We spent the Easter 2010 weekend in Jersey visiting family and decided to give La Place a go, as our usual choices were fully booked or unreasonably expensive. As we've visited the island many times and had a hire car, we had no problems finding the hotel, or difficulties with its rural location. I think it is fair to point out however that the hotel is located off a narrow country lane, about 1km up the hill behind St Aubin, so is not easily within walking distance of shops/restaurants/facilities. The road down to St Aubin is narrow, unlit and with no pavement, so I would certainly not fancy walking this route at night - but as we had the car we were untroubled by this.
The hotel has plenty of free parking spaces and is well sign-posted from just outside St Aubin. The building itself is clearly an older property, and some people may find it just a little faded round the ages, but not to the extent that this would detract from a stay here. Our room was a good size and was comfortably furnished, although a mini-bar/fridge would have been nice. The TV had only 4 terrestrial channels and reception was very poor. Ironic really as the hotel did have free wifi internet access that worked fine.
The double bed was actually 2 single mattresses pushed together, so I would deduct 1 point from what otherwise was very comfortable sleeping conditions.
We didn't eat in the hotel (they are at pains to advertise their restaurant and the need to book), apart from breakfast which we had delivered to the room each morning without problems. Our room faced out over the swimming pool, which due to the chilly Easter weather was not yet in use. I thought this area could do with a bit of modernisation and lansdcaping as it looked rather similar to a 1960's American motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This restored 17th-century farmhouse provides peaceful guestrooms in rural Jersey. Set 1 mile from St. Aubin’s harbour, it has an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and offers free airport transfers.All rooms at Hotel La Place have views of either the pool or the Jersey countryside. Each room also includes satellite TV and a work area. Pet freindly ground floor rooms have a private patio area.The award-winning Retreat Restaurant serves Jersey's finest produce with al fresco dining during the warm months. Guests can also relax in the Retreat Bar or the snug lounge.Hotel La Place is just a 5-minute drive from the Airport, a ten minute drive into St Helier and many of the islands famous beaches! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Place Hotel
- La Place St Brelade
- Hotel La Place Jersey/St. Brelade