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“Homely, elegant, perfect”
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La Fregate Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in St Peter Port
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2013

During a recent business trip I was fortunate to stay here with colleagues, where we took over the whole hotel. It is simply lovely with an elegant timeless style and welcome which immediately makes one feel at home and relaxed.

My room was very comfortable with simple but thoughtful furnishings, a nice sofa to relax on and a terrace with a fantastic view over St Peter Port, Herm and the harbour. Spotless with lots of storage, digital radio (hurrah!) and iPod dock, original watercolours, dressing gown, tea tray with biccies, newspaper when you want it - all touches which made the room a place you wanted to be.

Common areas are also pleasant with comfy seating and a good blend of privacy and conviviality. In the bar lobby are some rather special woodcuts from Frans Masereel's book 'Passionate Journey' - I wonder if they know they've got them.

We dined on one evening and had lunch on two days - with good coffee in the inevitable 'break-outs'. Everything was exceptionally well-prepared and presented with many of us enviously inspecting others' plates and plenty of food being exchanged to enjoy. Good weather meant we were able to drift in and out from the terrace to eat buffet lunches which was really relaxed and enjoyable.

Simon and his staff are warm, professional and hospitable - a rare combination in hoteliers nowadays. La Fregate is very, very highly recommended.

Room Tip: It seems all the rooms have harbour and sea views with a terrace - how fantastic!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

I've stayed in a few hotels in Guernsey but this was by far the best. Location wise it is two minutes from the office which helps but putting that aside it is a thoroughly perfect hotel. The accommodation was spacious with a great view, the food was excellent and the staff were pleasant.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
2  Thank Marc C
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

My first trip to Guernsey was greatly enhanced by the quality and standard of the hotel. Staff were very welcoming and more than keen to assist at any time. Rooms were very comfortable and spacious. Most, if not all, have terrific views over St. Peter Port and I especially liked the deck area outside of my room that was put to full use in taking advantage of the late summer sun. The bed was very comfortable and cleanliness standards throughout the premises were notable and impressive. The hotel, as others have said, it difficult to access in vehicles and we were dropped off by bus at the end of the lane. Although convenient to St. Peter Port, and well within easy walking distance of the town, I think that the surrounding topography may present difficulties for persons with mobility issues as there are fairly steep paths and hills to be negotiated on the return journey. The standard of the food was excellent - great choices and great quality.

Room Tip: A room with a sea view and deck access is recommended
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Baylander
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I have just returned from a business trip to Guernsey where I had a wonderful stay at La Fregate Hotel. The hotel is in an excellent position with just a short stroll down the hill in to the centre of St. Peter Port avoiding the necessity and expense of taxis. The spacious room had every facility one could need together with fantastic views over the town. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is efficiently run by friendly and extremely competent staff. Having grown up in Guernsey I had previously visited the hotel going back 20 years to enjoy the fine dining it offered, followed by a refurbishment the fine dining is now complimented with a fine hotel and in my opinion offers some of the best accommodation and service that you will find in the Channel Islands.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay of three nights at this hotel. Clean and spacious room, with a good view; excellent food and good service. The drawback is that it is difficult to access by car ( very narrow approach which is not clearly signposted) or by foot up many steep steps.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

As good a room as I can remember having, spacious, with a balcony and that gorgeous view. The Frégate was a real treat, and our 4-day stay was over too soon. We were concerned about accessibility, and certainly with cases a taxi will be necessary, either from the port or the airport, but we found the steps down to and from the port surprisingly easy (and we are far from young!). How anyone can fault breakfast is beyond me. Courteous, friendly staff who were happy to cater for all needs. OK, here is my slight gripe - why, on the breakfast table, only brown sugar? Surely most who prefer tea would like white sugar or, perhaps, sweeteners?
A fridge or mini-bar in the room would have been nice, but, really, these are minor matters, and we would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to all and sundry!

Room Tip: All are excellent
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed two nights in "The Suite" in the new wing. This spacious accommodation has a balcony and floor to ceiling windows in both rooms with the most stunning views to the marina,harbour Herm and Sark. Even watching rough sea , rain and clouds is atmospheric and the weather changes so quickly. Breakfast offers a choice of good fruit juices, fresh fruit, yoghurt,porridge, croissants ,toast and full cooked breakfasts - if you are used to a buffet just order what you would usually select.
We dined in the restaurant for dinner - the menu was interesting and our starters of fresh crab and a sushi platter of scallop and bass with a fantastic lime dressing were excellent as were our mains of delicious tender pigeon beautifully presented. We plan to return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Fregate Hotel

Address: Beauregard Lane, St Peter Port GY1 1UT
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Peter Port
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in St Peter Port
#6 Luxury Hotel in St Peter Port
#7 Family Hotel in St Peter Port
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Peter Port
Price Range: £143 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fregate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fregate Hotel, Guernsey's latest four star hotel, combines the charm and character of an 18th-century manor house with the amenities of a modern business and leisure hotel. Whatever your reasons for visiting Guernsey, a weekend break, short stay, business meeting, we offer the highest 2 rosette standards of cuisine and four star hotel service on the island of Guernsey. A 2.5m refurbishment in 2006 has meant that the hotel has grown in size to 22 bedrooms together with the addition of the Orangery catering for parties up to 24 people and a new terrace. These enhancements have been designed to enhance the reputation of the hotel and to build on a thirty year reputation of one of the islands favourite hotels. ... more   less 
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