. It was a lovely night, very special for my Mum, just a shame there wasn't any compensation or something nice when there was an error or a let down.

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A dream come true

Susan, Essex, stayed: August 2019

This break to burgh island was my 60th birthday gift from my boyfriend
It was a dream come true ,I loved every moment

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A Great Hotel for a Special Occasion

SB, Wiltshire, stayed: August 2019

Four of us were celebrating a special birthday for my sister-in-law, and we took her school friend along as well. Two nights at Burgh Island was perfect. The staff were all amazing, the food outstanding, the d cor delightful Art Deco, the trio were great playing 30's music on the second evening, and even the weather was good! A memorable stay, and mission accomplished, all at a reasonable price!

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