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“Lovely hotel, welcoming staff”
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Braye Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alderney
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Lovely hotel, welcoming staff”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was our second visit to the Braye Beach Hotel, and we can honestly say that it is one of the most pleasant places we have stayed at. The staff will go out of their way to make you feel welcome, particularly Richard, the Hotel Manager. Rooms are clean, well-appointed and the beds are very comfortable - we both slept wonderfully. The showers are also well worth a mention - they are brilliantly powerful, unlike some other hotels.
Located right on the beach at Braye, the views from sea-facing rooms are stunning, and it is only a 15 minute walk into town, albeit uphill.
Meals are of a very high quality and while priced accordingly by Alderney standards, are well worth the money. Similar food of the same quality on the mainland would cost much more! Kitchen staff were very accommodating of specialist dietary requirements.
When we visited previously in March of this year, we ordered food at the attached pub (The Divers) next door and the kitchen staff recognised that it was our order and called through to confirm whether we wanted gluten free bread, which we had forgotten to specify.
We will definitely visit again and I cannot recommend this hotel enough for it's location, meals and hospitality. The hotel well deserved its #6 in the UK rating - Richard and his team have definitely earned it!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea-view room at the end away from The Divers for the most quiet. Despite what some people...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Bubba,
thanks for your great review, it was so kind that you took so much trouble and was warmly appreciated by all the team working here, especially me.
We look forward to your return.
Cheers
Richard
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and would highly recommend it. Lovely hotel with really attractive rooms - especially if you have the stunning sea view. We had dinner on three evenings; very good food that was reasonably priced in a two or three course menu. Really helpful staff but the star is Richard the General Manager who is a great host. Always welcoming, he made sure that we had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. Hope to return soon!

Room Tip: Worth the extra for a sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Pam S,
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a real pleasure to have you to stay with us and we would love you you to return.
Thanks again,
Richard
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belfast
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

I visited Alderney for work this week and hadn't been to this hotel. The location of he hotel is just stunning it's on this amazing beach and I had a fabulous sea view room. The hotel staff were just brilliant so friendly and helpful. I ate dinner in the restaurant and it was just fabulous, fresh ingredients and fabulous flavours and the table next to me enjoyed a wonderful feast of oysters, crabs, lobster and it looked magnificent. The hotel is perfectly placed and you can walk to the port, town or around the island. Beds and room are spacious, comfy pillows and beds with lovely bed linen and decor of rooms with everything you need and the small little touches in the rooms make such a difference which include apples and even a decanter of sherry! I was only there for a day and LivingIsland gave me a guided tour around the island which was just truly amazing. Alderney is a totally magically island and I can't wait to go back again to explore further.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room if they have so worth the view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Mars it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are looking forward to your return, we love guests like you.
Cheers
Richarcd
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This was our second visit to Alderney - and there was no question, it had to be The Braye Beach Hotel. OK its the other side from the aerodrome and a decent uphill walk into the town St Anne. But sitting close by the pretty harbour and on top of the beach - for location it takes some beating. There are no buses on the island but prompt, friendly and efficient taxis for those essential trips to and from the airport.

But if you are going to Alderney you'll probably want to walk. The tourist information office/site have well manageable walks, some with steep parts but this oldie coped with them. Take it gently - which seems to be the ethos of Alderney.

Previously we stayed for just one full day (2 nights) and traveled from Guernsey. We so enjoyed it that this time we flew direct from Southampton, stayed 3 nights so had effectively 4 wonderful days.

Braye Beach Hotel is just as good as last time. The staff are friendly especially the 'patron' Richard and chief receptionist Marie for whom nothing was too much trouble. Indeed the ethos is you are here to relax and enjoy our hotel and island - we'll see that happens.

The hotel is well provided for with 3 terraces where you can sit, relax, take your time - even paint; a bar and small seating area inside if its windy and two lounges downstairs - oh and a private cinema although we did not need that.

The restaurant has stunning views over the bay to the headland beyond. Matched by the food.

