We had a week at this hotel combining a conference with a holiday. Someone said this hotel was specialising in conferences, and as I had no involvement in the organisation of the conference, I will omit that aspect from the review.
The reception was always efficient and welcoming. The room was spacious and the housekeeping well up to scratch. Though one really quirky and surprising aspect, there were no drawers in the room at all. Imagine, all the casual clothing for a weeks holiday for two and not one drawer available.
Breakfast, buffet style, poached and boiled eggs could be ordered fresh; the only time I tried a fried egg, it was hard, so I stuck to scrambled which was always done the way I liked.
Never had lunch.
Had an evening meal in the hotel when there was inclement weather, I had an excellent beef burger.
The conference meals catering for 120, 400 and 530 on succeeding nights were of a standard I had not experienced previously, congratulations to all concerned. The meals were all plated when served, no complaints except that on two nights the gap between main and desert was longer than expected.
I found the cost of drinks a little higher than expected, and on evening found the beer on the wine menu incorrectly labelled, with the alcoholic content incorrectly listed, I complained and they took appropriate action very quickly, well done.
Regarding the rooms available for meetings seemed to have many, ranging in size from small to over 500
If you are thinking of visiting Jersey or arranging a conference, have confidence in the Hotel de France
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel de France is a 129 bedroomed four star Hotel conveniently located just outside of St.Helier on Jersey. Dining options include the informal brasserie style Garden View Restaurant overlooking award winning gardens or the fine dining 'Saffrons' Restaurant, where local produce is combined with healthy Indian spices. The 17,000sq ft Ayush Wellness Spa at the Hotel offers swimming pools, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and an extensive fitness centre. Parking and Wi-Fi are free. A friendly but professional welcome is assured at the Hotel de France. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De France St Helier
- De France Hotel Jersey
- Hotel De France Jersey/St Helier