What Are the Best Hotels in Guernsey?

Explore the areas history and relax at the seaside in Guernsey, Channel Islands
Explore the area's history and relax at the seaside in Guernsey, Channel Islands | © Guernsey Travel / Alamy Stock Photo

While Guernsey and the rest of the Channel Islands may feel British, they’re not part of the UK – although the country is responsible for their defence. If you’re here for long walks and cream teas, you’ll be spoilt for choice – but Guernsey offers so much more than that. The north coast beaches around Le Grande Havre provide dramatic backdrops for keen photographers, while the rugged south is ideal for water-sporty types. Rich in history and gastronomy, Guernsey’s capital St Peter Port alone is worth a visit. We’ve picked the perfect places to stay in Guernsey.

1. The Farmhouse

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Outdoor swimming pool and seating area at The Farmhouse
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Surrounded by a patchwork of fields and hedge-lined lanes, this hotel’s fabulously bucolic setting is sure to appeal to your inner country-phile. The family-fun, former 15th-century farmstead has been repurposed as a swish boutique hotel that blends rustic charm with contemporary chic. Its 14 rooms and suites are swish yet home-style cosy, with swankier options offering roll-top baths. Landscaped gardens come with a pool and plenty of tables for al fresco summer dining. Over the cooler seasons, a crackling fireplace sets the mood for a romantic meal.

2. Bella Luce Hotel And Spa

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Dining table in garden at Bella Luce Hotel And Spa
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Gin-aficionados will find plenty to love at this luxury boutique hotel – it’s home to Wheadon’s Gin distillery. The artisanal spirit is produced in traditional copper stills in the hotel’s cellar lounge with botanicals foraged from around the island. The upscale hotel itself is set in a historic Norman manor house with oodles of ambience, with a top restaurant and even a spa. And when you’re ready to retox, they promise you won’t find a better gin and tonic on the island.

3. The Duke of Richmond Hotel

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Dining room at The Duke Of Richmond Hotel with chefs preparing food behind counter
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Those with a taste for fruits de mer (seafood) should certainly consider a stay at the Duke of Richmond Hotel. Its highly-regarded restaurant is known for its ocean-to-plate philosophy and it always serves the freshest Guernsey seafood – all sustainable, of course. Classically styled rooms all come with high-end amenities such as thick robes and 24-hour room service, plus some offer views out to St Peter Port’s bustling seafront and marina a short stroll away.

4. Fermain Valley Hotel

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Double bedroom at Fermain Valley Hotel with floral wallpaper and balcony out to garden
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One for the gourmands, the Fermain Valley Hotel lays claims to three of the best restaurants on the island. There’s a steakhouse offering the finest cuts from around the world; a Greek restaurant with a top Mediterranean menu and a latina cantina serving up Mexican favourites. Further highlights include a sunny sea-view terrace, a spa with indoor pool and even a 3D cinema – perfect for rainy days. And it’s all in the pretty setting of Village du Putron on Guernsey’s southeast coast.

5. Duke of Normandie Hotel

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Purple dining room at Duke of Normandie Hotel
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Fans of traditional pub grub can find just that at the Duke of Normandie Hotel’s Pickled Pig boozer. While the interiors are a modern and rather quirky reboot of the typical pub decor, the menu keeps it old-school with everything from beer-battered fish and chips to proper pies – washed down with local ales. Rooms are smart with up-to-date tech and super-comfy goose down bedding. Its setting in the heart of St Peter Port also means it’s just a short walk to the waterfront.

6. Ziggurat

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Dining room with aztec rugs on the wall at Ziggurat
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As soon as you catch sight of Ziggurat’s Moroccan riad-inspired front door, you know you’ve arrived somewhere a little different. Lovers of one-off boutique properties with a personal touch will fall for the charms of this characterful hotel. Middle Eastern-inspired decor gives the place a colourful cosiness, while guest rooms add thoughtful touches such as teapots and fresh Guernsey milk. A bijou restaurant completes the compact package – plus a city centre location means easy access to St Peter Port’s best restaurants.

7. Hougue Du Pommier Hotel

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Double bedroom at Hougue Du Pommier Hotel with grey walls and padded velvet headboard
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If your idea of a perfect break is a few days enjoying some peace and quiet, then a stay at this former farmhouse could provide just the tranquility you need. It’s located in the serene rural parish of Castel, surrounded by green fields and peaceful residential roads. The hotel dates from 1712 and is set in eight acres (3ha) of relaxing grounds, which include a pool that’s heated in the summer. Guest rooms are havens of calm, some of which open to terraces overlooking the quiet garden.

8. St Pierre Park Hotel & Golf

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Pond outside St Pierre Park Hotel & Golf
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Keen to improve your swing? Golf enthusiasts will be in heaven among the woodland landscape and rolling greens of the nine-hole course at St Pierre Park Hotel. There’s a driving range, too, plus a fun pirate-themed crazy golf for all ages. Back at the hotel is a superb spa, with a huge indoor pool and outdoor hot tub overlooking the gardens. Order a food hamper and you can enjoy lunch by the hotel’s own lake, or take it to the beach for a seaside picnic.

9. Hotel Jerbourg

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Double bedroom at Hotel Jerbourg bedroom with balcony overlooking the sea
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If you’re a fan of expansive shimmering sea-view panoramas – and let’s be honest, who isn’t? – there’s nowhere else on Guernsey quite like Hotel Jerbourg. On a clifftop peninsular at the southeastern tip of Guernsey, the hotel boasts spectacular vistas along the coast and out to sea – even as far as the French mainland. It’s a fabulous spot for all kinds of outdoor activities, from hiking to coasteering, as well as kicking back with a book beside the outdoor pool.

10. La Fregate Hotel

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Dining room at La Fregate Hotel with white table cloths and a view of the harbour
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If you’re into all things seafaring, this hotel will really float your boat. A subtle nautical theme runs through much of the property, from the sail motif to the sea-blue colour scheme. Most impressive are the numerous vantage points – from the restaurant to each of the guest rooms – offering superb views over nearby St Peter Port harbour. Upgraded rooms also open to furnished balconies from where you can sit and watch the boats coming and going.

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