The White House


The ferry from Guernsey brings guests to this tiny, car-free island; the one and only hotel sends a tractor for their bags. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The ferry from Guernsey brings guests to this tiny, car-free island; the one and only hotel sends a tractor for their bags. Surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, with memorable views across to a beach of white sand, it’s ‘a great place for kids’, says a reader who returns every year – and they’re moving with the times! ‘There are now clocks on the radios in the bedrooms’, though still no telephone or TV. A minor issue of some supplies drying up, hinting at logistical problems, in no way ruined ‘a good stay enjoyed by all the family’. Some bedrooms have a balcony, some have French doors to the pool. All can accommodate a cot or child’s bed. In the Conservatory restaurant new chef Krzysztof Janiak (whose CV includes catering for royal banquets and a UN officers’ mess) cooks modern British dishes with German and French influences. For instance, ‘inspired by Jackson Pollock’, duck brined with juniper berries, Silesian dumplings, spinach and watercress purée, preserved and fresh redcurrant. You can eat more simple, brasserie fare in the turquoise-painted Ship Inn. With just 60 permanent human residents plus colonies of 
seals and puffins, Herm offers a complete escape. (Jane Thornton)

Hotel details


Channel Islands


01481 750075


40. 23 in cottages, some on ground floor.


early Apr–end Oct.


3 lounges, 2 bars, 
2 restaurants, conference room, free 
Wi-Fi, 1-acre gardens (tennis, croquet), 7-metre solar-heated swimming pool, wheelchair access to island difficult.

Background music

background in the Ship Inn.


all ages welcomed.


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

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per person B&B single £70–£224, double £145–£270, D,B&B single from £95, double £195–£370. 
Set dinner £38, à la carte £29.

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Just back from our annual trip to Herm. Overall a good stay with wonderful weather enjoyed by the whole family. Cheryl now heading up reception is a star and knows everything and makes decisions. There are now clocks on the new radios in the bedrooms. They need to be careful about off-lead dogs. - Jane Thornton - July 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide