We are really excited about our ongoing restoration programme at Burgh Island Hotel, we’ll post details of the development here throughout the process.
This year marks the 90th year from which Burgh Island Hotel opened its doors. Whilst we are excited about the ongoing re-creation programme, this year we are just as excited to delve into the hotel’s rich history.
Did you know: During World War II, due to its seaside location, Burgh Island Hotel was used as a recovery centre for wounded RAF personnel. The top two floors of the hotel were also damaged by a bomb during conflict.
Photo credit: www.architectsjournal.co.uk
Improvements made to the hotel in the 1930’s included the addition of ‘The Captain’s Cabin’. This was literally the Captain’s cabin of HMS Ganges, a warship built in 1821 (and the last British wooden flagship in the Royal Navy).