Why the ferry and the castle - well that is the view that greeted us whenever we looked out of the window - the amphibious ferry that at low tide was a bus and at high tide a rocking and rolling boat thing. My wife and I always had a comment on the ferry passing.
The room we had on the 2nd floor overlooked the bay and the castle plus ferry. It was quite and we were never bothered by street noise unless we left the window open. If you do leave the window open expect a wind tunnel in your room with the whoosh of air that flows through.
We had a very comfortable king bed. There is free wifi that was fast enough. The room had a desk and easy chair, fridge, safe, and tea and coffee (with kettle). All a must in any hotel we stay. A trouser press was thrown in for good measure.
The bathroom was a good size and the towels were big and fluffy – a real plus for us. Soap was at times in short supply and the sink did not drain efficiently (little annoyances to have to be put right). The toiletries were good and refreshed daily.
The room was well lit and easy for work and reading. We didn’t bother with TV much but there was always something to watch – even after the World Cup.
Breakfast was well above average - especially for me with well cooked pork sausages. Tea and coffee is served at the table together with eggs to order if you do not want scrambled eggs. Smoked salmon generally was good with some tough bits every day. The Brits don’t know how to cook bacon and they have passed this onto the Radisson in St Helier. The quality was below par and looked like boiled bacon. After we asked for it to be recooked it was just hard boiled bacon!!
If you go for breakfast and do not want your room serviced you should put up a “do not disturb” sign. They are supper efficient at room make up – in a blink of an eye they are done. This is actually a great point but just be warned that they will make up the room if no sign keeps them out.
The hotel is popular for corporate events and there were often overflows on the car park so make sure you are parked before the AM start if you plan to linger at the hotel. A nip out for a walk or to the shops could leave you “parking less”.
There is a resident’s meet the management team tea from 4.30 – 5pm on some days. We could never be that precise to take them up on their kind offer.
Will we be back – for sure….
If you don’t do a ferry ride the tide you cannot say you have been to St Helier!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relish captivating views at this waterfront hotel in Jersey. Explore unspoilt beaches, magnificent cliffs and picturesque landscapes from this attractive Channel Islands locale. Located directly on the bustling waterfront promenade, this hotel offers Jersey visitors premium accommodation. Enjoy amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet as well as the convenience of an in-house health club. Savour a meal alfresco at the Waterfront Restaurant and Terrace, and take advantage of easy access to nearby attractions like Elizabeth Castle. To top it off, this venue's five fully equipped meeting rooms make it the perfect place for mixing business with pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey Hotel St. Helier
- St Helier Radisson
- Radisson St. Helier
- Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey St Helier