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Braye Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alderney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Great location for a short break. Very peaceful and relaxing place. Lovely hotel on the beach, close to town although a steep bank to climb if walking. Very high standard in hotel, friendly staff and good food. Sara who helped us with our booking was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Manager, Richard, very hands on a welcoming ensuring we had a great stay. As a bonus we enjoyed lovely weather.

Room Tip: The seaview room is well worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Traveller 1035,
It was a pleasure to have you to stay, please come come back soon.
Richard

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have just enjoyed the best EVER fruits de Mer at Braye Beach Hotel. We'll done to Richard Proctor who is the Manager and his staff. The food was excellent, the service was first class and the venue is stunning. Highly Recommended.

Room Tip: Ask reception....they are honest and will give you great advice to suit your pocket.
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Caffreydog,
what a wonderful review,
thanks
Richard

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Braye Beach hotel. We have visited before and were again delighted by our stay. I was travelling with my two children who love the cinema and the close proximity to the beautiful beach. The hotel is well run and most of the staff very helpful and friendly. The manager makes every effort to chat to people and seemed relaxed yet vigilant to the needs of the guests. My only criticism would be the the food. My daughter who has allergies to dairy and egg products was served one slice of bacon, a quarter mushroom and half a tomato. I felt that the chef could have doubled up on some of the things she could eat as we had made it known to the staff. The dinner on our last evening was much better and the chef made a much better effort at finding her alternatives to meet her diet.
Our room had a lovely view of the beach and was very clean. The complimentary fruit and sherry are a nice touch and adds to the experience.

Room Tip: A view of the beach is a lovely way to wake up with the early morning sun.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Wendy W
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Wendy,
thank you for your review, sorry it is not the chef's fault we should have doubled up on the order, when taking the order in restaurant, so apologies.
Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers
Richard

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We have visited Alderney many times, and, for anyone who loves the sea, and the scenery, and a lot of wildlife and history, without expecting too much artificial entertainment, it is idyllic. And the Braye Beach is the perfect Hotel: situated beside the white sands of the Beach, it is elegantly decorated in seaside colours, with nice, though not huge, bedrooms, very comfortable beds, and good bathrooms. Breakfasts, bar lunches, and dinners are all of excellent quality. The young staff are friendly, helpful, and efficient. And Mr. Proctor, the brilliant manager, makes everything run seamlessly. Highly recommended.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jane B
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Jane,
thank you for your brilliant review, please come back soon
Cheers
Richard

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Braye Beach Hotel is wonderful for location and accommodation. We have travelled the world and stayed in many 5 star hotels but our room could not be bettered.as regards comfort and space. To awake to the gentle lapping of the waves in Braye Bay is memorable. Alderney is a place of peace and tranquility for particularly the older generation.The General Manager, Richard Proctor is all things to all men in a very positive way. Without him the hotel would have problems.
Unfortunately, some aspects of the service were disappointing. The majority of the staff are young and foreign. They learn on the job which can cause problems. The check out was particularly chaotic with our bill requiring a number of amendments and no one seeming to know whose taxi was whose. The food whilst well presented lacked variety. The breakfasts were very good but the evening menu was virtually the same each night. This means the hotel is losing custom to the excellent restaurant opposite.
The Braye Beach Hotel and Alderney will be remembered with much affection

Room Tip: Room 32 is fantastic. Platinum plus designation with sea view on third floor. Excellent facilities a...
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Christine,
thanks for your review, I am very sorry you encountered problems and will address them, the restaurant, very popular with an extensive menu, which because we prepare everything to order and use only fresh produce, can be limiting on how often it is changed, we serve between 800 to a 1000 meals per week which stretches our storage capacity, with an Island that relies on 2 boat deliveries per week. Also we are delighted to source a special for someone, subject to availability.
I hope we will see you again.
Thanks Richard

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Quiet, friendly service, made to feel like a special guest, Richard, the manager, does all that is needed, remembers names, flirts a little, makes all guests, male or female feel welcome. All staff provide a brilliant, unobtrusive service. Food was lovely and a little indulgent, I had a sea view room, just abut everything you need supplied, super range of teas/coffees etc, FRESH milk in the frig each day, wonderful range of 'smellies' in the bathroom, AND the mirror didn't steam up when showering! Got to choose the film one evening in the private cinema. Will definitely be back next year.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Canonjones,
What a lovely review, you have mentioned so of our most popular attributes in the rooms, so I am very pleased.
Hope to see you soon.
Richard

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Gorgeous little gem of an island with flower-strewn headlands and little sandy beaches. Braye Beach is a perfect location from which to explore as almost the last hotel standing, after the closure of several competitors post recession.There's a very good B & B in the town (St Anne's) called the Victoria, but the Braye Beach has been extensively and tastefully refurbished and offers the perfect location location location, with beautiful rooms, attentive staff, fresh seafood and an unparalleled vista. The hotel restaurant very good indeed, with food much better than the dull descriptions on the menu, so clearly a talented and deft touch in the kitchen. Scallops were amazing, as was seared salmon, puddings less so. The bar menu was also very good, with wonderful tempura prawns and frites, crab sandwiches and a crab salad to due for, complete with amazing claws sensibly pre-cracked but giving just the right amount of fun extracting the gorgeous meat. Could have done with finger bowls. Summer staff are pretty good, some just learning and some language issues with the eastern Europeans, but always with a smile and very willing, with Richard the manager omni-present to smooth away any minor wrinkles. Get a room with a view and pay the extra for one with a little tiny balcony from which to view the harbour. Bathroom, water pressure, extras in room thoughtfully done. Not cheap, but there are packages. Will be back

Room Tip: Get a room at the front on the top floor with an eaves balcony. Choose the crab salad on the bar ter...
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1  Thank Marianne C
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Marianne,
Thank you for your charming review, I look forward to your return
Cheers
Richard

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Additional Information about 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: £99 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Braye Beach Resort All Inclusive
Braye Beach Alderney
Braye Beach Hotel Alderney, Channel Islands

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