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“Wonderful Week”
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La Barbarie Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in St Martins
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 May 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful week at La Barbarie. We stayed on a half board basis in a superior double room. The room was excellent:spacious, comfortable and quiet with a nice view over the swimming pool. The food was outstanding; wide choice and very high quality. The staff were, without exception, friendly and helpful. It was our first visit to Guernsey and we hope not the last. When we go back we will certainly aim to return to La Barbarie. We would not look anywhere else.
Ann and Bernard Doyle

Room Tip: We only have experience of the one room but rooms in the detached block overlooking the pool, like o...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank BDoyle70
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AFBC, General Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear Mr and Mrs Doyle
Thank you for posting your kind review
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Guernsey and that we played our part.
Our new Superior rooms are very popular and your comments about the quality of our food and attentive friendly staff are gratefully received. We hope to welcome you back to Guernsey and La Barbarie hotel in the future

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

La Barbarie Hotel was the perfect choice. First time in Guernsey, stayed for four nights B &B but decided to book a table for dinner each evening. Didn't disappoint.Excellent food and service. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel is in a lovely rural setting, well maintained gardens. There are plenty of places to walk and nearby some beautiful coastal scenery. We would love to stay here again.

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3  Thank Carolyn P
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AFBC, General Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Dear CarolynP
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our great location near the cliff paths and walks. To say we were the “perfect choice” is praise indeed and my team and I thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back to La Barbarie in the future.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We managed a late booking to La Barbarie, our room may not have had the best view, but was clean and very comfortable. We stayed on a half board basis, which is unbelivable value, our meals were excellent and the service as always friendly and efficient. When can we return, wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Guernsey.

Room Tip: A new updated room
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Serena T
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AFBC, Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear SMTno2
Thank you for taking the time to post your review
It was a pleasure to welcome you back to La Barbarie once more. We appreciate your kind comments about our excellent value restaurant and friendly staff and we are delighted that you had a relaxing break. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

What a fantastic and beautiful hotel! The service was amazing and all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. No faults at all! We will definitely stay there again. Thank you very much La Barberie :)

Room Tip: The standard rooms are beautiful and cosy and comfortable
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank kirstylep28
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AFBC, General Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear kirstylep28
Thanks for your wonderful review. Your comment about our friendly team and excellent service is a real boost to us all as we settle into a busy season.
We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back to La Barbarie Hotel in the future

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had a long weekend break at La Barbarie and very much enjoyed our time there. The hotel is not easy to find being tucked away in country lanes but it is well worth the effort to find it.
We booked b and b but decided to eat in the hotel on the first evening and the food was so good that we decided that we would have our evening meal there every day. On our last evening we had the Seafood Platter which was magnificent and should not be missed.
Our room was spacious and comfortable and although, at our request, on the ground floor was quiet and we were not bothered by noise. Also there is a large car park and parking problems should not be an issue.
The staff were great, supremely professional and friendly, nothing seemed to be too much for them. Thanks,in particular, to Ivo who fitted us in to the restaurant on Saturday evening as we had a special occasion to celebrate.
This is a lovely hotel and we think that it would be difficult to find anywhere better to stay on Guernsey.

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2  Thank lizandpeter
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AFBC, General Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear LizandPeter
Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic review following your recent stay with us.
My team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your break and your comments about the Ivo, our Restaurant and the Seafood Platter are greatly appreciated.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Although this is only our second time at La Barbarie after (too) long a time, it was as we remembered from nine years ago. Simply great ! Our most sincere and honest thanks go to the absolutely great staff at La Barberie ! YOU made our stay a real pleasure (Richard, we'll try to copy your "Old Fashioned", but I really have my doubts...) ! All of them were always cheerful, friendly, helpful, good humored and very, very nice to us and especially our 8-year old son all the time ! Apart from that we would like to mention the absolutely delightful Dinner at night (even though we booked a self-catering appartment this time, we wouldn't miss this...), and the cosy and clean rooms, made up to enjoy your time away from home. We also would like to give a thanks to the manager of this premises. You can see him every day going around and having a smile and hello to each and every guest, making sure that everything is fine. This is also one of the things, that make you feel comfortable and being welcome here. All three of us agree, that this is the place to spend your time if you plan a trip to the beautiful Island of Guernsey. Out of selfish thoughts I should stop to recommend La Barbarie now, otherwise we may find ourselves in the situation not to get a vacancy when we would like to come back in the near future and this has to be avoided at any case...;-) Once again our sincere Thank You...Aaron, Katja and Johannes from Germany

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1  Thank JoNiSchaub
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AFBC, General Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear JoNiSchaub
My thanks to you Aaron and Katja for posting your kind review.
It was a pleasure to welcome you back to La Barbarie Hotel and we are all so pleased that you enjoyed the food and hospitality and our beautiful Island. Richard says keep practising with the “old fashioned”
I look forward to the possibility welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Just returned from 4 night Easter break at La Babarie, this was booked on the basis purely of Tripadvisor reviews and as usual, this wonderful community of people came up trumps!.

La Barbarie is a small, quiet, very personal hotel tucked away in the lanes of St Martins but retains an air of professionalism, courtesy and personal service that a lot of the major chain hotels seem to have lost over the years. I always say that what impresses me most about a hotel is when they play to their strengths, be as good as you can be at what you do and don't pretend you are something you are not. La Barabarie does this perfectly well, they excel at what they are good at and don't try to impress with things they can't offer well, just focus on what they are good at, mainly this relies around quality of service, and quality of product, specifically food. the restaurant is superb, food fresh, inventive and high quality and there is also ample parking ( without charge I might add!), all adding up to a high quality experience.

Of course, this hotel is not perfect, the décor was a little too 1970's for my liking and the housekeeping was not always great, The bed was not the most comfortable I have slept in and the pillows were awful!!

However, I cannot fault this hotel on its service standards or its staff, both are worthy of bigger, more expensive hotels taking a look at and learning a thing or two. One specific mention, the receptionist who checked us in on ( very early) arrival and then helped me print our boarding passes was superb, friendly, helpful and always happy

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AFBC, General Manager at La Barbarie Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Dear MrRedLondon
Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit.
Your compliments and constructive comments on some aspects of you stay are greatly appreciated.
It is such feedback that enables us to make sure we keep investing in the right areas and thus continue to satisfy our valued guests.

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Additional Information about La Barbarie Hotel

Address: Saints Bay Road, St Martins GY4 6ES
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Martins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in St Martins
Price Range: £81 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Barbarie Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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