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Olanda Guest House
Ranked #7 of 7 St Aubin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Some reviews complain about the tired and shabby aspect of this hotel, but we found it a great place to stay. The interconnecting family room was perfect for us and the location is fantastic - St Aubin's is easy to get to and there are loads of restaurants. Parking is horrible: the hotel is at the end of a very narrow lane and there's a knack to getting into it (ask Phil) which once you've mastered makes it all ok!

Room Tip: Downstairs gives out onto a modest patio.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

We had a short break in Jersey - first visit. The Olanda is in a very good location - close to the beach, shops and restaurants and located in a very quaint road. Our room was clean and spacious and had a balcony complete with a seaview. The host was very welcoming and the breakfasts were delicious. The guesthouse is only a 15 minute bus ride from the airport - so very convenient. We spent our days walking and exploring the island and were so impressed that we have booked another stay - 2 weeks this time at the Olanda. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank hoochie28
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Would have to start by saying that the location of this guesthouse is excellent as is just a minute walk away from the village centre. In terms of the Guesthouse itself, i would say it was ok and did the job for one night. You could feel the springs through the bed and the shower was at best luke warm. We was here for only one night which made it more than fine but may have paid more for a better hotel if the stay was longer.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank trevpyner
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed in Olanda for a few nights in August. It is in a good location and run by friendly staff but the interior of the guest house itself looks a little tired and our room was quite dated. This is obviously not a problem if you are just using the guest house as a base to explore Jersey, but it is not the kind of place where you could relax and enjoy your room.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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2  Thank Gwezzie
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We have stayed at Olanda many times, both with previous owner Fiona and the present host Phil. I accept that it is fairly basic, but the rooms are comfortable and clean and we are always made very welcome. Parking is an issue everywhere on Jersey (you may have noticed how little flat ground there is?) so please don't criticise Olanda for the lack of parking. If you do your research you will easily spot that fact that it is tucked away up above the old High Street. This is the oldest part of St Aubin, and we love the walk up the cobbled street from the car park to the guest house (all of 5 mins). Breakfast is perfectly acceptable and always freshly cooked to order. Very quick too - Phil works hard in that kitchen.
We really don't understand the criticism of Olanda in previous posts. If you visit Jersey regularly as we do, you will know that St Aubin is one of the nicest places on the island and is rapidly becoming the place to eat as there are so many great restaurants.
Couple that with £70 per night B&B for two and you realise what a gem Olanda is.
Thanks Phil - we'll seeyou next year!

Room Tip: Call or email Phil and discuss it. Better than dealing with a computerised booking system.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank JuCol
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

We stayed here back in the summer and after reading the comments on the previous post I have to say I am inclined to agree with most of what he says.
£70 a night is not expensive, by comparison, but even at those prices we should still expect a standard where the proprietor at least gives the impression they are trying to make an effort . We have visited Olanda before, a few years ago, but could see no improvement in the decoration of the room or any other part of the Guest House . The bedroom was very poorly decorated and the shower was dreadful, just a complete bodge-up of old paint and grotty grouting trying to hide a multitude of sins !
Having said that the room was cleaned fairly well every day. The breakfast's were always acceptable and the breakfast room is especially nice,light and airy. Phil, the proprietor, is always very friendly and helpfull. The small parking area outside is a real bonus , we managed to park there every night .
Hopefully , as was suggested by Jersey Tourism, the Olanda will have undergone some sort of a re-furb by the time it re-opens after the winter and its problems all addressed.
A small but inexpensive improvement would be some decent hangers - we had a job to get anything to stay on the ones provided!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Devoncatswhiskers
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

My wife and I checked into the Olanda Guest House for a two night stay over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but it was immediately obvious that the reviews we had read and the photos on the website are a complete misrepresentation of what in reality is a poorly maintained, tired, depressing, damp and dismal guest house. Some recent reviews also highlight that the accomodation is not of the standard we would expect from a three star rated property. Unfortuantely we did not give the owner Phil an opportunity to address our concerns, as we checked out immediately, however after contacting him by email, with some hope of recovering the cost of our second nights stay, it was apparent that he was not prepared to offer us a refund. Our complaints to Jersey Tourism were dismissed, after a member of their staff visted the property, commenting that most of the issue we had raised would be addressed when the guest house closes for the winter, therefore if you're considering checking in here, I'd recommend getting hold of some recent photos of the exterior and interior, as unfortunately I'd forgotten my camera to support my complaint. After leaving the Olanda we found accomodation in a nearby hotel, which although was double the room rate, it was in a totally different league. I hopes this review helps, but as I said at the start "You pays your money and takes your choice" !!

Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Chris R
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Additional Information about Olanda Guest House

Address: High Street, St Aubin, St Brelade JE3 8BZ
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Jersey > St Brelade > St Aubin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St Aubin
Price Range: £40 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Olanda Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Olanda Guest House Jersey/St Aubin

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