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About Guernsey

Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm are all part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Guernsey, the largest island, would probaly claim to have the best places to stay, but we have found other contenders too on its smaller neighbours.


Guernsey is a beautiful place - with stunning beaches and historical landmarks. Its capital St Peter Port is a bustling harbour town, a fine mix of architectural styles with plenty of boutiques, bistros and restaurants to satisfy most tastes.

If you want to be based here, then one of the best places to stay in Guernsey is the Old Government House. As its name would imply it was once the Governor's residence, but has been a hotel since 1858 and is now the island's first (and only) five star establishment. It has a clubby feel with grand, sometimes theatrical decor plus fine dining restaurant, outdoor pool and spa.


Alderney is the third largest channel island, yet it has managed to stay well off the main tourist trail. Just 8 miles from the coast of France it boasts glorious beaches plus an abundance of wildlife and plants. It also boasts one of the best places to stay in the Guernsey Bailiwick: The Braye Beach Hotel. This modern property is perfect for a family beach holiday and has stunning views over Alderney's finest sandy beach.

Sark and Herm

Sark and Herm, both tiny carless islands, are much closer to Guernsey. A visit to either takes one to crowd-free bucolic idylls that are reminiscent of days gone by!

The White House on Herm is the only hotel on the island and, as luck would have it, is one to recommend amongst the best places to stay in Guernsey. It boasts a hugely loyal clientele who come back year after year. The ambience is unpretentious and very relaxed. Indeed one of the major selling points is its lack of modern gadgetry - no iPod docks or flat screen tvs here. Just great food and a stunning location!

The order of our hotel selection bears no reflection on our preference. Can't find what you're after from our list of the best places to stay in Guernsey? Check out our Jersey selection.

Best Hotels in Guernsey

  • Hotel Ziggurat 14 rooms from $117

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    A warm and friendly Moroccan-inspired hotel offering great value for money in St Peter Port - located at the top of the old town steps. Small but cosy rooms, eleven with balconies. A large terrace boasts beautiful sea views & there's a garden with beach huts - perfect for a private get-together.

    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Sights nearby  -  It's a three minute downhill walk to the town's Market Square.
    Full of character  -  Moroccan-inspired, with red, black and white decor.
    Views  -  Gorgeous views over the town and out to sea
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  • Braye Beach Hotel, Alderney 27 rooms from $143

    Alderney, Guernsey

    Modern hotel with spectacular views over Alderney's finest sandy beach. Family friendly (cinema, games room) with fine dining or pub food options. Popular for conferences and weddings.

    Birdwatching  -  Alderney is a magnet for 260 species of birds.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Duke of Richmond 73 rooms from $165

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Opulence abounds at this fine seaside hotel on the island of Guernsey. Plush rooms are decorated with ornate furniture and glamorous wallpapers. The trendy Leopard Bar and Restaurant is inspired by African influences and is a great place to enjoy an evening cocktail. A blissful island hotel.

    Families  -  A whole range of entertainments available for children including games, puzzles and outdoor play equipment.
    Romantic Break  -  A charming spot for a romantic weekend on Guernsey, just ten minutes walk from the beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Historians will enjoy visiting the Guernsey loophole towers and remnants of German fortifications from WWII.
    Sailing  -  The perfect port of call for a sailing trip around the Channel Islands.
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  • St Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort 131 rooms from $176

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Resort hotel just outside St Peter Port with top notch facilities including nine hole course designed by Tony Jacklin. Excellent spa if pampering is more your thing, plus garden suites with private hot tubs.

    Private Hot Tub  -  All garden suites have private gardens with hot tubs overlooking the lake
    Great walks  -  Explore the extensive grounds or walk or run round the "Trim trail"
    Spa  -  Offering a wide range of treatments using Clarins products
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
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  • Bella Luce 23 rooms from $202

    Bella Luce, Guernsey

    Small luxury hideaway hotel in a converted Norman manor house just outside St Peter Port. Individually styled rooms, state of the art spa and fine dining attract well heeled guests.

    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
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  • La Sablonnerie, Sark 22 rooms from $203

    Little Sark, Guernsey

    You arrive here by horse drawn cart - no cars on Sark. This oasis of tranquility at the quite end of the island boasts fine dining, with food from its farm and gardens. Simple, cottagey rooms, some in separate houses. Stunning scenery and quiet beaches all around. Magical.

    Restaurant  -  Fresh produce from farm and garden.
    Views  -  Magnificent views.
    Full of character
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Johansens
  • The White House Hotel Herm 40 rooms from $206

    Herm, Guernsey

    Family friendly hotel in stunning location on the tiny island of Herm - no cars allowed. Laid back retreat, devoid of TVs or telephones, for getting away from it all. With pool and award-winning gardens, and a beautiful island to explore.

    Great walks  -  A coastal path circles the island.
    Views  -  Sweeping views of sea and sky.
    Garden  -  Britain in Bloom Gold Award.
    Child friendly  -  High teas provided.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
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  • Old Government House 63 rooms from $212

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Historic townhouse hotel in St Peter Port, with a clubby feel - grand, with sumptuous, even theatrical decor. Fine dining, outdoor pool and spa, and brasserie. A good choice for a luxury stay in town, close to the action.

    Restaurant  -  Two AA rosettes.
    Spa  -  Gym, spa pools, sauna and steam room
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • La Fregate 22 rooms from $234

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Stylish contemporary hotel boasting good harbour views to Herm and Sark, in the heart of St Peter Port. Most rooms have balconies. Good restaurant. Excellently located for town and beach.

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Stocks Hotel, Sark 17 rooms from $280

    Sark, Guernsey

    Sark's luxury hotel, recently renovated. Spacious rooms and suites with all mod cons, large outdoor pool surrounded by mature gardens. Family friendly, with small spa and gym.

    Spa  -  Small spa treatment room.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
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