The Best Cheap Hotels in Guernsey

Natural beauty is everywhere you look in Guernsey, along with reminders of its past, such as Fort Grey
Natural beauty is everywhere you look in Guernsey, along with reminders of its past, such as Fort Grey | © Guernsey Travel / Alamy Stock Photo

From the golden bays lining the north shore to the rugged natural beauty of the cliff-fringed south, Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, is blessed with a spectacular coastline. It’s also home to a range of second-to-none stays, where budget-friendly rooms blend with homespun hospitality and hearty food. Here’s our pick – bookable with Culture Trip.

In addition to its gorgeous landscapes, Guernsey has a rich and fascinating history, from Neolithic graves to World War II fortifications. With fresh seafood and island-grown produce on the menu, eating here is also a treat. If you’re thinking of visiting, it needn’t break the bank either, especially if you stay in one of these pocket-friendly hotels.

1. St Georges Guest House


St Georges Guesthouse
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Overlooking the waterfront on St Georges Esplanade, this guesthouse certainly scores high for sea views. It’s a cosily traditional family-run business, so you can expect a friendly welcome and homestyle lodgings – all at very reasonable rates. Breakfast features local and seasonal produce, and for a small supplement, you can guarantee yourself a room with those fabulous sea vistas.

2. Hotel Hougue du Pommier


Hougue Du Pommier Hotel, Guernsey
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For a supremely peaceful stay on the island that will also go easy on your wallet, this former 18th-century farmhouse is just the place. You’ll find it in the sleepy rural parish of Castel, surrounded by green fields and a 15-minute stroll from the west coast beaches. Rooms are finished in a soothing palette and overlook pretty gardens that come complete with a heated pool, even in the summer months.

3. La Piette Hotel


La Piette Hotel, Guernsey
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For seafront hotels, you usually have to pay a premium, but not at La Piette, which provides views of the neighbouring islands and the French coast on clear days. The family-run hotel dates back to the 1700s, with much of its original architecture intact. It has a traditional bar, and its bistro prides itself on freshly caught seafood, which you can enjoy on the sea-view terrace on warmer days. Treat yourself to an upgrade, and you’ll get views in your room, too.

4. Grange Lodge Hotel


Grange Lodge Hotel
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This 19th-century mansion is one of the oldest hotels on the island and has been run by the same family since the 1920s. It’s clung onto much of its original character while adding holiday-friendly facilities, such as a lovely garden pool. An old-school bar serves local ales and hearty grub, with many vegetables grown in the hotel’s gardens. Along with traditionally styled guest rooms, there are self-catering options, too. What’s more, it’s all just a short stroll from the bustling centre of St Peter Port.

5. Cobo Bay Hotel


Cobo Bay Hotel, Guernsey
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This family-run boutique hotel has an enviable setting on the beachfront overlooking scenic Cobo Bay. Guest rooms come with touches you’d expect in pricier properties, such as fluffy bathrobes and ecofriendly toiletries. Many also open onto balconies with fab sea vistas. Diners are treated to sunsets over the bay from the restaurant terrace, accompanied by seasonal menus and a pleasingly long wine list. On cooler evenings, there’s a snug bar where you can take drinks on chesterfield sofas or browse its small library.

6. Les Rocquettes Hotel Guernsey


Les Rocquettes Hotel
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Once a country mansion on the outskirts of St Peter Port, the main house at Les Rocquettes dates back to 1765. It’s been a hotel since the 1940s, now enlarged to include a modern health suite with a large indoor pool. There are some lovely flower-filled gardens to relax in, which some of the newer rooms overlook. Wake up to a freshly cooked full Guernsey breakfast before a pleasant stroll into town.

7. Les Douvres Hotel


Les Douvres Hotel
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A manor house set on a quiet rural lane just minutes from the south coast, Les Douvres Hotel has a rustic-chic style that runs throughout, mixing contemporary decor with antique touches. Some guest rooms overlook the lovely gardens, which have a solar-heated swimming pool, sun loungers and tables for dining al fresco. The on-site gastropub serves delicious plates, such as pan-fried tiger prawns, alongside plenty of real ales.

8. Le Friquet Hotel


Le Friquet Country Hotel
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You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of rural Guernsey during your stay at Le Friquet Hotel, as it sits in beautifully landscaped gardens in the centre of the island. Rooms have an updated country style, with upgraded perks including robes, luxury toiletries and home-made cookies. The colourful and contemporary dining room offers daily fresh fish and a great-value wine list. The hotel bar also serves drinks throughout the day and opens onto a garden patio overlooking the heated swimming pool.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Guernsey and book now on Culture Trip.

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