Burgh Island hotel is an iconic Art Deco landmark and retreat, positioned on a wildly beautiful and secluded tidal island. The hotel was once described as a shining white ocean liner surrounded by golden beaches and silver seas. How true this continues to be today.
Burgh Island is widely regarded as one of the foremost places to see and experience Art Deco in Europe at its best and most authentic. Everywhere you look during your stay with us you will see the influence of Art Deco styling. The hotel boasts some of the most significant original art deco pieces of the era. That alone must be worth popping over for a high tea to encounter?
Built in 1929 Burgh Island has a fascinating original art deco history littered with tales of legendary guests and great adventures. From famous politicians, to a writing legend who lived on the island in the Beach House, through to poets, royal rule breakers and outright fun seekers of the era. Not to mention one of the UK’s oldest inns (The Pilchard and Tom Crocker). Should you choose to stay, you will be gifted our little Book of Burgh Island treasures as a keepsake on your departure.
A hotel room at Burgh takes you back in time to the 1930’s and the beauty of early art deco. It’s a hotel where you feel like you are here in the era. Each room is unique, we retain the original features of the era when the hotel was born back in 1927. All our bedrooms and suites are individually named after its original famous occupant, the room has unique furnishings and historic artefacts linked to the guest whose name inspired the room. Each room is truly special.
We have lots of things to do during your stay on the Island, so you can be as active or in-active as you choose. Find out more to explore some of the activities on offer within easy strolling distance!
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. Burgh goes that bit further in its relationship with the environment as we are a working tidal island which 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 arrived over the beach and has appreciated the tides, the wind and the seas.