La Frégate

For Victor Hugo in exile, Guernsey was his ‘rock of hospitality and freedom’. More

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La Frégate
Beauregard Lane
Les Cotils
St Peter Port
Channel Islands
01481 724624
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Hotel information




all year.


lounge/bar, restaurant, private dining/function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), patio (alfresco dining), ½-acre terraced garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B £99.50–£420. Set dinner £28.50–£35, à la carte £47.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

For Victor Hugo in exile, Guernsey was his ‘rock of hospitality and freedom’. Guests today feel much the same way about La Frégate. Occupying a comprehensively refurbished 18th-century manor house with a modern extension, the hotel has ‘fantastic views’ over the town, harbour and Cornet Castle. Simon Dufty, who manages for private owners, has a steady hand on the tiller. From sleek, ‘well-equipped’ bedrooms, admire the vista across the sea to Sark and Herm; on a clear day, France shrugs on the horizon. ‘Our balcony looked towards the neighbouring islands: magical.’ Daylight pours into the well-regarded dining room, where chef Neil Maginnis uses plenty of local ingredients, in particular fish and shellfish, in his ‘straightforward’ menus. ‘The food deserves all the accolades it has had.’ Opt for Guernsey scallops, cauliflower, pancetta; seared brill fillet, leeks, mussels, beurre noisette. Vegetarians have plenty of imaginative options: smoked cheddar beignets; asparagus, sage and onion rösti. A path winds through terraced gardens to the waterfront; amble down – and puff back up (or take a taxi). Don’t miss Hugo’s Hauteville House, ‘a poem in several rooms’. (JR)

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La Frégate
Beauregard Lane
Les Cotils
St Peter Port

Guest comments

'A genuine boutique hotel. An enjoyable and memorable stay. ' - Jill & Mik Bennett - February, 2017
'Well worth the walk up from the middle of town, but preferably, take a taxi. Views are fantastic. The hotel itself prefers (or the owners prefer) to be in the background, so that the neighbouring islands take middle stage. Rooms are well equipped, and the balcony in our room was magical, as it allowed us to look over the harbour at other Channel Islands. Food takes a background role perhaps, but it is good and deserves all the accolades it has had. It is simple, and straightforward, but when the weather is good - as it was last summer – then lunches and pre-prandial drinks can be taken on the terrace. ' - John Rowlands - April, 2014

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