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“Fantastic 2nd visit - this is a hotel I recommend” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Le Chene Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Torteval
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic 2nd visit - this is a hotel I recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

Even the most basic room is comfortable and clean. We stayed here last year and stayed in a superior room which was nice and big, this year we started in the budget room and though smaller, I couldnt fault it, bed comfortable, shower - clean, toilet - clean. But we had the chance to go into the self catering unit and WOW.

Down side to the self catering unit - the bed is solid and I am not kidding on that, it has no give in it at all. Found though that the bed is actually a bedsettee which saved the day. But again apart from the bed I can not fault the accommodation.

Food - Breakfast wonderful. Main meals though not for the basic pallets, was mainly fish based or too posh. So maybe could do with looking at offering two menus or a simpler menu along side the fish based menu, but local facilities helped.

Staff - friendly and well presented.

Location - close to airport and buses stop just near by so very good if you wish to leave your car at home.

This is the second visit we have made and we will be back, it is clean, comfortable and staff are lovely. A fantastic combination to aid in making a fantastic holiday

Room Tip: If you want a hard bed then go self catering, otherwise all rooms seem to be of very high standard
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank gilbert06
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Duror, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

We were only here for four nights but it was a very relaxing, comfortable stay. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and the room was well equipped and comfortable. The breakfast menu included a wide choice of continental offerings followed by a great cooked menu as well. The garden area with the pool has a really relaxed atmosphere and there is a lane running by the side of the hotel which leads to Petit Bo bay, so a great way to walk off the lovely breakfast.The hotel also has a bar, which again is friendly, relaxed and welcoming.I wish we had booked to stay longer and would definately like another visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank patsyannbee
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

On arrival our reception was extremely friendly and welcoming. The room was spotlessly clean and the fresh cup of tea in the room most welcome.
Breakfast of fruit juice followed by a "Full English" ( one regular and one vegetarian ) topped out with some fresh grapefruit afterwards, set us up for the day's walking.
After four hours walking along the nearby clifftop paths we were pleased with the free bus passes to get us back to the Hotel - where the bus stops right outside on the main circular route around the Island.
The evening meals were five star quality - as was the service and the chef deserves a Michelin rating. By prior ( secretive) arrangement the chef produced a personal Strawberry Broule Napoleon - complete with candles - to celebrate my partners special birthday.
The outdoor pool complete with complimentary fresh bathing towels and comfortable sun loungers made the late afternoon period a perfect time to relax - in the suntrapped garden - prior to preparing ourselves for the splendid evening fare. The pool is so good that the proprietor himself enjoys an afternoon swim. Exceptionally there were even swimming aids available - much to my partner's delight.
The holiday was almost like a honeymoon - and it was certainly a birthday treat my partner will never forget.
Thank you to the management and staff for such a wonderful experience.
Roy and Anne ( Southampton )

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank RoyandAnne
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2011

We don't demand much from hotels and I would like to start with saying that we absolutely enjoyed our stay in Le Chene and that we have nothing to complain about. But I do like to give is what I consider an honest review.

The staff of the hotel has been very friendly and extremely helpful, and also interested in what we have been up to during the day. This made us feel very welcome and gave the feeling we were at home. The location is, if you are on Guernsey to enjoy walking, cycling, the cliffs, swimming and nature, perfect. We did hear the planes, but it never bothered me. And I loved the fact that we had to take only ten steps to find the peace of the island.

The room how ever was old fashioned and our bathroom facilities poor. Everything functioned, true, but it was not at all comfortable, the way you expect it to be in a holiday hotel.

And I must say we were very disappointed about the food. Many reviews here mention the food and I haven't found a review saying something negative. So it encouraged us to have dinner at Le Chene as well. Maybe the chef had a day off or an off-day, but we did not return to the restaurant of Le Chene. The choice of menu was uninspired and so was the food. I expect more creativity from a chef.

All in all: stay at Le Chene and go for a beautiful walk, for instance to another restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Margreeth85
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Canterbury
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

We returned in September for our 14th visit to the hotel, we had, as we have in the past four years, the self catering apartment. As usual it was absolutely ready for us and looking as smart as ever. This year the bathroom had been upgraded which was much appreciated. We had friends join us for a mid-week break, in the hotel, so we went into the dining room on occasions with them for an evening meal. My wife is vegetarian and the option is always excellent and for me the fish choices are too. We are just looking at our diaries to see when we will return in 2011.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank raypcs109
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

We had 3 nights in Le Chene in October 2010. On arrival, we were given an immediate upgrade to the family room opposite reception in the main hotel. The room had been recently refurbished, and was excellent. We were lucky to arrive during the Tennerfest, when many hotels and restaurants (including Le Chene) provide 2 or 3 course meals for £10, so we were able to eat cheaply and well. Food at Le Chene was very good indeed. Location might be a drawback for some people, but we took the car, though buses to and from St Peter Port and elsewhere stop almost outside the hotel. The nearness of the airport was not really a noise problem. We would very happily stay at Le Chene again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank timwells
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Taunton
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2010

This hotel was great value for money. We had free use of the Hotel Smart Car included. I guess it would be good if you're out and about all day and not in the room. The following will explain why it's not great if you longer periods in the hotel. It is dated and in parts in need of minor maintenance (note that there are no pictures of the rooms on the website). However it was properly clean. Also the majority of rooms are not in the quaint building on the website but in an annex to one side and I agree with one previous reviewer that the walls are too thin; we could hear next door snoring. The staff were very friendly but the service only scored three because a lot of the staff didn't understand some basic requests in English. The 'double' bed was two singles joined together (I hate that) and the pillows were hard pancakes. The shower was not thermostatically controlled and therefore could go from hot to uncomfortably hot randomly. Location scored one because it is in the flight path for Guernsey airport and it is right on one of the busiest roads and busiest junctions. Also the look and ambience of the place would probably only suit those over sixty.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stag_Lake
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Property: Le Chene Hotel
Address: Forest Road, Torteval GY8 0AH
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > Torteval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Torteval
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Chene Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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