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