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“Lovely hotel a little hot”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Grande Mare

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La Grande Mare
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Certificate of Excellence
Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely hotel a little hot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

My wife and I stayed on the second floor in a penthouse suite, nice clean room although a little dated, comfy bed although music so load from a wedding party no point using it before midnight! And when we did it was so hot in the bedroom even with the window wide open. What appeared to be Christmas decorations stored in the second floor corridor. Health suit good but sauna did not heat up. Nice evening meal although found the numerous menus and little confusing, ordered fillet steak and chunky chips, it came with oven chips. Excellent breakfast. Staff very help full and friendly. Would stay again but not when a wedding is on.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Ferniexxx
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Ferniexxx
Many thanks for your positive review regarding your recent experience staying at La Grande Mare.
I was delighted to see that you would like to return some time in the future and you would be most welcome.
We have attended to the sauna stove and the other items you mention.
We have been blessed with a superb patch of fine weather and I am sorry to read that you found it a bit too warm for you both,even with the sea breeze blowing in a cross the Channel ! The Hotel does have lighter duvets ,sheets and fans if needed ,so don't hesitate to ask next time you stay assuming we continue with our mini heat wave.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bolney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have been guests and time-owners at La Grande Mare for the past 14 years and cannot speak too highly of this special hotel. The accommodation in the suites is superb and the views of the golf course and the sea are quite breath taking. The beds are large and comfortable and the towels and bath robes supplied in the beautiful bathrooms are fluffy and luxurious. The kitchenette facilities are also extremely good. We dine frequently in the Brasserie, and in the Dining Room, because the food is of excellent quality and the price competitive. From the moment of arrival one feels special because the staff are welcoming and friendly - nothing is too much trouble and everyone seeks to make our annual stay a great experience. Our children and grandchildren often stay with us and all ages are made most welcome. It is also noticeable that the owners are very much involved in the day to day operation of the business. It is highly recommended.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anne H
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Anne H
What a smashing review thank you for taking the time to post such a glowing report of your experiences over the last fourteen years at La Grande Mare.
Heres to the next fourteen and we hope to see you again soon !
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed from 6-13th June what a lovely place to stay we couldn't fault it room was lovely spacious with a balcony and everyone was so friendly and helpful and the food was great, special thanks to to the reception staff who were great. Thanks to everyone for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Julie G
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Julie G
Thank you for your great review of your stay at our Hotel,I am delighted to read that you gave your special break with us here at La Grande Mare,full marks.
I do hope to see you both again soon..
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

I was staying in one of the Suite rooms, just lovely. Clean, cosy with very friendly staff.
Great location, a minute from the beach and stunning views. I loved the fact that my bed was ready to be used and curtains closed after I came back from the dinner.
Hotel has a great restaurant and bar!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Izabela1313
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Izabela1313
Thank you for your review and the full marks.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Studio ,the evening turn down and of course our restaurant.
Hope to see you again soon.
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed 3-7 June and we're very pleasantly surprised by the many facilities at this hotel and the high standard of accommodation in our studio room with balcony.
The reception and bar staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant food was good value and we were well looked after by Sheev.
A very enjoyable break!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Glenda G
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Glenda G
Thank you so much for the lovely review ,it was a delight to read how much you enjoyed your break with us at La Grande Mare Hotel,Golf and Country Club.
I do hope to see you again soon !
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed a couple of nights as part of a special deal including air fare and car hire. Obviously a must for Golfers but not off limits for anyone else either. All the sign-in formalities were pleasant and pretty informal. Our room had a full size 4 poster which was very comfortable, en suite and a fair bit of room. Breakfast to suit all tastes, The full English is worthy of note. The evening meal was again well prepared and presented with menus to suit all palates and pockets.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank grumpywrinkles
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Grumpy Wrinkles
Thank you for posting your review of La Grande Mare Hotel following your recent stay.
I am glad you rated the cooked breakfast as we have been working hard to get this up to a higher standard using local produce.
Hope to see you again soon and thank you for choosing La Grande Mare to stay in,I'm glad we didn't disappoint !
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

My husband and I stayed for a week in one of the self-catering apartments and were very impressed with this hotel. From first contact, when I phoned to make our booking, right through until the end of our stay, we were struck by the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff, who went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one.
The self-catering apartment was very spacious and extremely well-fitted out. They even provided bath robes and changed the towels after three days, which we did not expect. Everything in the apartment was good quality and it all worked perfectly.
We ate in the restaurant most evenings and the food and service were always excellent.
Our week was lovely and relaxing, made all the more so by the helpful and friendly staff.
We both feel we would love to go back and have already recommended La grande Mare to several friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 190776Beadlady60
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear 190776 Beadlady 60 thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to post a lovely review.I am sure this will help other people using Tripadvisor to decide on whether or not to stay with us in Guernsey.
Once again thank you for the high marks and we hope to see you again soon.
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Additional Information about La Grande Mare

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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 
Also Known As:
La Grande Mare Hotel Castel
La Grande Mare Guernsey/Castel

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