“This historic townhouse has been open for business since 1858 and is now Guernsey's first and only 5 star property. Purchased by the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations, however the essence of the building has survived and it still feels very much like an old club, with grand decor and sumptuous furnishings. Another bonus is the excellent food on offer which has garnered two AA rosettes. For authentic Indian cuisine dine in The Curry Room at The Governor’s or, for those wanting a more relaxed scenario, The Brasserie is the place. To complete the picture, there is an outdoor swimming pool, gardens health club and spa. Breakfast, WiFi and valet car parking are included in the price.”
Written by Hotel Guru Staff Contributor
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our guests love the décor, the history and character of the property, the luxurious accommodation - but most of all they comment on the exceptional five star service they receive from our hotel staff.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Within the hotel we offer two superb restaurants, open for lunch and dinner, and we also serve traditional afternoon tea in the magnificent surroundings of the Sir John Coward Lounge or in The Olive Grove during the Summer months. The hotel also has a superb Health Suite with fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room, spa pools, relaxation room, outdoor heated pool and a Spa offering a full range of Darphin beauty treatments.
The Old Government House Hotel and Spa is centrally located in St Peter Port, ideal for exploring the picturesque harbour town and indeed the whole island of Guernsey with its scenic cliff paths, museums, wide sandy beaches, rocky coves, outdoor pursuits and of course boat trips to the neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
All hotel guests can choose between full English or Continental breakfast with an extensive breakfast buffet available daily
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The hotel has two restaurants, both open daily for lunch and dinner. The Curry Room at The Governor’s offers authentic Indian cuisine in relaxed and convivial surroundings whilst The Brasserie offers a varied menu featuring an abundance of fresh local seafood and seasonal produce. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2.30pm in the elegant Sir John Coward Lounge.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The most popular room types are our Sea View King Rooms and our House Suites as they offer stunning views over St Peter Port harbour and across to the neighbouring islands.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
The Old Government House Hotel and Spa is Guernsey’s only 5 star hotel and deservedly so. The most famous hotel in the Channel Islands is steeped in history and staying here is a truly unique experience. With impeccable staff and service levels, our hotel proudly lives by its motto where "No request is too large, no detail too small".”