- Location: In Burgh Island off Devon coast in the southwest corner of England
- Attraction Type: Hotel
- Significance: A historic hotel with rooms named after distinguished guests
- Best Time to visit: May to October
- How to Reach: By flights to Plymouth and then by road; alternatively from London or Bristol by road M5 to Exeter followed by A38 to Plymouth, then by A379 to Modbury followed by B3196 to Loddiswell and then by B339s to Bigbury
- Nearest International Airport: Plymouth
Burgh Island Hotel is a fascinating island accommodation with bright sunshine, spectacular sea views, glistening waves, and majestic cliffs. This historic hotel is comparable to a diamond set in Burgh Island, off the southern coast in Devon in the southwest corner of the English mainland. Actually termed as Art Deco Hotel, this landmark recluse combines the best of English hospitality with the comforts of the present century. Even though not very far from England mainland, you go back to the glorious days of Imperial charm during your stay in this fantastic hotel.
A walk in the Burgh Island is a charming exercise. Explore the island to discover seals and dolphins, or rare birds resting on the cliffs. The waves beating against the gleaming beach is a marvelous sight.
Accommodation in Art Deco Hotel
Each of the rooms in this hotel is a memorable sojourn. No two rooms of this hotel are the same, and each has a unique appeal. The rooms open out to the sea where you have a glimpse of floating seabirds. The interior is done up with elegant furniture draped in soft furnishings, Beltrame linen, and sinful chocolates. The paintings hung in the rooms are all originals. You would be provided with archive photographs and news clippings. The rooms of Art Deco Hotel offer you a slice of history.
Food in Burgh Island Hotel
In Burgh Island Hotel the menu is not fixed and depends on the availability of materials in the local market and from areas within a radius of 20 miles. Fish is supplied here by the boatmen in Brixham, while the scallops and lobsters are bought from Bigbury Bay and Beesands. Meat comes from Aune Valley about five miles away.
The springtime delicacies include natural ‘Bigbury Bay’ oysters, ‘Mermaid Pool’ lobster, cannelloni bean, pan-fried pigeon breast, ginger vinaigrette, grilled red mullet, ‘Marriage Farm’ beef fillet, and Nameko mushroom. Among the desserts chocolate torte, passion fruit and lemon tart, vanilla bean mascarpone, and pistachio soufflíé are remarkable.
The Pilchard Inn is the perfect place for a quiet drink amidst the most embalming surroundings of a sandy beach on a lazy afternoon overlooking the sea.
Facilities at Burgh Island Hotel
Facilities offered by this hotel in Burgh Island are inspiring enough to keep you attracted to this hotel, spread over 26 acres. You would be awed by their ‘sea tractor’, a hydraulic sea vehicle designed by Robert Jackson in 1969. It is by this ‘sea tractor’ that you arrive at this Arc Deco Hotel.
The ‘Games Corridor’ offers opportunities to try your skills on a 1930s billiards table. A gymnasium and yoga mats allow you to tone up your mind and body. You could also borrow a laptop or DVD for your needs. You also have the opportunity to rejuvenate with holistic treatments, reiki, and sports massage at the Spa Center.