This guest house could be really good as the location is brilliant and the view is great. However, it left a lot to be desired. Compared to some of the other accommodation on Jersey it was relatively cheap, but you do get what you pay for. The rooms are small, but that wasn't the main problem, having driven from south Wales at 4am to catch a ferry that took 5 1/2 hours due to bad weather we were looking forward to a warm welcome and a nice cup of tea. unfortunately we got neither. The manager who greeted us was quite rude and there are no tea making facilities in the room. It would be a really good investment if they provided this as it really does make a difference, especially as you are unable to even pay for a cup of tea apart from between 7-8am!
The guest house is in desperate need of a revamp and our room was quite dirty (I even found a wine gum from a previous guest next to the bed on arrival). We luckily brought our own towels as the ones provided did have a really musty smell to them.
The breakfast was quite amusing, it seems quite dated to only allow a certain number of items for a cooked breakfast and also no freedom to help yourself to cereal or juice. Instead a waiter would serve you everything and you felt awkward asking for any extra. One morning I asked for some extra toast and got one additional piece. Also, they are far too keen to clear your table as you are eating. If you put your knife and fork down for a split second they would whip them away from you, it became really annoying.
This guest house could be great and if they spent a bit of money and time doing some basic improvements it cold be really nice. Unfortunately I don't think they are likely to do this and I would not recommend staying here unless you are happy to rough it.
- Also Known As:
- Bon Viveur Guesthouse Hotel St. Aubin
- Bon Viveur Hotel
- Bon Viveur Jersey/St. Aubin