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Les Cotils Christian Retreat
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

It's not comfortable to criticise this Christian centre - perhaps there's the key, it's run as a "centre" more than as an hotel to my mind. The hotel is within easy reach of town, max. 10min walk, but be prepared for the hills - that's St. Peter Port!
We booked what turned out to be the last room with a sea view, a twin. There is a truly magnificent view from the hotel grounds and some windows overlooking the channel and other islands, but ours was viewable only by crouching down! The twin turned out to be a very small ensuite room indeed, bare walls and just room to move between the two beds which were against the opposing walls. There was a vanity mirror above a "dressing table" in the darkest corner of the room but no light above it. One single socket within reach. The bathroom didn't fare any better - there was insufficient power in the water to maintain a flow through the shower head, so bathwater ran very slowly indeed. I suspect they knew this by mounting the shower bracket at bath edge height and by not providing a shower curtain! There were however complimentary shower and bath gels provided.
Regrettably, for all this last week we had to pay a whacking £90+ per night for the room and breakfast! On a positive note, the breakfast was fine! A small choice of cereals and fresh fruit, yoghurts etc., and standard English cooked, all on a serve yourself buffet basis.
My feeling is that even as a retreat, if you are to be charged this level, life should be more "comfortable" and they would do well to reflect on sharpening up the guest experience.

Room Tip: I could not envisage any noise factors here! Yes they cater for parties but I would feel sure these...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Les Cotils is a very beautiful building set within landscaped grounds and has some of the best views of St Peter Port you could ever wish for. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the catering is excellent - nothing is too much trouble. If you are hosting an event then this could be just the venue for you. Great for business gatherings and also for chill out afternoon teas/lunches and even some rather interesting dinner events. Try it - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

My son kept his wedding reception there. It was fantastic, all friends back home were very impressed and so were we. Rooms clean and tidy, ok not the Ritz but staff very welcoming. Few minutes walk into town, bit longer back (its uphill). Plenty of parking. Great week

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

A terrific place - we stayed as part of a large group for four nights, and had consistently superb food and unbeatable service from all the staff. You can't improve on the views either, and the grounds are extensive and beautifully kept.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Keep it secret. This has got to be the best quality food for the price on the Island. Oh and they throw in a wonderful view free of charge. Situated above the port (walkable) back down, the location is excellent. Staff are 5* quality, know what they are doing and the food really is exceptional value for money. Bottles of wine well below expected prices. The only let down is that other drinks are served from cans!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

I was booked into Les Cotils by a conference organiser. As an atheist I had some trepidation but there was no need for it. The room was adequate - en-suite, shower and glorious sea view - with a landing kitchen only a few feet away. The three downstairs lounges (with great free wifi) were like country house rooms - two had TV - and two had spectacular views over St Peter Port. Breakfast was hotel-normal, but I ate out in the evenings so can't comment on dinner. There is an attached coffee house in a conservatory that does a lovely range of snacks. The hotel is on a hill - very steep return climb from town - but I would definitely stay here again if I visit the island. Oh, and the staff were so pleasant, really helpful and informal.

Room Tip: I had room 27. 26 and 25 have also got sea views - ask for a sea-view room.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Overall, poor experience. We stayed 3 nights - booked on our behalf, otherwise we would have chosen elsewhere. Did not eat in the hotel Friday night, but we did on Saturday. Food ok but not a lot of choice (1 veggie dish - take it or leave it). Weather was terrible, so we decided to eat in on Sunday night too. We hadn't booked a table, we weren't told we had to, we were not asked on Saturday night - never occurred to us on Sunday - we were therefore refused food. Only 1 other diner in the restaurant. We were offered a sandwich. Not a very christian attitude. Had to splash out on taxies as it was not the weather for walking. Sullen staff. Extremely basic room. There is a TV lounge. Lots of reading rooms. You could make yourself a cup of tea in the kitchenette on the landing near the bedroom - but nothing in the room itself.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else!
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Address: St Peter Port GY1 1UU
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Peter Port
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Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in St Peter Port
Price Range: £83 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Les Cotils Christian Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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