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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel Devon & Cornwall

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.

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Hotel closure due to renovation Date: 04 August 2018

The hotel will be closed from 2nd January 2019 until 14th February 2019 for renovation

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Ultimate Luxury Escape

From £156.08 pppn for a 14 night stay, to £235 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Double room and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Champagne¬†in your room on arrival
  • Residents 3 course dinner for two on one evening
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival when staying 2 nights+ (subject to availability at check in)
  • Full breakfast for two daily

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Highlights

  • 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.


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!

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.


25 Bedrooms 25 Bedrooms
tennis Tennis
four poster bed Four Poster Bed
Internet Connection in rooms Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs may be accepted by prior arrangement Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
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How to find Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel
Bigbury-on-Sea
South Devon
TQ7 4BG

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:30 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:30 AM

Restaurant

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 Ganges Restaurant, where the dress code is smart but not black tie.

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. 

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 Captains Cabin.  Additional charges apply, please contact our team for details. 

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!

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.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in the Artist's Studio room only, an additional charge is applicable.

Dogs are permitted on the main beach at Bigbury-On-Sea from October to April only.


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