We had a 3 night weekend stay at the Royal Yacht Hotel, booking through the website and taking advantage of their weekend special rates (£159 for a platinum double).
The hotel is in a great location, overlooking the harbour area and the front-facing rooms and balconies make the most of it. We stayed over the weekend so the area was pretty lively till late, but the room was reasonably soundproofed.
The room was very stylish and comfortable, and the bathroom attractive and well equipped - with the TV above the bath a nice touch. The only problems we had were a warm fridge ( we managed to get an ice bucket eventually after a bit of a palaver) and the very slow TV controls mentioned in other reviews. Oh, and the wifi only worked when sitting out in the corridor.
We used the spa area each day. The although small, the choice of inclusive "activities" available were impressive - I counted at least 9. The gown and slippers in each locker were a nice touch too.
Breakfasts were good, with as much choice as we could have expected . We also ate at the Zephyr cafe - the comfort food (burgers etc) was pricy but portions so large you could happily share, and the Sirocco restaurant - overpriced in our opinion, with meals appearing to be cooked in a central kitchen and sent upstairs. At £25 for 2 slices of veal and some mushrooms, no vegetables you couldn't help thinking about the cost rather than enjoying the quality.
We found the staff all very helpful, particularly the concierge who spent some time going through some trip ideas with us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Yacht opened July 2007 and has since been regarded a 4-star grading by the AA. The Royal Yacht boasts a fantastic, location in the centre of St. Helier adjacent to Liberation Square. Modern and elegant, this hotel overlooks the harbour and is a stone's throw from the main shopping centre, with many restaurants and bars. En-suite rooms decorated in a warm, modern style, with air conditioning, flat screen televisions, telephone, hairdryers, tea & coffee facilities and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Yacht
- Royal Yacht St Helier
- Royal Yacht Hotel Jersey/St Helier