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The Old Government House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in St Peter Port
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I visited this hotel with my elderly parents and we all agreed it was a hotel with standards.
All the staff were tidy in dress and extremely attentive to your every need. The decor was lovely and everywhere was very clean.
It has a great location in St Peter port, short walk to the harbour and shops.
Obviously all the luxury has to be paid for so it is pricey but well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here for a four night Autumn break, not cheap but good value for money. Service was superb; inconspicuous until the second you needed it. We had a harbour view room with balcony, extremely quiet and great views especially at sunrise and after sunset. Breakfast was always so memorable, cooked to order and the great variety of choice was delicious and certainly set you up for the day. Great pianist in the bar/ restaurant.

Room Tip: Sea/harbour view with balcony
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MandBandRuby
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed here for a short break over the first May Bank Holiday. It certainly deserves its 5 stars and from the moment our taxi pulled up outside we were given VIP treatment. The rooms were plush and we had a rooftop and sea view. The breakfast was plentiful and set us up for a day exploring the island. I enjoyed a hot shell massage in the spa.

We would thoroughly recommend OGH and would like to visit again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chrissywissy
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

The OGH was my introduction to a 'Red Carnation Hotel'. It was interesting to learn of the history and ethos of this select group of hotels. The hotel is immaculately appointed in a unique, rather elaborate style. There is a total attention to detail and the service faultless.
We particularly enjoyed the exceptional food, the beautiful, warm swimming pool, and perfect gin and tonics.
The hotel is well situated close to the centre of town and with lovely sea views. It is quite pricey but for a special occasion worth every penny. I will certainly be searching out another Red Carnation Hotel; once I've saved up!

Room Tip: Go for a sea view if you can.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

My wife and I stayed at the OGH recently and enjoyed our stay. In general, the hotel is excellent as is the service and the rooms are very nice. We stayed in a King Room and it had everything we wanted and was very well appointed. The only reasons I cannot give the hotel the full 5 star rating are the noise and some of the furniture in the rooms, which looks great but is not comfortable. I have been to Guernsey quite a few times but have always stayed outside of St Peter Port and had nice quiet nights conducive to a good sleep. At the OGH we had to sleep with our windows open as the A/C is now switched off for the year and it was too warm without the windows open. However our windows opened out to the back of the hotel and every morning between 02:30 and 03:00 the rubbish is picked up by a large noisy truck which woke us like clockwork every night. There is also quite a lot of road noise in general. The hotel cannot help where it is located so the noise I accept is unavoidable, but I will not stay in the center of St Peter Port again but will return to quieter areas. We also had some chairs in our room, which fit in very nicely with the overall decor of the hotel, but they were terrible to sit on so ended up just being coat racks.

While this review sounds more negative than positive, I want to qualify this and must add that the OGH truly is a fantastic hotel with many, many good attributes although you definitely pay for these privileges. There is a wide selection of places to eat and drink, great outdoor areas to sit weather permitting, and the quality of food and service is excellent. But for the noise in our case we would have been happy to give the OGH a five star rating.

Room Tip: Try to get a room that does not face the main roads and get one on a higher floor if possible. A ro...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We took a discovery package, including dinner, breakfast, picnic pack and car hire. Although a bit pricey it was good value. The hotel is beautiful in the old English style, staff overly attentive at times, food excellent and location good( don' t try dragging suitcases uphill from ferry unless very fit). A friend had recommended this hotel and I am pleased she did- we had a lovely stay, in a grand manner.

Room Tip: We did not choose a sea view. The views are limited, and a bit distant. Standard of comfort and deco...
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

OGH as it is known was once a down at heel hotel. However over the last 10 years vast amounts of money have been spent on refurbishing. It is now a Red Carnation Hotel. Long may it remain. The bedrooms, service, food and spa facilities, as well as the heated outdoor pool, are excellent. If you are lucky enough to have a sea view room the stay is complete.
2 mins walk (down hill) from the main shopping area of St. Peter Port with it's staggeringly beautiful harbour side.
The recently added Crown Bar is the icing on the icing on the cake.

Room Tip: Push the boat out and book a sea view room - well worth it. The air conditioning is easy to use and...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Suzanne H
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Additional Information about The Old Government House Hotel & Spa

Address: Ann's Place, St Peter Port, St Peter Port GY1 2NU
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Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Peter Port
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St Peter Port
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Peter Port
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Peter Port
#4 Business Hotel in St Peter Port
Price Range: £167 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Government House Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port, commanding amazing views across the harbour and neighbouring islands. Sea facing rooms with balcony, gourmet dining, luxurious spa and heated outdoor pool make this hotel a destination in itself on this charming island escape. Celebrating 150 years of hospitality in 2008, the hotel offers unrivaled levels of service and a full range of leisure and corporate facilities to the discerning traveller. ... more   less 
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Hotel Old Government
The Old Government House Hotel & Spa Guernsey, UK

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