The White House

‘We love it,’ write regular Guide readers this year, after their fifth holiday at the best, and only, hotel on this tiny, car-free island. More

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The White House
Channel Islands
01481 750075

Hotel information


40. 18 in cottages, some on ground floor.


late Mar–early Oct.


3 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, conference room, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre garden (tennis, croquet, 7-metre solar-heated swimming pool) ‘plus the entirety of Herm’, beach 200 yds, Herm unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


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

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MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per person B&B from £85, D,B&B from £107. Set dinner £34. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We love it,’ write regular Guide readers this year, after their fifth holiday at the best, and only, hotel on this tiny, car-free island. Alight at the harbour and stroll to the former country house surrounded by palm trees, while a tractor brings your baggage – ‘it’s all part of the enjoyment’. Bedrooms have no TV, no telephone, not even a clock (‘good Wi-Fi, though’), but many rooms, including well-thought-out family accommodation, have a balcony and ‘wonderful’ sea views. Take tea by the pool, play croquet on the lawn, head to ‘stunning’ beaches, or ‘just enjoy sitting in the garden’; a coastal path winds round the island. Take your pick of eating places: casual meals in the Mermaid Tavern and refurbished Ship Inn brasserie; sunset dinners in the Conservatory restaurant. ‘The food this year was probably the best we’ve had here – the sea trout was particularly enjoyable.’ Island life appeals to the youngest visitors. ‘It’s a great place for kids, with bunk beds, a children’s high tea, and the freedom to visit the village shop on their own.’ (Jane Thornton, ML)

Special offers

October Mid-week Break Special Offer

Cost per couple per night £150.00 to include bed & breakfast + dinner in the Conservatory Restaurant. This offer is based on two adults sharing a room for stays between Sunday and Thursdays only. To make a reservation, please call: +44 1481 750000 or email: To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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.