Spent a week at this hotel and we were quite happy with everything. Yes, it is situated on an incline 10 minutes or so walk back from the harbour, but the whole of St Peter Port ascends up from the town. The majority of hotels are well set back from the town centre, unless you are prepared to pay a hefty premium and overlook the promenade. Access is also not such a problem either as there is a bus stop 5 minutes plus walk up from the hotel at the start of Les Vardes. Coming from the airport , you catch a no 7a for £1 and easily walk down with your cases - just 20 minutes in total. Not that difficult to walk up either, when going out for day as the No7 goes all around the island coast from this stop. Yes, when finally travelling back to airport the incline is a more arduous drag in pulling your cases, but still only 10 minutes to bus stop. I was more unhappy with the hotel directly abutting the road on a corner, but little traffic and St. Peter Port is a town with much character where such is to be expected. However, it is an easy stroll down to bus terminus at bottom, whatever way.
Regards hotel itself, I would say pretty average. It was clean, the staff were efficient and we had a large comfortable room overlooking a garden at rear. The room was not 4*, but there was nothing to complain about with it. The bed was fine, the furnishings were ok and the bathroom was large and generally clean. In fact we much enjoyed our stay there. Each morning our room supply for making hot drinks was amply restocked. Perhaps the reception area and communal room was a little bland, but I was not paying the price to warrant more.
Breakfast was promptly from 8.00 am onwards , with usual choice of cereals, juice etc before being served with your normal b&b options. I stuck to the full breakfast as plentiful and not that greasy. Toast was good and I recommend their granary with your tea/coffee. The service at breakfast was particularly quick, polite and efficient.
The Marton has a sister hotel just down from it, and you can have an evening meal there at a reasonable price. Didn't try ourselves, since requested to advise of a morning on reception whether dinner for that evening, as we prefer freedom to decide at later time in day. Would recommend the Albion House Tavern with more limited choice of good food, but priced well.
There cottage pie with chips and peas is really good at £6.95 ( watch out for the 10% off food vouchers also ). Situated right on front, at bottom down from hotel. Gammon was also good at £1 extra.
So in summary would I recommend the Marton Hotel . Well Guernsey is a more expensive destination and St. Peter Port adds a premium. By staying a week we had a 30% reduction on the published tariff which brought it in line with Torquay prices. Therefore, value for money I consider we could not have done better and would certainly return if price remained so obviously competitive. However, yes the incline up may prove too much for someone a little less agile and remember the standard is actually for guest accommodation.
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