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“A fabulous experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Stocks Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stocks Lane, GY10 1SD   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sark
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I am a huge fan of Sark and made a last minute decision to spend a couple of days there, to chill out. I chose Stocks as I had never stayed there and had heard wonderful things (yes I checked trip advisor too). It didn't disappoint. We had a very friendly welcome, were shown around the hotel on arrival. Our room was beautiful too. Within 10 minutes of arriving we were sitting in the garden, by the pool, enjoying a delightfully chilled pinot grigio what more could a girl want.

With the facilities at Stocks there is no need to go out and about if you don't want to, they literally have it all!

A very relaxing couple of days, I wish it could have been longer and I will definitely be back!!

I have blogged about my trip to Sark and my stay at Stocks here http://clingingtoarock.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/beautiful-sark/

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, null, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I am a regular visitor to Sark and I have not been to Stocks for a few years but knew that they had undergone a massive refurbishment in the last few years. Whilst the old Stocks was what I would call 'quaint' (it was certainly stuck back in the 70's and was like being in a time-warp, which is not necessarily a bad thing in Sark), but this is actually part of the attraction of Sark, so I was not sure what to expect. From the minute we arrived on a glorious sunny day in late August (I was there to celebrate my 50th birthday that day), I could immediately see the massive changes that had come about at Stocks, from the beautiful granite set driveway leading into the hotel, we were immediately seated at our reserved table (strongly advised to reserve if you are not staying at the hotel, but just coming for lunch), we were politely ushered by the helpful and attentive staff to our table just outside the main restaurant and right next to the pool. There seemed to be an abundance of staff who just seemed ready to help you at a glance. There was no waiting for menu's or drinks, they were at the table in a flash. The menu is somewhat limited but just ask for childrens portions off the main menu and they will happily accomodate. the food was absolutely excellent and well presented and served very quickly. We were really treated like royalty and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The pool is quite small but adequete for small families and there is a small splash pool for younger ones with a slide into the main pool which especially for younger children is a very gentle, safe ride. probably not ideal for older kids but the stunning location, grounds and ambience are to die for! There is also a small spa pool too. If you can stretch to it the Sark lobster is well worth the expense, after all you are in heaven, why not treat yourself? Although we were not staying in the hotel, I took the liberty of having a look around. There are some very pleasant (quiet) lounges where you just feel that you are in another world. Sark is all about peace and relaxation, so don't expect water parks and entertainment but if you are looking to escape the 'rat race' then there really is no better place. There is also a very cosy, friendly bar which just oozes atmosphere with lot's of little nooks and crannies to hide away and little 'snugs' for a more intimate night out with a difference. Only modes of transport are; Shanks' Pony (your legs), cycles or horse-drawn carriage (this is really worth the expense as a 'one-off' treat)
I really cannot enthuse highly enough about this place and the excellent staff, who made my special day a day to remember. The owner Paul is often on site and is again an excellent host, who introduced us to all the restaurant staff by name. One thing I spotted in the restaurant is a stunning oak (I think) huge long dining table that you could easily imagine the last supper being served up at! It really is a stunning piece of woodwork and well worth a look, it is housed in the pool-side restaurant with oak beamed ceilings. I don't know if they actually use it or not but could imagine having a large party seated around (It would probably seat 20). They can also host larger parties for informal BBQ evenings up on the terrace, so is ideal for a work based or social outing. Everything about Sark is a magical experience and if possible, turn your mobile phone off for the day and just step back in time, if only for the day, you will come away thoroughly relaxed and de-stressed. They have on-site therapy rooms as well, not sure what was available as we were not there that long but you can bet your life that some quality pampering is on the menu?
So go on treat yourself and get to Sark and Stocks if only for a day but longer if you can, you will not regret it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My partner and I went to Sark for the first time and decided to stay overnight spontaneously because we discovered the Stock Hotel. It was very chaming and sophisticated so we had an unforgettable experience. We enjoy travelling and have tried most of the hotels where we live in Jersey Channel Islands. The meals were reasonably priced and very delicious. Detail attention was given to many things eg. the yogurt was in glass, the flowers/lawn were well paved, the herbal garden was very organized with names, to name a few. The service was also superb and our bartender was very friendly, patient and helpful with the menu. We tried a variety of local spirits. Also, the house wine selection was really georgeous. I was very impressed with the popularity of the hotel. I would definitely recommend it for a romantic getaway but choose your season perfectly for a perfect escape.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guernsey, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A lovely break in the quiet Island of Sark - Thanks to all at Stocks for a weekend of pampering! We did not use the Spa facilities so we could not comment on those. Dace should be congratulated for her warm welcome and for showing us round all the facilities at the Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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69 hotel reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a great hotel. It has a really lovely atmosphere - friendly, cosy and informal but at the same time professional. The service was the same. First class decor with nothing out of place. There is a choice of two restaurants the Bistro and the more formal main restaurant. The food is fantastic in both with many items home made or home grown. Lovely outdoor areas and facilities including a small outdoor pool and hot tub. Extremely relaxing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Really lovely atmosphere - friendly, cosy, informal - but not stifling. Fantastic food. Lovely facilities and hotel environment/rooms. We stayed in a building adjacent to main building and walked straight out of room onto decked upper storey walkway open to elements which a handful of rooms used. You never really had the sense of being in a corridor of rooms which was very nice, Staff very happy to accommodate requests (bucket and spade loan, opening the hot tub early in the morning, eating early with young children etc). Somehow just felt extremely relaxed there. Well done Stocks. We hope to be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were originally going to stay at stocks for one night to catch up with family living on the island, and we decided that we would make up for not staying by taking them to sinner. The restaurant and bar and all other public areas were well furnished, cosy and warm. The food was excellent and the staff pleasant. It may have been a tad pricey but it was well worth the money. Also the toilets were nice and clean, with towels and nice soap and air freshener.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Stocks Lane, GY10 1SD
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Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Sark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Stocks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stocks is a family-owned luxury country house hotel set at the heart of the beautiful island of Sark. Totally refurbished during 2010 the hotel offers fine dining and discreet personal service. Stocks is the perfect escape from the stress of the 21st century. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Stocks Island Sark
Stocks Hotel Sark, Channel Islands

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