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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Having read some very good reviews and a couple of detrimental ones just before we set off, I was a little concerned about how it would appear to us. We had a warm welcome and we were given the room with probably the best view in the guest house. The room was clean, well equipped and the beds were very... More 

Thank saltsman
Cambridge, UK
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed here at short notice after our flight off the island was cancelled (that's another story!) - our hostess was friendly and helpful is facilitating this. The location is in the Sallyport district which is on a bit of a hill leading up to the garrison - access is via a steep set of steps. The location itself is... More 

1 Thank Jim_and_Jane99
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Its the first time we have stayed at the Santa Maria and after reading some of the reviews we were concerned to say the least, however we were pleasantly surprised during our stay, we received a warm and friendly welcome and the room was very clean but dated, the breakfast was great and well cooked with varied options each day.... More 

Thank wooly0000
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Having run holiday properties myself and worked extremely hard to achieve the standards necessary to get high star ratings, I was extremely surprised that this property had reached a 4 star rating . Access: Difficult and crumbling flight of many steep steps. You need to be very agile to negotiate these especially when you carry your bags up them!! Cleanliness:... More 

1 Thank ctyrer
Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It's very rare that I'll be seen to write a scathing review on TripAdvisor, but the gloves are off on this one. My wife and i had booked two nights at the Santa Maria Guest House, encouraged and persuaded by its prestigious 4 Star rating. On arrival we thought we must have gone to the wrong place, but reading the... More 

3 Thank igillingham
Holfraz, Owner at Santa Maria Guest House, responded to this review

It is such a shame that you did not share any views or complaints with me at the time of your 2 night stay so I could have had the opportunity to address them with you. Aged Sign, swapped with undergrowth: The sign can clearly be seen (as in your photo) and the greenery around it is the local agapanthus... More 

Cornwall, UK
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Warm and friendly welcome. Unfortunately my room looked out onto the Garrison Wall, so I didn't have a view. Very central. The only drawback - the very steep concrete steps leading up to the front door which would have been daunting for the elderly visitors unsteady on their feet.

1 Thank JaneCornwall_UK
traveling cat
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311 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

short trip to the Isles of Scilly, had a lovely accommodation at this guest house with a very good breakfast each morning. Hosts were quite helpful on anything we had questions and they had many suggestions for things to do, places to go, and places to eat. room nice and clean and comfortable. you can hear the neighbors but everyone... More 

1 Thank carpefeline
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Room 2 was excellent. Double aspect of harbour and beach. Clean & friendly. Breakfast was good a little more choice would have been even better! Entrance steps need to be considered if you have a disability! Very good location for Harbour and St Mary's Centre. Wifi seemed to be a problem at times and we felt it an inconvenience the... More 

Thank Lindyloo2002
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Andy and Jacky made us welcome from the start with loads of information. Too much to take in all in one go. They were always on hand to offer help and advice. Service was superb at breakfast with our waitress Beth. We would not hesitate in recommending this guest house.

2 Thank hobgoblin48
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Santa Maria for 4 nights and will definitely stay there again next time I go to the Scilly Isles. Jackie and the staff were very friendly and helpful, and my room was lovely and clean. Santa Maria is a short walk from the quay. It is up a hill, and there are quite a few steps up... More 

Thank Josie A

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Additional Information about Santa Maria Guest House

Address: Isles of Scilly TR21 0JE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > St Mary's
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Santa Maria Guest House Hotel St Mary`s
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“Some of the front rooms have sea views”
 of 5 bubbles wooly0000, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles JaneCornwall_UK, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“ask for a sea view early if you want one, we asked too late.”
 of 5 bubbles carpefeline, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“A room to the front is best”
 of 5 bubbles hobgoblin48, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Pay extra for a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles BrentC795, 27 Aug 2012 | Read review
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