Located on St Mary's, the largest island in the Isles of Scilly archipelago, Star Castle Hotel is just a short 5-minute walk from Hugh Town. Nestled on the Garrison, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding islands.

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi for all guests, a heated indoor swimming pool, complimentary golf and tennis.

Refurbished in 2015 but still maintaining much of their character, the rooms at Star Castle Hotel include king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries, a hairdryer and seating area.

In the mornings a breakfast buffet is available in the restaurant, as well as an a la carte cooked breakfast. Delicately decorated, it also has a large fireplace. Evening meals are also available with an emphasis on fresh, locally caught seafood from 2 to 5-course menu options each evening which change on a daily basis.

Guests can retreat to the dungeon bar before or after dinner for a Scillonian real ale and a wide variety of wines and spirits.

The property is 3-minute drive from St Mary’s Airport and also St Mary’s Isles of Scilly Ferry Terminal. The Isles of Scilly Golf Club is also less than a mile away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Star Castle Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 19 Dec 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Buffet


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Closest beaches
  • Town Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    250 yards from property
  • Little Porth Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    400 yards from property
  • Porthcressa Beach

    9.0 Superb beach
    450 yards from property
  • Porth Mellon Beach

    9.0 Superb beach
    850 yards from property
  • Shark's Pit Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1,100 yards from property
  • Porthloo Beach

    9.2 Superb beach
    1,100 yards from property
  • Old Town Bay Beach

    9.8 Exceptional beach
    1,500 yards from property
  • Toll's Porth Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Porth Minick Beach

    7.8 Good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Halangy Porth Beach

    1.2 miles from property
  • Porth Hellick Beach

    1.5 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Could you please let me know if you have a twin bedded room available for 24 to 31 July 2020
    Yes we have a twin standard garden room available.
    Answered on 19 February 2020
  • What does half board include please? Thanks
    Thank you for your enquiry. Half board includes Dinner and breakfast.
    Answered on 10 January 2022
  • What transport is best to get there?
    The most popular mode of transport is flying on the fixed winged aircraft from Land's End airport.
    Answered on 13 September 2021
  • Would you allow 2 poodles and 1 small dog I. Your double room with garden many thanks Elaine Millner
    Yes we would.
    Answered on 19 February 2020
  • Hi, do you have any family rooms, or rooms/suites suitable for a family of four (children age 12 and 9)? Many thanks
    We do indeed yes have both suites and garden rooms with gardens suitable for a family of 4.
    Answered on 16 February 2021
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Hotel surroundings *
Facilities of Star Castle Hotel
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment
  • Hiking
  • Children's playground
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Tennis court
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Indoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Star Castle Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 22:00


07:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Cot upon request
3 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Star Castle Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is no travel (both flights or the ferry) to and from the Isles of Scilly on Sundays in April, May, June, September and October. In July and August the ferry does operate on Sundays. However, flights still do not operate on Sundays. Please take this into account when booking your trip to the Isles of Scilly.

Please inform Star Castle Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Restaurant is closed from Fri 01 Nov 2019 until Sun 09 Feb 2020

FAQs about Star Castle Hotel

  • Star Castle Hotel is 400 yards from the centre of Hugh Town.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Star Castle Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Guests staying at Star Castle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Star Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Star Castle Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Suite

  • Star Castle Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis equipment
    • Bicycle rental

  • The nearest beach is just 700 yards from Star Castle Hotel.