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The Old Government House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in St Peter Port
Certificate of Excellence
Chichester, UK
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3 reviews
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“Everything just happens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2009

Once again looked up things on trip advisor and found exactly the right spot. Right in the heart of town but, to our relief, only banks and insurance companies for neighbours so it was quiet at night. This isn't a cheap option, but it suited us very well for a short break before the term starts/after a family funeral. We originally tried to book at Fermain, but as it turned out this was a better place to be. As 4 star hotels go it was relaxed, there being no fuss about dress in the restaurant nor about our jeans when we arrived:bags were stored while we waited for the room to be cleaned and delivered to the room before we returned from lunch. Thereafter everything went very well. People just appear when you sit in the lounge, as if by magic. The Brasserie was good 'Modern British', with a very South African slant to the wine list and a wonderful view of the harbour. Do it again - darned right I would. The only negative was the size of the room

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2009

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights to celebrate my 40th birthday. The hotel was very clean, the food in the brasserie was excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a room with a sea view which was very roomy and the bed was enormous! Breakfast was of a very high standard. Unfortunately we did not get chance to use the health spa but it looked very clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel and we would visit again. The only tip I would give is that it is at the top of a steep hill which leads into town so if you have difficulty walking this may be a minus point.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2009

I have been coming to Guernsey for work and staying at the OGH for about 8 years. It's a really special place - I always choose to stay at the weekends rather than returning home to London. After the recent refurb and with the current staff the hotel is truly delightful. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff/ management and during my most recent stay (for two and half weeks) I was made to feel very welcome; Harry and Susan in particular deserve special mention, particularly for their kindness in relation to my boyfriend's birthday and when my mother came to stay for the weekend. The hotel is perfectly situated, a minute's walk from the centre of the very quaint St. Peter Port, but up a hill thereby affording beautiful views out to sea. I was very sorry to leave, and am looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2009

Having visited this beautiful island regularly over the last decade and stayed in all of the fine hotels here, the OGH consistently delivers as the place I like to come home to after a busy day at the office - or a hard day's shopping! The recent refurbishments have been well worth the wait and the rooms are lovely - so I thought it worth sharing with you. The level of staff service is consistently high, the food is good and the spa is special if you are in need of reviving or destressing. There are plenty of quiet areas for meetings or for relaxing, and the bar area is cosy and comfortable. Well done for the upgrade OGH and for keeping up your excellent standards. See you soon.

  • Liked — Service, location, comfort
  • Disliked — No mini-bar! The bar is lovely tho!
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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Nottingham
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2009

I have been going regularly to Guernsey for several years and love the OGH. The staff have always been brilliant and the food fabulous but sadly parts of the hotel were getting a bit tired. However I've just returned from another visit and found they've completed the refurbishment of the main rooms which are now fantastic and the newly refurbished room I stayed in was fabulous. I don't believe anyone could be disappointed - it's up there with the best anywhere.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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lymington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2009

A magnificent establishment withour parallel. All of the teams are excellent. In particular Mr Harry Seepaul, Director ,Guest Services is the pinnacle of professionalism and hospitality. Head Chef, Jeromme is magnificent. It is one of the few establishments that I would strongly recommend to others. Susan Murphy the Front of House & Revenue Manager is a fine example of how things should be done. This is a seriously good hotel where all guests are special.

  • Liked — fantastic furnishings decor and bathrooms
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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POMPEY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2009

We came for the weekend and stayed at the amazing Old Government House. We were treated like royalty, nothing was too much. We would like to thank all the staff especially Penelope and Harry as they went above and beyond their call of duty to ensure our stay was the best, nothing was too much effort. Thank you very much for looking after us. We have friends now going in April and July on our recommendation. Certainly more will follow and we will definately be back soon for more pampering. Once again thank you guys we miss your smiles and kindness. with fondest wishes Graham and Alexia Escolar-Cole. xx

Stayed January 2009
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Property: 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 Luxury Hotel in St Peter Port
#1 Family Hotel in St Peter Port
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Peter Port
#4 Business Hotel in St Peter Port
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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