Some reviewers call the Peninsula ‘tired’, personally I’d call it unpretentious – which makes a pleasant change these days! True, the décor is rather 1980s motel vernacular – but it is scrupulously clean & well maintained and, with 99 rooms, there must be a limit as to how much the rooms could be ‘updated’ and still maintain the reasonable prices. The location right on the coast is peaceful & idyllic, and as a solo female traveller I felt no hesitation about going for a stroll along the bay after dinner by myself (not many places you can say that about!!). Nowhere in Guernsey is ‘remote’ but the buses from near the hotel are handy and run to time, so reaching St.Peter Port & places of interest is easy.
I found my room roomy, with plenty of storage/hanging room and hangars; the housekeeping service is brilliant – with towels, toiletries, coffee etc replaced as they are used. The restaurant menu is pretty comprehensive, but there is a dedicated dining area in the Bar if you don’t want 4 courses every night – good menu, same kitchen, and attentive staff. The twice weekly seafood buffets are a MUST – and the best recommendation is the number of locals who book to eat there.
I suppose you need to expect children at a large, coastal hotel with a swimming pool – but I personally didn’t find them ‘intrusive’. Even though I was there at half term, the children usually vanished before it got too late – and generally seemed to be kept under control by parents (don’t know what happened during the day as I was out and about).
The hotels best asset is their staff. Without exception (from top to bottom) they are charming, cheerful, efficient and helpful. Don’t know how they manage it, but I was impressed with the staff last year – and this year is no different, and it does make such a difference.
Final point, for fellow ‘sinners’ among you, there are a few rooms designated for smokers which makes a very welcome change. No smoking in public rooms of course, but it is lovely to feel you don’t have to hang around outside the doors like an outcast if you want a cigarette!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travel Republic (UK), Expedia, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, LateRooms, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, Cancelon and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your The Peninsula Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Peninsula Hotel Guernsey
- Peninsula Guernsey
- Guernsey Peninsula
- The Peninsula Hotel Guernsey/Vale