I bagged a fantastic deal for this hotel through Wowcher and decided to take my partner for a birthday treat. We only had hand luggage so decided to take the No. 15 bus from the Airport to the Red Houses at St Brelade's which cost £1.20 it is three stops. It is then a 15/20 minute walk down a very steep hill (not always with a path) to the Bay. It was a lovely day and a really nice walk where we spied some red squirrels, but I wouldn’t want to do it with large suitcases. Alternatively it’s about a 10 min drive from the Airport and taxi should cost £8.
Location - For me this hotel is all about the fantastic location. Set up above a secluded bay/beach and what a beach it is, lovely soft yellow sand, no stones, reminiscent of southern European beaches. The sea goes far out and the beach is accessible for long periods. There are numerous restaurants along the promenade walk and it was a pleasantly surprising to find lots of free facilities. After the restaurants you can walk the hilly paths up to the top of the cliffs to see the fantastic views over the sea. Nearby is an exquisite Norman church very close to the hotel.
Accommodation - The Hotel is a very good standard and has a formal/old fashioned air about it. We had a luxurious newly refurbished standard double room, garden facing on the 3rd floor and it was huge. It had a lovely big bed at one end, and nice sitting room area at the other end with wardrobes, table and chairs and dressing table with mirror. We were offered an upgrade to a sea view, and viewed a room on the 3rd floor, which had a balcony (shared) and an amazing view but decided we were happy with where we were. They also offer a turndown service at night.
Communal areas and gardens are all well kept.
Food - Breakfast was amazing, probably the best full English we have ever had, big selection. Breakfast is self service, but it is a real treat. For us in our shorts and crocs we felt a bit out of place, but if you prefer a more formal dining experience you will not be disappointed. Waiters looked like they had just stepped off the Titanic or have recently arrived from the Ritz, they wear the very formal white jackets and trousers.
The restaurant offers excellent formal dinners service more befitting a London top of the range restaurant but with really reasonable prices for the very high standard of food and service. We didn’t eat dinner in the hotel restaurant as it is a la carte but the food did look lovely with full silver service. There is 24hour room service.
Staff – were helpful but not overly friendly.
The new health club with pool, steam-room and jacuzzi was fantastic and an absolute must if you visit.
Access to other places in Jersey is really easy via bus links. The 12a bus stops just 200metres from the Hotel and can take you to St Helier and Liberation Station for £1.70 or the opposite direction to Corbiere and the Lighthouse. From Liberation Station anywhere is accessible on the island.
Only con for us were that the TV has no Sky sports which my partner was really gutted about until we found that the lovely Sugar Reef Restaurant along the beach front which has all the best games on. You can go there and just have a drink or eat a meal a decent meal. Beware it gets packed!
All in all this Hotel 4*offers some old fashioned luxury at a fantastic location.
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- Also Known As:
- St. Brelades Bay Hotel Jersey/St Brelade
- St Brelades Bay Brelade