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“Excellent One night stay”
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La Grande Mare
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Great one night treat at La Grande Mare. Room was excellent - it was a good size, had good facilities and was quiet. Dinner was of high quality, a good variety of options and an interesting wine menu. Service was excellent - many thanks to Sheev and his team who looked after us well throughout our short stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard J
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Dear Richard J
We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us recently.I will share your review with my team as I feel they will be delighted to hear how highly you rated us all at La Grande Mare.
The Hotel is open all year round and we would be delighted to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

What could be better for Valentines? Afternoon tea by a fire, beautiful meal, lovely overnight stay in a suite and large breakfast mmmmmmm. Use of the health suite too, so you feel a hundred dollars, and free use of the towels.

Room Tip: Front rooms look towards the sea
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Dear George d
Glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Valentines experience with us at LGM
I do hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Wonderful suite with sea views and superb food. Head waiter and staff could not be more helpful or friendly. Cuisine was exceptionally good. Suite included 4 poster bed! Price for the stay was very reasonable.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Stanley C
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Dear StanleyC
Many thanks for the great review
It was good to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the four poster too !

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Yet again I have chose la grande mare to have a short break:,why?
because the quality of the hotel,the service,and the restaurant are all 5 star.
The staff are highly professional and attentive,the rooms are large and luxurious.
The restaurant is superb with a fine menu at a price that cannot be beaten.
You can choose a 2 coarse for £10-95 or 3 courses for £12-95.with a head waiter who
is very good at his job!!
There is all the facilities you need,pool,golf,steam room and jacuzzi .
It will not be long till I come back!!!

Room Tip: The rooms on the second floor seem to be slightly bigger.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Morsy2010
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Dear Morsy 2010
Lovely to hear how you enjoyed your short break here at La Grande Mare.
Thank you for the glowing review.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I spent an enjoyable couple of days here. It is in an excellent location with just a short walk to the seafront. For sporty types there is a golf course attached to the hotel and a well equipped gym, decent sized pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. I was there on business so no time for golf (sadly) but I used the gym and pool. Very clean and well maintained all round.

My room was comfortable and warm (it was a cold weekend) and included some nice extras such as a good selection of teas and coffees, iron and ironing board. The staff were friendly and helpful and have been trained well in personal skills. When was the last time you were greeted by name in the restaurant or bar of a hotel?

I ate in the main restaurant which is popular with nonresidents. For this reason booking a table is advised. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced. Not surprisingly there is a good spread of sea food on offer. They boast an impressive wine list with sensible prices.

I would highly recommend this hotel and am planning to return for a leisure break sometime soon.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the golf course - great views!
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Coffs51
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Dear Coffs51
It was music to our ears to read what a thoroughly enjoyable stay you had with us recently.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review.

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Front of House made us feel very welcome as soon as we set foot through the door, and this set the theme for a very enjoyable evening with delicious food. The braised lamb was amazing, and the choice of wines to accompany the food was spot on. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Dear Gastronomer-Piers

Delighted to read of your positive dining experience at LGM and many thanks for the Highly recommended status.
I can assure you that it means a lot to us here,so thank you for going to the trouble to write such a positive report.e

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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

I visit this restaurant fairly regularly and would recommend it due to the high standard of service I always receive. The food is good. Just about what you would expect from this type if restaurant. Not the best, but consistently good.

All I would say is avoid the rib eye steak. The portion size it tiny. My steak was hiding under a mushroom! Not big enough to cook medium rare. I have tried it twice and commented to the waiter both times. I would expect this from a Tennerfest menu but not off an a la carte menu.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Dear Carl N
Thank you for your kind review .
We have taken your constructive criticism on board with regards to our Rib eye steak and will be reviewing our listing and pricing of all steaks.

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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 #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Price Range: £148 - £245 (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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