The White House

‘Walking is the thing’ on this ‘very green’, car-free island: alight from the ferry and let a tractor bring your luggage to this ‘truly lovely’ hotel (‘it’s all part of the enjoyment’). More

Contact details

The White House
Herm
Scillies
GY1 3HR
Channel Islands
01481 750075
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

40. 18 in cottages, some on ground floor.

Open

late Mar–early Oct.

Facilities

3 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, conference room, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre garden (tennis, croquet, 7-metre solar-heated swimming pool), beach 200 yds, Herm unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (£20 per dog per night), reception lounge, garden bar.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B from £72, D,B&B from £107. Set dinner £33.50. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Walking is the thing’ on this ‘very green’, car-free island: alight from the ferry and let a tractor bring your luggage to this ‘truly lovely’ hotel (‘it’s all part of the enjoyment’). ‘Everything is in good condition,’ say guests this year. ‘The restaurant is large and airy; the gardens and swimming pool at their best; the view from the front lawn over the sea to Guernsey is wonderful. On a rainy day in June, cheerful coal fires burned in the lounge.’ Guests are encouraged to ‘escape the 21st century’: there’s no TV or telephone in the bedrooms (‘good Wi-Fi’, though); instead, most rooms have an ocean view and a balcony. ‘We loved our bedroom, with its large windows and great views.’ It’s ‘a good idea’ to eat in: chef Karl Ginnever’s daily-changing menus, ‘much anticipated after a day in the open air’, include a catch of the day, perhaps fillet of whiting, saffron potatoes, tandoori greens. At breakfast, tables are set with little dishes of home-made marmalade and Guernsey butter: ‘We enjoyed the traditional English and the smoked haddock.’ (Max Lickfold)

Special offers

Bluebells in Bloom 2016

Offer runs from Thursday 24th March- 7th June. This break includes dinner, breakfast, return travel Trident tickets, a bottle of house wine and Herm Island cookies and fudge. Cost per couple per night £235.00 for the first two nights with an additional 3rd night at £85.00 per person.
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Guest comments

'Our fifth visit. We love this hotel. It is a great place for children; they can have freedom to visit the village shop on their own. Family rooms, many with wonderful sea views towards Guernsey, have bunk beds in a small area at the entrance to the room, and a door separating them from the parent’s room. High tea is offered from 5.15. There is child-listening for all the rooms. Walking round the island and visiting stunning Shell Beach and Belvoir,during summer months you can enjoy the cafe facilities, although I know many older visitors outside school holidays just enjoy sitting in the garden. The food this year was probably the best we have had in the Conservatory Restaurant, and I particularly enjoyed the sea trout. Weddings and private parties are a regular summer feature. ' - Jane Thornton - July, 2016
'A truly lovely stay. The island and the hotel both strongly recommended. The portage of luggage to and from the ferry worked well, and was part of the fun. The bedrooms and public rooms are in good condition. We appreciated the various lounges – on a rainy day fires burned, giving a cheerful feel. We loved our bedroom with its large windows and garden views; good Wi-Fi. The restaurant is large and airy; the four-course dinner was excellent. At breakfast we liked the home-made marmalade and the butter in little dishes; the smoked haddock and the traditional English breakfast were good. The young staff were friendly and well trained. . ' - Max Lickfold - June, 2002

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Tourist attractions

  • Island Rib Voyages

    High-speed boat trips around Herm and Guernsey.

  • Kayaking

    Hire kayaks and life jackets direct from Shell Beach.

  • Sea fishing

    Join keen angler Richard Seager on a fishing trip around Guernsey.