Welcome to Sylina Guesthouse

You will find us in a lovely peacful spot at the north end of St. Mary's only a five-minute walk from what is arguably the most gorgeous beach on the island. You'll also find that our guesthouse is very close to the other lovely sandy beaches if you fancy a change of scenery while you sunbathe. If you're in more of a mood to explore, take the short stroll to quiet Bants Carn village and soak up the island's rich history. We also have a colourful garden and a conservatory that lets in plenty of sunlight, giving you more space to chill out and enjoy the scenery – take a look at our gallery .

St. Mary's is an island with a big heart and soul, so there's plenty to see and do here whether you stay with us for a few nights or a fortnight. Many of the sights are walkable as the island's about two and a half miles wide and just under two miles long. It's also a good starting point for hopping around the other Isles of Scilly.

We also run our own taxi service; "Toots Taxi", to get you in and out of Hugh Town, the main town centre with a cosier village feel and its own museum, or anywhere else you would like to go. So if you want to give your feet a well-earned break after some sightseeing then just give us a call from wherever you are. We want you to feel like our guesthouse is a home away from home. Please feel free to come and go as you'd like, and a front door key is provided with your room key to use after we lock up in the evenings. You'll find a real community spirit on the island, as well as the main amenities you'll want to find while you're on holiday such as a chemist, two banks, newsagents and a post office.

We're one of the few businesses here on St. Mary's to accept credit and debit cards, so guests who arrive without cash on them don't have to worry about it. The extra services we offer are there to make your holiday easier and nicer, because we'd expect the same whenever we travel.

All rooms are en-suite, designed so that you'll feel relaxed as soon as you arrive, and they're full of little personal touches and home comforts. We've put soft Egyptian cotton bed sheets and towels into every room, and while you're unwinding you can access our complimentary Wi-Fi which is accessible throughout the guesthouse. Breakfast is served every morning and included in our prices, and we're proud to say that we've won a Quality in Tourism Breakfast Award for the variety and high quality of our food – especially as we make each dish fresh each morning from scratch ourselves. Our selection of home-cooked breakfast options made with locally-sourced ingredients will help you start your day off right, and you can often find the delicious scent of freshly-baked bread wafting through the air from our kitchen.

Between us we have a huge knowledge of the island, so if you want some 'insider info' then just ask. Both of us have plenty of little hints to make your visit feel more authentic and special, and we might come up with something to see or do that you'd never have thought of. Sam's the 'local girl', and Paul has called 'the islands' his home for more than 20 years and loves it here – we really hope that you will too. Please come to either of us for tips on getting the most out of your stay: what to bring, what to see and when to take an umbrella out with you.

You can check room availability and book online with us now. If you'd rather have a quick chat , please give us a ring or send an email.

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5 Star Hospitality....... Working on the islands for 8 days by felt like
a holiday.
- Nigel, Kent 5/6/14

Great place! Really like the Isles of Scilly.
- Cosima, Alex, Sam, West
Sussex 2/6/14

One of our best holiday stays anywhere.  We must come back.
- Lee & Val,
Bradford. 2/6/14

Our first visit to Scilly and it was perfect!  A real home from home.  
Thanks for the hospitality and excellent breakfasts. 
- Bev & Steve,
Guildford. 29/5/14

"We rested our feet in Room 4, which was a dining room before.  So
friendly and clean, and great breakfasts mean, that 10 out of 10 is the
- Libby & Richard, Wiltshire. 26/5/14

Fantastic service and hospitality as always. Thanks, see you next year!
- Emma, Cornwall. 6/5/14

Thanks Sam & Paul.  We had a wonderful time.  We really appreciated your
hospitality.  Thanks. 
- Colin & Marjorie, Canada. 12/4/14

Thank you very much for an excellent stay here with superb breakfast!  
We enjoyed this special and unique island very much.
- Benedikt,
Switzerland & Christine, Germany. 22/2/14

Fantastic stay, excellent hosts, deffo staying again.  Highly
-Pete, Tresco. 16/2/14

Thanks for a great stay.  The rooms were lovely, breakfasts were
sumptuous, everything fresh and tasty.  Thanks for putting together our
beautiful trip to Tresco island and the magnificent gardens.  Thanks for
- Rachel, Jony, Billie, Yariv, Israel. 5/12/13

This must be the best B&B in Scilly.  Fantastic food, lovely to have a
microwave & fridge, luxury M&S towels! Even enjoyed the bike ride to
town.  Will recommend.
- Malcolm & Pamela, Baobridge. 20/9/13

Really enjoyable stay.  Thanks to Paul and Sam, a friendly couple.
Everything first class.
- Frank & Mary, Camelford. 10/9/13

