Take a trip back in time to a hotel stuck in 1930s – with no phone signal

Have you ever thought you were born in the wrong era?

Vintage lovers are in for a treat if they stay at this Devon hotel.

Burgh Island is marooned 800ft off the British coast where you step inside and feel like you’ve been transported back in time.

Originally build in the 1920’s, the hotel was owned by a filmmaker before becoming a snazzy location for stylish 1930’s jet setters.

Glam past guests include Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson and Agatha Christie, who wrote two of her books there.

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It’s even believed Churchill and Eisenhower may have spent time at the hotel together during the Second World War.

The 25 rooms and suites each bear the name of a famous guest so you can walk in their footsteps decades later.

Just last year, the hotel was given a million pound makeover – and it's filled with art-deco glam.

To reach the hotel, you have to step aboard the “coastess trolley” which is basically like a massive over-water tractor.

The unique experience will feel nothing like what you've had before – and you'll think you've stepped on a time machine.

You’ll be greeted in the hotel by the glistening dome of the central Palm Court and led through rooms with sumptuous velvet furniture.

Everything from the wallpaper to the architecture looks like an art-deco haven – and some of it is actually from the '20s and '30s – perfect for vintage obsessives.

There are working Bush wireless and Bakelite telephones in some rooms.

And, tea served in your suite is a part of their standard service (totally classy).

But, that’s not where it ends…

Jenny Coad told the Sunday Times: “This is not your typical high-end hotel experience – it is a dalliance with another time.”

And, she couldn’t be more right.

In the hotel’s Nettlefold restaurant you can eat in the Captain’s Cabin private area – accommodations transplanted from the teak warship HMS Ganges.

Plus, guests are expected to dress up in vintage style to dine in the Grand Ballroom.

It's fully expected that men will wear black tie suits and women will swish around dressed like Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

All while sipping on classic cocktails, of course.

If you don’t want to stay overnight, you can hop on the sea tractor for the day and enjoy three course meals and canapés for dinner as well as dancing.

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The Burgh Island’s website said: “Get your glad-rags on and dine or dance to live 1930’s music from our jazz pianist and live band.

“For the wild at heart, maybe a spot of foraging or a murder, mystery weekend.”

Flapper dresses, hair pieces and ballgowns will surround you as dapper men take their ladies for a foxtrot.

You're even challenged to switch off your phones and enjoy the weekend cut off from the modern world – but Wi-Fi is available.

While there are usually pianists and live music, coronavirus has put a stop to this for a short time.

For a more structured trip, you can sign up for one of their Murder Mystery dinners to experience the ultimate 1930’s holiday.

The Burgh Island site stated: "You know the score: thrills, spills and a very deco-dent ride through cocktails to pudding and denouement!"

Dates are available from November 2020.

There’s a chilly Mermaid Pool in a nearby cove so you can swim. Also there's an Inn on the beach which is a former smuggler’s den built in 1336.

A trip to this tidal island, surrounded by golden beaches, silver seas and jazz-age style, will make you realise why some famous faces never wanted to leave.

If you’ve always wished you could star in your own period drama then this hotel is the one for you…

Dinner, bed and breakfast in the off season (Nov-March) will set you back £515 on a weekday based on two sharing while the same during the high season is £675.

Off season weekend days with dinner, bed and breakfast will cost £575. You can just visit the Burgh Island website.

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