Good Hotel Guide Review
It’s a golden anniversary year for Patrick Burke’s sleek ocean liner of a hotel in mature landscaped gardens overlooking St Ouen’s Bay. It was opened in 1970 by Patrick’s father, Henry, whose first Jersey venture, the Penguin, was – bingo! – scooped up by Billy Butlins. So Patrick has hotel-keeping in his blood and, year on year here, ‘all is great’. Bedrooms, with marble bathroom, are contemporary in style and ‘spotless’. They aren’t all huge, but ocean-view rooms with glass doors and balcony have a great sense of space. Rooms facing La Moye Golf Course are also ‘beautifully appointed’, and though lacking the vista, should suit golf nuts to a tee. In the ‘quite wonderful’ Ocean restaurant Michelin-starred chef Will Holland cooks a daily-changing market menu. Or dine à la carte on such ‘lovely, sometimes innovative’ dishes as grilled John Dory fillet, confit fennel, clams, potato purée, caper and olive oil dressing. There are vegetarian options, a children’s menu, refined dining in The Tasting Room, lighter lounge fare. Staff are ‘always about but not intrusive’. A health club, flower-decked terrace and pool round things off. ‘It deserves to be in the Guide. We will return.’
Le Mont de la Pulente
50. Some on ground floor.
all year except 2 Jan–7 Feb.
lift, lounge, library, cocktail bar, restaurant, private dining room, fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 6-acre garden (tennis, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, 10 by 5 metres), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar in evenings.
all ages welcomed.
guide dogs only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £130–£450, double £150–£470. Set dinner £55, tasting menu £87, à la carte £68.
Free Dinner Offer
Enjoy a complimentary dinner in the Ocean Restaurant when staying at The Atlantic Hotel on their Free Dinner Offer. This offer also includes a group B hire car and is available for either three, four, five or seven nights at various periods throughout the year. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.