We were welcomed warmly and efficiently and shown to our large, light, stylish, beautiful bedroom on the top floor of the main building. I had requested a quiet room and happily it was completely sheltered from any noise from surrounding rooms. it was beautifully light and airy and we loved it. We appreciated the fridge with a good supply of complimentary water, a decanter of sherry was a nice gesture if perhaps a little old fashioned for most nowadays. ( I cannot think what to replace it with but take note sherry was also out for our consumption at Cliveden.)
The beverage tray was put to good use and there was ample storage for all our belongings. Our room was well lit and we sat in the armchairs in front of the window to enjoy the delightful views down the valley and out to sea. Charming. Our room was serviced to a high standard twice a day. The compact bathroom was pristine and well supplied with amenities by Elemis, lovely soft towels and lashings of hot water. It only lacked a shower facility.
We found the huge bed a little firm but special thanks to Karol for finding us soft pillows as those supplied were a tad too hard for our liking. Karol was very concerned about our comfort throughout our stay.
In fact staff were charming and helpful throughout. We found our breakfast espresso to be of a better quality when made by Viktor, for example, thank you.
Breakfast was perfectly good if unremarkable but all the ingredients were of a high quality. Hot food is freshly prepared including my pancakes which were very good.
It's true that aeroplanes pass overhead but they include the wonderful old Trilanders which are a sight to behold and what an adventure it was to fly over in one! There aren't many flights a day and depending on the wind noise is variable. We hardly noticed them when they were leaving the island but they were slightly more obvious when on approach. The hotel had told us that they are on a flight path when I made my initial enquiry about a "quiet room". The planes did not interfere with our sleep and remember Guernsey is a small island.
We enjoyed dinner in the hotel but the best thing I ate during my stay were their scones... very light and just to my taste. Congrats!
We enjoyed the walk down through the gardens to the pretty cove at the bottom of the valley and we are intrigued about the hotel's plans for the former "Le Chalet" hotel which you will pass on your walk down. The gardens were full of wild flowers and birdsong, just lovely.
There are several good terraces to sit out on and a very well maintained and warm indoor pool.
Our first visit to Guernsey was a success. We enjoyed exploring the coastline and the interesting and attractive town of St Peter Port. A lovely place to escape to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fermain Valley has 2 dining options both recently refurbished - the 2 AA Rosette Ocean Restaurant and the sophisticated Rock Garden Steak House and Cocktail bar. Both offer a relaxed atmosphere, sensational food at great value, with exceptional service. Ocean offers a decked area for al fresco dining with superb views out over Fermain Valley to sea and neighbouring Channel Islands. The hotel also offers quiet, cozy lounges to relax in after dinner, a private cinema for guest use, an indoor-heated swimming pool and sauna. There is wireless broadband access throughout the hotel. The Fermain Hotel is renowned for its warm and friendly welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fermain Valley
- Fermain Valley Hotel Guernsey, UK