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“Very relaxing hotel”
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Hotel de France
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in St Helier
Certificate of Excellence
Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very relaxing hotel”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed here on a short September break. The hotel is a good 10 min walk from the town and front which is why 4 stars not 5. The room was a good size and very comfortable.We chose to eat every night in the Aroma restaurant. The selection was very good and the food was excellent.
You cannot book this restaurant but we found 7pm quite easy to get a table. It does get very busy later.
There is a first class spa which was free to use,with changing facilities and sauna,steam rooms and showers.
On a fine day there is a large terrace near to the gardens and pool. Drinks are served day and night.

Room Tip: Away from the business complex
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We've been to Jersey many times but for so e reason this hotel was off my radar. Had a good deal from a late booking site so decided to go for it. My first impression wasn't good and I was disappointed that the hotel was just behind St Helier and in a built up area. I should have done my homework better and looked at the location especially as I was booking for friends as well so felt responsible. The hotel looked huge, which it was but after managing to get a space in the small car park we checked in and I started to feel a bit better. The reception area was spacious and welcoming. The hotel gave a much better impression inside and was on the luxurious side. Rooms were spacious with a view across the rooftops to St Helier and also down into the gardens. Although not vast, the gardens were pleasant to sit in with plenty of sun loungers. Lovely terrace to have a drink in the sun before dinner. We had dinner in the bistro which was a little on the expensive side but the food was good. My friend raved about the steak he had. Service was a little erratic but we had plenty of time so just enjoyed the evening. Breakfast was excellent, one of the best I've had in a UK hotel (and I've sampled plenty!). Lots of choice from cooked breakfast to fruit,smoked salmon,lovely breads, delicious local yogurt. On the last morning we had a swim. The pool was great but did get a little crowded by 8.00am. All in all, although I thought the hotel was situated in an urban area, once inside it didn't feel built up butt spacious and calm. Good experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

The spa room with walk-in shower, lots of space, and a great view of St Helier was outstanding and good value. The hotel is is little way out of town, but that's not a problem. The pool and spa facilities are really excellent, the pool especially is one of the best indoor pools I've used. All in all, a great experience, with friendly staff, good breakfast, everything one could wish for.

Room Tip: Go for a spa room in the new wing.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed here recently on business in a single room. The first thing to say, is that the hotel is massive, plenty of space for decent sized rooms, however thats not the case for a business single!
The welcome was friendly, it seemed a quiet day, but that didnt detract from a big smile and the door being held open for me.
Check in was fine professional and courteous.
Got to the rokm and was greeted by an odd shaped room, that you couldnt swing a cat in(not that i had a cat), and with a tiny tv of which the buttons on the remote were worn out and didnt work hardly. Called down for an iron and got it elibvered to my room promptly.
Tea and coffee facilities/ shower/ towels and bed, all good, and as you would expect. Didnt go to the gym/ pool, but they look great.
Bar was nice, (there are several here) and service very good.
Breakfast was ample and all presented very well.
all in all, great place to stay as long as you dont get one of those pokey little rooms.

Room Tip: Dont go for a single- they really are quite small!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

What a lovely hotel. On arrival we were a little disappointed as we felt the bedrooms lacked character, and would agree that lack of a room safe is disadvantage. However, for comfort, service and excellent facilities it would be hard to beat. The breakfasts were great with plenty of choice, and the food in Saffrons restaurant was excellent. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The pool area was excellent too. The decor may be a bit dated but the hotel is well maintained and certainly not shabby. We spent some time in some of the funkier hotels, but found the service in those paled compared to the Hotel de France.

Room Tip: Back rooms on higher floors are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Norfolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Very small single room, TV not much bigger than my iPad. Felt welcome was flat and was concerned about giving my PIN number as well as credit card details even though I had paid in full. A good 15 minute walk to town, though I was given a map. Yet to try spa but no information given. No information in room about meal times, check in / out times etc. felt as a single traveller that I was irrelevant.. Very disappointed, does not live up to its advertising.

Room Tip: Don't go on your own!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed here on business for the week, the hotel is nice but I found it to be very dated, in need of upgrading, especially the shower.
The food is good, I had a 3 course Indian meal for £18 on Thursday and the food was excellent.

Staff were always friendly and they had excellent wifi. I would stay here again on business but it's not a hotel I'd choose for my own personal taste, slightly too dated for me.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Hotel de France
Address: St Saviours Road, St Helier JE1 7XP
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Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Jersey > St Helier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Helier
#1 Spa Hotel in St Helier
#1 Business Hotel in St Helier
#3 Romantic Hotel in St Helier
#10 Family Hotel in St Helier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de France 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel de France is a 126 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
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