We spent 3 weeks in Europe (2 nights at La Barbarie) and this was one of the very few places with a real kingsize bed by American standards (200 cm x 200 cm). What the British B & B's and hotels usually call a kingsize bed is even smaller than the American queensize bed (ca. 160 cm x 200 cm).
So that was the biggest plus. But of course there was much more to it.
This lovely country hotel is located outside of St. Peter Port on a very quiet road with almost no traffic, located close to Petit Bôt Bay and Fermain Bay. The German Underground Hospital and the German Occupation Museum are within 5 minutes driving distance.
La Barbarie has a lovely breakfast room with an atrium. It offers a large breakfast buffet. Afternoon tea takes place in the bar and dinner in another rustic room. We had dinner twice and it was absolutely delicious. I appreciate nice interior design when I'm eating in a restaurant and this place was lovely to eat at AND to look at.
One afternoon we had cream tea with scones in the bar which we shared with a nice group of 4 WW II veterans with their wives. What a great time we had!
The room and bathroom were both very clean and spacious (we stayed at the Superior room as it's the only one with a kingsize bed). The shampoo and shower gel samples were incredible, such a wonderful scent! I wish I could order them online.
The room has Internet access.
The only negative thing: the toilet flush did hardly ever work. Usually after 3 times of trying it finally flushed.
One of my criteria when I review a hotel room or a Bed & Breakfast is the reading lamp. The one at La Barbarie gets a big praise as it was bright enough to read a book without getting tired eyes because of too dim light. Unfortunately most hotels try to save money and put 25 Watt light bulbs in their nightstand lamps which makes reading impossible. I rather pay a few bucks more for electricity costs and have adequate reading light for reading a novel and writing into my travel journal.
We will recommend La Barbarie to all our friends who plan to discover the Channel Islands.
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- Also Known As:
- La Barbarie St Martins
- Hotel La Barbarie
- La Barbarie Hotel Guernsey/St Martins