Le Mont de la Pulente
50. Some on ground floor.
5 Feb–2 Jan.
lift, lounge, library, cocktail bar, restaurant, private dining room, fitness centre (swimming pool, sauna, mini-gym), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 6-acre garden (tennis, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, 10 by 5 metres), unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar in evenings.
all ages welcomed.
all major cards.
 per room B&B £150–£310, D,B&B £250–£410. Set dinner £55, tasting menu £85, à la carte £65.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Just about perfect for a restful break – this is what a good hotel should be,’ writes a reader this year of the Burke family’s ‘wonderfully maintained’ luxury hotel on a headland above St Ouen’s Bay. Opened in 1970 by Henry Burke, it is today under the stewardship of his son, Patrick. ‘The hotel’s greatest asset is its staff. They are right there when needed, but discreet when you don’t need a fuss.’ Bedrooms overlook the ocean or the neighbouring golf course; families might like the ground-floor garden studios, with a private terrace leading to the swimming pool and six acres of grounds. ‘Our bedroom was smallish but beautifully appointed and very comfy.’ Guests find the library and lounge areas ‘so cosy’; the restaurant is ‘quite wonderful’. Here, Michelin-starred chef Mark Jordan deploys the best island produce in such ‘innovative (but not frightening!)’ dishes as Jersey beef tartare, foie gras mousse, oyster ceviche; salad of St Ouen’s Bay lobster, mango, lobster tempura, Ebene caviar. Work off the calories at the health club or on the tennis courts. The wildlife site of Les Mielles is nearby. (Peter and Anne Davies)