Good Hotel Guide Review
High above St Peter’s Port harbour, this elegant, extended 18th-century town house allows guests to awake to ‘fantastic views’ across rooftops and a sea frescoed with boats, to neighbouring islands. The original property initially takes centre stage with a thick stone entrance, and a bar-cum-lounge sporting beams, exposed brickwork and plush sofas. It opens on to the sun-soaked terrace above the old granite wall, ‘just the spot for a refreshing drink on a hot day’. Huge windows exploit the hilltop position in the bedrooms, four of them newly refurbished, with a sand, aqua and peach palette inspired by the island setting. Many in the new wing have a balcony or terrace designed to catch the early morning sun; each comes with fluffy robes, crisp bedlinen, turn-down. In a dining room washed with ocean light, freshly landed seafood stars on Tony Leck’s seasonal menu. For instance, Herm Island oysters, champagne butter; Guernsey brill, champ potatoes, asparagus, lobster beurre blanc. The well-considered vegetarian dishes include Guernsey smoked Cheddar beignets; asparagus, poached hen’s egg. Breakfast has ‘much choice’. A pretty path drops from the hotel garden into the town centre.
St Peter Port
lounge/bar, restaurant, lift, private dining/function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace (alfresco dining), ½-acre terraced garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
guide dogs only.
Amex, MC, Visa
per room B&B single £100, double £205–£260. À la carte £50.