“Herm is a tiny car-less island and the White House is its only hotel. It has a very loyal clientele who come back year after year and love its unpretentious, laid back atmosphere and its lack of modern sophistry - no Ipod stations or flat screen TVs here! There are 40 hotel rooms catering for all, from singles to family suites, some of which have recently been refurbished. Food wise you have the choice of Conservatory Restaurant (newly upgraded to Two AA Rosettes) or the less formal Ship Inn Brasserie. For entertainment get out and explore the stunning location on foot or simply laze by the palm lined pool!”
Written by Hotel Guru Staff Contributor
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Many guests return to the White House Hotel year after year, and are welcomed as friends of the Island. Guests love the beautiful setting, and the peace and tranquillity that the Island offers, the Hotels world class cuisine, and the exceptional service. The Hotel has no telephones, clocks or televisions in order that every guest can remove themselves from the stresses of the real world, and their hectic lives and schedules.
What is there to do in the area?
Relax! Cliff walks, and beaches to lay on, puffins, seals and a wealth of sea birdlife to catch site. There are pathways, shorelines, rock pools and woods to explore, all on an Island of outstanding natural beauty. The Islands gardens have won many awards, not least Gold awards in Britain in Bloom in 2002, 2008 and 2012.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Plated full English, or buffet style continental.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The White House Hotel offers the two AA rosette Conservatory restaurant, with a daily changing Table d’Hote menu, and the less formal Ship Inn Brasserie offering fabulous dining either inside, or on the patio.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Rooms in the main hotel building and the most popular, as they have magnificent views across the sea towards Guernsey. Many have French windows, whilst some have balconies, ideal for catching the afternoon sunshine.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Herm offers a truly special Island destination possessing a magical ability which allows you to relax. The White House Hotel enhances your relaxation by serving quality ingredients in all of its menus. We very much look forward to welcoming you ashore.”