Stayed at Les Douvres for a short break while visiting friends in Guernsey. We were greeted at reception by a very pleasant young man, who explained to us everything about the hotel in around 3 minutes! He then showed us to our room, carring both our heavy bags as we were contiuing or travels aft Guernsey to france. The room was spacious with a nice view of the swimming pool area. We were then advised by the young man (that turned out to the Manager Phill) that if we would like to dine within the hotel that night we should book a table as they get very busy at the weekend. We decided to take him up on his offer and was not dissapointed!
We booked a table in the bar which was very busy with a great atmosphere, was shown to our table by Phill and ordered our drinks, i am a real ale drinker and asked him what was the offering? He told me that he has Doombar (nice ale, but can get it everywhere) or a locally brewed ale called "Wonkey Donkey" was told the story about the name and that when he first got it in he tried it and that after 5 pints that i know what he meant!!!
Had a really nice meal, my wife had the Scallops special which she said was amazing! I had my usual Steak! Was also very good! (Maybe lose the wooden boards as can be messy with sauce)
Next morning after my 5 pints of "Wonkey Donkey" ( and a few whiskies!) went down for Breakfast. Again greeted by Phill with a "Good Morning! Did you sleep well? Hows the head"
Breakfast was good, plenty of choice and cooked well.
That night we dined out with our friends and didn't get back to the hotel until around midnight. We was wondering if it was possible to get a night cap so went sheepishly to the bar to ask? Again The Manager was behind the bar and said "no problem" !
While having our night cap i said to my wife " i wonder if this man gets any sleep? He is always here"
Overall a great stay and would defiantley return! A lovely hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Les Douvres Hotel, Guernsey is a former 18th century Manor House ideally situated in the quiet St Martins Parish, in the South East corner of the island, and referred to by many visitors as the most beautiful part of Guernsey. Les Douvres Hotel is set in its own Private Grounds and is an ideal position for exploring the magnificent Guernsey South Coast Bays and cliffs walks, with views extending as far as the nearby French Coast, with the Channel Islands of Herm, Jethou and Sark in the foreground.Saints Bay, with its tiny Fishing Harbour is close by and the main town and capital of St. Peter Port, Guernsey is within ten minutes drive by car (approximately 2.5. miles). An excellent bus service passes the Hotel at regular intervals. Children are most welcome and family rooms are available. Despite extensive building works and refurbishments the Hotel's"Olde Worlde" character has been carefully retained. We are now the first Hotel or Business in Guernsey to provide an electric charging port for cars. This facility is free for all hotel guests to use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les Douvres St Martins
- Les Douvres Hotel Guernsey/St Martins