We have dined and stayed at the Cobo Bay Hotel more times than I can remember, as have family and friends to whom we unreservedly recommend it, and it always gets better. We have never been disappointed. Even if on rare occasions it has not met with the incredibly high, well above 3 star service we have become accustomed to, a respectful word to one of the senior staff has unfailingly resolved the matter.
Admittedly the Cobo Bay Hotel suffers from the shameless advantage of being ideally positioned in arguably one of the best spots in the western hemishphere to view a sunset, not to mention the paradise which is Cobo beach itself. As a result this hotel and its neighbourhood is very popular in the sunny season, but rest assured the regular clientele is a polite and friendly bunch who are equally keen to enjoy the sights and scenes of Cobo.
Although, as mentioned only a 3 star hotel, this establishment punches well above its weight. The quality of management and the staff it successfully recruits and retains year after year are evidence of this fact. Its sister hotel in the island, The Farmhouse, is equally well managed and provides similarly top class cuisine and superb value for money, and if you are seeking perhaps a quieter, less accessible place in the height of the season with a wider range of amenities such as a swimming pool, gardens, etc. then I would suggest you try The Farmhouse. But be sure to book early not be disappointed!
We cannot finish without taking the time to draw attention the incredible quality, variety and presentation of all the meals at Cobo Bay. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order here - no reheated food sitting around for hours which you often find in hotels with additional stars. As a result, coupled with the service, you really feel like you are being treated individually and specially. The choice and quality of the sea-food is to as good as any in Guernsey. Lobster and the local delicacy 'chancre' crab being popular specialities, at prices you could only dream of in UK cities! The chef does not disappoint on quantity either, and dishes are presented beautifully with perfect amounts of vegetables and side orders. The wine cellar is definitely worth exploring and you will not be disappointed in seeking a suitable accompaniment to any dish or course. Their selection of desert wines are particularly good.
We are somewhat reluctant and hesitant to post this review as the last thing we would rather keep this little secret all to ourselves! But such a gem has to be shared so let's publish!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renowned for our hospitality and professional service, Cobo Bay Hotel is Guernsey’s highest ever rated AA 3* hotel, offering an unrivaled beachfront location along the island’s panoramic west coast. Overlooking one of the island’s most beautiful bays, with clean, soft white sand and stunning sunsets, yet only 3 miles from the main town of St. Peter Port, Cobo provides the perfect location for family holidays, short breaks, romantic getaways and business trips in the Channel Islands.Our luxurious accommodation, award winning restaurant & al fresco Beach Terrace, complimented by the personal touches and attentive service that come with a family-run hotel, will make your visit to our island truly unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cobo Bay Hotel Guernsey/Castel