We picked this hotel mainly because of its central location and we weren't disappointed. It literally is just a few metres from the main street of St Peter Port. So 10/10 for location.
The hotel is very clean and has the benefit of a bar/brasserie, although the brasserie didn't have a full menu at this time of year which wasn't really a problem as there are plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance.
Our room was large, albeit somewhat dark as there were only 2 small windows in the room, one of which was in the bathroom. The decor didn't help either as the furniture was of dark wood and the paintings on the walls were also dark brown/maroon. The bed was very comfortable.
Downsides of the room?
It wasn't possible to open either window which left the room somewhat stuffy. We had turned the radiator off but the room was still warm and I'm not too sure where the heat was coming from but fine. The oddity of the room was that there was a very small difference in the levels in the room and it was difficult to see so if you didn't pay attention you could have turned your ankle over. Not too sure how the small step came to be, but it might be worth highlighting the step more and sacrificing a bit of the look of the room.
The loo roll holder was hanging off the wall but that didn't detract from the stay, merely just pointing out.
And, I'm used to fiddling about with showers over baths and their idiosyncrasies of how to turn them on, but this one had me puzzled for longer than usual. I think it would have helped to have a small sign or explanation saying "right for bath - left for shower" or similar. Got there in the end though. :-)
Breakfast was good and included in our room price, offering both quite a large variety of cold things (meat, cheese, cereals, fruit etc) as well as a cooked breakfast which was freshly cooked.
Big plus point for me - Amongst the jams and marmalades was Marmite. I know you either love it or hate it and I love it. It went down well on the toast with my fry-up................
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Duke of Normandie is a small hotel in Guernsey offering a warm welcome and modern facilities. We are conveniently situated in the heart of St Peter Port in a quiet location just 75 metres from the High Street. Our 17 executive rooms and 20 en-suite standard rooms offer a choice of accommodation to appeal to business travellers or to those taking a break in Guernsey, and uniquely amongst hotels in Guernsey we offer the convenience of a private town centre car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Duke Of Normandie
- Duke Of Normandie Hotel Guernsey, UK