Dear Sam & Paul, thank you for such a peaceful time.  See you next
- Helen, Germany. 22/8/13

What can we say, another great year.  Thanks Sam, Paul & Jacob.  See you
all next year. xxxxxx
- Jean, Jeanette & Lynne. 19/8/13

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home!  Thank you
for your wonderful hospitality.  Toot Toot!
- Marian & Stuart, Bucks. 15/8/13

Es esch wonder schonxi bi euch!  Danhe ench zwoine.  It was wonderful
staying with you!  Thanks for your hospitality! Cheers.
- Shirley & Marco,
Switzerland.  1/8/13

Thank you for a wonderful time, first class service.  A most relaxing
holiday.  We'll be back! 
- Richard & Vale, Cornwall. 24/7/13

A welcome & friendly atmosphere, had a great weeks holiday. Taxi is a
great idea.  Thank you for help & suggestions. Definitely back in the
- Karen & Robert, Glos. 28/6/13

We've really enjoyed staying with you on St. Mary's celebrating our gold
wedding and a BIG thank you Paul & Sam & Jacob and best wishes for the
- Mike & Anne, 5/4/07.

Thank you so much Sam & Paul for giving me such a relaxing break.  you
are both so obliging and nothing is too much trouble. I really hop you
do well.  You are truly a lovely family.  My very best wishes to you
all. xx
- Maggie, Cornwall. 21/5/07.

Thank you for a wonderful welcome and help with celebrating Anna's
18th.  Your hospitality and ability to take in extra refugees is
- Liz & Ed, Cornwall. 3/6/07

Best B&B we've ever stayed in - Thank you for the relaxing atmosphere of
your house and family.  We've loved our first visit to the Scilly Isles,
reminds us a bit of the Hebrides but much warmer!  Take care. 
- Iain & Jane, Scotland.  12/7/07

A honeymoon is always a special time but ours has been made so much more
so because of the hospitality and friendliness of our houses.  Thank
- Tracy & Andy, Somerset.  17/5/08

Thank you for making our stay so comfortable - Everything was great and
we were pleased to return home as Mr & Mrs!
- Francis & Elizabeth,West Sussex.  1/11/08

Food 10/10, Accommodation 10/10, service 10/10, islands 10/10. This
visit is to celebrate our sliver wedding year.  Thank you Sam, Paul &
- Jennifer & Peter, Kent. 24/4/09

Thank you both for the warm welcome.  You've made this holiday perfect.  
We enjoyed the "Isles" soooo much.  A wonderful relaxing stay.  A break
taking vacation for us.  We'll be back.  Many thanks to U!!! 
- Simone & Frank, Germany. 4/6/09

Thank you so much for your hospitality!!! Lovely food and friendly
people.  Return visit a must!!!  Thanks so much. 
- Mark & Donna, Reigate.  20/7/09

We have enjoyed every part of our holiday on the Isles of Scilly. It has
been wonderful. Thank you Sam, Paul and Jacob for your warm hospitality,
lovely guesthouse and great breakfasts! 
- Luc & John, South Wales.  18/9/10

Everything was perfect! Thank you.
- Kay, Oxford. 9/4/11

Like being at home but _much_ better.  Clean, friendly, comfortable,
wonderful.  Thanks.
- Pat & Mal, Cornwall. 22/4/11

Outstanding from the excellent breakfasts, clean rooms and help and
kindness from Sam and Paul.
- Jo & Wendy, Glos.  28/6/11

As "Scilly Virgins" this trip far exceeded our expectations. Thank
goodness we've re-booked for September!  Sam's breakfasts are first
class and the "personal touch" much appreciated.  Rooms and bed very
comfy.  Thank you. 
- John & Jeanne, Cornwall. 25/6/11

Thank you Sam & Paul for a great holiday!  We have had a wonderful time
and will be back.  Brilliant breakfasts.
- Deb & Pat. 12/8/11

1st class holiday again!  Brilliant accommodation and brill fruit
breakfasts again yum!  Thank you Sam, Paul & Jacob.  CU in 2012! 
- Mike & Jess, Wales. 25/8/11

Yet again we have had a fantastic stay.  Sam & Paul are so welcoming,
friendly & provide amazing breakfasts to start you off on your day.  
Bryher was stunning and we will be back again next year.  Thank you! xxx
- Jean, Jeanette & Lynne. 16/7/12

Thank you very much for a lovely break.  Everything perfect, rooms, food and walks.  Hosts wonderful, will recommend to friends. xxx
- Maria & Barbara, Cornwall. 6/9/12


Where To Find Us


Sylina Guesthouse,
Mc Farlands Down,
St. Mary's,
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NS


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