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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island
Bigbury On Sea

Tel: 01548 810514

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Burgh Island Hotel

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Burgh Island hotel is an iconic Art Deco landmark and retreat, positioned on a wildly beautiful and secluded tidal island. The hotel was once described as a shining white ocean liner surrounded by golden beaches and silver seas. How true this continues to be today.

There are so many stories of eccentricity to be discovered and rediscovered on Burgh. Built in 1929, extended in 1932 and now restored to its ’30s glamour, the beauty and intrigue of this fabulous legendary island has drawn in guests looking to indulge in a unique island experience since the 1930’s. Once you have visited, you’ll never want to leave. It is no surprise that Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and other pre-war luminaries made Burgh Island their second home. In homage to this rich history most of the 25 rooms and suites bears the name of a visiting guest and is a nod to a bygone era.

Fine food is high on the agenda at Burgh Island, from exquisite dishes and dancing in the Grand Ballroom, afternoon tea or lunch whilst enjoying the stunning views in Palm Court, to hearty pub grub served in the 700 year old Pilchard Inn, there is something to suit every occasion.

Just imagine hiring your very own private island in the South of Devon for your exclusive use wedding or party? Well at Burgh Island this dream can become a reality with one of the most unique exclusive use venues in the UK.

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.

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  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousGood Hotel Guide Good Hotel Guide 2016



  • Accept Children over 7
  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beach within 100m
  • Countryside Location
  • Dogs Accepted - In 2 rooms only
  • Electric Car charging point
  • Event venue
  • Exclusive Use
  • Family Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Lift
  • Near coastal path
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Pets accepted - in 2 rooms only
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Spa and Treatment Room
  • Swimming Pool - The Mermaid Pool
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Family
  • Film or TV location
  • Green
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Romantic
  • Seafront

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Games Room
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Outdoor pool - The Mermaid Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Treatments
  • Tennis court - and table tennis

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking - and helipad

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Marketed to any other specialist market
  • Mobile Phone Reception - in most of the areas
  • Provisions for Surfers - Independent Surfing school is within 100 m from the hotel
  • Special provisions for walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


  • Burgh Island Hotel


Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

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