My goodness me-if ever an hotel deserves it's 4 stars then this is the one. In fact 5 stars would not go amiss. My wife and myself stayed here from August 13th to the 17th. and from the moment we arrived were made to feel important visitors. The staff here are second to none. From reception, through to waiters, from customer relations to maids ,you will NEVER EVER come across a more friendly, corteous and obliging team. The manager deserves full congratulations for his recruitment skills.
The hotel itself is spotlessly clean and full of the most beautiful furniture and fine works of art. The dining rooms boast and provide the most splendid menues. The gardens and swimming pool area are, needless to say, immaculate. The choice of bedrooms are varied and all are exceptionally clean and well maintained. Whilst you are at dinner, your bed is turned down, side lamps lit and any towels etc. changed. This on top of the usual morning visit. With regards to bedrooms if possible opt for one with a harbour view and balcony. These rooms are very large with easy chairs and tables etc. with the most stunning views of the harbour and across to the islands of Herm and Sark. A twenty minute ferry ride will take you to the car free tiny Island of Herm.....an absolute paradise. A WORD OF WARNING regarding harbour view rooms. I understand the previous owner of the hotel allowed the building of a new office block on land on the harbour side of the hotel. Through no fault of his or indeed the present owners....it seems some sort of action is being taken..., the black roof of the new building is level with and almost touching, the balcony of rooms 118,119 and 120 and extends outwards for about 14 ft and this can spoil the view. Indeed in room 118 the lift shaft top rises up about 2 ft. above the balcony floor and I feel sure would prove very disappointing-particularly as you pay a considerable amount extra for balcony rooms on this side of the hotel. I repeat this is no fault of the hotels but I would suggest you make it clear on booking you require rooms on the next level.The smaller bedrooms overlooking the gardens, with a partial sea view ,are also a delight .As with any hotel, rooms from time to time need decorating, and this hotel has a policy of causing minimum disruption to guests.
A hotel then for the connoisseur of good taste and old fashioned courtesy. It is ABSOLUTELY SPLENDID
- 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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