We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A family favourite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olanda Guest House

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Olanda Guest House to your Saves list
Olanda Guest House
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   High Street, St. Aubin JE3 8BZ   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 6 St. Aubin B&B and Inns
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“A family favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

As an extended family to find a B&B that every age group simply loves is very hard to find. Fortunately for us we found one. Phil & Marie are simply wonderful hosts. Their personal touch 'makes all the difference' They do whatever they can to make your stay memorable for the right reasons. The rooms are basic but very clean and welcoming. You would have to go a long way to find a better breakfast. The restaurant is bright and spacious. We've been going for years and years and plan to do so for many more. In fact we've just booked up again for July and everyone's looking forward to it.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

41 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    9
    13
    12
    2
    5
See reviews for
8
26
1
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Staffs
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We have stayed at Olanda many times, both with previous owner Fiona and the present host Phil. I accept that it is fairly basic, but the rooms are comfortable and clean and we are always made very welcome. Parking is an issue everywhere on Jersey (you may have noticed how little flat ground there is?) so please don't criticise Olanda for the lack of parking. If you do your research you will easily spot that fact that it is tucked away up above the old High Street. This is the oldest part of St Aubin, and we love the walk up the cobbled street from the car park to the guest house (all of 5 mins). Breakfast is perfectly acceptable and always freshly cooked to order. Very quick too - Phil works hard in that kitchen.
We really don't understand the criticism of Olanda in previous posts. If you visit Jersey regularly as we do, you will know that St Aubin is one of the nicest places on the island and is rapidly becoming the place to eat as there are so many great restaurants.
Couple that with £70 per night B&B for two and you realise what a gem Olanda is.
Thanks Phil - we'll seeyou next year!

Room Tip: Call or email Phil and discuss it. Better than dealing with a computerised booking system.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We stayed here back in the summer and after reading the comments on the previous post I have to say I am inclined to agree with most of what he says.
£70 a night is not expensive, by comparison, but even at those prices we should still expect a standard where the proprietor at least gives the impression they are trying to make an effort . We have visited Olanda before, a few years ago, but could see no improvement in the decoration of the room or any other part of the Guest House . The bedroom was very poorly decorated and the shower was dreadful, just a complete bodge-up of old paint and grotty grouting trying to hide a multitude of sins !
Having said that the room was cleaned fairly well every day. The breakfast's were always acceptable and the breakfast room is especially nice,light and airy. Phil, the proprietor, is always very friendly and helpfull. The small parking area outside is a real bonus , we managed to park there every night .
Hopefully , as was suggested by Jersey Tourism, the Olanda will have undergone some sort of a re-furb by the time it re-opens after the winter and its problems all addressed.
A small but inexpensive improvement would be some decent hangers - we had a job to get anything to stay on the ones provided!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

My wife and I checked into the Olanda Guest House for a two night stay over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but it was immediately obvious that the reviews we had read and the photos on the website are a complete misrepresentation of what in reality is a poorly maintained, tired, depressing, damp and dismal guest house. Some recent reviews also highlight that the accomodation is not of the standard we would expect from a three star rated property. Unfortuantely we did not give the owner Phil an opportunity to address our concerns, as we checked out immediately, however after contacting him by email, with some hope of recovering the cost of our second nights stay, it was apparent that he was not prepared to offer us a refund. Our complaints to Jersey Tourism were dismissed, after a member of their staff visted the property, commenting that most of the issue we had raised would be addressed when the guest house closes for the winter, therefore if you're considering checking in here, I'd recommend getting hold of some recent photos of the exterior and interior, as unfortunately I'd forgotten my camera to support my complaint. After leaving the Olanda we found accomodation in a nearby hotel, which although was double the room rate, it was in a totally different league. I hopes this review helps, but as I said at the start "You pays your money and takes your choice" !!

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
leicester england
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

The hotel is quite difficult to find, it is in a central position but at the back of other buildings down a very narrow road. Parking is difficult so we parked in the main public car park on the sea front at St. Aubin, if you park after 5pm it is free untill 8am. The parking vouchers are cheap and available from garages and shops.
The host is welcoming and we had a nice room with a sea view, my sister and brother in law who were on holiday with us had the balcony room, but the balcony needed a clean up as it had a lot of dead leaves and moss on it, so not too good for sitting out.
The rooms are bright and clean a little tired in places but for the price i think they were good value. Always plenty of hot water for showers.
There is also a nice lounge area adjacent to the dining room.
Breakfast was average, on the first morning we were asked what we would like for breakfast without any explanation of what was on offer, i think just a menu card on the tables would be a good idea with a few choices. It is only a five minute walk to the town centre where you will find enough pubs and restaurants to satisfy most peoples tastes.
All in all i would stay at the Olanda again when next in Jersey.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front have sea views
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
north west
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We recently stayed here on a four day visit. The host was very helpful and the food was good but the accomodation was not of the standard we expected from a three star rated accomodation. The rooms where very basic and badly needed some refurbishment. The room we stayed in was on the ground level due to my mobility problems but really smelled musty and felt damp. We put the heater on to air the room out but there was little heat from it. Entrance by car is a real challenge and we found that 5 cars were the maximum you could possibly get into the car park and this was a definate squash.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Olanda is a lovely guest house. Its in a brilliant location in St Aubin. There are plenty of restaurants close by and easy transportation into St Helier. We had a triple and double room, which were perfect for the short time we were there. I would definitely recommend staying there. We ate at a few local restaurants the Boathouse which is a 5mins walk from the guest house. We caught a bus into St Helier. everybody we met were so friendly and warm. Its a v.relaxing island . Definitely take a few trips around the island to St Brelades bay where they have lovely restaurants and beaches.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Olanda Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Olanda Guest House

Address: High Street, St. Aubin JE3 8BZ
Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Jersey > St. Aubin
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St. Aubin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Olanda Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Olanda Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Olanda Guest House Jersey/St. Aubin

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Olanda Guest House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.