The White House

Visitors are not spoilt for choice of places to stay on this tiny, car-free island – they’re just spoilt at the island’s best and only hotel More

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Channel Islands
01481 750075

Hotel information


40. 23 in cottages, some on ground floor.


late Apr–early Nov.


3 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, conference room, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre gardens (tennis, croquet, 7-metre solar-heated swimming pool, beach 200 yds, Herm only reached by boat, ‘a challenge’ for disabled.

Background music

in the Ship Inn (live music and speakers) and Sunday afternoon tea (harpist).


all ages welcomed.


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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per person B&B £72–£117, D,B&B £107–£162. Set dinner £35, a la carte £26.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Visitors are not spoilt for choice of places to stay on this tiny, car-free island – they’re just spoilt at the island’s best and only hotel. You let them know the time of your ferry, and they collect your bags by tractor: ‘The portage of luggage works well.’ The public rooms are well kept and comfortable, with ‘cheerful’ coal fires lit on cold days. Bedrooms overlook the garden or Channel, or both: ‘Ours had large windows, great views of the garden, the pool and the sea to Guernsey.’ The young staff are ‘excellent, friendly, helpful and well trained’. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided in the lounges, and there is plenty of outdoor seating in sun and shade. Brasserie fare is served in the Ship Inn, while in the Conservatory fine-dining restaurant, there are uninterrupted sea views to complement chef David Hook’s imaginative, locally sourced dishes including salt Atlantic cod, scallop mousse, squid ink pasta, hazelnut granola; braised pig’s cheeks, pan-fried monkfish, carrot and cardamom mash, star anise jus. Children love the freedom of the island, the bunk beds, the cafés on Shell Beach and Belvoir Bay.

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Special offers

Murder Mystery Weekend Special Offer

1st – 3rd November 2019: MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND. An exciting weekend of murder & mystery with entertainment from It’s Murder® – Entertainment to Die For®, the most popular UK murder mystery company, making a very welcome return to Herm. PACKAGE INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodation at The White House Hotel. Welcome drinks and 3 course dinner in the AA Two Rosette Conservatory Restaurant on Friday & Saturday evening. Saturday & Sunday breakfast + Sunday carvery lunch. Entertainment from ‘It’s Murder®’ throughout the weekend with a brand new ‘masked murder’ theme written exclusively for Herm Island and set in the 1920s. Guests are welcome to dress up to enter the spirit of the weekend. £275 per person inclusive. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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The White House

Guest comments

'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
'Our fifth visit. We love this hotel; a great place for children. Family rooms, many with wonderful sea views towards Guernsey, have bunk beds in a small area, and a door separating them from the parents' room. High tea is from 5.15. There is child-listening. Walking round the island and visiting stunning Shell Beach and Belvoir,during summer months you can enjoy the cafe facilities, although 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. Weddings and private parties are a regular summer feature. ' - Jane Thornton - July, 2016
'A truly lovely stay. Both island and hotel 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.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide