We chose the Duke of Richmond for a short break holiday to celebrate our Ruby Wedding anniversary. What a good choice it was! We had difficulties initially in finding the hotel - not the hotel's fault at all - due to Guernsey's almost complete failure to show any street names on walls or to provide signposts at junctions. About an hour after leaving the airport in our hire car (and the exchange of a few harsh words regarding map-reading!) we found the hotel, recognising it from the on-line photographs. Shelley in Reception did a good job in soothing our frustration and arranged an up-grade to a superior room for us. It was spacious and well-appointed with glorious views to the left of the harbour and of Sark. We ate in the hotel restaurant and enjoyed the food and service so much that we returned again and again. We had the best mussels we have ever eaten, here - thanks to the chef who cooked them simply and to perfection. Breakfasts were huge, with a very wide choice, and the bacon in particular is worth sampling. Olga and her staff made everything special, and I hope the management know what a gem they have in their Maitre d'Hote.
Guernsey is a beautiful island. Flowers everywhere, hydrangeas as big as dinner plates, and local people who are more than willing to exchange a few words and offer welcome to tourists, make this a wonderful place to visit. We enjoyed the Guernsey Museum, and the Candie Gardens, the Occupation Museum and a visit to Bruce Russell Goldsmiths place near the airport , where the gardens are as beautiful as the jewellery.
Having started with a complaint about the lack of signage, and I do hope the Guernsey authorities will address this in the future, I will finish with a word of praise for them. Thank you for the FREE car-parking available all over the island, including the busy town-centre and sea-front car-parks.
If you are considering a trip to Guernsey, you could not do better than stay at the Duke of Richmond.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Duke of Richmond Hotel is perfectly located in the capital town of St. Peter Port Guernsey overlooking a quiet park, St. Peter Port marinas, the neighbouring Channel Islands and nearby finance and shopping areas.This comfortable purpose built modern four star hotel has an international reputation for high standards of guest comfort, service and cuisine. This quiet town hotel is the ideal base for both the business guest and Guernsey holiday visitor alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Of Richmond Hotel
- Hotel Duke Of Richmond
- The Duke Of Richmond Hotel Guernsey, UK