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Unusual Hotel in Devon, UK

Unusual places to stay in the UK are some people’s bread and butter; enjoying the unique charm and character of an unusual hotel that you simply cannot find anywhere else. Burgh Island is one of the most unusual places to stay in Devon, a charming Art Deco themed hotel with buckets of character and personality. 

Burgh Island is a spectacular yet unusual place to stay in the UK, famous for bold Art Deco decor, an extravagant history and exciting events hosted all year round. Burgh Island offers its lucky visitors exceptional views of the Devonshire coast, fresh sea air, and one of the most unusual hotels in Devon UK, that you won’t find anywhere else.

Burgh Island is shrouded in history, culture and grandeur. Unusual UK hotels don’t come more interesting than Burgh Island. The island hotel was the previous writing retreat of Agatha Christie, poets, politicians and royal rule breakers that have shaped its history and maintained the hotel as a highly sought after unusual hotel stay in the UK. The wider south Devon area surrounding the hotel is truly fabulous with the coast lines nearby to explore and delicious fresh and local foods.

Unusual accommodation in Devon

Since 1929 Burgh Island accommodation has been a highly sought after and unusual place to stay in England, with a variety of both famous and infamous guests roaming the halls.

When visiting our famous Burgh Island Hotel you’ll have the choice of 25 unique hotel rooms and suites which bear the names of our historical guests and each offer stylish decor and character exclusive to each room. Stay in the renowned Beach House: the previous writing retreat of Agatha Christie. The Beach House is spacious and immaculate, an incredibly romantic and secluded haven nestled within the rock face and offering breathtaking panoramic sea views, a private outdoor hot tub and a sun deck. 

Other suites within the hotel include the fantastic Tony & B suite with a super king sized bed, large lounge and private dining space, and the perfect accompanying fluffy bathrobes. Our additional Grand Suites are spacious and comfortable, providing stunning sea views, personal balconies, and a great viewpoint to enjoy the wider island and all we have on offer at Burgh Island. 

Each of the rooms within our unusual UK hotel are extravagantly decorated with a unique style. Each room offers its own personality, voice and charm, as well as a host of facilities to ensure you have an unforgettable stay at this unusual place to stay in Devon. Take full advantage of the facilities, the sights, the onsite restaurants, and the coast when you visit Burgh Island.

The best unusual place to stay in Devon

Unusual places to stay really don’t get much more fascinating than Burgh Island Hotel. A hotel steeped in history and spectacularity, offering a charming blast from the past and a look into the excitement of the roaring 20s. When you step foot into the grand Burgh Island Hotel you’ll be transported back to the party years of the roaring 20s and 30s, welcomed by quirky decor, beautifully furnished rooms, and sights of the island that will leave you in awe.

Join us for an evening of jitterbug and jiving in our fabulous ballroom, or perhaps rest and relax with a cocktail surrounded by the beautiful island sights in our onsite bar. We also have some fabulous onsite restaurants: the delightful Nettlefold Restaurant and The Pilchard Inn, both showcasing menus of delicious local produce and fresh caught seafood for a classic and delightful British feast when staying on the island. 

The wider hotel is bold and breathtaking, following a lively Art Deco theme throughout, with 25 gorgeous rooms each uniquely decorated. Burgh Island is truly one of the most unusual yet enchanting places to stay with unforgettable amenities. When you join us on the island, you’ll be surrounded by the gorgeous Devonshire coastline, perfect for a spot of swimming, a beach day, or some exploration. The hotel also offers a selection of activities, including snooker, tennis and croquet if you’re feeling active. If activity isn’t your thing and you’d prefer any excuse to relax and rejuvenate, we provide onsite wellness treatment facilities for a truly relaxing activity while staying with us. 

Guests of Burgh Island can also enjoy the freedom to roam our grounds and gardens, as well as the wider island for a truly unique experience. From start to finish you’ll enjoy everything on offer at our unusual hotel. Upon arrival our sea tractor will reliably transport you across the sea and to the doors of our hotel for a magical stay with us.

Ideally located in Devon

Burgh Island can be found hidden away in the sunny South of Devon. The nearest towns are Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough. If you are reaching us by car, simply arrive at our Bigbury-on-Sea beach and our famous island sea tractor will provide transport over the waves for the perfect first impression. If you are arriving by train, the nearest stations are Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth. Alternatively, if you’re flying into gorgeous South Devon, the nearest airport is Exeter and if you’re planning on making a grand entrance, please contact our reception to arrange helipad use. 

For transport when on the island we like to recommend the taxi company Hilton Ames Transfer to ensure all of our guests are safely looked after and receive the best experience possible when staying with us on the island.