• In a nutshell

    Burgh Island Hotel is an iconic Devonshire landmark, a shining white ocean liner, moored on its own tidal island, surrounded by golden beaches and silver seas. Built in 1929, extended in 1932 and now restored to its ’30s glamour, the Burgh Island Hotel is a retreat out of time like none other.

    The beauty and intrigue of an island visit has always drawn guests who are looking for a unique hotel experience. It is no surprise that Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and other pre-war luminaries made Burgh Island Hotel their second home.



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  • Art Deco

    Art Deco Inspiration…Burgh Island is widely regarded as one of the foremost places to see and experience Art Deco in Europe.


    Everywhere you look during your stay with us you will see the influence of Art Deco styling. We hope you agree, but we like to think it is what makes us that bit more special and unique.

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  • Hotel History

    Built in 1929 Burgh Island has had an exciting history and is surround by 20’s heritage.

    As well as being home to one of the UK’s oldest pubs (The Pilchard Inn) it was the favourite stomping ground for iconic historical figures including Noel Coward and Agatha Christie.

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  • Room History

    One of the interesting elements of Burgh Island is that all our bedrooms and suites are individually named and not numbered.

    Each one is either linked to a past guest, who at some point over the last 80 years or so, has had an influence over the Island or the era or the room’/ name is taken from a local point of interest or landmark.

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  • Meet the team

    A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Burgh Island. General Manager Vladimir Krupa (far right) and his dedicated team are looking forward to taking care of you during your visit to the Island.

    • Vladimir Krupa, General Manager
    • Lilly Krupa, Private Functions and Reception Manager
    • Tim Hall, Chef 
    • Gary “McBar” Venerable Bar Person
    • Tash Samoljanova, Breakfast and Restaurant Supervisor
    • Marta Krupova, Head Housekeeper
    • Danny Jordan, Grounds and Maintenance Manager
    • Patrik Pletz, Steve Margrain (and Danny), Drivers
  • Recognition

    Since 2003, Burgh Island has been a pioneer in the Green Tourism movement. We were awarded Gold in 2009 and continue to hold this highest level of recognition. We have also received a Gold Award from the Green Apple Organisation for conservation.

    We were voted “most romantic hotel in Britain” by contributors to the Good Hotel Guide and in 2016 we were awarded an “editors’ choice”award for “Romantic Hotel” by the Good Hotel Guide.

  • Eco-friendly

    Burgh Island has always been an early adopter of good environmental practice. Water saving, organic produce, energy saving lighting – these are all to be expected as standard. But Burgh goes that bit further in its relationship to the environment.


    Being a working tidal island means that we understand the effect of man on the environment and the environment on man. Everything but the native plants on the Island has come or arrives over the beach and appreciation of the tides, the wind and the seas is inherent. For our guests, it is a peaceful and organic flow, for the staff at Burgh Island working with the tides and the seasons is second nature.

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