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La Grande Mare
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Self catering and also stayed in Hotel. Good standard of accomodation and food much improved. Quiet and little noise in Hotel

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear GerrardwiltshireUK
It was good of you to post such a concise and positive review of your Holiday with La Grande Mare in one of our Self Catering units.
Thank you

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Reviewed 2 August 2011

This Hotel stands overlooking the sea and a Golf Course , it has some great views. The fact that the Course is owned by the Hotel need not worry you if Golf is not your scene. You cannot help but notice it ,but inside the Hotel you are in your own world. The Golf has a seperate Bar, if you want to join in. This is one of the best places to stay in Guernsey, although you should understand , this is a lovely slightly old fashioned Island full of charm ,not a sophisticated jet set destination. If you are looking for a relaxed stay, more on the side of informal, with recently refurbished rooms and friendly staff ,look no further. The one problem we had was when they had a Wedding, the staff were definitely doing stress and our normal good sevice suffered for a short time. The food can only be described as never less than good , with a Breakfast that has everything you want, You may well prefer something different if you are staying more than a couple of nights , not a problem there are some top class Restaurants in Guernsey with most no more than 15 minutes away by Car. We have a list of ones we like to visit if we are in the Island. You must visit Sark ,on a calm day, if you have the time, to see what it is like to live without a Car to say nothing of being 50 years behind the times.

Room Tip: Best to have an upstairs room, two have showers that are not tall enough to stand upright.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear Johnb 8430
Thanks for a great review,its nice to hear how much you enjoy visiting Guernsey and of course the other Islands such as Sark,Herm and Alderney
I am delighted you chose La Grande Mare for your Holiday.

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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Just returned from a week in one of La Grand Mares self catering apartments which gives wonderful flexibility. Apartments were spacious and well equipped - only negative would be "change the pictures" as the wall art dates the decor unneccessarily. Facilites were excellent but most of all views over golf course and sea - if you like walking, beach strolls or simply relaxing - then this is for you. Best part for us though was the restaraunt - Staff were really exceptional and food really good value - The £12-50 - 3 course menu does them credit and included scallops, seafood platters etc and means you don't mind visiting the restaurant a few times during your visit.. A really great break for couples (old and young alike) in a semi-sophisticated but relaxing and informal environment. Well done La Grande Mare - would love to revisit.

Room Tip: 2 or more - go self catering - only get small hire car as roads are tight and shop for hedge veg (av...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear AlextsUK
Thanks for the great review and I have taken on board your suggestion !

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Reviewed 19 July 2011

Book your flight tickets through "Aurigny", much better service than any other. If you want to hire a car, again go through "Aurigny", book online and save money. Enjoy the Island.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear Tessgoldie14
Thanks for a great score and some top travel tips on travelling to Guernsey.

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Reviewed 28 May 2011

Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel which was for business but I had time to use the lovely outdoor pool. Great amenities and good food in the hotel.
Definitely a great place to stay with family

Room Tip: Room on ground floor are good, I liked A03
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear NWSLondon
Glad to hear you enjoyed your Business stay with us at La Grande Mare and thank you for your kind words.Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 May 2011

Stayed for a long weekend. Rooms great, very clean, airy and bright with many extra facilities.
Spa and indoor pool very good.
Staff very courteous and helpful.
Good food and good service and well priced accommodation
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear Freewayfred
Great to read your positive review on your week end break.
Thanks for taking the time to post it

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Reviewed 6 May 2011

Stayed at this hotel with three children, all they keep asking is when will we be going back! The location was great just of Vazon Bay, the hotel facilities including pool, golf course and tennis courts were great and the hotel staff were brillliant, even when our youngest was trying his hardest to be difficult at dinner, the staff could not have been more helpfull. We will definately be going back.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Dear PFfinigan
Thanks for the review.
It was great to see how much you and your family enjoyed yourselves here at La Grande Mare.
The hotel is open all year round and we hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon.

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Additional Information about La Grande Mare

Address: Vazon Coast Road, Castel GY5 7LL
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > Castel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Price Range: £157 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Grande Mare 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Grande Mare Hotel, located on Guernsey's west coast, alongside the sweeping sands of Vazon Bay. The Hotel is set in over 120 acres of tranquil, private grounds with lakes, woodland and an 18 hole golf course and gardens. The courteous staff deliver impeccable service from the front of house and the presentation of your room to creating delicious pre-dinner cocktails, organising a memorable event or gym and golf instruction. The Hotel boasts excellent amenities including a fully equipped health suite, all weather tennis court, both indoor and outdoor bathing pools, a superb Restaurant and Brasserie and extensive business facilities, including WIFI connectivity and last but certainly not least a challenging 18 hole golf course. ... more   less 
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