It’s almost Christmas and we have some treats lined up for you! This week in our Channel Island’s tour we’re going to Guernsey, letting you in on the secret of some great hotels on offer on this fantastic Island.
Despite being closer to France, Guernsey remains a self-governing part of the British Isles. No one goes to Britain for the weather but Guernsey has a much nicer climate with more sunshine than the UK, perfect for enjoying the beautiful beaches and cliff walks in the summer.
St Peter Port
St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, is one of Europe’s most beautiful harbour towns. This is a thriving place to visit with shopping, popular visitor attractions and amazing fresh seafood. So here are two of our top hotel picks in St Peter Port.
La Collinette has 16 ensuite bedrooms and 7 luxury suites for your Guernsey escape. Enjoy the comfort of your beautiful room and the amazing facilities on offer including the outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, bar and restaurant, where fresh seafood is their speciality.
If that wasn’t enough, La Collinette also offers self catering cottages and apartments which are perfect for family breaks and quiet getaways. However you stay at La Collinette you can make use of their facilities and wonderful location to enjoy all the activities nearby, including fishing, cycling and lounging on the beautiful beach.
Right by the high street of St Peter Port the Duke of Normandie is a boutique hotel with 37 bedrooms, stylishly furnished and packed with modern facilities to make your stay luxurious.
The Brasserie restaurant is perfect for breakfast before you set out, or for a slap up dinner once you’ve come back to the hotel. The Admiral de Saumarez Bar is less than a minute’s walk from the centre of St Peter Port and ideal for relaxing and soaking up the holiday feeling.
Located on the west coast of Guernsey, Castel is home to some of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island, including Cobo, Grandes Rocques and Vazon Bay. This is a perfect destination for a beach break, so pick up your bucket and spade, grab your surf board and dive in. Here are two fantastic hotels that you can make your base.
Set in the countryside, Fleur Du Jardin is a combination of modern boutique and 15th Century country. Each of the luxurious 15 bedrooms provides oodles of character and maximum comfort for your stay.
Eat at their restaurant, popular with both guests and locals for the fresh and delicious food. While you’re here, enjoy the great facilities like the large heated swimming pool and health suite, where you can have a professional beauty treatment.
A stay here puts you a short walk away from Vazon Bay but if you want more than beach, there’s also miles of green countryside to explore.
You can’t help but be cheerful at the Wayside Cheer Hotel. Just 70 metres from the gorgeous Grandes Rocque beach, this is an ideal place to unwind.
The top floor bedrooms have amazing sea views and the ground floor chalets are lucky enough to overlook the pool and blooming garden.
The award winning restaurant serves up brilliant traditional food from all over the world and the Tudor Bar is the place to be for entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights during your holiday.
This fantastic area is in the south-east pocket of Guernsey and adjacent to St Peter Port. St Martin boasts some fantastic beaches and beautiful attractions including the unforgettable Sausmarez Manor. St Martin is home to some of the most expensive property in Guernsey, so here’s a look at two luxury hotels for your stay.
One of the most popular Guernsey hotels set on the cliff top of Jerbourg Point. Hotel Jerbourg is easily accessible from the airport, ferry terminal and the delights of St Peter Port.
Guests are given irresistible sea views from their bedrooms, a pool, a bar and a renowned restaurant to dine in. There’s a wide selection of bedrooms, from family rooms with sofas, suites with terraces and quiet singles, there is something for everyone.
This boutique manor house is a truly delightful luxury hotel in the village of St Martin. Here you’re in the midst of green country lanes and just a short walk away from the southern bay of Moulin Huet. All bedrooms have been designed to be a bespoke balance between classic and contemporary, all oozing with luxury.
The restaurant and bar are a great place to relax and be taken care of. Treat yourself to a delicious meal and have a holiday tipple. If that’s not enough, there’s an onsite spa, so you can be completely pampered and a stylish outdoor pool surrounded by daybeds, perfect for lounging.
Torteval is located on the southern coast and is the smallest Parish in Guernsey. Here you’ll find the stunning rugged cliffs, fishing harbours and Rocquaine Bay. This is the perfect place for cliff walks admiring beautiful wildlife and flora.
Overlooking Rocquaine Bay and 200 metres away from Portlet Bay, the Imperial Hotel is in an ideal location for beautiful views and fresh seafood. There are 17 delightful en-suite bedrooms for guests, all with fantastic modern facilities for maximum comfort.
Eat at their Waters Edge Restaurant for a fresh and delicious meal, or relax in the Beau Rivage lounge bar and choose from the delicious range of home-cooked meals. The Imperial Hotel puts you in a great position for exploring Torteval, visit the Shipwreck Museum or the church with the tallest steeple on the island, it’s all right on your doorstep.
These are just a sample of the amazing accommodation on offer on this beautiful island. If hotels aren’t for you check out the amazing self catering options available all over Guernsey.
We hope you have a very merry Christmas and will catch up with you next week where we’ll be exploring the smaller Channel Islands.