And by the way try their Braye Beer Battered Fish & Chips.

Thanks all - we'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, so pleased that you enjoyed the Hotel, it is such fun having
repeat guests back to stay, as part of the Braye Beach Family.
See you soon
Richard
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Bray
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We responded to a mail shot. I know - risky! However the holiday we had last week at the Braye Beach Hotel met all our expectations. Brilliant location, very well managed, great food & friendly staff. Richard Proctor (GM) seems to always be on duty & makes sure everything runs smoothly.
We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Alderney. It was last week (13th -17th May) so we benefited from lovely sunny weather. Recommendations - ensure you have Sea view room. Make sure you have room for cooked breakfast. If hiring a Bike from Auto Motiv (nearby) spend the money on an Electric Bike - worth every penny! (Although don't expect Mike to crack too many jokes). The Island is lovely - quiet, with beautiful beaches (one of the best at the Hotel). Also very friendly people. Include a boat trip to see Birds - worth every penny. Very knowledgeable and helpful guides - what they don't know about Puffins and Gannets is not worth knowing. A very positive experience - highly recommended.

Room Tip: A sea view room is essential - the clue is in the name of the Hotel.
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Steve,
thank you for your review, great to know our mailshots work, delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
Thanks again
Richard
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This was a perfect first trip to Alderney. Braye Beach Hotel is stunningly located right on beautiful Braye Beach. Richard and his staff at Braye Beach Hotel are very professional and friendly, treating each guest as though they are the only and most special guest. Nothing is too much trouble and they went beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcomed and at home. Very comfortable bedroom with view of beach and bay. The sherry, bottled water and fresh milk are a nice touch in the room.

Alderney is a perfect place to unwind and get away from stress. It's quiet and peaceful, with lots of sea and land birds to see and hear. If you want to look around the island, hire a bike (an electric one if you're lazy on hills!) from Auto-Motion, a 3-minute walk from the hotel. You can get right round the island in 5 hours with plenty of stops for paddling in the sea, and lunch at The Old Barn.

Room Tip: The sea view is perfect; if you have a non-sea view room you'll overlook the road and the old tr...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear SooeyC,

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your Braye Beach Hotel and Alderney experience.

Cheers
Richard
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My wife and I were lucky enough to stay at the hotel for 4 night whilst attending a family wedding on this wonderful island. What can I add that has not been said before, picture perfect location and an excellent quality of food, what I would like to add is the standard of service we received during our stay, from the moment we checked in till the moment we left the service was second to none.
We were a good twenty minutes late for breakfast on the Sunday morning and had all but gave up hope of feasting on the top class spread, however when we got down stairs the fact we were late was just shrugged off by the manager Richard and we were shown to our seats without even a raised eyebrow and had plates of hot food brought to us without delay, this is just one of many instances where the manager and staff go above and beyond at this hotel, nothing is too much trouble for them and we can’t praise them highly enough.
We have stayed in all types of accommodation over the years but never encountered a level of service in a hotel like we received here, well done to all the fantastic staff and one of the most friendly and nicest managers I have ever come across. Richard I doth my cap to you should take great pride in all you have accomplished here, see you next year!

Room Tip: If you can get a sea view...you will see why when you get there.
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
What a wonderful review thank you, we have just received an award for exceptional service from
Trip Advisor Reviewers, placing us in the top 25 of all the hotels in the U.K.
We, as a team are delighted and will strive to make everyones stay a special occasion.
Richard
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Property: Braye Beach Hotel
Address: Braye Street, GY9 3XT
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Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Alderney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alderney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Braye Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Without doubt the most luxurious hotel in Alderney, the stunning Braye Beach Hotel has one of the most spectacular views you could wish for, standing picture-perfect on the edge of Alderney's finest sandy beach. This stylish and elegant hotel offers the highest standards of food, accommodation and personal service. With the style and elegance of a luxury small hotel, the finer points of hospitality come as standard. ... more   less 
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